MCLEAN, Va., Might 04, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — GeoComm, Public Security Location Intelligence® Platform supplier, is happy to announce a brand new partnership with NextNav, a frontrunner in z-axis vertical positioning, to boost floor-aware indoor mapping for E9-1-1. The partnership dramatically improves emergency response by giving the geolocation of callers with floor-level altitude for multistory buildings in city areas throughout the nation
Current regulatory necessities from the FCC require the 911 caller’s vertical location to be decided with +/- 3m accuracy 80% of the time. NextNav’s resolution far exceeds that requirement, delivering +/- 3m 94% of the time in keeping with unbiased checks. Utilizing native GIS knowledge and constructing info, GeoComm programs can convert uncooked positioning measurements obtained from wi-fi carriers into dispatchable areas together with, however not restricted to, constructing title, road deal with, and sub-address components resembling ground and room quantity. Improved accuracy in areas empowers emergency responders to find 9-1-1 callers inside buildings quicker, saving extra lives and defending extra property.
Via the partnership with NextNav, GeoComm programs are additionally enabled with the flexibility to take indoor tactical mapping shows to the subsequent stage, routinely highlighting the vertical location from the place a 9-1-1 name originated in a multistory constructing. This partnership builds upon NextNav’s latest partnership announcement with a nationwide wi-fi provider to supply exact vertical location info for 9-1-1 callers. All of this mixed improves emergency response occasions.
“9-1-1 positioning know-how is shifting indoors. Because of the laborious work of many within the business we at the moment are witnessing a convergence of regulation, enforcement, laws, requirements, and know-how enabling correct positioning of emergency callers and responders indoors. However with out an indoor map, a extremely correct and exact indoor place is little greater than a blue dot on an in any other case clean whiteboard. The partnership with NextNav offers us the flexibility to make our indoor maps really ground conscious by, for the primary time ever, enabling correct z-axis surveying inside multi-story buildings,” mentioned John Brosowsky, Vice President of Innovation at GeoComm.
“Bringing vertical location capabilities to the Public Security ecosystem will expedite our business’s ongoing transformation to a subsequent era 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) finish state, and in consequence, assist save lives,” mentioned Dan Hight, VP of Enterprise Growth and Partnerships. “With NextNav’s Pinnacle service and thru partnerships with leaders within the business like GeoComm, companies achieve exact vertical location intelligence that may be simply supplied to PSAPs with out the necessity for a further pane of glass.”
About GeoComm: GeoComm, the supplier of Public Security Location Intelligence®, serves native, regional, statewide, and navy companies in forty-nine states, serving to maintain greater than 100 million individuals secure. During the last 26 years, GeoComm’s public security GIS programs have routed emergency calls to the suitable 9-1-1 name heart, mapped the caller’s location on tactical emergency response mapping shows, and guided emergency responders to the scene of the accident on in-vehicle mapping and navigation purposes throughout the police, fireplace, and ambulance autos. As well as, our statewide NG9-1-1 GIS mission footprint has expanded to incorporate 17 statewide tasks throughout the nation. Go to www.geocomm.com to be taught extra about GeoComm and our Public Security Location Intelligence choices.
About NextNav: NextNav Inc. (Nasdaq: NN) is a frontrunner in subsequent era GPS, enabling a complete new ecosystem of purposes and companies that rely on vertical location and resilient geolocation know-how. The corporate’s Pinnacle community delivers extremely correct vertical positioning to remodel location companies, reflecting the 3D world round us and supporting modern, new capabilities. NextNav’s TerraPoiNT community delivers correct, dependable, and resilient 3D positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) companies to help important infrastructure and different GPS-reliant programs within the absence or failure of GPS.