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GPS Alone Doesn't Always Know the Answer

Nov 21, 2017   

Posted by Nick Knellinger

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At Skyhook we see all types and sizes of companies looking to add location as either a core component or a premium feature. Location is a critical component for a wide range of use cases such as wearable cameras geo-tagging photos and videos, pet tracking, asset tracking, personal fitness wearables, portable gaming consoles, smart vending machines, child or senior citizen personal safety devices, and everything in-between. The one factor that has persisted throughout these engagements, since wearables and IoT began to rise in the past three years, is the varying spectrum of location technology knowledge that companies have.

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Topics: Devices, location

Skyhook Precision Location is on IBM Bluemix!

Aug 29, 2017   

Posted by Dave McHoul

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IBM Watson gained fame a few years ago when it beat all-time champion Ken Jennings on Jeopardy.  Since then, Watson's cognitive abilities have become even more robust, branching out into multiple specialty areas, including Internet of Things (IoT).  As a logical next step in our ongoing partnership with IBM Watson, Skyhook is proud to announce that Precision Location is now available via IBM Bluemix, making it even easier for our joint customers to create innovative IoT solutions.  

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Topics: Devices, Internet of Things, location

Don't Miss Skyhook at these Upcoming IoT Events

May 2, 2017   

Posted by Dave McHoul

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is a hot topic right now.  Many researchers are forecasting huge things for IoT in terms of revenue generated, costs saved, and efficiency gained. Skyhook's Precision Location system perfectly supports IoT by offering multiple location methods and interface options to accurataly locate devices in all environments regardless of form factor, battery capacity or carriage technology.

As the tradeshow and event season heats up, Skyhook will be busy showcasing our IoT offering. Stop by and see us at one of these upcoming events.

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Topics: Devices, Internet of Things, Iot

Meet Skyhook At These Upcoming Events

Feb 27, 2017   

Posted by Ronda Billings Morra

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Industry event season is in full swing and the Skyhook team is taking to the road. After a successful launch of our Context 2.0 SDK release that allows apps to validate when users are in-store (without beacons), there are a whole new set of use cases for geofencing available for retail, wearable tech and mobile. If you're looking for events that connect you with thought leaders, new prospects and help you see into the future of tech, come visit us at the following events.

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Topics: Devices, Wearables

5 Connection Options to Get Your IoT Device Online

Jan 16, 2017   

Posted by Angela Diaco

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IoT wouldn’t be IoT without an internet connection, but the infrastructure for connecting devices isn’t as seamless as today’s desktop and mobile internet. While there are multiple players in the space, low power wide area networks (LPWAN) offer a battery-efficient and low-power solution for small devices. Your use case and required areas of coverage will play a large role in your decision, but know that there’s currently a battle for who will become the definitive connectivity solution.

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Topics: Devices, Internet of Things, Iot

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