Qualcomm, Acuity brands collaborate to deploy Lumicast technology

Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM) Qualcomm Atheros, Inc. is working with Acuity Brands in the commercial deployment of LED lighting fixtures/services that use Qualcomm® Lumicast™ technology to bring indoor positioning capabilities and services to retailers, the companies said.

Unlike RF-based technologies, Lumicast uses visible-light signals transmitted from LED fixtures to deliver indoor positioning. A regular smartphone, using apps enabled by Lumicast software, receives the light signals through the front camera to determine its position and orientation with exceptional precision and speed.

Lumicast has already been deployed in more than 100 store locations by two of North America´s top 25 retailers.

Acuity Brands is a North American market leader and one of the world´s leading providers of indoor and outdoor lighting and energy management solutions. With fiscal year 2015 net sales of USD2.7 billion, Acuity Brands currently employs approximately 9,000 associates and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia with operations throughout North America, and in Europe and Asia.

Qualcomm provides 3G, 4G and next-generation wireless technologies.