Plateau Wireless Selects TruePosition To Provide E-911 Phase II Location Solution
The wireless location system uses network-based Upling Time Difference of Arrival (U-TDOA).
TruePosition announced an agreement to provide its wireless location system to Plateau Wireless. The system enables the New Mexico-based wireless carrier to satisfy the Phase II requirements of the Federal Communication Commission’s Enhanced-911 mandate.

TruePosition provides complete end-to-end wireless location solutions that employ a wide array of position determining techniques. This wireless location system, in an implementation specifically-designed for Plateau Wireless, uses network-based Uplink Time Difference of Arrival (U-TDOA). Plateau Wireless has a coverage area that spans 67,000 square miles in eastern New Mexico and western Texas.

“Location-enabling our network and becoming E-911 compliant is simply one more step toward our goal of offering the best possible service to our customers,” stated Joel Drahman, Chief Operating Officer for Plateau Wireless. “TruePosition shared our vision and understood our commitment to offer Enhanced-911 to our subscribers as soon as possible. At Plateau, we live and work in the communities that we serve, so we wanted to make sure that everyone could take advantage of this technology and have the ability to be located in times of need.”

One of the major benefits of TruePosition’s network-based location solution is that the calculations take place within the wireless network, which means that subscribers do not need to replace or modify their current cell phones in any way. As a result, all wireless subscribers can be located when they dial 911 on their cell phones. Consequently, this system also lays the foundation for Plateau Wireless to launch location based services – like local search and family minder services – to all of their customers.

“This project was unique and challenging due to the aggressive timelines that we set for ourselves,” noted Todd Elliott, Vice President of North American Sales for TruePosition. “TruePosition and Plateau Wireless rose to the challenge, however. Plateau Wireless is a forward-thinking company, and we are pleased to be working with them to add location capabilities to their wireless network.”
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