San Diego - April 27, 2023 - Kyocera International, Inc., a leader in rugged mobile solutions, announced today the integration of NextNav Pinnacle vertical location technology into Kyocera’s DuraXV Extreme+ feature phone. Simple and easy to use, DuraXV Extreme+ is designed for those working in harsh environments, such as industrial or construction sites, and is now available in Verizon stores and via Verizon Frontline for public safety and first responders nationwide.
The DuraXV Extreme+ includes a Barometric Pressure Sensor, enabling the use of NextNav Pinnacle’s precise Z-axis capabilities for 911 calls and meeting FCC Z-axis / E911 requirements. NextNav Pinnacle leads the industry in providing precise, highly secure vertical location data that is increasingly essential for emergency services. In independent tests conducted by CTIA to measure Z-axis capabilities, Pinnacle delivered "floor-level" accuracy in 94 percent of test calls, a level unrivaled by any other available technology.
“We are excited to bring NextNav’s cutting-edge geolocation technology to Kyocera’s DuraXV Extreme+ and a wider audience,” said Ambroise Popper, VP and General Manager of NextNav. “With Pinnacle, users working in the toughest of environments will have the peace of mind that first responders can pinpoint their floor-level location in an emergency. We’re proud to work with Kyocera to bring this technology to their customers, and we’re excited to see the positive impact it will have.”
“Pinnacle gives our customers the most accurate geolocation tools available to help ensure 911 calls are met with the fastest response,” said Vipul Dalal, Divisional VP of Kyocera’s Communications Equipment Group. “Our rugged devices are popular with consumers as well as workers in harsh environments, all of whom can benefit from this technology. First responders are also using our rugged devices, and adding this technology helps ensure they can find each other faster in emergency situations.”
Pinnacle’s availability on DuraXV Extreme+ brings critical data used for 911 emergency services to a broader audience of users and enterprises on the Verizon Network in an ultra-rugged device. Particularly in urban areas or multi-story buildings, dispatchers will be able to more precisely locate where a 911 caller is by adding the vertical dimension alongside their horizontal location of latitude and longitude, and get callers the help they need faster.
In addition to Pinnacle Z-axis technology, DuraXV Extreme+ is a feature phone with several productivity tools including:
- Improved data transfer speed (Wi-Fi 802.11ac support);
- Updated Bluetooth 5.1 LE/EDR support for extended connection range and improved power efficiency;
- Remote Support preloaded application for secure enhanced live technical support;
- Similar processing power to competing smartphones.
The integration of Z-axis capabilities for E911 calls is now available on DuraXV Extreme+ through a software update for Verizon customers.
Kyocera International, Inc.’s Communications Equipment Group (CEG) is the headquarters for Kyocera wireless devices in the Americas. With a history of quality and innovation delivering many “firsts” to the U.S. market, Kyocera is the leader in rugged mobile solutions. Launching more than 100 waterproof and rugged mobile devices globally over the last 10+ years, Kyocera strives to offer rugged, reliable technology as an integral part of a total mobile offering: combining MIL-STD 810G/H-compliant ruggedization and enterprise-grade security with a partner ecosystem, industry-specific applications and innovative accessories. Working with leading service providers, Kyocera has created a “Total Solution” offering that helps deliver a significantly lower total cost of ownership to a wide range of industries such as public safety, transportation, and construction. White glove services including overnight advanced replacement, custom provisioning, repair and more, help improve productivity for business customers. When it comes to blending performance, durability and support, Kyocera’s rugged mobile solutions are in a class of their own.
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NextNav Inc. (Nasdaq: NN) is a leader in next generation GPS, enabling a whole new ecosystem of applications and services that rely upon vertical location and resilient geolocation technology. The company’s Pinnacle network delivers highly accurate vertical positioning to transform location services, reflecting the 3D world around us and supporting innovative, new capabilities. NextNav’s TerraPoiNT network delivers accurate, reliable, and resilient 3D positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) services to support critical infrastructure and other GPS-reliant systems in the absence or failure of GPS.
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