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Locata (GPS 2.0): A new Ground Based Positioning System within 5cm Accuracy, Indoor-Outdoor

locataGames are changing! Locata is a very promising indoor and outdoor positioning system that uses ground-based sensors instead of satellites to project radio signals over a localised area. The signals coming from the location ground system have proved more than a million times stronger on arrival than the GPS.

It is definitely gonna be a great development in indoor positioning as it works greatly indoors as well as outdoor. According to the makers, the system can as well be fitted into cell phones for regular cell phone navigation.

Technological giants  like Google and Nokia  have been working strongly hard in  the frontier of indoor naviagtion to help users not to get lost in big malls and indoor places, but the bottleneck has been poor GPS signal indoors, Locata can prove a big leverage.

Locata just signed a contact with the US military who invented the GPS for a large scale test at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico.

locata test

According to Christopher Morin of the US Air Force, the test worked fine and Locata has signed a  multi-million dollar contract to install the U.S. military’s first revolutionary ground-based LocataNet positioning system at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico.

Sources: NextBigFuture, twylah.com

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