TRX Posts NEON Signal Mapper Video

Posted on Mon, Nov 30, 2015

A new video demonstration of TRX’s NEON® Signal Mapper application is now available at TRXSystemsTV. This short video takes viewers through the simple process to create 3D buildings and it features a track playback and visualization of WiFi and LMR signals from 3rd party test equipment.

The demonstration video can be seen now at:

The TRX NEON® Signal Mapper software delivers real-time 3D location for indoor test and measurement where GPS is unavailable. The NEON Signal Mapper Application provides an intuitive Android user interface enabling lightly trained users to map signal and sensor information within buildings.  Users can initialize their location, start/stop mapping and load mapping data to the cloud. The NEON Command Software enables creation and visualization of 3D building maps and provides centralized access to the NEON Cloud Service to view logged location information.


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TRX Accepts "Most Innovative Technology Award"

Posted on Mon, Nov 02, 2015

The Innovative Solutions Consortium (ISC) partnered up with the Loudon County Department of Economic Development and Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce to hold the 2015 Loudoun County Public Safety Challenge event.  ISC used it's open innovation process to bring in potential solutions from around the world to demonstrate how their solution will help Loudoun County Public Schools.

It was wonderful to see the auditorium at the National Conference Center in Leeburg, VA filled with not just technology companies competing in the LCPS Challenge but also with middle and high school students that were excited about developing new technology solutions.

While professionals took their turn explaining technology and application advancements in their field, Loudoun County students turned some professional heads with their technology ideas for the future.

“To come up to Loudoun and see kids at this age on that stage, I’m thinking to myself, ‘What was I doing at that age?’” Gov. Terry McAuliffe said. “It’s incredible what these students are doing.”

Students were invited to present ideas across a multitude of areas, such as safety and security, decision support systems, and 21st century classroom and curriculum advancements.

“The future is the people in this room today,” McAuliffe told the students. “Only be disappointed if you don’t try something new. We are all in with technology. Think, be bold, and innovate.”

TRX Systems won the Most Innovative Technology Award at the 2014 Loudoun County Challenge so, on behalf of the entire TRX Systems team, I had the pleasure to attend and accept the 2014 award at this year's event from Mr. Ken Spedden, founder and CEO of ISC. 


It's not only a beautiful trophy that we'll proudly display at our offices in Greenbelt, MD but the presentation of this award for technology innovation was extremely timely based upon the recent announcement of our innovative new cloud-based NEON Indoor Location Solution.

TRX Systems Releases New NEON® Indoor Location Solution Delivering 3D Tracking for Signal Mapping Applications

Posted on Wed, Oct 21, 2015

TRX Systems, developer of the NEON Indoor Location Solution, today released NEON Signal Mapper, a new software application delivering 3D indoor tracking and visualization for users mapping LTE, LMR, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and other signal and sensor data, providing an easy-to-use application and API that saves time and increases accuracy. NEON Signal Mapper, an Android application tightly integrated with the NEON Indoor Location Solution, enables users to cost-effectively, quickly and accurately map the measurements taken indoors where GPS is unavailable.

Eliminating the need to take measurements using labor-intensive, time-consuming and error-prone manual techniques, the NEON Signal Mapper application allows users to:

  • Quickly create geo-referenced 3D building maps
  • Track user location in 3D
  • Log user position and elevation
  • Retrieve logs and export for processing
  • Display log information on 3D maps

With NEON Signal Mapper, users can reduce the time, complexity and cost of indoor signal testing. The NEON Indoor Location Solution also provides an API that delivers this real-time location information, making it easy to integrate with the test and measurement equipment and applications used by wireless carriers, Wi-Fi deployment companies and engineering firms that deploy and test two-way radio networks. 

The NEON Signal Mapper's intuitive Android user interface and small tracking accessory enable lightly trained personnel to quickly and accurately log location information inside buildings. Users taking indoor signal measurements simply initialize their starting locations in the NEON Signal Mapper application and then walk through the building to generate time stamped location data that is synchronized with signal data. When the walk-throughs are complete, all of the collected location data is uploaded to the cloud, which enables centralized access to the data. The NEON Command Software allows visualization of 3D building maps showing the tracks and corresponding signal data collected.

"Enterprises, building owners, engineering companies and service providers are increasingly working to validate wireless coverage and service quality in complex indoor environments," said Carol Politi, CEO of TRX Systems. "NEON Signal Mapper was designed to simplify the task of signal mapping indoors by eliminating the some of the error-prone manual processes used when collecting indoor signal data today."

