NextNav (NASDAQ:NN) partnered with public safety and security software app company, Valor Systems, to provide z-axis vertical location capabilities to first responders, public safety agencies, and corporate security clients.
What Valor brings to the deal is its Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) products and mobile suite of software solutions, which will provide critical vertical location data required to locate threats or civilians in distress.
“Valor was founded to serve the unique needs of both public and private safety entities and has maintained this commitment to its core for over 28 years. With NextNav’s precision z-axis managed location service, Valor clients will now be able to have an enterprise-wide common operating view of resources above or below ground level that is secure, encrypted and commensurate with the safety and security operations they require. Through the Valor platform, these clients will not only know where their resources are in dense urban environments but be empowered to make real-time command decisions via location intelligence relative to the hazard, threat or incident as it unfolds,” said Bill Rendina, CEO of Valor Systems.
NextNav is involved in developing next generation GPS, allowing for a whole new ecosystem of apps and services relying upon vertical location and geolocation technology. The company’s Pinnacle network uses vertical positioning to transform location services.
Valor has clients across North America, Europe and Asia, providing a scaleable, multi-stakeholder solution to help command centers and investigators increase situational awareness and synchronize response efforts. After NextNav integrates Valor’s suite of solutions into its Pinnacle service, first responders and security agencies will be able to see visualizations of emergencies in three dimensions as they unfold, reducing response times and enhancing overall safety.
“Today’s environment presents newfound challenges to all agencies tasked with serving and protecting our nation. All responders require the utmost in protection and safety, and NextNav’s Pinnacle z-axis service ensures that the agencies Valor serves are securely located throughout their respective missions in real time. Through the Pinnacle network service, Valor’s customers will have refined intelligence and in-building location of all personnel, a critical factor in today’s era where multi-agency, multi-discipline mobilization and/or threat modeling is required. Public safety is a core tenet of NextNav’s DNA and this partnership expands upon our growing ecosystem of geo-powered vertical location service providers who are trusted to provide the highest degree of situational awareness and force protection,” said Dan Hight, VP of Business Development.
The Pinnacle network gives precise vertical location in 4,400 cities and towns, essentially capturing 90 per cent of buildings greater than three stories, in the United States. The platform involves applications across the public safety community in support of stronger and situational awareness for first responders. The company’s most recent successes include NextNav Pinnacle being chosen by a tier-one wireless carrier to bring z-axis capabilities to wireless 911 emergency calls to help with geolocation and emergency response.