Polaris Wireless and Qualcomm Collaborate to Offer Enhanced Vertical Location for E911 Emergency Services

Source: Polaris Wireless
Curated by: Gert Jan Wolf - Editor-in Chief for The Critical Communications Review

Polaris Wireless, a provider of high accuracy software-based wireless location solutions, today announced its collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., the world’s leading wireless technology innovator, to deliver the Polaris Wireless vertical (z-axis) location through the Qualcomm® Location Suite. The companies are working to facilitate the adoption of a fully integrated solution for feature phones and other cellular devices not served by iOS and Android operating systems. The effort takes advantage of Polaris Wireless proven z-axis location technology which is designed to exceed the FCC’s 3-meter z-axis accuracy requirement. Qualcomm Technologies has enhanced the capabilities of the Qualcomm Location Suite to provide z-axis location information via a standards-based interface, known as LPPe, which is the delivery method favored by mobile service providers.

“We are very enthusiastic about our collaboration with a world-class company like Qualcomm Technologies,” said Manlio Allegra, CEO and Founder of Polaris Wireless. “By combining Polaris Wireless’ deep experience in 3D location with Qualcomm Technologies’ unparalleled position in the mobile ecosystem, we will support currently unserved wireless subscribers who deserve to be located with the best possible accuracy in emergency situations.”