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Bluetooth for public safety; How innovation in the wireless industry is improving 911 location accuracy

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Bluetooth for public safety; How innovation in the wireless industry is improving 911 location accuracy

19-Sep-2018
Keynote Theater
Stream: Smart Cities

Over 200 million 911 calls are made in the USA every year, with a significant percentage being made from indoors. The responders to these calls rely on accurate location information to get to them quickly, and this is where Bluetooth comes in. The National Emergency Address Database was created to improve location information, utilising Bluetooth beacons to get responders to victims in a timely manner. How did this project begin and how can the rest of the ecosystem get involved?

  

Speakers
Ryan Jensen, Director of Technology & Compliance - SMTS - T-Mobile
Steve Statler, Head of Ecosystem Adoption - National Emergency Address Database (NEAD)