Mountain View, California, United States and Bangalore, Karnataka, India:
Polaris Wireless, the global leader in high-accuracy, software-based wireless location solutions, today announced it has successfully completed field trials with a major Indian wireless network operator to prove compliance with India’s Department Of Telecommunications (DoT) May 2011 mandate for location-based systems. The trials were conducted over a period of two weeks in the North East telecom circle of India, at Agartala, to demonstrate the effectiveness of Polaris Wireless Location Signatures (Polaris WLSTM) in urban, suburban and rural environments and remote areas. WLS is based on the 3GPP standardized RF Pattern Matching (RFPM) approach. A previous trial with another major wireless network operator in Bangalore exceeded the DoT requirements in urban and indoor environments.
The DoT mandate specifies accuracy levels of 30 to 95 percent within two years of adoption for a range of 50 to 300 meters in urban areas. Polaris Wireless achieved accuracy levels of 67 to 100 percent in its field trials in urban areas. For suburban and rural areas, the mandate specifies accuracy levels of 50 to 80 percent within three years for a range of 100 to 500 meters. Polaris Wireless achieved accuracy levels of 88 to 99 percent. For remote areas, the mandate specifies accuracy levels of 50 to 70 percent within three years for a range of 300 to 500 meters. Polaris Wireless achieved accuracy levels of 87 to 99 percent. Polaris Wireless is the first location solutions provider to exceed the DoT mandate in all categories, proving the attainability of the mandate thresholds.
Jagdish Mitra, CEO, CanvasM, said, “In our view, these trials are one of the most important milestones since we announced our partnership with Polaris Wireless, a pioneer in delivering high accuracy location solutions worldwide. These trial results endorse the fact that we have an ability to deliver and customize solutions, in a manner that will bring similar or even better quality services, suitable to Indian Market as mandated by the government. We further believe that CanvasM, with its deep understanding of the Indian Market, and Polaris Wireless, with its proven technology, are an unbeatable combination to provide world class and cost competitive solutions.”
Polaris Wireless achieved the following results in its recently-completed field trials:Urban(ISD* < 500 meters) Sub-Urban & Rural(500 meters < ISD < 1000 meters) Remote(ISD > 1000 meters)
Distance inmetersDoT Mandate PW Accuracy DoT Mandate PW Accuracy DoT Mandate PW Accuracy Years 1 2 WLS ECID 1 2 3 WLS ECID 2 3 WLS ECID 50 30% 50% 67.0% 15.0% 59.0% 11.0% 26.0% 10.0% 100 60% 75% 93.0% 44.0% 50% 60% 88.0% 33.0% 57.0% 24.0% 300 80% 95% 100.0% 94.0% 50% 60% 70% 99.0% 92.0% 50% 60% 87.0% 77.0% 500 60% 70% 80% 99.0% 98.0% 60% 70% 99.0% 93.0%
* ISD = inter-site distance
“We are very pleased with the performance of Polaris WLS in the recently-completed field trials,” said Srinivas Varadarajan, Polaris Wireless Vice President of sales and business development, Asia. “Polaris Wireless offers the most accurate location solution for public safety and commercial location applications.”
Polaris Wireless has extended its reach by partnering with key players in the telecommunications eco-system in India. The company recently announced a partnership with CanvasM to serve multiple wireless operators pan India. Polaris Wireless also recently expanded its India ‘Centre of Excellence’ development and operations organization, which was set up in 2005 in India.
About Polaris Wireless
Headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., Polaris Wireless is the global leader in providing high accuracy, software-based wireless location solutions to wireless operators, law enforcement/government agencies and location-based application companies. Since 2003, Polaris Wireless has successfully deployed its patented, software-based, high-accuracy location solutions to over 20 wireless operators to meet FCC E911 Phase II requirements in the US. The company has also deployed high-accuracy location surveillance applications for customers in Asia, Africa, and EMEA. Polaris Wireless has offices in Dubai, U.A.E.; Bangalore, India; and Santiago, Chile. Polaris Wireless is the recipient of the prestigious Frost & Sullivan “2011 Enabling Technology of the Year” award, recognizing the company’s accomplishments and leadership in developing location solutions. The company participates in location committees and other groups within the 3GPP and OMA standards setting bodies, and also participates in regulatory and industry bodies related to E911, lawful location surveillance, and location-based services. Polaris Wireless is located at 301 North Whisman Road, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA. For more information about Polaris Wireless, please visit http://www.polariswireless.com.
CanvasM, founded in 2006, is a wholly owned VAS subsidiary of Tech Mahindra. CanvasM focuses on providing solutions that enable consumers and enterprises to take advantage of the mobile ecosystem. CanvasM is among the top ten players in the mobile VAS space, developing and deploying VAS solutions, applications and platforms for organizations across the globe. It specializes in end-to-end enabling of solutions with managed services which bring together content, technology and device expertise to ensure an enhanced digital experience to the customers of Telecom operators, media houses and enterprises. For further information, visit www.canvasm.com.