911 Test Bed Seeks Vendors for Next Stage of Testing

The 9-1-1 Location Technologies Test Bed LLC invited location accuracy technology vendors today to participate in Stage Z of testing in the 911 indoor location technologies test bed. “Stage Z testing focuses on emerging indoor technologies that determine the altitude, or z-axis, of the 9-1-1 caller,” according to a news release issued by CTIA, which established the test bed.

“Stage Z further demonstrates our commitment to exploring all existing and emerging technologies to improve indoor 9-1-1 location accuracy,” said Test Bed LLC Vice President Tom Sawanobori. “The results of these tests will help us evaluate technologies that can help first responders save lives during emergencies.”

“Stage Z is scheduled to begin in early 2018 with recommended metrics by August 2018,” the news release said. “All vendors interested in participating in Stage Z of the Test Bed can visit the 9-1-1 Location Technologies Test Bed, LLC website or reach out to omagnusson@911locationtestbed.org.  Vendors are reminded that applications are due October 23, 2017.”

The test bed was established to help implement the indoor 911 location accuracy rules adopted by the FCC in 2015 (TR Daily, Jan. 29, 2015). —Paul Kirby, paul.kirby@wolterskluwer.com

Courtesy TRDaily