Skyhook Wireless Becomes Location Services Provider For Filip Technologies

Jan 5, 2015   

Posted by Ashley Osgood

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LAS VEGASJan. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW -- Skyhook Wireless, a worldwide leader in location, announced today that they have partnered with Filip Technologies to integrate Skyhook's Precision Location solution into FiLIP 2, the award-winning wearable phone and smart locator for kids. Skyhook's location technology will allow parents whose children wear the FiLIP 2 to have confidence in knowing where their kids are, providing security and peace of mind in an increasingly busy world.

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FiLIP 2 is a unique, wearable phone and locator for kids that combines voice and location technologies, enabling parents to call, text and locate their child right from the parent's phone. With Skyhook, the FiLIP 2 boasts in a smart watch for children the same location accuracy, quality and power footprint that one normally expects to only find in leading smartphones.

"Communication and child safety is not something that families are willing to leave to chance," said Jim Crowley, CEO of Skyhook Wireless. "Skyhook is thrilled to provide location for the FiLIP 2, where accurate location is a critical element in giving parents peace of mind with respect to their children."

"Reliable and accurate location technology is an integral part of FiLIP's architecture," said Jonathan Peachey, CEO of Filip Technologies.  "By working with Skyhook Wireless, we've gained an experienced location partner who can meet our current needs as well as innovate with us on location technology for the future, to ensure that FiLIP remains the complete solution for parents."

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About Skyhook Wireless®

Skyhook is a worldwide leader in location, operating the largest independent first party location network in the world today. Everyday Skyhook powers tens of billions of location requests and location based context requests around the world for adtech, publishers, devices, apps, wearables, media, mobile device management, digital rights management, device recovery and more. Skyhook Wireless, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of TruePosition, Inc., which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Broadband Corporation. To learn more about Skyhook, please visit www.skyhookwireless.com.

About Filip Technologies, Inc.
Filip Technologies, Inc. develops communication and location-based products and services designed to keep families in touch. Its products combine the two most important elements in family mobile offerings – communications and safety. The company's flagship product, FiLIP, is the world's first wearable phone and locator for children. Its patent-pending technology combines cellular voice with geo-location capability in a device small enough to be worn on a wrist. Founded in 2009 by Sten Kirkbak after he briefly lost track of his young son Filip in a shopping mall, Filip Technologies, Inc. is privately held with headquarters in New York, N.Y. For more information, please visit www.myfilip.com.

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