SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 29, 2013 -- Locaid, the world's largest Location-as-a-Service company, will provide GTECH, the leading provider of lottery and gaming solutions, with secure mobile location, IP location and other location-based services including geofencing and location authentication to support its smartphone-based lottery systems and applications.
With the integration of Locaid location, GTECH is leading lottery technology innovation in the United States. The GTECH service includes a geo-compliance engine that will ensure any lottery purchase on a mobile or internet-connected device is within state lines, but outside of designated exclusion zones such as tribal lands. Locaid is the only service that can offer both secure mobile and IP location in a combination that satisfies the strictest requirements from global operators such as GTECH.
"Locaid is the only location platform that could meet GTECH's demanding requirements for both secure mobile and IP location," said Locaid President and CEO, Rip Gerber. "GTECH demands best-in-breed from its technology partners, and Locaid's technology delivers with maximum reach and unbeatable service."
"GTECH is a platform leader in an industry that is rapidly embracing the BYOD – Bring-Your-Own-Device – phenomenon," said Matthew Whalen , SVP & Chief Technology Officer at GTECH. "We selected Locaid because we need to reach all our customers, regardless of what kind of device they carry. With Locaid, GTECH can now deliver the reach and uptime that meets the extremely rigorous requirements of our partners, including state lottery administrators and gaming regulators."
Locaid is the world's largest Location-as-a-Service (LaaS) company. We operate a location privacy platform that allows mobile developers to locate over ten billion devices, including over 400 million mobile phones, for enterprise authentication, fraud management, consumer location services and opt-in mobile marketing. Locaid locates smartphones, feature phones, tablets and any mobile device on leading wireless carriers including America Movil , AT&T, Cricket, Rogers, Sprint, T-Mobile, TELUS and Verizon Wireless. Locaid also helps shape and enforce location privacy policies via leadership roles on governing associations including the CTIA, MMA and IAPP. The largest financial institutions, mobile marketers, M2M platforms and mobile service providers get network location from Locaid. Location Matters™. Locate us at http://www.loc-aid.com, @locaid and www.facebook.com/Locaid.