Company Overview of NextNav, LLC
NextNav, LLC designs, develops, and deploys urban and indoor positioning technology solutions in the United States. Its positioning system allows mobile devices to determine their location in indoor and urban environments where GPS signals cannot be received, as well as offers location and height information with floor-level precision. The company’s positioning system is embedded into GPS chipsets, mobile phones, and other wireless devices. It offers its positioning services for E911, public safety, and emergency response, as well as consumer and commercial applications that require indoor location accuracy. NextNav, LLC was formerly known as Commlabs, Inc. The company was founded in 2007 an...
7926 Jones Branch Drive
Tyson's Corner, VA 22102
Founded in 2007
Key Executives for NextNav, LLC
Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer, President and Director
Co-Founder and Vice President of Engineering for Hardware
Co-Founder and Vice President of Engineering for Systems
Chief Financial Officer and Vice President
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.
NextNav, LLC Key Developments
Nextnav Announces Release of 3GPP 13 Specification Adds Support for Metropolitan Beacon System
Jan 19 16
NextNav announced that the final specification for 3GPP Release 13 will include messaging support for Terrestrial Beacon System (TBS) location technologies, including the Metropolitan Beacon System (MBS). NextNav has adopted MBS for its nationwide deployment, an innovative “terrestrial constellation” bringing GNSS-like positioning performance to indoor and urban environments where satellite-based positioning is either unavailable or significantly degraded. By standardizing the core network information flow in 3GPP, support for MBS will become available across any Release 13-compliant LTE network platforms globally, similar to previously standardized GNSS systems such as GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou and Galileo satellite signals. NextNav’s system is complementary to the Global Positioning System (GPS) and delivers high precision Latitude, Longitude and ‘floor level’ Altitude in GPS challenged areas such as indoors and urban locations across an entire metropolitan area. Unlike cellular positioning in LTE, MBS does not consume expensive wireless spectrum to do so. The MBS signal technology is available under FRAND terms, and multiple silicon vendors and core network element providers are integrating the technology into their platforms.
EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. and NextNav, LLC Announce Integration of Viking P25 Radio and Metropolitan Beacon System Indoor and Vertical Location
Oct 23 15
EF Johnson Technologies, Inc., and NextNav LLC, announced the integration of EFJohnson's Viking P25 radio with the indoor location capabilities of NextNav's Metropolitan Beacon System (MBS), providing the advanced, public safety grade wide-area indoor and vertical location for the public safety communities. The integrated system is available for demonstration to police, fire, and other public safety professionals. MBS provides an innovative terrestrial constellation, which brings GPS-like performance to indoor and urban environments where satellite-based positioning is either unavailable or significantly degraded. As proven in the FCC-chartered communications security, reliability, and interoperability council (CSRIC) trials, NextNav LLC demonstrated the superior performance of its MBS technology in accurately locating users in challenging indoor environments in both the horizontal and the vertical dimensions. This demonstration proves Public Safety products can be developed to enable real-time location tracking and monitoring of First Responders over the bandwidth constrained public safety network. The provision of this capability across an entire metropolitan area- in buildings, on multiple floors, and in areas where GPS positioning is severely limited- significantly enhances the overall operational effectiveness of the First Responder community. Given the widespread use of the P25 radio standard in the United States by Public Safety personnel, and the proven reliability accuracy of EFJohnson's Viking LMR P25 radios and of MBS, NextNav and EFJohnson believe the integration to be a significant step in providing the most advanced communications technologies to the front lines of the public safety community.
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