Industry Collaboration for Indoor Positioning Solutions and Services

Industry Collaboration for Indoor Positioning Solutions and Services 
PISCATAWAY, NJ -- (Marketwired) -- 03/20/14 --  Formally established
August 2012, the In-Location Alliance (ILA) is an industry
collaboration dedicated to promoting indoor positioning solutions
that directly benefit the industry and users of indoor location
services and solutions on mobile devices. 
The ILA has successfully launched as an Alliance operating within the
IEEE-ISTO Federation of member Alliances, and is executing plans for
2014 and beyond. After revisions to its Bylaws and governance, the
ILA convened in San Jose, California on 12 March 2014 for its member
plenary, where it renewed its leadership and can now announce the
composition of its new Board, (http://www.in-location-alliance.com).  
Jouni Kaemaeraeinen of Nokia, Chairman of the ILA Board and, Kirk
Burroughs of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm
Incorporated, Vice-Chair, are very pleased at the positive
recognition received from a significant number of industry players.
Many have demonstrated their interest by joining the In-Location
Alliance, including Charter Members Broadcom Corporation, Cisco, CSR,
Nokia, Qualcomm Technologies Incorporated, Samsung Electronics, Sony
Mobile Communications, Telecom Italia S.p.A. 
The ILA will continue to focus on indoor positioning and business
opportunities with relevant products, solutions and services. The
ILA's four main working groups -- System Architecture, Use Case,
Pilot, and Promotion -- share the goal of accelerating the rollout of
relevant technologies for indoor positioning businesses. 
In the spirit of cooperation, the ILA is prepared to collaborate with
relevant Standard Development Organizations (SDOs) in identifying new
technical specifications and gaps in existing technical
specifications.  
"In addition to solution and technology providers, the ILA also
invites all interested companies to join us in order to share their
ideas and contributions to develop the ecosystem which the ILA
serves," said Jouni Kaemaeraeinen, Chair of ILA.  
2014 goals for the In-Location Alliance are to publish technical
white papers, pilot results, and use cases, while collaborating with
industry forums and SDOs and raising visibility at conferences and
other industry events. 
MEDIA CONTACT:
Jouni Kamarainen
Board Chair
+358 50 557 1144
Jouni.Kamarainen@nokia.com 
Kirk Burroughs
Vice-Chair
408-533-9340
kirkb@qti.qualcomm.com 
 
 
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