WICKLOW, IRELAND and LUND, SWEDEN – February 1st, 2023 – Druid Software, the leading provider of private cellular network core software solutions for the enterprise, today announced a partnership with Combain Mobile AB, a leader in global and indoor positioning solutions, to enable accurate indoor and global location for enterprise 5G or 4G private networks. This collaboration helps to address the security, accuracy, and seamless cellular continuity challenges enterprises face between private and macro networks globally for Massive IoT, Critical IoT and Broadband IoT positioning use cases. Together, Druid Software and Combain will package this location capability as a function of the LMF (Location Management Function) on the Druid Raemis core platform, providing accurate location intelligence to enterprises and the systems integrators that serve them. To learn more about the Druid Raemis core platform, visit here.
The Druid Raemis core platform is a 3GPP compliant core network supporting 5G SA, NSA and 4G with unique features designed specifically for enterprise critical communications. For example, the platform is differentiated by its ability to easily prioritize and “slice” devices while providing them with a guaranteed quality of service. Interoperability with any small cell RAN vendor, with 34 x 5G small cells tested with Raemis to date, gives partners greater options to choose from indoor or outdoor specialists. Raemis scales up as easily as it scales down, enabling the setup of small or very large private networks.
Raemis can be deployed on edge hardware devices or in high dependency cloud native environments. This flexibility is key for certain highly resilient mobile use cases or customers who do not want their data on the public cloud. Built on an open REST API, Raemis provides easy integration to enterprise critical applications and makes private networks simple to use and manage with a user-friendly dashboard.
Combain has partnered with Druid Software to produce the location calculation component of the 3GPP compliant LMF for 5G, which in turn equips the Druid Raemis core platform with Combain’s accurate positioning technology and thereby making it “Positioned by Combain”. Combain’s and Druid Software’s collaboration to provide a positioning engine core will facilitate the adoption of location applications for 5G private networks. As a leading provider of cellular location, Combain simply leverages cloud computing and cellular infrastructure completely over the top of carriers to supply secure, accurate, global location for all devices on a network, indoors and outdoors.
With 5G Precise Positioning, Combain provides sub-meter level accuracy indoors within a private network, extending to global outdoor positioning as it seamlessly continues with coverage onto the macro network. This yields enhanced, scalable location intelligence for assets on the move across a wide variety of verticals, creating a host of new use cases for transportation and logistics, healthcare, Industry 4.0 and more.
“The collaboration with Combain helps facilitate the adoption of location applications for 5G private networks for our partners,” Druid Software CEO Liam Kenny said. “We are delighted to be working with Combain as a leading provider of cellular location.”
“We are excited to work with Druid Software to enable a lot of new services requiring location for private networks”, Combain CEO Bjorn Lindquist said. “Our new 5G positioning engine with Druid’s core platform takes advantage of the new positioning capabilities in 5G to make accurate positioning very easy and cost effective to deploy.”
Combain and Druid Software plan to proceed with global Proof of Concept testing, focusing first on Industry 4.0 use cases, while bringing to market the best cellular location capability with pioneering 5G LMF and industry leading 4G ESMLC. To inquire about pricing and availability of Combain’s location engine included in Druid’s Raemis core platform, contact Combain here.
Druid Software is a core cellular network software company based in Ireland. Established in 2000 Druid has evolved into one of the world’s leaders in Private 5G & 4G Cellular technology over the last 20 years. Druids RAEMISTM platform is a mature 3GPP compliant 4G/5G core network, with unique features designed specifically for business and mission critical use.
Druid’s mature RAEMIS platform is in use today by ISPs and Enterprises for mission critical environments in the U.S, EMEA, LATAM and Asia Pac. Druid technology enables solutions in different areas including enterprise communications, IoT, mobile edge computing, and public safety.
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Combain is a world-leading provider of geolocation services for connected IoT devices. Combain has created one of the world’s largest positioning databases used for precise indoor and outdoor positioning. Combain also has developed new innovative positioning technologies, such as a new indoor positioning system that uses deep learning and an easy to deploy IoT asset tracking platform, Traxmate.
Combain’s customers are leading mobile network operators, national security agencies, tracking devices and IoT device manufacturers. Positioning is provided as a cloud-based and OnPrem API, Combain Location API, as an indoor positioning solution, Combain Indoor, as a network positioning solution, Combain LMF, and as a cloud-based IoT tracking platform, Traxmate. Combain is located in Lund, Sweden and in Palo Alto, USA and serves customers worldwide. For more information, visit us at www.combain.com or stay up to date by following us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
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