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Kiana Analytics Granted Patent for Uniquely Identifying All Wireless Devices

Kiana Analytics, Inc., the location-based
platform company that delivers accurate proximity solutions to
organizations worldwide, today announced it has been awarded a patent by
the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The patent covers
industry-first methods for identification of all connected and detected
WiFi, Bluetooth, and smart bulb devices, ignoring random and false
device identifications. The unmatched accuracy of this patented
technology enables chief security officers, heads of operations, and
CMOs at high-traffic venues to improve physical security and quickly
gain visitor insights.

Kiana has processed more than 400 million unique wireless device IDs
across 50 countries worldwide. Hundreds of VARs, system designers and
integrators use Kiana’s market-leading real-time
location services’ (RTLS) proximity
accuracy and speed, empowering organizations across industries to
leverage their WiFi infrastructure in order to capture visitor traffic
and demographic data, increase physical safety and security, improve
operations, refine marketing campaigns, and engage visitors.

The new U.S. patent number 9,998,907 granted to Kiana covers a system
and method for identifying mobile users in a site, including: receiving,
in real time, data packets from wireless access points; identifying and
time stamping each unique device identification from the received data
packets; and determining repetitive or false unique device
identifications (while eliminating repetitive or false identifications
to obtain accurate device identifications). The technology powers KianaSecure™
and KianaEngage™,
which detect and analyze tens of thousands of visitors per day, making
the cloud-based software ideal for corporate campuses, airports,
convention centers, shopping centers, and other large venues. The
platform’s universal device detection recognizes all mobile devices and
wearables – connected, detected, Android and iOS.

Physical Security and Visitor Analytics Use Cases

The Global Physical Security Market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of
9.9% from 2016 to 2024, reaching $148 billion by 2024 (Variant
Market Research). Physical security technologies, such as
KianaSecure, which provides smart alerts and forensic analysis, are
designed to prevent unauthorized access to facilities and resources, and
protect visitors, personnel and property from damage, theft or even
terrorist attacks. Kiana’s AI algorithms deliver down-to-2×2 meter
location calibration to high-traffic venues, equipping them to
accurately count devices, detect desirable or undesirable visitors,
address crisis situations, as well as provide valuable guest services
and marketing insight. For instance:

“Kiana is committed to delivering innovations that advance smart/safe
campuses and cities by leveraging existing infrastructure. Being awarded
this important foundational patent in the field of wireless device
detection is a testament to our engineering team’s ability to
continually think outside the box to increase safety,” said Nader Fathi,
CEO, Kiana Analytics. “This patent is the first of several to come and
will play a role in incorporating machine learning and data analytics
into additional use cases, such as security systems.”

About Kiana

Kiana
cloud-based software and patented device detection enhance physical
security, optimizes operations and delivers proximity solutions for
businesses worldwide. Corporate campuses, event venues, transportation
hubs and shopping malls use Kiana’s real-time remote awareness platform
to strengthen physical safety and security and understand visitor
behavior. Founded in 2013, Kiana Analytics is a fast-growing
GDPR-compliant company with offices in Silicon Valley and Germany. Kiana
was named the “Hottest Company in July 2016” by the world’s largest
startup accelerator, Plug
and Play Tech Center and named the Top
Innovator in May 2018 by the Telecom Council. To learn more, visit www.kiana.io
or follow @kianaanalytics.

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