Beyond Voice and Data: The Importance of E911 Location Accuracy for Smartphone Subscribers on Campuses

Wednesday, January 11 | 4:45PM–5:30PM | Kent
Session Type: Professional Development
Over 70% of all mobile phone calls are made indoors; however, 70% of in-building space does not receive sufficient GPS coordinates to accurately locate E911 calls. In times of crisis, when every second counts, the ability for emergency personnel to accurately locate students, faculty, and staff becomes critical for the safety and security of campuses. Presentation topics include current methods used for E911 location accuracy, why GPS is not always sufficient, leading co-pilot beacon technology that enables accuracy within FCC regulatory guidelines, and case study results from actual college campus installations including the University of Colorado Boulder.