Location and communication for emergency response

Date: Tue 12 to Tue 12 Dec 2017
Time: 12:00 to 17:00
Location: The Bradfield Centre, Unit 184, Cambridge Science Park, Cambridge, CB4 0GA

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This event looks at the capabilities and limitations of current, emerging and future technologies for locating emergency calls inside and outside buildings, and for directing first responders.

The event will look at different technologies including GNSS, WiFi, network techniques, sensor fusion, signals of opportunity and automated systems such as E112 and Advanced Mobile Location.

This SIG is championed by David Bartlett, Senior Principal Engineer Positioning, u-blox UK, Bob Cockshott, Quantum Lead, PNT Lead, The KTN and Ben Tarlow, Technical Marketing Manager, Qualcomm Technologies International

The purpose of the SIG is to promote and further the adoption of location as a value-added facility for a range of applications. Location Based Services are not about position – they are primarily about the use of location and position information as a value-add to service or product the end-user buys. The specific objectives are:

– Advocate location as a value-add to any appropriate application
– Encourage and support the creation of open APIs
– Develop and promote sustainable business models for LB
– Offer expertise to guide regulatory and standards development
– Provide expert input to sensitive issues such as privacy
– Foster interoperability between technologies and applications

Speakers include:
Alastair McMahon – Analytics Director, O2 Telefonica Data Unit, Telefonica O2 UK
Andy Proctor – InnovateUK
Tom Self – Partnerships, What3words

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