NextNav, Vizsafe Partner to Bring Vertical Location to the Emergency Services Community
MCLEAN, Va., May 19, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NextNav, a leader in next generation GPS, today partnered with Vizsafe, a leading provider of health, safety and security solutions, to add vertical location services to its Geoaware® platform. By integrating with NextNav’s Pinnacle Network, Vizsafe is able to provide its clients across public safety and emergency service sectors with a more clear picture of the z-axis location of its workforce, visitors, and resources, even across multi-story buildings.
Vizsafe provides solutions via its Geoaware intelligence and awareness platform to power “smart” facilities, venues and cities with AI driven mobile apps, communications, incident and visitor management. The integration of NextNav’s Pinnacle service enhances the Geoaware platform with actionable vertical location capabilities to bolster response and reduce risk for both first responders and the public.
“With our proven Geoaware platform, Vizsafe will now be able to provide an entirely new degree of C4ISR multidimensional awareness, visualization and crisis management by leveraging NextNav’s Pinnacle z-axis service. We pride ourselves on ensuring that our solutions reduce risk, optimize resources, minimize time to respond and enhance safety of all served. As such, bringing the power of vertical location into Geoaware allows us to stay true to that commitment without compromising operational or platform integrity,” said Peter Mottur, Founder and CEO of Vizsafe. “The partnership with NextNav provides a powerful third dimension to our Software as a Service application, and allows for more robust positioning, mapping and tracking capabilities to our clients in urban and suburban areas where indoor vertical location services are mission critical.”
“Vertical location is considered the ‘Holy Grail’ for urban security and emergency response,” said Dan Hight, VP of Business Development and Partnerships. “With our Pinnacle service, Vizsafe’s clients are gaining access to industry-leading z-axis intelligence to help them improve the safety of their workforce and citizens. By partnering with industry leaders like Vizsafe, agencies and the communities they serve gain the highest degree of confidence that they have the best technology available to improve safety.”
The Pinnacle network delivers precise vertical location in 4,400 cities and towns – capturing 90% of buildings greater than three stories – in the United States. NextNav Pinnacle powers applications across the public safety community to support stronger situational awareness for first responders. Most recently, a tier-one wireless carrier selected NextNav Pinnacle to bring z-axis capabilities to wireless 9-1-1 phone calls to enhance caller geolocation and emergency response outcomes.