King of Prussia, PA — Bell Atlantic Mobile, one of the nation's premier wireless carriers and TruePosition, Inc., a leading provider of wireless location technology and commercial services, today announced they have successfully completed field trials of CDMA location technology.
The field trial, conducted over series 2 TruePosition Wireless Location Technology, involved 18 cell sites and covered more than 120 square-miles surrounding King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. Trial results indicated the technology could pinpoint the location of a wireless caller within 80 meters, or less than a football field.
"We were very pleased with the performance of TruePosition's system in this field trial," said Ted Hoffman, vice president of Technology Development for Bell Atlantic Mobile. "The next step is to test the system's operation in more challenging radio propagation environments such as Manhattan."
Bell Atlantic Mobile plans to trial the system's performance in New York City's urban downtown area and a full-scale market trial throughout its Philadelphia region later this year.
"The results of the field trial were delivered ahead of schedule and met expectations as Bell Atlantic Mobile works to meet the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC's) E9-1-1 mandate," said Kent Sander, president of TruePosition, Inc. "Our system is compliant with the mandate and enables wireless carriers to pass on specific location information to Public Service Access Points (PSAPs) for dispatching emergency response teams such as police, fire and rescue."
About Bell Atlantic Mobile
Bell Atlantic Mobile owns and operates the largest wireless network in the East covering 154,000 square miles, and the largest chain of retail outlets devoted exclusively to wireless voice, data, and paging. Based in Bedminster, NJ, Bell Atlantic Mobile has 7.7 million customers and 8,800 employees from Maine to Georgia and, through a separate subsidiary, in the Southwest. Through its "Wireless at Work…" community service program, the company uses its technology to help individuals and communities improve security and emergency communications. Bell Atlantic Mobile's parent, Bell Atlantic Corporation (NYSE:BEL) is one of the world's largest wireless communications companies, with domestic operations in 25 states and international investments in Mexico, Europe and the Pacific Rim. For more information on Bell Atlantic Mobile visit: www.bam.com; on global operations visit: www.bellatlantic.com/worldwide
About TruePosition, Inc.
TruePosition, Inc. headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, is a leading provider of wireless location technology and services. It is capable of providing FCC mandated location accuracy in rural, mountainous and urban environments, offers an open-air interface and is NEBS compliant. TruePosition is a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Media (NYSE: LMG.A, LMG.B) holds interests in a broad range of video programming, communications, technology and Internet businesses in the United States , Europe, South America and Asia. For more information, visit at :www.trueposition.com.