Polaris Z-Axis Solution Integrated into Schok Flip Phones
Monday, June 20, 2022 | Comments

Polaris Wireless’ technology, which has been demonstrated to meet the FCC’s three-meter vertical location accuracy requirement was integrated into Schok’s newly released flip feature phones.

“This is a major milestone for the 911 industry to deliver FCC-compliant Z-axis emergency location technology for users of feature phones,” said Polaris CEO and Founder Manlio Allegra. “Working with Schok and their partners has been straightforward and it’s exciting to see for the first time the complete Z-axis solution commercially available in a flip phone.”

Feature phones are typically used by consumers looking for a simple, yet powerful flip phone, who all deserve to be accurately located in emergencies. Adding indoor and vertical location to these devices enables first responders to locate all wireless 911 callers with floor level accuracy in multi-story buildings.

“The Polaris Wireless location software was seamlessly integrated with our existing location and chipset vendors,” said Schok Chairman and CEO Samuel Gutiérrez. “Our Schok flip feature phone passed Tier I carrier acceptance testing, which for the first time included Z-axis location. Now our customers can be assured their accurate vertical location will enable first responders to find them faster in an emergency."

The vertical component of wireless location is critical in today’s environment when most 911 calls are placed by mobile phones and increasingly indoors, where location determination is particularly challenging. The Polaris Wireless Z-axis service is available seamlessly nationwide for public-safety and commercial deployments.

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