Wi-Fi positioning provider Skyhook Wireless has announced its formal launch in Europe, noting that it has mapped more than 16 million Wi-Fi access points across the continent.
The original version of XPS delivered what Skyhook termed multi-mode location switching between Wi-Fi-based positioning and GPS readings based on availability and error estimates. XPS 2.0 algorithmically combines raw Wi-Fi, GPS, and cell-tower readings to produce a single hybrid calculation.
Skyhook’s European launch includes coverage expansion throughout the United Kingdom and on the European mainland, and the establishment of regional sales and operations offices. Its fleet of 200 European data-collection specialists has driven more than 750,000 kilometers to date and continues to expand coverage, the company said.