Rx Networks To Help Establish A New European Location Service

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Rx Networks Joins Five-member Consortium to Develop A Comprehensive European Location Service.

this will not only showcase Galileo technology, but also fully equip the EU with location capabilities previously only available from foreign sources

MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS 2015, Booth 5H75, March 2, 2015 – Rx Networks Inc., a leading mobile location technology and services company, announced today that it will, along with four European industry leaders, be developing a European-based location service offering.

The consortium of companies includes Thales Alenia Space (a key actor in the development of Galileo), Telespazio (see below), STMicroelectronics (the largest European developer of semiconductors and micro systems), and Novero (a major actor in the European machine-to-machine market).

This action is funded in part by Horizon 2020, the European Commission R&D program, which is coordinated by the European GNSS Agency (GSA).

The new offering will provide a full suite of GNSS assistance and location services with a particular emphasis on the innovative uses of EGNOS and Galileo signals, taking advantage of Galileo signal specificities.

The service will deliver real-time Assisted-GNSS based on the SUPL 2.0 standard as well as Rx Networks’ XYBRID RT™. The platform will also use XYBRID RT to offer Cell-ID/Wi-Fi positioning and chipset-independent extended ephemeris using Rx Networks’ GPStream PGPS™. Multi-constellation support will include Galileo, GLONASS, and GPS with the ability to expand to other constellations as required.

With planned availability in late December 2015, the service will be one of the first commercially available Galileo assistance data services, with free developer access to foster new and innovative location applications. The service is expected to become a key enabler of European based machine-to-machine applications, including eCall, as well as public safety initiatives such as E112.

“Managed and operated within Europe, this will not only showcase Galileo technology, but also fully equip the EU with location capabilities previously only available from foreign sources,” said Yves Capelle, Head of the Space Systems and Applications Business Unit of Telespazio France. “By bringing together five companies with deep mobile positioning expertise, it will also be one of the most modern and comprehensive location enablement platforms, designed to address location-based services from social media to industrial and emergency services,” he added.

For more information, please contact Rx Networks at marketing(at)rxnetworks(dot)com or visit our booth (5H75) at Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, Spain.

About Telespazio

Based in Toulouse and with offices in Paris, Bordeaux, Kourou and Libreville, Telespazio France is the French subsidiary of Telespazio, a joint venture of Finmeccanica and Thales (67%/33%) with revenues of €600 million in 2013 and 2,500 employees. Telespazio has played a pioneering role in satellite-based services and its history has been shaped by key advances and major technological breakthroughs. With the first live satellite television broadcasts in 1964, Telespazio became one of the world’s leading suppliers of telecommunications, Earth-observation and Satellite navigation solutions. Telespazio France is leveraging this culture of innovation and its expertise in latest digital technologies to develop new services with high added value, notably for the geo-information and navigation markets, as well as for media, retail, oil and gas, and defence. Telespazio France operates complex satellite systems and sustains a large number of infrastructures.

About Rx Networks Inc.

WE EMPOWER GREAT POSITIONING.

We are a mobile positioning technology company. We don’t do hardware, GPS or sensor chips; we don’t do mobile apps and we don’t do maps either. Yet, we empower all those who do! We develop ingenious hybrid positioning solutions that unify GNSS, Wi-Fi, cellular and sensor signals for an unmatched mobile location user experience.

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