Dubai PR Network, Online Press Release from Dubai and Middle East
 
Technology, Computers & IT(Technology)
Filter PR by
  
Sita Invests in Dynamic Mapping Start-up Locuslabs
 
Sita Invests in Dynamic Mapping Start-up Locuslabs

Investment to help SITA deliver new geo-location technology to airports and airlines

Dubai, UAE, 1 March 2017:  SITA, the air transport IT provider, has completed a strategic investment in dynamic mapping company LocusLabs, helping drive innovation for the benefit of the entire industry while supporting SITA’s own investment in innovation. 

The investment also supports SITA’s continued focus on developing and delivering common-use geo-location technology which allows passengers to identify services using location. This solution, which merges mapping with a wide range of location data, allows airports and airlines to use the same dynamic maps and data but tailor them to their own requirements. 

This additional funding will help LocusLabs further enhance its mapping capabilities, which is already in use at several major international airports as well as by airlines.  

Jim Peters, Chief Technology Officer at SITA, said: “SITA has a clear focus to fast track innovation on behalf of the air transport industry and provide new technology that makes air travel easier at every step. These investments complement our own research and development at SITA Lab, by investing in complementary technologies that add value to our overall portfolio. 

“LocusLabs is a perfect example – its geo-location capability adds real value to SITA’s cutting-edge airport app and opens new possibilities to enhance the passenger experience using location.” 

LocusLabs provides the world’s most accurate and up-to-date indoor maps for airports and is used by SITA to power its mapping functionality for its Day of Travel airport app, already in use by international airports globally, including Miami International Airport and Nice Côte d’Azur Airport. These graphically enhanced, vector-based maps, have built-in navigation functionality to guide travelers to their boarding gate or other airport locations. Rich content including images, attributes, keywords and other metadata enable easy discovery of points of interest, retail stores and other amenities at the airport.

LocusLabs CEO and Co-Founder, Campbell Kennedy, said: “While LocusLabs’ mapping technology continues to help millions of passengers find their way through airports globally, technology continues to change rapidly and we need to keep pace to remain relevant. Future smart buildings and augmented reality applications are the new frontier for maps and with the support of SITA, both as an investor as well as a technology specialist in the air transport industry, LocusLabs can bring these technologies to fruition.”


Posted by : Dubai PR Network Editorial Team
Viewed 10150 times
PR Category : Technology
Posted on : Wednesday, March 1, 2017  3:05:00 PM UAE local time (GMT+4)
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of DubaiPRNetwork.com.
Previous Story : Red Hat Helps Enterprises Embrace DevOps at Scale with Ansib...
Next Story : LG changes the world's washing paradigm with its latest TWIN...
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine
Back to Section Home

Related Stories



 
 
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Timeless Ties [8985-Views]
COLAB - Dry Shampoo [7838-Views]
ORANGE & BERGAMOT Awaken the Cult Icon New Additions [7387-Views]
FOREO delivers the ultimate festival survival kit for a glow-on-the-go. [5978-Views]
Samsung launches Exciting Smartphone Trade-In Program with Galaxy S9 or S9+ [5795-Views]
The Perfect Gift Mark [5508-Views]
Summertime Beauty Picks at Glambeaute.com [5478-Views]
New XE 300 Sport Edition Wins Gripping Ice Race [5252-Views]
Get Vibrant and lively hair with Rahua's new Color Full Range [4917-Views]
Dubai Sports Council Pavilion a big hit at Bangkok SportAccord [4862-Views]
Dubai-based Al Kasir Group launches three Crypto assets backed by diamonds [4837-Views]
du to Offer New 9.7-inch iPad With Apple Pencil Support [4807-Views]
Filorga Mesotherapist Derma Roller [4795-Views]
A Royal Ramadan Experience by Master Chef Mama in Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre [4752-Views]
Skyline University College Economics Day 2018: One Step towards Tomorrow [4734-Views]
Penny Scallan Design Launches in the Middle East [4477-Views]
New Blow Out Bar and Make-Up Studio SWISH by Immaclife Opens in Abu Dhabi in April 2018 an... [4465-Views]
Rolling Cones, a new luxury ice cream concept, launches at the Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek H... [4453-Views]
MINI at Auto China Beijing 2018 [4075-Views]
The new BMW M2 Competition [4063-Views]
Mumzworld Announce Recruitment Drive To Empower Women in the Middle East [3977-Views]
Pandora Shine Discover A New Way to Shine [3898-Views]
Abu Dhabi Ship Building Company Launches Two 64-Meter Landing Ships for the Kuwait Naval F... [3886-Views]
Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi Leads Sharjah Contingent to Kuwait Arab Media Forum [3782-Views]
Toshiba Releases New, Powerful Surveillance and Video Streaming Internal Consumer Hard Dri... [3770-Views]
 
RSS Facebook Twitter LinkedDin
 
Top Sections
 
Top Stories