SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Bernt Erik Bjontegard, president and founder of Total Communicator Solutions, Inc. (TCS), a leader in mobile brand management, contextual intelligence, platform and application development, has been awarded a patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Patent 9,338,622, entitled “Contextually Intelligent Communication Systems and Processes,” describes mobile experiences through the use of sensors, such as beacons to detect a user’s location within a physical space, combined with various sensors on the user’s connected device, ultimately enabling the delivery of contextually intelligent experiences based on the user’s current context, preferences and past experiences. TCS’s Spark Compass™ mobile proximity platform is based on this patent.
“The patent validates the uniqueness of the invention – the ability to blend an understanding of context with users’ known past behaviors to deliver hyper-relevant content and experiences. Your smartphone, smartwatch, tablet or Internet of Things device is able to work more powerfully as an intelligent, personal tool to deliver experiences at the right time and place,” said Bjontegard. “Businesses, brands and smart cities are able to establish deeper relationships with their customers through highly relevant messages, recommendations and interactions.
“The information age is transitioning to a new period of productivity fueled by experiences. This patent puts TCS in a leadership position to meet the experience demands in this emerging, exciting new era, bridging the digital world closer to the physical. Context is the new king, enabling content to be delivered intelligently.”
The new patent describes various use cases ranging from stadiums and hotels to sports, medicine, tourism and law enforcement. Spark Compass, the first intelligent communications platform based on this patent, brings contextual experiences to everyday life through mobile and IoT devices and has been implemented in many commercial environments to date, including the San Diego Convention Center; San Diego International Airport; an award-winning project at with U.S. Department of Health & Human Services for a corporate wellness deployment; University of Mississippi’s sports stadiums; and various locations in the U.K. Spark Compass recently scored fourth in innovation and ninth overall in the latest competitive analysis of Bluetooth® Low Energy (BLE) beacon vendors by ABI Research.
About Total Communicator Solutions, Inc.
Founded in early 2012 by former Qualcomm executive Erik Bjontegard, Total Communicator Solutions develops innovative, fully integrated mobile marketing communications platforms and customized applications to help clients connect with users, customers and future users in meaningful and measurable ways on mobile devices. The company’s patented, contextually intelligent communications platform, Spark Compass, integrates proximity beacons, NFC, augmented reality and other sensor input to enable the delivery of customized and relevant content and experiences for real-time consumer engagement. With several installations in locations across the U.S. and Europe incorporating thousands of proximity beacons and sensors, Spark Compass is used by enterprises such as airports, hospitals, university facilities, retailers, grocers, sport venues and convention centers. Total Communicator Solutions is headquartered in San Diego, Calif., with offices in Los Angeles, New York, Spain, Mexico, UK, The Netherlands and New Zealand.