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2017
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Pole Star delivers unique scalable and highly accessible indoor positioning services. Pole Star a company specializing in providing indoor location services to anyone anywhere in the world. Their multi-platform positioning technology is easily adoptable by any facility offering inexpensive and fast setup, easy maintanance and most importantly accurate positioning for its users. To learn more about their platform we sat down with Christian Carle, CEO and Founder of Pole Star: Read more

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During the MWC 2017, BFM Business has stop by Pole Star booth to understand our technology and what are the best uses cases from our suite. Watch the video here 

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The Mobile World Congress takes advantage of MOCA’s Mobile Engagement technology and Pole Star Indoor Location Based services  during the event Read More

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Discover the live interview of BPI France during the Mobile World Congress. Pole Star has been chosen for the 4th consecutive year to be the official provider of the MWC for the location based services solution.

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2016
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Pole Star provides a technology suite encompassing indoor positioning, precise geofencing and real-time location analytics for mobile apps. Micello welcomes Pole Star to its growing marketplace of integrated technology solutions for venues.

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Pole Star’s indoor location technology helps Schiphol Airport to improve travelers experience and be the preferred Transport Hub for travelers and airlines. Pole Star, the leader in indoor location, deployed its solution to guide passengers through the 500,000 m2 (5,400,000 sqft) of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, the main airport of the Netherlands and one of the largest in Europe.

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Pole Star, with its end-to-end, accurate and scalable indoor solution, and MOCA, with its location-based mobile engagement platform, have been chosen once again by Fira Barcelona to be official providers for the GSMA Mobile World Congress 2016.

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Pole Star, the pioneer and world leader in indoor location and Pricer, the global leader in shelf-edge digital solutions for Tier 1 retail announce at NRF 2016, a new joint solution enabling In-store positioning of both products and customers. More infos

2015
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Pole Star Partners with Connexient to Offer Indoor Location In Healthcare
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COP21 – Schneider Electric, Cardiweb, Pole Star and Visioglobe offer the best way to communicate & find their way to the Delegates of the COP21
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As part of their respective commitment toward the climate change, the two companies collaborate to deliver the Best-In-Class technological Mobile solution contributing to improve the delegates experience during the COP 21 conference.

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After a first successful partnership for the Paris Air Show 2013,the largest air show in the world , the SIAE has reselected Pole Star, the pioneer and world leader of geolocation solutions provides real-time indoor and outdoor location services and proximity detection for the Paris Air Show 2015. Visitors will be able to navigate indoor and outdoor , easily and quickly, by simply using their smartphone (iOS and Android). They will be automatically guided on the 70 hectares to find their way, based on their areas of interests and get suggestions on the interactive map, about several itineraries and travel times. This year, new mobile services and geographical analytics are deployed based on the NAO BlueSpot, Pole Star’s iBeacon (230 deployed at Salon du Bourget) and NAO Micro, the Pole Star’s proximity detection and geofencing solution are added, increasing the value for all the visitors/exhibitors.

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Pole Star US  and Connexient announced a new partnership to accelerate indoor navigation and location based services for the Healthcare market in North America.

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For the second year, Pole Star is the official indoor location technology provider of Mobile World Congress 2015.

2013
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The integration of additional data coming from new sensors will be part of the next evolution and innovation in indoor location technology, says Christian Carle, CEO and co-founder of Pole Star.

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Pole Star is a France-based indoor location company founded in 2002, with offices in France and the United States. Pole Star was originally focused on portable navigation devices, and has since migrated to the smartphone as the optimum device platform for delivering indoor navigation services.

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For the 50th edition of the International Paris Air Show Le Bourget (June 17-23), SIAE, the organizer of the event, continues to innovate its service offering by choosing Pole Star’s NAO Campus® solution for the show’s indoor/outdoor location service.

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The next generation of Pole Star’s NAO Campus Indoor Positioning solution combines a Cloud services platform with automatic crowdsourcing technologies. A disruptive innovation that automates the implementation and the maintenance of Indoor Location Services, lowers costs and drastically accelerates the worldwide expansion of the Indoor location service area.

