Stockholm, Sweden (ots/PRNewswire)
- Kista, Sweden Promotes Next Gen Wireless Services Utilizing
Appear Networks' Technology
Kista Science City AB, (Kista), and Appear Networks, (Appear),
today announced the launch of an interactive city-wide context-aware
wireless showcase located in Kista Science City, fifteen minutes
outside of Stockholm. Appear supplies the underlying context-aware
application provisioning server.
The Kista Mobile Showcase promotes mobile applications, solutions
and services found in the Swedish high tech region, home to over 700
companies and more than 27,000 employees. The wireless deployment
consists of 110 Wi-Fi access points distributed through out Kista
Science City points of interest, including the Kista Gallerian (a
shopping mall with adjoining subway station), IT University Campus,
research buildings of Electrum and Wireless@KTH, and Kista Science
The showcase features an interactive tour which enables visitors
to personally experience next generation mobile solutions and
applications while discovering Kista Science City. Showcase visitors
are provided a Wi-Fi enabled handheld device and the user's location
is recognized and dynamically updated upon entering various Wi-Fi
enabled zones located through out Kista, achieving indoor location
detection accuracy not possible with GPS. Personalized location-based
services automatically appear and disappear from the visitor's mobile
device, according to his precise location. For example, as the user
approaches the bank, stock quotes appear on his mobile device.
Walking by the lunch court triggers a list of menus available from
nearby restaurants. Upon entering the subway station an updated
timetable becomes available.
"This demonstration of context-aware wireless services is an
important part of this groundbreaking city-wide showcase." says Tomas
Bennich, Project Manager for Kista Mobile Showcase. "Appear was
selected to join the consortium because their hardware-agnostic,
application-independent platform allows us to easily include other
third party applications."
"We have been working with Kista Science City for over six months
to create a compelling, realistic demonstration of the future of
value-added applications for wireless broadband." says Alex Cabrera,
Project Leader at Appear. "We focused on ease of use.
Location-relevant services will appear and disappear spontaneously,
and be instantly accessible at a click of a button".
About Kista Science City: www.kista.com
Kista Science City AB is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Electrum
Foundation, operating as an executive part of the Electrum system.
Kista Science City promotes Kista globally as an attractive location
for Information, Communication and Technology companies to operate.
Kista Science City proactively develops networks in Kista and the
surrounding areas, and coordinates the interaction between the high
tech industry and state, local government, and private enterprises.
About Appear Networks: www.appearnetworks.com
Appear Networks is a leading provider of context-aware application
provisioning software for wireless networks. The Appear Server
enables both network operators and venue owners to deliver
personalized, location based, time specific wireless applications to
end user mobile devices. Appear Networks is privately held, and
headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.
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Press Contacts: Appear Networks, Mia Falgard, +46-8-545-91-370,
; Kista Science City, Marta Sandén,