Empowering citizens with #ProximityServices – SXSW 2015

New York City in the Age of Proximity

New York City in the Age of Proximity

Imagine New York City as a supremely intelligent device that constantly communicates, understands, broadcasts and shares relevant information with its citizens. Imagine the MTA, for instance, communicating in real time with its passengers, suggesting which bus or train to take while considering weather reports, accidents, or fastest routes. The power and reach of proximity services in cities is now possible through new device-to-device communication technologies and apps such as LTE Direct and Compass.to, that allow our cities to become smart and let inhabitants take true advantage of the data that surrounds them while helping them make the right choices.

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What happens in Austin… probably doesn’t just stay here. #SXSW2015

Compass.to sketches for SXSW 2015

Compass.to sketches for SXSW 2015

Everybody says this about Vegas. What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. Well, lucky for us, that wasn’t quite true in our case. We had an extremely productive, non-stop-hustling, work-around-the-clock routine when attending the CES 2015 at the beginning of the year in Las Vegas. A few weeks later, we found ourselves in the same situation at the Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona where we showcased Compass.to in over 140 different presentations. Now we’re at SXSW 2015, where you breathe and sleep music among other amazing stuff. And probably, what we do in Austin, won’t just stay in Austin.

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Awaiting the Mobile World Congress 2015 – Real mobile connectivity

Mobile Connectivity at MWC

Mobile Connectivity at MWC

The Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona is just around the corner. As we mentioned in a previous post, we’ll be showcasing the work we’ve been doing here at Compass.to. Anticipating what will happen in the Catalonia province, we are firm believers that we will witness some of the greatest mobile innovations as far as technology is concerned. One issue with this tough, is that the more mobile applications are released, the sense of connectivity and community among mobile users seem to go down the priority list of mobile developers. We believe smartphones and mobile devices need to bridge the gap between the physical and digital world, while providing real value and connecting with real people.

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Compass.to demo at CES 2015 shows future of LTE Direct

Compass.to and LTE Direct at CES 2015

Compass.to at Qualcomm booth demoing LTE Direct at CES 2015 Las Vegas

Every year, people fly from all over the world to the Consumer Electronics Show hosted in Las Vegas to get a firsthand glimpse of new technology and consumer electronics. Fortunately for us here at Compass.to, we had an amazing time in the desert, one that some would say happens once in a lifetime.

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