NextNav offers a next-generation solution for E911, enabling the location of wireless devices where they are used most frequently: indoors. Current performance standards are based on outdoor testing, where GPS often works well. A wireless E911 call placed from an indoor location, though, has no location accuracy standards and often defaults to extremely coarse location methods. NextNav’s solution integrates with existing systems at minimal cost to carriers, and leverages existing call flows to public safety answer points (PSAPs).
NextNav provides a unique opportunity for public safety agencies to equip their first responders with equipment featuring a positioning solution that works indoors, including providing height information with floor-level precision. This could allow better tracking of first responders in difficult environments and dangerous situations for improved safety, resource coordination and service.
For the first time ever, NextNav is bringing a complete, consistent location solution to an entire metropolitan area. Rather than wondering whether a sufficient position fix will be achieved, applications developers—and ultimately social networkers and consumers—will have the confidence to know locations are accurate every time. NextNav brings scale and ubiquity to precision indoor location, and eliminates “level confusion” in complex structures like shopping malls or larger stores.
Mobile consumers demand relevant advertising. Busy, on-the-go users of today’s mobile devices are willing to interact with marketing messages, but only if they are meaningful to their immediate context. NextNav’s consistent ability to deliver “store level / floor level” accuracy to not just a single venue but an entire market ensures that your message will be received where it’s most relevant, and most welcome.
Non-Connected and Other Devices
Because NextNav is designed to be integrated into ever-more-common GPS chipsets, it also provides a cost-effective precision indoor location solution for consumer electronics and commercial devices not typically associated with wireless or location, like cameras, tablets and laptop computers. The range of application for indoor M2M services, such as asset tracking, is also considerable.