TRX conducted a live demonstration of the NEON Signal Mapper application at the recent ION GNSS+ conference in Tampa, Fla. The demonstration met with rave reviews and was dubbed the "winning demonstration" of the show by GPS World. The TRX team used the new, small NEON Tracking Unit to map their movement across multiple floors and meeting rooms of the Tampa Convention Center with only inertial navigation and with no pre-planning or installed infrastructure.

NEON Signal Mapper Developer’s Kits Available

The NEON Signal Mapper Developer's Kit provides the software and accessories for seamless integration with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and cellular signal mapping applications. The NEON API may be used by custom Android signal mapping applications to access NEON 3D location information. The Developer's Kit includes the NEON Command Software, NEON Location Service, NEON Signal Mapper Application, NEON API, four NEON Tracking Units, and six months of NEON Cloud Service.



About TRX

TRX Systems is the developer of the NEON® Indoor Location Solution, delivering location and mapping indoors, underground and in dense urban areas where GPS is not available or is unreliable. NEON delivers ubiquitous, low cost 3D indoor location through the use of advanced sensor fusion, ranging, and patented, dynamic mapping algorithms.

TRX Systems is the recipient of the 2015 Silver Edison Award for innovation in the Navigation and Robotics category, the Tibbetts Award given by the U.S. Small Business Administration for innovation and economic impact of research and development, the TEDCO ICE Award for Corporate Excellence and the Innovator Award from the Chesapeake Regional Tech Counsel (CRTC). TRX indoor location software development has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the U.S. Army and the Department of Homeland Security. For more information, visit


TRX demonstrates new,cloud based NEON Indoor Location Solution

Posted on Fri, Sep 25, 2015

Last week, TRX participated in the ION GNSS+ 2015 Conference in Tampa, Florida.  ION GNSS+ is the world's largest technical meeting and showcase of navigation technology, products and services. This year's conference had many sessions focused on indoor navigation including one session with live demos from leading providers of indoor navigation solutions including Broadcom, Nokia and TRX Systems.  

TRX’s live demonstration of our NEON Indoor Location Solution met with rave reviews – called the winning demonstration in a GPS World article. Leveraging the new cloud based architecture and the new, smaller tracking accessory, the TRX team conducted a live tracking demo across multiple floors and through the meeting rooms of the Tampa Convention Center.   The 100+ attendees at the session saw highly accurate, 3D tracking and real-time location using only inertial navigation with no pre-planning or installed infrastructure.

The ION conference included a number of highly technical and informative sessions on the manufacturing and commercialization of MEMS (Microelectromechanical Systems). The MEMS sensor suites provide a primary building block for indoor inertial navigation and these sensors are now included in most smart phones.   Challenges remain in the usage of these integrated sensors for indoor navigation in that the accuracy of the MEMS sensors is highly affected by the device position and usage during tracking.   Companies such as Broadcom, Bosch and Freescale had sessions discussing the integration and application of MEMS but the clear theme was that the best inertial tracking and location accuracy comes from a fixed mounting of the sensors on the user.

Privacy of crowd sourced information was also a very interesting subject discussed at the conference.   Carol Politi, TRX CEO, spoke about the emergence and implications of cloud and crowd-sourcing techniques for navigation and mapping. She highlighted that there must be options for both closed crowd sourcing systems such as those for government and large enterprise applications, and more open crowd sourcing systems those for consumer oriented applications. The key for both environments will be to provide complete transparency and clear options for participation. One creative but straightforward technique highlighted by another speaker suggested the use of privacy profiles and rules based options that are easy for the consumer to understand.

These are just a few snippets from this extremely informative and relevant technical conference.  Our thanks go out to  to the InLocation Alliance for hosting the booth in the exhibit hall and to the Institute of Navigation for a well run conference.

                In Location Alliance                                        ION Logo


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TRX at ION GNSS+ Conference in Tampa 14-18 September

Posted on Thu, Sep 10, 2015

TRX Systems is participating in the ION GNSS+ conference next week at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, FL.  ION GNSS+ is the world's largest technical meeting and showcase of indoor and outdoor navigation technology, products and services. This year's conference will bring together international leaders in GNSS and related positioning, navigation and timing fields to present new research, introduce new technologies, discuss current policy, demonstrate products and exchange ideas. 

