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Stanley Black & Decker brings location-based services to mobile equipment

Stanley Black & Decker is working with Intel to bring the benefits of indoor Location-Based Services (LBS) to enterprises.

Intel is utilising Stanley's AeroScout Wi-Fi RFID technology, and has integrated the technology into the 4th generation Intel Core vPro processor.

These devices will come enabled with embedded AeroScout technology to deliver indoor location services over standard Wi-Fi networks, opening up new opportunities for enterprises across a range of industries—from manufacturing to energy to retail to healthcare—to increase productivity, safety and security.

“Mobility is transforming business and fundamentally changing the way we work,” said Dan Russell, Director of Marketing for Intel’s Business Client Platform Division.

In industrial environments such as manufacturing plants, for example, organizations can use the Intel LBS capability to deliver location-specific instructions to a mobile worker or enable a transport vehicle equipped with an Intel-based mobile device to quickly locate a particular item within the site, increasing factory efficiency and throughput.

Employees in large, multi-location business and government organizations can also use their new location-aware devices to more quickly locate printers, conference rooms or other local resources.

“In today's information-driven world, the ability to deliver the right information to the right person at the right time has the potential for all kinds of business benefits,” said Yuval Bar-Gil, AeroScout founder.

“Information proactively delivered in real-time, based on where you are within your work environment, can help accelerate completing tasks more efficiently, as well as improve safety and security. Embedding Stanley's AeroScout technology in the processor that serves as the foundation for the world’s computing devices, enables the rapid adoption of Location Based Services across organizations.”

In conjunction with the launch of Intel vPro Technology with Location Based Services, Stanley is offering a free, specific-use version of its AeroScout MobileView software along with support for two location use-cases: “Find Near Me,” for helping locate resources within the enterprise, and “Asset Tracking,” which can be used to locate devices equipped with 4th generation IntelCore vPro processors.

The Intel LBS specific-use version of MobileView is available to download for free. Organizations have the option to upgrade to the full-featured version of MobileView.

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