E911 Services

Improve emergency response times and exceed FCC requirements for precise vertical location with accurate altitude data

The only proven vertical location solution for Enhanced 911

Starting in April 2021, the FCC will require wireless carriers to provide accurate, “floor level” z-axis data for E911 calls. This vertical position information will save lives through faster, more accurate dispatch of first responders in multistory structures.

NextNav’s Pinnacle service exceeds the FCC standard for accuracy and reliability, pinpointing “floor level” vertical location (within three meters) 94% of the time in blind, independent third-party testing performed by CTIA.

NextNav’s Pinnacle is currently the only deployed solution on the market which is proven to meet the FCC’s reliability and accuracy standards for vertical positioning.

Faster response
times save lives

  • 240M

    240M

    Over 240 million 911 calls are placed every year in the United States

  • 80%

    80%

    More than 80% of 911 callers are on cell phones

Nationwide deployment

Nationwide deployment

NextNav is making its vertical location service available to first responders and E911 services across the nation.

  • NextNav is deploying a dedicated vertical positioning network to cover entire metropolitan areas. Our service will be available in over 100 major US markets by early 2021.
  • We’re also incorporating vertical location capabilities into the devices used by first responders in the field, making it easier than ever for them to locate and assist people in need quickly.
  • NextNav’s z-axis technology works with the hardware currently used in most mobile phones and tablets. A simple software upgrade will make this new capability widely available.

Location is number one. We can't do anything if we don't get a location. Once we have location, we can do anything else in the world with that call—find out what's going on, who's involved, what hazards are there, give them instructions to help themselves before we arrive. But getting that location is just paramount.

Communications personnel
NIST first responders survey

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Learn more about NextNav’s Pinnacle and how we’re delivering this life-saving technology.