Locaid , a Location-as-a-Service company, and Wyless , a global M2M managed services provider, announced an agreement whereby Locaid will provide location-based services (LBS) to Wyless customers and partners across the globe.
Wyless (Lawrence, Mass., USA) will be integrating Locaid’s (San Francisco, Calif., USA) Location-as-a-Service (LaaS) into Porthos, Wyless’s management platform. Wyless customers and partners will be able to access “on demand” location details of their Wyless-enabled M2M devices throughout the U.S. and Europe.
In partnership with Locaid, Wyless will provide LBS across the world in the more than 120 countries covered by the Wyless network. A new service will allow customers to use an application in Porthos to directly access the device location to build LBS capabilities into their own applications, says Wyless.
“The LBS partnership with Locaid will provide Wyless customers and partners with carrier-grade location without the need for a separate GPS device, without hardware modifications, application downloads, user interaction, service calls or software,” said Art Nava, technical services director, Wyless.