By Gary Thomas
CSR, a global provider of silicon and software solutions for location-aware, cloud-connected world, has announced that its SiRFusion platform for indoor location and navigation will be featured with STMicroelectronics (ST) MEMS technology at the Indoor Navigation Seminar being held in Taipei at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA).
Customers and media members will be able to navigate through the museum and view the exhibits utilizing a smartphone with CSR’s SiRFusion platform and ST MEMS. The VisioGlobe indoor navigation application will be installed in the smartphones. It will provide users with information about when they have entered a new room. When the users go near an exhibit, it provides the name of the exhibit.
The demonstration will provide attendees a hands-on experience of the detailed indoor and outdoor navigation location technology. CSR created a cloud-based server – the CSR Positioning Centre that is designed to receive data about the location wirelessly from indoor devices and users’ devices in order to build a location database. The information is collected continuously and the database is improved.
CSR’s SiRFstarV architecture acquires information in real-time from cellular systems, Wi-Fi, Compass, GLONASS, Galileo and GPS satellites systems, and other radio-based systems, along with compasses, gyros, accelerometers and other MEMS sensors. Then using the SiRFusion platform, the acquired information is combined with cellular base station data, Wi-Fi access point location data, mapping, ephemeris data and other cloud-based data.
The seminar is being held on August 1, 2012 in Taipei, Taiwan.