New patents bolster company’s leadership in app-free precision device locationing and mobile security
MAPLE LAWN, Md.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AirPatrol Corporation (“AirPatrol”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sysorex Global Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:SYRX), today announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued two new patents to AirPatrol for its technology developments in the areas of mobile device detection, locationing and security. The first patent, number 8,838,812, is for a method of securing a device by automatically turning off its WiFi when it connects to a network via a wired connection. The second patent, number 8,843,155, is for a system that detects, locates and monitors the movement of mobile devices – smartphones, tables and wirelessly connected “things” — based on the radio frequencies they emit, and then permits the system to interact with the devices based on location, device owner and other parameters.
“We’re very pleased to receive patent protection for the work we’ve done in the areas of mobile device security, locationing and management,” said AirPatrol CEO Cleve Adams. “We believe the newly issued patents will help us highlight the advantages of our unique technologies and bring products to new markets more quickly.”
AirPatrol’s core “Zone” technology is built on a network of paperback book sized sensors that can be mounted indoors or outdoors. The sensors “listen” for the radio frequencies regularly broadcast by cellular phones and WiFi devices and, based on the emissions pattern and location, can uniquely identify and locate a mobile device within a few feet. No software is required to be installed on the mobile device. If, however, the mobile device has software or an “app” that is registered with AirPatrol Zone platform, that app can trigger special security policies, deliver content, and interact with other devices based on factors such as the location, personal preferences, privacy and security policies and proximity to others.
The company has two main product lines built on its technology. ZoneDefense is a mobile device security system that detects and monitors cellular and WiFi devices and triggers specific security policies based on the identity of the device and its location. ZoneDefense customers include federal government agencies, universities, hospitals, financial firms and global enterprises among others. The company’s ZoneAware system provides commercial and marketing location-based services such as people counting, foot traffic analytics, discount offers and loyalty program delivery. The ZoneAware system is designed for retailers, resort and hotel operators, theme parks, commercial property managers and similar markets.
“There are six mobile phones for every personal computer on this planet, and nearly every adult in the developed world is carrying one,” Adams said. “For organizations with security issues, being aware of all of these devices, cellular and WiFi, in your facility, what they’re doing and exactly where they are, is critical to maintaining both cyber and physical security. Similarly for commercial entities, being able to see and understand how nearly all customers move through your premises, how they behave and interacting with them via their mobile while they’re there, brings a world of new insights. As a result of its patent portfolio, AirPatrol is capable of providing both,” he added.
AirPatrol, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sysorex Global Holdings Corp., is a developer of mobile device identification and locationing systems. Its flagship product, ZoneDefense, is a security platform for wireless and cellular networks that can detect, monitor and manage the behavior of smartphones, tablets, laptops and other mobile devices based on their location. AirPatrol also offers a business-to-consumer platform called ZoneAware that allows retailers, resort owners, consumer firms and others to deliver custom content and services based on a mobile device’s location. Headquartered near Washington, D.C., AirPatrol has regional offices in San Diego, California, Vancouver, Canada, Sydney, Australia and Sao Paulo, Brazil. AirPatrol customers include numerous government and military agencies and large enterprises around the globe. For more information on AirPatrol Corporation and its products, call 410-290-3446, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.airpatrolcorp.com.
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