Wearable Devices Market Trending Towards More Form Factors With Integrated Location Capabilities.
ION GNSS+ 2014: Booth 110
September 9, 2014 – Tampa, Florida – Rx Networks Inc., a leading mobile location technology and services company, today announced it has licensed its GPStream PGPS™ GNSS assistance technology to Recon Instruments, the Canadian technology company which introduced the world’s first Heads-up Display products to the consumer market. GPStream PGPS will tightly integrate with the GPS chip inside of Recon’s upcoming Jet smartglasses, the world’s most advanced wearable computer planned for Q1 2015 availability.
Through its location and GNSS assistance software and services, Rx Networks empowers fast positioning in more than a billion mobile devices everyday. Its GPStream PGPS solution, already licensed and deployed in more than 100 million smartphones and personal navigation devices, accurately predicts the future orbits of satellites for up to two weeks in advance. It then stands by, ready to deliver this assistance data – akin to a shot of adrenaline – into a GNSS chipset when it powers up. This not only speeds up initial Time To First Fix (TTFF) from 45 seconds down to less than 3 seconds, it also improves the receiver sensitivity and reduces power consumption. From a user perspective, this translates into longer battery life and faster initialization of apps that depend on location, even in difficult environments.
According to IDC, the wearable devices market is expected to grow from 19.2M units in 2014 to 111.9M units in 2018. Most form factors today rely on the presence of a smartphone as a “hub” for core functions like Internet access or location. “We are seeing an exciting new trend in the mobile location market,” says Guylain Roy-MacHabée, CEO of Rx Networks Inc. “From smartwatches to smartglasses, we are helping OEMs optimally implement satellite navigation and other means of positioning directly in this new class of smart wearables devices.”
“Location is an integral part of the immersive experience our Jet glasses customers will enjoy,” said Dan Eisenhardt, CEO of Recon Instruments. “Rx Networks’ proven GNSS assistance technology and integration expertise made it the partner of choice to help us set this new benchmark in wearable computing.”
To learn more about the Recon Jet smartglasses and to see some of Rx Networks’ other assistance and positioning solutions in action, please see Rx Networks at ION 2014 Booth 110 or contact Rx Networks at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Recon Instruments
Recon Instruments is a world leader in Heads-up Display (HUD) and smartglass technology for sports and high intensity environments. Founded in 2008, Recon’s award winning multi-patent and patent-pending technology platform integrates a Heads-up Display with a state-of-the-art micro-computer and sensor suite. Recon’s HUDs and smartglasses run an operating system with an open SDK to empower developers to create apps for an endless variety of sports, social and contextual cases. With worldwide distribution and partnerships with leading technology and optics companies, Recon continues to define and evolve the HUD and smartglass category.
For more information, visit www.reconinstruments.com
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