Author Greg Nichols of ZDNet recently covered our announcement with GeoComm and how terrestrial GPS is making its way into emergency services, cutting response times.
“More than 80% of Americans live in cities, and many reside in multistory buildings. That makes tracking 911 callers by floor number critical in limiting emergency services response times.
Next gen GPS is becoming a crucial link in the chain of response, and a new partnership between a terrestrial GPS developer and a location services provider points the way to how this technology is being utilized by emergency services.
It all starts with strict regulation. The FCC recently issued requirements that a 911 caller’s vertical location must be determined within 3m accuracy at least 80% of the time. Geographic Information System (GIS) data is becoming increasingly robust via wireless communications, but positioning measurements still introduce significant errors.”
Read the full article on ZDNet.com.