Intrado in collaboration with Andrew Solutions.
GSM and UMTS carriers now have the choice of a hosted location service for E9-1-1. Intrado has announced that wireless operators required to support E9-1-1 caller location capabilities, or those seeking to deploy commercial location based services (LBS) applications, can do so by utilizing a complete location hosting service provided by Intrado.
Enabled by Andrew Solutions’ GeoLENs mobile location center (MLC), the hosted Intrado location solution offers wireless operators, particularly regional and local carriers, advanced wireless caller location technologies without having to purchase their own location systems.
“Intrado’s Managed E9-1-1 and LBS service helps wireless operators reduce capital and operating expenses associated with delivering both essential and commercial services,” said Dami Hummel, Intrado Mobility Services vice president and general manager. “We believe wireless operators will benefit from a single-source solution built upon best-in-class technology from Intrado and Andrew.”
Intrado’s new hosted service makes available to operators a substantial range of caller location technologies including Assisted-GPS, Enhanced Cell ID, Cell ID, and hybrid methods thanks to the comprehensive capabilities of Andrew’s GeoLENs MLC. The GeoLENs MLC consolidates all the capabilities of the various network location node types into one single-bay solution that is flexible, powerful, and scalable. The result is a single solution capable of handling and coordinating all location requests across the network.
“GeoLENs MLC is the perfect solution for Intrado’s hosted service because it is flexible to varying customer needs, capable of configuration and customization for the specific network environment,” said John Baker, vice president and general manager, Network Solutions, Andrew. “Different carriers with different needs want to do different things with location information; the combination of GeoLENs MLC and Intrado’s hosted service can handle such individualized requests.”
Intrado is the only provider of managed location services for GSM, UMTS, and LTE networks. With this new managed E9-1-1 location service, smaller 2G and 3G carriers will be able to implement advanced E911 caller location capabilities at a significantly lower initial cost outlay.