Sometimes history repeats itself
King Harald Bluetooth ruled Norway in late 900 A.D. and was described as being exceptional at connecting people and cultures. This inspired the naming of Bluetooth (BLE) technology by Ericsson in the 1990s, a technology that enables the short-range exchange of wireless data. As with the power of kings, technology evolves.
In 986 A.D. Sweyn Forkbeard, who was known for his navigational expertise, revolted against his father, King Bluetooth, and eventually became his successor. Forkbeard technology similarly represents a new paradigm in wireless connectivity and accurate indoor positioning, complementing the performance of BLE-only technology for indoor positioning. Forkbeard technology combines the capability of BLE with the proven accuracy of ultrasound location technology.
This results in delivering the best indoor navigational accuracy and experience combined with the best-in-class indoor positioning and location accuracy.
Forkbeard Technologies AS
Forkbeard Technologies AS was established in February 2019 as a sister company to Sonitor Technologies AS. Building on Sonitor’s 20-year tradition of excellence in ultrasound-based positioning, Forkbeard Technologies provides the technology and building blocks to take the GPS revolution indoors.
Forkbeard Technologies AS and Sonitor Technologies AS are both subsidiaries of Sonitor IPS Holding AS.
Ingvar’s background is in technology and commercial management (CEO/VP), having worked with Telenor, Paradial (sold to Logitech), and Accenture. He is an alumni of UC San Diego and Harvard Business School.
Wilfred has over 10 years of management experience in IPS technology and holds close to 100 patents. He has a PhD in physics from Cambridge University and has worked previously with Sonitor, Shell and HP.
Hannah is a former research scientist in microsystems and nanotechnology. She holds a Master’s degree in Engineering Physics and an MBA from Imperial College London.
Endre’s professional background is in embedded software development and technology management. He has worked with Sonitor and Unicef and holds an MSc from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).
Per Kristian Gjermshus
Per Kristian has a background in architecture, software development, cloud and technology management. He has worked with Sonitor, Microsoft, and Nokia, and has an MSc from the University of Oslo.
Kristen Tinus Torp
Director of Operations
Kristen has more than 10 years of international executive experience in establishing and running operational units within emerging industries. He holds a B.A. in Management in addition to M.A. studies in HR from University of Newcastle.
Cyril has a background in digital signal processing and software development. He has worked with Sonitor and Schlumberger WesternGeco. He hold a MSc from the University of Oslo and BSc from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of Lausanne (EPFL).