Julyl 13, 2015
July 13, 2015 – Interactive Customer Experience (ICX) Association handed out 2015 ICX Association Excellence Awards in Chicago to 14 winners in the categories of digital signage, kiosk & self-service and mobile, as applied across many vertical markets. SPIRIT Navigation has won 2015 ICX Association Excellence Award in the Mobile category for its IndoorSpirit product – an infrastructure-free mobile indoor navigation software that provides reliable 1-meter accurate navigation inside buildings based on sensor fusion.
Scott Slucher, Executive Director of the ICX Association, was impressed with reliability and precision provided by IndoorSpirit navigation software engine on mobile devices. “The fact that this is a software solution without the need for additional hardware such as beacons is fantastic. The practical possibilities are endless,” he said.
SPIRIT Navigation licenses its mobile indoor navigation software engine that uses data from multiple smartphone sensors and does not require any (beacon) infrastructure to be installed in the facility. IndoorSpirit product concurrently uses multiple technologies including geomagnetic fingerprinting, pedestrian dead reckoning, WiFi fingerprinting, map matching and more for heterogeneous data fusion. The indoor navigation engine determines user’s starting position automatically and reliably detects real-time 3D indoor positioning (including floor) with 1m accuracy. Software is easily integrated in LBS mobile applications for Android and iOS.
"We thank ICX Association for the 2015 Excellence Award. Mobile indoor navigation will change the way people shop and orient themselves inside buildings in a similar way GPS/Glonass changed the way we navigate and find locations outdoors," said SPIRIT's Chairman Andrew Sviridenko.
For more than 15 years SPIRIT Navigation is focused on development and licensing of cutting-edge navigation software including GPS-GLONASS receivers, digital radio and data communications. It is subsidiary of SPIRIT DSP, a global leader in voice, video and conferencing engines software that is used by over 1 billion people in 100 countries. SPIRIT DSP direct licensees include Apple, ARM, Avaya, Agere, Atmel, CML Micro, Codan, DSPG, Flextronics, Furuno, Huawei, JRC, Gilat, Ericsson, HP, Kyocera, LG, Marconi, Mitel, Microsoft, NEC, NXP, Polycom, Samsung, Siemens, Texas Instruments, Toshiba, ZTE and more than 250 other global telecom OEMs and software vendors. For the last 3 years SPIRIT Navigation was focused on indoor navigation software for smartphones.
SPIRIT Navigation delivers mobile indoor navigation software engine for global leading retailers though indoor location-based service providers. For shoppers, SPIRIT mobile indoor navigation engine makes shopping in-stores easier, allowing automatically determine own position on the map and easily find the route to the products on the map, as well as discover unique information based on a shopper’s in-store location. For retailers, SPIRIT mobile indoor navigation engine allows to reach shoppers at the shelf, build up hit maps and transfer location relevant information that enhances the shopper experience. Please find more about SPIRIT Navigation mobile indoor software engine at www.indoorspirit.com.