Vertical Location Technology

Accurate, floor-level geolocation

Add a new dimension to any application

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Introducing NextNav Pinnacle

Pinnacle delivers precise, "floor level" vertical positioning for any geolocation application.

Geolocation for a 3D world

Geolocation for a 3D world

Today's geolocation applications demand more than 2D. Pinnacle shows the world in all its 3D glory.

Ready to deploy

Ready to deploy

Leveraging the barometric sensors already available in phones, tablets, and many other devices, Pinnacle delivers “floor-level” altitude measurements which exceed the FCC requirement for 3m accuracy.

Wide coverage through a dedicated network

Wide coverage through a dedicated network

NextNav’s dedicated, managed network makes Pinnacle available through entire metropolitan areas, providing comprehensive coverage which scales to meet a wide variety of use cases.

Simple integration

Simple integration

Developers can easily add Pinnacle to any application using NextNav’s easy to use SDKs and APIs.

How Pinnacle works

Leveraging the barometric sensors already available in phones, tablets, and many other devices, Pinnacle delivers “floor-level” altitude measurements which exceed the FCC requirement for 3m accuracy.

Device Sensor

Device Sensor

Tiny sensors in your device measure environmental conditions.

Device sends reading. NextNav altitude station data.
NextNav Cloud

NextNav Cloud

The Pinnacle service compares device data to local conditions, subtracting the weather and other factors to leave behind a highly accurate altitude measurement.

NextNav Cloud sends altitude.
NextNav Altitude Stations

NextNav Altitude Stations

These stations create a hyperlocal model of environmental conditions.

Device sends reading. NextNav altitude station data. NextNav Cloud sends altitude.

Pinnacle features

Z‑axis data with +/- 3 meter accuracy

Add altitude awareness to latitude and longitude data for more precise tracking of people and assets

Dedicated altitude network

Precisely surveyed, high density network that delivers “floor level”, real time altitude data nationwide

Network maintained by NextNav

Altitude data provided by a proprietary network built for public safety and operated and maintained by NextNav for high availability

Metro-wide coverage

Consistent z‑axis geolocation capabilities available throughout large urban markets; no need for building‑specific infrastructure

Works with most existing and new devices

Available through a simple software upgrade to devices with barometric pressure sensors

Simple SDK integration

Easy‑to‑use SDK makes it easy to integrate 3D geolocation technology into existing applications

Add vertical location
data to your app

NextNav licenses SDKs and API calls to its vertical location service so developers can easily incorporate this powerful new data stream into applications.

Altitude Evaluation SDK

NNZE apps allow developers and partners to evaluate the altitude data generated by the ZSDK

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