Europe’s #1 Commercial Real Estate Group Selects Pole Star Indoor Location service for Android and iPhone Shopping Mall App

PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec 3 2012 – Unibail-Rodamco, the #1 European commercial real estate group with nearly 80 shopping malls, expands its partnership with Pole Star, the pioneer and world leader on the indoor positioning market, to provide visitors with a real-time geolocation app, available for both Android and iPhone. A world first, NAO Campus® is the natural complement to Google Map Indoor, already deployed in some of the group’s shopping centers.
The real-time geolocated mobile app is p owered by NAO Campus®, Pole Star’s revolutionary indoor positioning technology, and currently deployed at Unibail-Rodamco’s leading French shopping centers, Le Forum des Halles and So Ouest. The partnership between Unibail – Rodamco and Pole Star started one year ago with the deployment of Pole Star indoor positioning service, available for Android Smartphones, at Les 4 Temps shopping mall in Paris – La Défense.

The new app adds a
3D interactive map and turn-by turn guidance so shoppers will never get lost again inside these large, complex venues.

"We are delighted to expand our partnership with Unibail – Rodamco, which very early on understood the many benefits of indoor positioning for its shopping centers across Europe. The fact that Unibail – Rodamco has once again chosen Pole Star’s solution clearly indicates that indoor location has now reached a new phase of mass market adoption,” says Pole Star CEO,
Christian Carle.

With ten years industry experience, Pole Star has reached the maturity to develop iPhone and Android compatible solutions.
NAO Campus® is based on a multi-technology fusion engine, enabling Pole Star to rapidly combine location via the Wi-Fi existing network with the smartphone motion sensors and Bluetooth low-energy to perfect the user’s position in 3D . This fusion of information allows to offer a highly accurate positioning service, while minimizing Wi-Fi infrastructure deployment costs. NAO Campus® also uses GPS signals to guarantee seamless indoor/outdoor transitions and provide users turn-by-turn guidance once they have left the shopping mall.

Pole Star’s indoor location service also enables a rich set of contextual, real-time geomarketing data ,allowing large venue operators such as malls, airports, museums or convention centers to enrich the already existing functions with user analytics, customers relevant discounts, coupons and an overall better shopping experience.

"Our solution is unique as we offer fully embedded indoor positioning solution for both Android smartphones and iPhone. It is complementary to Google Map Indoor solution and very distinct in terms of service, ROI and business model, allowing our customers to deploy a location-based mobile application under their own brand. The fact that NAO Campus® is compatible with both Android and iPhone, which together make up 80% of the Smartphone market, has opened up new opportunities in Europe and in the United States where we are based, as well as all over the world.”
concludes Christian Carle, CEO of Pole Star.

The new location based app for the Forum des Halles is available on the Apple Store and Google Play

About Pole Star
Pole Star, created in 2002 and based in Europe (France -Toulouse & Paris) and the United States (Palo Alto, California), is the indoor positioning pioneer and world leader. With over 43 million square feet covered by NAO Campus, Pole Star already has an impressive customer portfolio including airports, malls, and convention centers throughout the world along with an extensive, trusted partner network. NAO Campus fusion engine combines data from existing Wi-Fi infrastructure, Bluetooth low energy and smartphone motion sensors to determine the most accurate indoor location. Entirely embedded and requiring no data connection, NAO Campus is designed to be deployed on a multi-venue basis. Including a set of software tools allowing partners to implement it independently, NAO Campus is currently the most cost-effective, scalable and smartphone agnostic (Android, iOS…) indoor
positioning solution.
Xavier Tumminello | Account Director
OXYGEN | 35 Stillman, Suite 220 | San Francisco 94107, CA | USA


Review Article Be the first to review this article

Featured Video
Senior Mechanical Engineer for BAE Systems Intelligence & Security at Arlington, VA
Geospatial Analyst - Senior for BAE Systems Intelligence & Security at Springfield, VA
Avionics System Engineer for BAE Systems Intelligence & Security at Arlington, VA
Geospatial Systems Administrator for BAE Systems Intelligence & Security at arnold, MO
Mechanical Design Engineer 3 for KLA-Tencor at Milpitas, CA
Senior Structural Engineer for Wiss,Janney, Estner Assoicates, Inc at houston, TX
Upcoming Events
ArcGIS: Introduction at Environmental and Natural Resource Building 14 College Farm Rd New Brunswick NJ - Feb 1 - 22, 2018
International LiDAR Mapping Forum at Hyatt Regency 650 15th Street, Denver CO - Feb 5 - 7, 2018
Automated ISR & Battle Management Summit at Mary M. Gates Learning Center Alexandria VA - Feb 13 - 14, 2018
2018 Los Angeles Geospatial Summit at USC Radisson Hotel 3540 S Figueroa St. Los Angeles CA - Feb 23, 2018
Teledyne Optech
Teledyne: - Countless CAD add-ons, plug-ins and more.

Internet Business Systems © 2018 Internet Business Systems, Inc.
25 North 14th Steet, Suite 710, San Jose, CA 95112
+1 (408) 882-6554 — Contact Us, or visit our other sites:
AECCafe - Architectural Design and Engineering EDACafe - Electronic Design Automation TechJobsCafe - Technical Jobs and Resumes  MCADCafe - Mechanical Design and Engineering ShareCG - Share Computer Graphic (CG) Animation, 3D Art and 3D Models
  Privacy PolicyAdvertise