NextNav Certified

Certify barometric sensors against NextNav’s stringent specifications

Introducing NextNav Certified

Barometric sensors are now a standard part of smart devices.  From phones and tablets to vehicles and industrial components, barometric sensors open up a new world of location apps.

NextNav’s Pinnacle service sets the standard for vertical location, leveraging barometric sensors to supply the most accurate altitude measurements on the market.  Accounting for variations in barometric sensor performance is a key element of NextNav’s success.  By working directly with barometer manufacturers, we’ve helped to improve both the quality of sensors and the altitude data they produce.

Now we’re taking our partnership with sensor manufacturers to the next level with NextNav Certified.  In this new program, NextNav works directly with companies to certify that their barometric sensors meet rigorous standards for performance quality.

Why NextNav Certified?

Key benefits

Why NextNav Certified?

 

  • Standardized quality metrics provide sensor manufacturers a solid foundation for accuracy claims
  • Independent performance data allows device manufacturers to compare similar requirements when selecting sensors
  • Access to industry expertise through NextNav’s collaborative testing process and real-world data sets

How the program works

We’ve developed a certification program that’s both technically rigorous and flexible enough to fit into any product development cycle.  Here’s how the process works.

Sign an evaluation agreement

Sign an evaluation agreement

Manufacturers sign a testing agreement with NextNav and pay a nominal fee to cover evaluation costs for each model tested

Create and build the tests

Create and build the tests

NextNav assigns a project manager who will develop a test plan specific to the particular sensor model in coordination with the sensor manufacturer

Perform the tests

Perform the tests

The manufacturer builds components and performs the agreed-upon tests, with NextNav inspecting the procedures

Certify results

Certify results

NextNav assesses the test results based on the agreed-upon framework and awards the final certification

What you get

  • Letter of certification to prove compliance with NextNav Certified standards
    Letter of certification to prove compliance with NextNav Certified standards
  • A website badge and a joint press release to promote your achievement
    A website badge and a joint press release to promote your achievement
  • Listing on the NextNav Certified device roster on the NextNav website
    Listing on the NextNav Certified device roster on the NextNav website

Start your free trial

NextNav makes it easy for developers to incorporate this powerful new data stream into any mobile application. Just grab a dev key in our partner portal and get started!