A new round of testing was announced today by an entity established by CTIA to help implement the FCC’s 911 indoor location accuracy rules (TR Daily, Jan. 29, 2015). The 9-1-1 Location Technologies Test Bed LLC said it is seeking location accuracy technology vendors that want to test their “new and evolving” products.
“Stages 1 and 2 of the Test Bed focused on verifying the indoor performance of existing or commercially available 9-1-1 location technologies. The new round, Stage 2a, will enable wireless industry and public safety community stakeholders to evaluate how new and evolving technologies can continue to enhance the capabilities of our nation’s 9-1-1 system. Stage 2a testing is scheduled to begin in the San Francisco and Atlanta regions later this year,” according to a news release.
“We look forward to Stage 2a of the 9-1-1 location technology testing to support further innovation in emergency communications, including indoor location accuracy,” said Test Bed LLC Vice President Tom Sawanobori.
Applications to participate in Stage 2a are due July 21. A Stage 3 also is planned (TR Daily, Feb. 3). —Paul Kirby, firstname.lastname@example.org