I just received a copy of the Spring 2014 edition of trade periodical Apogeo Spatial in glossy print. In this issue Michael Perrault authored a feature article about Prima Research and the technology I co-invented with Greg Beveridge, titled Location Tracking Using RFID. Others have written about us before, but there is something special about reading about my work — and seeing my drawings — in a glossy color magazine.
A newly patented invention that precisely tracks mobile phones, tablets and other radio frequency-emitting devices (RFID) indoors could help redefine the possibilities for everyone from retailers and marketers to airlines, car manufacturers and municipalities.
The possibilities due to tracking within inches, in three-dimensional (3D) space, in real time are incredible. “It’s really difficult to fathom all of the applications,” said co-inventor Christopher Price, who worked with longtime electronics engineer Gregory Beveridge on the technological discovery. “At no point in history have you had everybody walking around carrying a beacon announcing a unique presence in every space. That’s not going to change.” The two inventors at Denver-based Prima Research LLC have spent several years developing and refining what they believe is an innovative, cost-effective and practical solution to more accurately identify and track mobile devices indoors compared to other current methods.
— The Apogeo Spatial mission is to communicate the power of geospatial tools and technologies in managing the world’s scarce resources and environment, so that the global population has security—of water, food and energy.