TAG: E911

TCS Makes Strong Play in Indoor Location Market with Loctronix Acquisition

September 11, 2015By
Jay Whitehurst, TCS

With market share second only to Ericsson, TeleCommunication Systems Inc. (TCS) is investing in location-based services (LBS), particularly those used for indoor location. One key investment was the July acquisition of Loctronix, a small Seattle-based provider of positioning systems for GNSS-challenged environments. TCS senior vice president and commercial software group president Jay Whitehurst spoke exclusively to GPS World at CTIA... read more

TeleCommunication Systems Introduces Network Functions Virtualization at CTIA

September 10, 2015By

TeleCommunication Systems Inc. (TCS) announced at CTIA today that by year’s end the company will offer Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) for all of its technology solutions for location-based services (LBS) and messaging. Integrating NFV enables TCS customers, including global wireless operators and enterprises, to virtualize entire classes of network node functions into communication services that will cost-effectively run on common off-the-shelf, non-proprietary... read more

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GeoComm eBook Focuses on Assessing GIS Data for NG911

August 21, 2015By

GeoComm has released an ebook focusing on assessing GIS data for an NG911 system (next-generation 911). In an NG911 system, GIS data development, accuracy, and maintenance are vital, and GeoComm approaches NG911 readiness in three steps: assess, improve and maintain. The ebook, Key Steps for Assessing Mission Critical Data for 9-1-1, focuses on the assess step. GeoComm approaches GIS data assessment by first... read more

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Expert Advice: Taking Up Positions — Galileo and E112

March 31, 2015By

Europe is looking at the imposition of Galileo as part of an A-GNSS technology push for E112 emergency calling applications. E112 processes currently do not specify performance criteria for the position location accuracy. read more

Industry Battles Indoor Location Rules

December 18, 2014By

The FCC will soon make a ruling on indoor location rules for 911 calls. If you worked in the location industry in the late 1990s, you may remember when the FCC ruled that wireless carriers would have to automatically locate a mobile phone that dialed 911 from the outdoors. read more

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