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 or wireless.”

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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