Polaris Wireless Assures User Security on OmniLocate Platform
Jun 14, 2011
Source: Satellite Today
Polaris Wireless, a software-based wireless location solutions provider, unveiled details of its security enhancements to its OmniLocate universal location platform for network operators and government agencies, the company announced June 14. The announcement follows recent industry revelations that Apple and Google have tracked their users' location information, which were uncovered at a May hearing of the U.S. Senate Consumer Protection, Product Safety and Insurance Subcommittee. "It has always been the policy of Polaris Wireless to protect user location information behind the security of the mobile operator's wireless network. The OmniLocate solution does not now, and has never, enabled location information to be retained within the mobile device, where it is subject to hacking and other potential compromise," Polaris said in a company statement. OmniLocate is a universal wireless location platform, providing location capabilities across 2G, 3G and emerging 4G (LTE) air interfaces, as well as indoor technologies such as Wi-Fi, DAS and Femtocells.