We invite you to meet with TRX's CEO, Carol Politi, and learn about the NEON® indoor location solution in the InLocation Alliance booth
In Location Alliance

Additionally, TRX will be a presenting our technology at the ION Panel Session B5b, titled "Cloud and Crowd Sourced Navigation" on Friday 18 Sept at 10:35am (   This session covers the emergence, and implications of cloud and crowd-sourced based techniques for positioning and navigation. Panelists, from location technology vendors, service providers and academia, will debate questions such as “Is the cloud navigation the future of navigation? How much accuracy improvement can we expect? What are implications related to privacy? What are the benefits to the end user? Is crowd sourcing the ultimate solution for the urban and indoor navigation? What type of performance can we expect? What type of new possibilities it will open?”. 

 We hope to see you in Tampa!


APCO 2015 - Indoor Location, NG 911, and Communications

Posted on Mon, Aug 24, 2015

TRX Systems spent last week at APCO 2015 providing a live demonstration of the NEON Indoor Location solution and participating in industry discussions on resilient and next generation emergency communications and 911 technologies.

As with any new technology, an ecosystem is developing to support broad deployment of indoor location for both first responders and the public at large. APCO showcased these advances in both technical sessions and on the exhibit floor.

Motorola Solutions, Sonim, and the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department, along with representatives from FirstNet, discussed how the next generation mobile data computer is a Smartphone. Ruggedized smartphones meeting the specifications required for public safety deployment deliver the data capacity required for applications that need indoor location updates in real-time. The Bluetooth pairing supported by these smartphones simplify connection to precision indoor location accessories, physiological sensors, radiation sensors, and more.

The show floor had a significant number of companies involved in the Distributed Antenna System (DAS) market, including those specializing in development of in-building infrastructure, engineering and design of in-building networks, and deployment of DAS within buildings. DAS infrastructure makes those buildings safer by delivering more complete coverage and enables delivery of indoor location information from all areas of large and complex buildings. DAS vendors and deployment engineers also need indoor location capabilities to simplify system installation and verification. 


In addition to the TRX demonstration of 3D indoor location and mapping, Geo-Comm also highlighted the third dimension during a presentation of their pilot of 3G indoor mapping technologies. This session covered the challenges of obtaining and maintaining accurate map data and prompted useful discussions regarding how much map data is actually required. Critical large buildings such as the DC convention center (where APCO was held) clearly benefit from the context supplied by floor plans. In other buildings, knowledge of basic 3D map information such as number of floors, entrances/exits, and stairwell locations, is all that is required for context. This information tends to be more stable than precise floor plan data.

Communications, mapping, and location are three very connected technologies. The advances being made in each of these areas will advance the safety and efficiency of public safety personnel and improve safety for all.

TRX Indoor Location Demo at APCO 2015

Posted on Wed, Aug 12, 2015

Please join Carol Politi, CEO of TRX Systems, for a demonstration of the TRX Indoor Location System at APCO 2015.  The session will be held at 9:00am Wednesday, 19 August 2015 at the Washington D.C. Convention Center.

TRX Systems will provide a demonstration of the NEON Personnel Tracking System, an infrastructure-free indoor location and mapping solution for public safety and commercial applications.  TRX will demonstrate development of 3D building maps and tracking of multiple personnel indoors and out.

The TRX system combines user motion data, magnetometer, pressure, GIS and map data, ranging, GPS, BLE and Wi-Fi to deliver accurate3D position and tracking. Sensors that are errored or not available are eliminated from the navigation calculations. The system demonstration will be of a low-SWAP-C, mission-essential system using inferred and known building features and multipath mitigated ranging to calculate personnel location in GPS-denied environments.

For more information about TRX, contact us.

TRX Indoor Location Selected for EMERGE Accelerator Program

Posted on Thu, Aug 06, 2015

Emerge_AcceleratorTRX Systems was one of 13 young companies selected for the EMERGE Accelerator Program.  EMERGE, which focuses on wearable technology for first responders, is a partnership between TechNexus, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT). 

During the three month selection process, 13 participants were identified from more than 220 potential ecosystem partners in 154 cities, with a focus on technology ventures with a commercial appeal that are relevant to Homeland Security and first responders. Each venture was evaluated for customer, channel, investment, pilot and POC relationships. TRX NEON indoor location and mapping technology delivers 3D location without networked or pre-installed infrastructure - an ideal fit for public safety, industrial, and enterprise applications involving resilient tracking of personnel.