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More Revenue Potential and Happier Consumers Interview Christian Carle CEO Pole Star By Natasha Leger, LBxjournal Company founded in 2002, with offices in France and the United States. Pole Star was originally focused on portable navigation devices, and has since migrated to the smartphone as the optimum device platform for delivering indoor navigation services. Pole Star’s customers have ranged from emergency services to shopping malls to airports to exhibition centers. Christian Carle, CEO of Pole Star recognizes that “many people do not understand the importance of indoor location.” His focus at Pole Star is on making indoor location capabilities as seamless and compatible with consumer devices as possible. Full article available on the spring edition of the LBxjournal

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The future of mobile location-based services lies in its rapid adoption of indoor technologies.

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Indoor location is becoming hot again. Read more

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Pole Star, the pioneer and world leader in indoor location technologies, is redefining the future of the indoor location market with the launch of its new indoor location platform, NAO Cloud.

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I think most of us know from experience that trying to find your way around a large indoor location such as a convention center or an unfamiliar mall can be very challenging. You can wander around in unfamiliar mall looking for a specific store or finally break down and ask some complete stranger where the store you need is located. Another option is a new application for Android devices called Pole Star.

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Thanks to free access to GPS and the huge growth of the worldwide smartphone market, satellite navigation now is natively integrated in smartphones, regardless of operating system (iOS, Android, Windows 8, etc.). Today, no one would purchase a brand-new mobile device without outdoor positioning services.

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According to ABI Research, the indoor location technology for retailers will be at $5 billion by 2018. The quick adoption of smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices with wireless technologies such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth is pushing this market. Retailers around the world are implementing indoor location applications for these devices in order to drive more sales by engaging their customers.

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PALO ALTO, Calif., April 8, 2013 – At the Mobile World Congress, Pole Star, the pioneer and world leader in indoor location, confirmed its leadership with the release of NAO Cloud, the first cloud-based Indoor Positioning platform.

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PALO ALTO, Calif., April 8, 2013 – At the Mobile World Congress, Pole Star, the pioneer and world leader in indoor location, confirmed its leadership with the release of NAO Cloud, the first cloud-based Indoor Positioning platform.
NAO Cloud is the product of more than 5 years of innovation, technological advancement, and field experience that helped make the solution unique, scalable and global.

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PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct 8th, 2013 – Pole Star, the pioneer and world leader in Indoor Location technology, today announced that it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the OnMobile Top 50 Companies to Watch in 2013.

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Tangerine Mobile and Pole Star collaborate to launch location smart app for DeVos Place, a 2013 ArtPrize® Venue to help visitors discover art using indoor location and True Interactive™ Mapping.

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The next generation of Pole Star’s NAO Campus Indoor Positioning solution combines a Cloud services platform with automatic crowdsourcing technologies. A disruptive innovation that automates the implementation and the maintenance of Indoor Location Services, lowers costs and drastically accelerates the worldwide expansion of the Indoor location service area. PALO ALTO, Calif., June 27th, 2013 – Pole Star, the pioneer and world leader in indoor location technology, unveiled today ‘automatic crowdsourcing’, the next generation of its indoor location solution NAO Campus, capable to crowdsource and reference RF access point data to quickly and remotely deploy and maintain indoor location services.

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PALO ALTO, Calif., June 18th, 2013 – For the 50th edition of the International Paris Air Show Le Bourget (June 17-23), SIAE, the organizer of the event, continues to innovate its service offering by choosing Pole Star’s NAO Campus® solution for the show’s indoor/outdoor location service. The objective is to help attendees and staff quickly find their way and navigate across more than 7.5 million square feet. A world’s first in the trade show industry for the size of its coverage area, the service availability and the technologies used. Pole Star, the pioneer and world leader in indoor location technology, was selected for the performance, the flexibility and the reliability of its solution over all of its competitors.

