Tying location information to Internet connected devices took a step
forward at a recent National Emergency Number Association (NENA)
event where Andrew
Solutions, the CommScope, Inc. division that is a global leader in
wireless communications systems and products, tested the
interoperability of its GeoLENs® Location
Information Server (LIS).
“Emergency services have improved greatly with the ability to provide a
location for wireless device users when they are in an emergency and
unable to give a location,” said John Baker, vice president and general
manager, Network Solutions, Andrew. “The next step is standardizing
location determination for all Internet-based telephony, whether wired
Tested at NENA’s
second Industry Collaboration Event for next generation emergency
calling (NG9-1-1), Andrew’s GeoLENs LIS can provide a location for
callers using Internet-based telephony on cable or DSL networks.
Location determination for Internet connected devices is a critical
component to NG9-1-1,
and Andrew has been highly involved in NG9-1-1 development for years.
“Andrew continues to help define the direction of LIS development in
NG9-1-1 solutions, emphasizing stability, safety, interoperability, and
easy integration with existing architectures and equipment,” said Baker.
“We are proud to participate in NENA’s collaboration events as the
industry moves toward deploying fully interoperable NG9-1-1 systems.”
The NENA Industry Collaboration Event was held recently in Irving, TX.
The event is part of a collaborative effort organized by NENA with
participation from numerous industry players that allows vendors to test
the interoperability of NG9-1-1 products. The goal is to develop fully
interoperable NG9-1-1 systems.
Andrew’s GeoLENs LIS can provide emergency callers with a location so
that their 9-1-1 call can be routed to the appropriate emergency
response center, and provide accurate location information to first
responders trying to find the distressed caller. Andrew helped define
LIS design and functionality as well as the HELD (HTTP-Enabled Location
Delivery) protocol to be used with it. GeoLENs LIS is scalable from very
small to very large systems, supports both static and dynamic location
determination in a range of access network technologies, and is also
capable of supporting high query rates from end-points and
third-parties. Andrew’s LIS portfolio supports all broadband networks
including wireless, wireline, public carrier, government, and enterprise.
The GeoLENs LIS is part of Andrew’s comprehensive GeoLENs location
solution that includes a mobile location center (MLC)
for wireless networks. Andrew believes GeoLENs supports the widest range
of positioning capabilities available from a single vendor including
handset-based, network-based, and hybrid locating technologies for 2G
and 3G access. Andrew also offers a Location Measurement Unit (LMU)
uplink timing system and the company’s patent pending Multiple Range
Estimation of Location (MREL)
technology. The MLC and LMU products are interoperable with the GeoLENs
LIS for optimal, cost-effective support of next generation location
services in wireless networks.
GeoLENs is a registered trademark of CommScope, Inc.
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