In addition to TRX, the following companies were selected for the program:

- BearTek: Provides patented wearable technology built into any task specific gloves to wirelessly control any device imaginable with the click of your fingers.

- Energy Bionics: Develops, manufactures and markets portable and wearable energy products that harvest ambient energy and power mobile devices, censors and networks.

- Human Systems Integration: Based in Walpole, Mass., a cutting edge Wearables Technology company focused on the development and delivery of advanced situational awareness solutions for a number of markets including military, first responder, medical and industrial safety.

- International Thermodyne: A Charlotte, N.C. based company in the emerging energy harvesting industry that is heading the development and commercialization of PowerFelt™.

- Juxtopia: An innovative biomedical and information technology company that delivers measurable effective products & services for improving human performance®.

- Kofman Technologies: Aims to reduce lethality in peacekeeping and law enforcement through technological innovation.

- Neumitra: Develops embedded technologies to address the costs of too much stress and too little sleep on human health, performance, and happiness.

- Nucurrent: Is changing the way people interact with electronic devices by enabling wireless re-charging with the world’s most efficient, thinnest and fastest antennas and electronics.

- Pivothead Wearable Imaging: Creates innovative ‘smart’ eyewear cameras that empower bionic-like capabilities with simplicity, style, and intuitive use.

- Rithmio: Has developed a gesture recognition platform to create accurate and personalized gesture-based products such as wearables, smartwatches or connected sporting equipment.

- Select Engineering Services: Automatic Injury Detection: Incapacitated by an attack AID Sensors detect a penetration event: shot, stabbed or hit by shrapnel it automatically sends your: ID / LOCATION / INJURIES.

- Telesense: An IoT company providing cost-effective, scalable, and highly configurable environmental monitoring and control solutions with the goal of increasing efficiency and public safety.

The accelerator program is new model for sourcing innovation by DHS, focusing on commercial partnerships, application validation, and supporting fundraising by the participating ventures.

DC Tech Meetup - TRX Indoor Location

Posted on Tue, Jul 21, 2015

DCTechLogoCheck out the DC Tech meetup tonight at MLK Library (901 G Street NW, Washington DC).  Tonight's focus is "Women in Tech" with an evening of live demos by companies founded or led by women.  TRX is demonstrating indoor location and mapping at 7:28 PM.  Here is the full schedule:

[7:20] UPace - Rachel Koretsky - @Upaceapp

[7:28] TRX Systems - Carol Politi - @TRX_Systems

[7:36] GoodWorld - Dale Nirvani Pfeifer - @GoodWorld

[7:44] Senseware -  Serene Almomen - @mysenseware

[7:52] Photox - Louisa Imperiale - @GetPhotox

[8:00] Women In Tech Resources - a sampling: 60 Second Pitches

Hear Me Code:  Shannon Turner // @hearmecode

DC Web Women:  Ashley Holtz // @DCWW

Women In Tech Campaign:  Emily Rasowsky // @WITCampaign

CSterhood:  Anna Klaussen //

Code for Progress: Mariella Paulino // @codeforprogress

Women Who Code DC:  Kaylyn Gibilterra // @womenwhocodedc

Tech Lady Hackathon:  Leah Bannon // @leahbannon

Thanks to DJ Saul (iStrategyLabs), Shana Glenzer (SocialRadar), Stephanie Nguyen (Landmark), Zvi Band (Contactually), and Brandon Luong (GrindHub) who are the organizers of tonight's event.


TRX Indoor Location at TIA 2015

Posted on Wed, Jun 10, 2015

TIA held a startup competition in Dallas last week which was unique in profiling mature startups pitching to a community of potential partners and customers.  Vocal Zoom and TRX Systems placed one and two in the competition!  

In addition to TRX Systems Indoor Location, the startup companies that participated included:

Primal Sensors - Location service for amusement venues and recreational events

Mesh Detect - Deployment and management of secure phones for prison environments

MetroTech - Traffic analysis software that turns cameras into sensors, providing detailed traffic data per lane

VocalZoom - Innovative microphone with superior noise reduction for voice control and communications in noisy environments

Kubos - software platform for developing and deploying custom nano-satellite missions.

The program was moderated by Jon Bayless, General Partner of Sevin Rosen Funds and judged by Tim Horan, Managing Director of Oppenheimer and Co. and Adam Drobot, President and Chairman of Open TechWorks.

The great part about this event was that the presentations reached partners and customers for indoor location.  Thanks to TIA for hosting such a great forum.

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