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Sigfox partners with Here to improve location accuracy on its LPWAN

Sigfox, the low power WAN operator, is to use mapping provider Here’s cloud platform to power a real time location solution (RTLS) aimed at logistics applications. No commercial details have been revealed, but Sigfox is gaining a valuable partner here, which should improve the accuracy of its system. The operator says that the system will use an embedded WiFi module in sniffing mode. That will identify nearby WiFi networks and locate them in Here’s cloud, which can then work out where the device is based on the SSIDs. However, the Sigfox devices do not need to be dual-mode or join the WiFi networks – the SSID is sent via the Sigfox connection, not through WiFi. Sigfox says that there are…

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