CentralSquare, NextNav Partner on Z-Axis Location for Public Safety
Tuesday, August 09, 2022 | Comments

CentralSquare Technologies and NextNav are partnering to integrate Z-axis vertical location capabilities into CentralSquare’s CAD products and mobile suite of public-safety software solutions.

By tapping into NextNav’s Pinnacle network, CentralSquare will be able to provide public-safety agencies with critical vertical location data needed to precisely pinpoint the location of civilians in need of assistance during an emergency.

CentralSquare works with more than 75% of public-safety agencies nationwide, including first responders, law enforcement, fire departments and EMS, and local governments, equipping them with real-time data and situational awareness to decrease emergency response times. The integration of Pinnacle into CentralSquare’s product suite will provide users with enhanced knowledge of the most efficient routes within multi-story buildings to further reduce response times and increase dispatcher safety.

“Together with NextNav, we’re helping public-safety agencies meet the needs of today’s dynamic world, particularly in densely populated urban cities,” said CentralSquare CEO David Zolet. “Adding Z-axis provides our systems the ability to not only derive location (X-axis and Y-axis) but height (z-axis). This capability is the next logical step, decreasing emergency response times and ultimately helping to protect our communities and those that serve them.”

CentralSquare’s partnership with NextNav will establish the company as the first CAD platform to provide floor-level accurate Z-axis location. Once deployed, CentralSquare will become the first CAD provider to deliver Z-axis visualization in a three-dimensional view, bringing visualization to their agencies and clients’ first responders. Field trials of the technology will begin towards the end of the summer, with an initial rollout anticipated in the fall.

“Expanding access to the life-saving z-axis capabilities our Pinnacle network provides is a top priority for us,” said NextNav CEO Ganesh Pattabiraman. “Partnering with CentralSquare allows us to use this technology to positively impact the lives of the majority of public safety workers in the United States. CentralSquare is the largest provider for dispatch solutions signed to our ecosystem to date, bringing actionable floor level insights to a vast number of individuals and scenarios. We’re growing our user base significantly, and along with it bolstering public safety and saving lives.”

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