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Nantes Atlantis is the world’s first shopping center to leverage a Wi-Fi and Bluetooth infrastructure to determine customers’ exact location. Nantes Atlantis mobile app, integrating Pole Star’s NAO Campus indoor location, is now available for download in the Apple App Store and Google Play.

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PALO ALTO, Calif., April 4, 2013 – At the Mobile World Congress, Pole Star, the pioneer and world leader in indoor location, confirmed its leadership with the release of NAO Cloud, the first cloud-based Indoor Positioning platform. NAO Cloud is the product of more than 5 years of innovation, technological advancement, and field experience that helped make the solution unique, scalable and global. “NAO Cloud opens Indoor Location technology to everyone,” says Christian Carle, the CEO and founder of Pole Star. “In just a few clicks, our venue owners customers or partners, can now add indoor location to their mobile services.”

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Universal, multi-technologies and scalable, NAO Cloud is the one stop shop for any worldwide location based service provider. PALO ALTO, Calif., February 25th 2013 – Pole Star, the pioneer and world leader in indoor location technologies, is redefining the future of the indoor location market with the launch of its new indoor location platform, NAO Cloud.

2012
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L’aéroport de Toulouse Blanganc couvert par NAO Campus, la solution de géolocalisation indoor de Pole Star.

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Toulouse Blagnac airport in France has installed a pilot mobile indoor positioning solution to try and improve passenger comfort, better manage visitor traffic and to help passengers get to where they want to go easily and on time.

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Indoor location company Pole Star has teamed with WiFi operator Hub Télécom to launch its NAO Campus system in Toulouse-Blagnac airport.

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ABI Research predicts, over 200,000 installations of WiFi an Bluetooth infrastructure equipment by 2017.

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Pole Star with its partner and investor Hub Telecom delivered last month to ADP (aéroport de Paris) more than 600,000 square meters of indoor location coverage using its WiFi-based NAO Campus technology;

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NAO Campus, the 3D indoor location system developed by Pole Star and already deployed over 2 million square feet at the Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport has been extended to most terminals with a total of 6.5 milion square feet covered on four levels.

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NAO Campus the 3D indoor location system developed by Pole Star already developed over 2 million square feet at the Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport has been extended to most terminals with a total of 6.5 million square feet covered on four levels.

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For the Passenger Terminal Expo 2012, Pole Star annouces the launch of iPhone field tests for its indoor positioning solution NAO Campus.

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Indoor positioning start-up Pole Star announced they are field testing their Wi-Fi indoor positioning technology on the iOS 5 operating system.

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Pole Star has announced the launch of initial field tests of its indoor positioning solution NAO Campus on the iPhone at Passenger Terminal Expo

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Smart phone Indoor positioning: Pole star undergoing initial customer field test on iPhone.

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Pole Star to introduce its indoor location solution at Passenger terminal expo 2012.

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Pole Star, a pioneer and leader on the indoor positioning market, announces a major evolution in NAO Campus®

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Pole Star attaque le marché américain

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PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec. 11 2012 – Pole Star, pioneer and world leader in indoor location technology, announces the release of Mall Buddy. Available on Android, Mall Buddy is the only application to provide shoppers with indoor-location maps and turn-by-turn directions for 9 of the major shopping malls in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 29 2012 – Unibail-Rodamco, the #1 European commercial real estate group with nearly 80 shopping malls, expands its partnership with Pole Star, the pioneer and world leader on the indoor positioning market, to provide visitors with a real-time geolocation app, available for both Android and iPhone. A world first, NAO Campus® is the natural complement to Google Map Indoor, already deployed in some of the group’s shopping centers.

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Pole Star, the indoor positioning leader, has signed an agreement with Universcience to deploy its indoor location service at La Cité des sciences et de l’industrie as well as at Le Palais de la Découverte.

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Pole Star, a pioneer on the indoor location market, and its commercial partner, Hub Télécom, the Wi-Fi operator, have provided Toulouse Blagnac Airport with an innovative pilot mobile application powered by NAO Campus®, the Pole Star indoor positioning solution. The airport is testing this service to improve passenger comfort right from arrival at the airport all the way to the boarding gate, while better managing visitor traffic and helping passengers get to where they want to go easily and on time.

