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Company Overview of Polaris Wireless, Inc.

Company Overview

Polaris Wireless, Inc. provides software-based location systems for determining the location of mobile phones for wireless operators, law enforcement agencies, government agencies, and application partners in North America and Asia. It offers emergency call services, location-based services, network optimization, autonomous monitoring, and lawful interception solutions. The company’s solutions are used in E911 Phase II compliance services, and wireless location-based service applications, such as push advertising, yellow pages, social networking, friend/family tracker, and enterprise applications. Its solutions are also used by wireless operators for network optimization analysis and law enf...

301 North Whisman Road

Mountain View, CA 94043

United States

Founded in 1999





Key Executives for Polaris Wireless, Inc.

Chief Financial Officer
Senior Vice President of Telecom Products & Operations
Senior Vice President of Technology & Products
Vice President of Marketing & Business Development
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Polaris Wireless, Inc. Key Developments

Mountain View Police Department First to Trial Polaris Wireless Altus Blue Force Tracking Application

Polaris Wireless announced that it partnered with the Mountain View, California, Police Department (MVPD) to pilot the company's Altus blue force tracking application to augment police safety measures at a recent area concert. Altus was used to locate and track over twenty uniformed and plain-clothes police officers during the two-day concert, during which the MVPD conducted approximately 100 arrests. During this pilot deployment, some officers were equipped with department-provided mobile phones, which were monitored using Polaris Wireless Altus from a command post set up in the event grounds. Altus blue force tracking provides police departments and other law enforcement organizations with the ability to track police and other field officers (such as firefighters and emergency medical services [EMS] technicians), specifically when they are out of reach of their patrol vehicles, which typically contain separate location and tracking capabilities. Locaid provided the officers' location information, which was then displayed on the Altus tracking application. As a result, MVPD commanders were able to track officers' movements during the concert. Altus provides a more efficient and less obvious way of tracking an officer's location than traditional 2-way radio and verbal alerts.

Victor Hwang Joins Polaris Wireless, Inc. Board of Directors

Polaris Wireless, Inc. completed a Series C financing with $10 million from Industry Ventures and Industry Ventures Managing Director Victor Hwang has joined the Polaris Wireless Board of Directors.

Globe Telecom Selects Polaris Wireless, Inc.'s OmniLocate Platform for Location-Based Services

Polaris Wireless, Inc. announced that it has been selected by Globe Telecom to deploy the OmniLocate universal location platform and refresh Globe Telecom's Location-Based Services (LBS) capability. This contract represents a strategic expansion of Polaris Wireless' business, as Globe Telecom is one of the large and most innovative wireless operators in the Philippines. Globe Telecom is the fifteenth deployment of the OmniLocate platform outside the US, the fourth in the Asia-Pacific region, and the thirty-ninth worldwide. OmniLocate is the most cost-effective, quickest time-to-market, software-based wireless location solution in the industry. It is deployed on a standard computer server inside the wireless operator's network. OmniLocate can be configured to include Wireless Location Signatures (Polaris WLS(TM)), a patented implementation of the 3GPP standardized RF Pattern-Matching (RFPM) location method, which provides high-accuracy location, especially in urban areas and indoors, which makes it uniquely suitable for the densely-populated Philippines market. OmniLocate enables operators of wireless networks to quickly deploy LBS that offer market-leading services to meet the needs of today's wireless consumer and enterprise subscribers. OmniLocate helps identify the location of any device across 2G (GSM/CDMA), 3G (UMTS/WCDMA) and emerging 4G (LTE) air interfaces.

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