NextNav Vertical Positioning SDK Released on FirstNet API Catalog
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 | Comments

NextNav the availability of its software development kit (SDK) for the Pinnacle vertical positioning service on the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) API Catalog, which is a curated catalog of public-safety-relevant application programming interfaces (APIs) and SDKs.

NextNav's Pinnacle SDK provides applications with highly accurate altitude data for real-time 3D location in multistory buildings, enhancing first responder safety, making decision-making more efficient and improving situational awareness.

"NextNav's Pinnacle service is a turning point for first responders," said Scott Agnew, assistant vice president of product marketing, FirstNet Program at AT&T. "Dependable vertical location has always been a major operational need for first responders. This service will help save lives while greatly enhancing situational awareness. By making this SDK available on the FirstNet API Catalog, we are giving the developer community a head-start to develop field-ready apps in parallel with the network build-out."

In independent industry testing for E9-1-1 services, NextNav's Pinnacle service has consistently delivered best in class performance of plus or minus 3 meters 94% of the time consistently exceeding the "floor level" metrics set by the FCC, the company said.

"We are excited to collaborate with FirstNet, built with AT&T, to bring improved 3D geolocation in urban areas," said NextNav CEO Ganesh Pattabiraman, CEO of NextNav. "This is a capability that has long been on the requirements list for public-safety agencies. Through this listing on the FirstNet API catalog, app developers can take advantage of our expansive coverage to provide new capabilities to first responders."

Applications can now pair standard horizontal location data with NextNav's Pinnacle vertical location service to produce the full 3D position for a variety of use cases. The Pinnacle SDK can output altitude data according to the requirements of an application (as frequently as once per second). The Pinnacle SDK developer package also comes with a fully functional test evaluation application.

NextNav's Pinnacle service will operate in more than 100 major markets and works with most Android and iOS devices with barometric pressure sensors. Backed by a managed terrestrial network of altitude stations, NextNav's Pinnacle service is designed for a wide variety of location-based applications.

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