Radius Networks Announces First Commercial iBeacon Deployment

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First commercial deployment of Apple's iBeacon proximity technology by proximity service provider Radius Networks enables hyper-local mobile automation and access control solutions for Washington, DC startup incubator 1776.

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Radius Networks, Inc., the leading provider of mobile proximity services, today announced the first commercially deployed proximity services network based on Apple’s iOS 7 iBeacon technology for iPhones and iPads at Washington, DC-based startup incubator 1776.

“Mobile proximity is an exciting emerging technology area and we are very interested in using this capability to help our startups deliver new types of solutions,” said Evan Burfield, co-founder of 1776. “True to our mission, we are committed to implementing these types of innovative technologies at our Campus.”

The cloud-managed proximity services network fielded at the 1776 campus enables a new class of hyper-local mobile solutions, including automated lighting control, automated access control, targeted campus messaging and dynamic digital signage. In addition, detailed presence and utilization analytics provides invaluable information for optimizing campus operations.

“At 1776, a key requirement was the ability to support proximity detection regardless of device type. An immediate challenge was the ability to adapt to the changes Apple has introduced in iOS 7. Our rapid integration of Apple’s iBeacon technology for iPhones and iPads running iOS 7, along with our existing W-iFi and Bluetooth proximity detection capabilities, ensures that we continue to deliver the most flexible and compatible proximity services in the industry,” said Marc Wallace, CEO of Radius Networks.

About Radius Networks

Radius Networks creates new and innovative ways to use wireless device signals for proximity and presence detection. Radius Networks’ cloud-based proximity services networks are used by major retailers, restaurant chains, sports complexes and other brick-and-mortar operations to generate invaluable business intelligence and drive innovative customer engagement opportunities, including targeted mobile offers, dynamic digital signage and personalized concierge services. For more information, visit http://radiusnetworks.com or follow Radius Networks at @radiusnetworks.

About 1776

1776 is a platform to reinvent America by connecting the hottest startups from around the world with the assets of the most powerful city on Earth. In the heart of Washington, D.C., just a few blocks from the White House, 1776 is where startups tackling major national challenges in education, energy, health care, government, and all other highly regulated industries can engage to build the future of our economy. For more information, visit http://1776dc.com or follow 1776 at @1776dc.

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