US: Rx Networks Inc., a leading mobile location technology and services company, today announced an update of its location.io platform to provide GNSS assistance data to enable better positioning in IoT devices.
Rx Networks has updated its location.io HTTP interface to provide Real-Time GNSS ephemeris data with a reduced payload, a smaller Predicted GNSS ephemeris client while maintaining full featured accuracy. The location.io HTTP interface is now leaner and requires fewer requests and less data. In providing an interface for IoT devices, specifically, Rx Networks extends the delivery of their reliable and accurate assistance data to new and emerging use cases.
“Rx Networks is a proactive company endeavoring to provide excellent solutions and services for our customers,” said John Carley, Director of Sales and Product Strategy at Rx Networks. “By adding another use case focused interface, we are able help customers create top quality solutions targeted for their customer needs. By adding another interface designed for specific use cases, we help our customers create top quality solutions targeted for their customer needs. Especially in the areas of smaller processors, longer product life time and lower battery consumption.”
location.io includes technologies already used by over 1 billion smartphones, laptops, and wearables worldwide. Specific components are:
- Real-time GNSS assistance. The real-time assistance service is designed to work with all popular location servers such as Ericsson, TCS, ZTE, and Qualcomm. Rx Networks also offers RINEX files and a generic HTTP interface for independent access to the assistance data. It supports over five constellations, including GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS and SBAS. RT-GNSS assistance can now be filtered by location or Cell ID to provide only Satellites in View.
- Predicted GNSS assistance. The predicted service provide seed data that enable client devices such as smartphones, laptops, and wearables, to generate up to 14 days of extended ephemeris for fast and sensitive GNSS fixes. Predicted GNSS assistance support GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou and Galileo, and has been updated to have a smaller footprint, use less resources and support OSs and RTOSs.