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Pole Star does away with the constraints of implementation to make indoor location accessible anywhere and to everyone “Pole Star, offers a quick and easy deployment process, standardizes the implementation of Indoor location and extends access to the Indoor Location service anywhere in the world!” says Christian Carle.

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 Pole Star provides 6.5 million square feet of indoor location service

Palo Alto, CA – September 19th 2012 – NAO Campus, the 3D indoor location system developed by Pole Star and already deployed over 2 million square feet at the Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport has been extended to most terminals with a total of 6.5 million square feet covered on four levels.

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For the Passenger Terminal Expo 2012 (Vienna-April 18-20), Pole Star announces the launch of iPhone field tests for its indoor positioning solution NAO Campus ®.

Already available on Google Play (Android Market), NAO Campus® powers the most innovative indoor positioning mobile applications, providing fast startup, accuracy, and multi-level and indoor/outdoor transitions. Visitors to airports or shopping malls access targeted information and services, tightly linked to their current position: geolocalized couponing, navigation and turn-by-turn guidance, accessibility for people with reduced mobility, distance and time from start point to end point, visitor flow and behavior-based statistics, and more. Aéroports de Paris has already adopted NAO Campus® for its Android mobile application My Way Aéroports de Paris.

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2011
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La PME va développer sa politique commerciale autour de ses solutions de géolocalisation dans les sites difficiles, comme l’intérieur des immeubles.

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Pole Star, leader français des solutions de localisation Indoor, déploie sa solution NAO Campus®, 1er système de géolocalisation Indoor (à l’intérieur des bâtiments), au centre commercial des Quatre Temps de Paris-La Défense – 1er centre commercial d’Europe continentale en terme de chiffre

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Pole Star has equipped the Quatre Temps mall at Paris-La Défense with its NAO Campus indoor positioning solution.

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The French Leader of indoor localization solutions is pursuing development in North America, where the major players in the sector are concentrated. To achieve its objectives, the group has appointed new team members.

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In Conjonction with its partner Hub télécom, Pole Star has just delivered its NAO Campus solution to AEROPORTS DE PARIS. Pole star’s technology is integrated into the mobile application developped by Aéroports de Paris Group.

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Pole Star has been selected among 29 other companies from around the world, by The Silicon Valley Association of Startup Entrepreneurs (SVASE) www.svase.org ,to launch the US company operation at Launch Silicon Valley 2001. The event, to be held June 7 beginning at 8:30 a.m. at Microsoft’s Mountain View Campus, is Silicon Valley’s most affordable, high visibility platform for emerging technology companies to springboard their products or services into the market.

Pole Star was selected from over 300 applicants and span the categories of information technology, mobility, security, digital media, next generation internet, technology and clean energy.

“Launch: Silicon Valley has always provided a terrific platform for startups to launch their products to the world, and this promises to be a very exciting year,” said Chris Gill, President and CEO of SVASE, co-presenter of Launch: Silicon Valley […].The result is a significant launch base for finalists, and another must-attend event for potential investors, partners, entrepreneurs and other Silicon Valley influencers who are searching for exceptional startups that have a shot at becoming the next great companies to emerge from the Valley.”

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Pole Star, French leader in indoor location solutions and creator of NAO Campus® – the leading 3D operational indoor geolocation system on the market – announces a fundraising campaign of 2.7 million euros, financed by iXO Private Equity, Hub télécom, Amundi and its historic shareholder Promelys Participations. The funds will be dedicated to financing Pole Star’s growth.

2010
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Pole Star, which has been developing in-door positioning technologies since 2002, was exhibiting at the CeBIT trade show last week in Hannover. Pole Star technology combines GPS and Wi-Fi signal to enable a 3-4 meters accuracy that allows step by step navigation and floor discrimination.
GPS Business News interviewed with Jean-Baptiste Prost, Chief Technical Officer at Pole Star, about their technology and their business model. Watch the video below:

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