A new solution from CommScope
can make it easier for emergency services personnel to locate mobile
phone users inside large buildings, potentially saving lives and
reducing risk of harm to rescuers.
Unlike landline phones that are pinpointed to specific places within
large structures such as office buildings and hotels, the specific
location of a wireless device often cannot be determined more precisely
than the building in which it is in use. In skyscrapers or similar
buildings, this can cause great difficulty for rescuers trying to
respond to a distress call made via a mobile device when the caller is
unable to accurately provide a specific location, such as floor number,
room location or other information necessary for emergency personnel.
That is why CommScope, a global leader in infrastructure solutions for
communication networks, is introducing the GeoLENs®
Indoor location solution. This easy-to-deploy location system, part
of the Andrew Solutions Network Applications portfolio, integrates with
wireless indoor coverage systems including distributed
antenna systems (DAS), repeaters,
and other RF equipment.
“Just as wireless coverage and capacity inside large public venues has
attracted significant attention and resources so, too, are indoor
location solutions,” said John Baker, vice president and general
manager, Wireless Network Solutions, CommScope. “It’s an interest due to
both a public safety concern and a commercial opportunity.”
GeoLENs Indoor can be deployed with existing DAS infrastructure or as a
stand alone indoor location solution and offers the advantage of working
with existing handsets. The streamlined architecture is highly reliable
and easy to install. Not only will wireless operators be able to offer
improved accuracy for callers in-building, they can also utilize the
capability for commercial applications including mobile advertising and
social networking applications, among others.
The GeoLENs Indoor solution operates by determining a caller’s proximity
to signal detection devices and other network components that are part
or independent of the in-building coverage system. The company expects
deployments to occur first in large public venues such as stadiums,
office buildings, malls, airports, and hospitals. CommScope has already
deployed GeoLENs Indoor in a U.S. Tier I network to provide locations in
an airport, high rise office building, and urban canyon environment.
“We have combined a decade of experience in location solutions with our
versatile wireless indoor coverage systems to offer operators an
integrated, reliable indoor location solution,” said Baker.
location portfolio includes all the components needed to locate
almost any user across a wireless network and then relay that
information between location-based service providers and the user's
mobile device. GeoLENs offers operators cost efficiencies, capacity and
algorithm enhancements, and greater technology integration in addressing
commercial and regulatory applications in an era of rapidly evolving
networks, devices and customer usage requirements.
To learn more about the GeoLENs Indoor location solution, visit the
CommScope booth at International CTIA WIRELESS 2011®, March 22-24 in
GeoLENs is a registered trademark of CommScope, Inc.
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