BERWYN, Pa., April 13 -- TruePosition, Inc., a leading provider of wireless location technologies and solutions and a subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation that is attributed to its Liberty Capital Group, announced its 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."
TruePosition is dedicated to the development and implementation of advanced wireless location products, services and devices, providing complete solutions to support the wireless location needs of the global marketplace. In addition to providing industry leading core location technologies, TruePosition supports all levels of the wireless location value chain to offer turnkey solutions.
TruePosition's foundation was built on the development of advanced location systems, which include handset, network and hybrid location solutions. Today, TruePosition can offer hybrid location systems that incorporate Cell ID, Enhanced Cell ID, Uplink Time Difference of Arrival, Angle of Arrival, and Assisted GPS to power the next generation of location- based services. TruePosition is a subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation that is attributed to its Liberty Capital Group (NASDAQ:LINTA)(NASDAQ:LINTB)(NASDAQ:LCAPA)(NASDAQ: LCAPB). For more information, visit http://www.trueposition.com/
About Plateau Wireless
Plateau Wireless headquartered in Clovis, NM operates on behalf of partnerships to provide advanced wireless communication services in 16 counties of eastern New Mexico and 10 in the Texas Panhandle. The company also operates 15 retail store locations in the region.
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