EF Johnson Technologies, NextNav LLC integrate Viking P25 Radio, Metropolitan beacon system indoor, vertical location

EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. and NextNav LLC said they have announced the successful integration of EFJohnson´s Viking P25 radio with the indoor location capabilities of NextNav´s Metropolitan Beacon System (“MBS”), providing the most 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.

EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. is an independent subsidiary of JVCKENWOOD Corporation. Headquartered in Irving, Texas, EFJohnson focuses on innovating, developing and marketing the highest quality secure communications solutions to organizations whose mission is to protect and save lives. The company´s customers include first responders in public safety and public service, the federal government, and industrial organizations.

NextNav is deploying a revolutionary positioning technology to allow mobile devices to reliably determine their location in indoor and urban environments where GPS signals cannot be received. NextNav´s technology combines accurate horizontal positioning with floor-level height precision.