Mist Systems and Aerial Technologies are Visionary in new Gartner Magic Quadrant for Indoor Location

Sunnyvale, Calif. – February, 2020 – Mist, a Juniper Networks company and leader in secure AI-driven networks, today announced that it is a visionary in the new 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Indoor Location Services, Global for the second consecutive year. In this most recent Gartner report, Juniper (Mist) is a Visionary and was placed furthest in completeness of vision relative to other vendors, highlighting the unique value proposition of the solution, which includes an open programmable architecture, patented Virtual BLE that eliminates the need for physical beacons, and extensive integration of third-party components, including new partner solutions that leverage Ultrawideband, and Wi-Fi Radar, for advanced location use cases.

“The Mist team is excited to be a visionary yet again in the Magic Quadrant for Indoor Location Services, Global, with the best position this year for ‘Completeness of Vision’,” said Bob Friday, Co-Founder and CTO at Mist. “We have seen significant interest in the industry for location-based services using open standards and are committed to leveraging the latest technologies to bring continued ongoing value to our customer base.”

“Through Gartner inquiries, clients have noted the need to provide a single framework that integrates multiple technologies to solve multiple location issues, while eliminating redundancy and providing a lower overall cost.” Additionally, Gartner notes that, “over 75% of respondents report that they have multiple location use cases."

The Juniper (Mist) solution is continuing to gain traction amongst top companies worldwide, with over 300% year over year growth and three of the Fortune 10 as customers. Additionally, over 25% of Juniper (Mist) customers are deploying location-based services along with AI-driven wired and wireless access solutions.

In addition to announcing the company’s placement in this Gartner research, within the past year Juniper (Mist) formed partnerships with several innovative and complementary location technology companies that further strengthens their rich technology partner ecosystem and will help address additional location-based use cases to meet client needs.

Leveraging WiFi Sensing for Client-less (device-free) Location

WiFi Sensing is an innovative technology that can eliminate the need to deploy tags while bringing visibility into occupancy, motion and traffic flows within enterprise, healthcare, retail and hospitality environments. It is complementary to other location technologies such as BLE or UWB while addressing several use cases that those technologies cannot easily address.

“We are very excited to be working with Juniper and Mist in order to extend WiFi Sensing technology and leverage the Mist AI-Driven enterprise WiFi infrastructure to solve customer challenges. "We are already working with many customers to address new clientless (device-free) location problems in the securityWe are already working with many customers to address new clientless location problems in the security, safety and patient care areas and are looking to expand the use cases that we can solve with our complementary technologies”, said ,Michel Allegue, CTO and Co-Founder at Aerial Technologies.


About Aerial Technologies

Established in 2015, Aerial Technologies is a pioneer in Wi-Fi motion detection technology. Their SaaS-enabled technology leverages existing Wi-Fi signals to detect motion and recognize human activity without the need for cameras, sensors or wearables. Aerial's patented technology analyzes distortions in Wi-Fi signals and uses machine learning to infer human activities and enable customers and partners to build consumer and enterprise applications. Aerial Technologies leading experts' team are paving the way to the future of motion for the technology community. To learn more go to www.aerial.ai.

About Juniper Networks

Juniper Networks challenges the inherent complexity that comes with networking in the multicloud era. We do this with products, solutions and services that transform the way people connect, work and live. We simplify the process of transitioning to a secure and automated multicloud environment to enable secure, AI-driven networks that connect the world. Additional information can be found at Juniper Networks (www.juniper.net) or connect with Juniper on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

We are very excited to be working with Juniper and Mist in order to extend WiFi Sensing technology

Michel Allegue

Co-Founder and CtO

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Aerial Technologies

Established in 2015, Aerial Technologies is a pioneer in Wi-Fi motion detection technology. Their SaaS-enabled technology leverages existing Wi-Fi signals to detect motion and recognize human activity without the need for cameras, sensors or wearables. Aerial's patented technology analyzes distortions in Wi-Fi signals and uses machine learning to infer human activities and enable customers and partners to build consumer and enterprise applications. Aerial Technologies leading experts' team are paving the way to the future of motion for the technology community.

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