Agilent Technologies Delivers Industry-First Commercial Base Station Calibration System to Accelerate Deployment of QUALCOMM's gpsOne Solution for Locating E911 Mobile Phone Users.
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Agilent Time Offset Precision Calibration System Facilitates
Qualcomm's Delivery of Accurate Location Information
Agilent Technologies This article needs sources or references that appear in reliable, third-party publications. Alone, primary sources and sources affiliated with the subject of this article are not sufficient for an accurate encyclopedia article. Inc. (NYSE NYSE
See: New York Stock Exchange :A) today introduced the industry's first commercial calibration system for Qualcomm Incorporated's (Nasdaq:QCOM QCOM Qualcomm, Inc. (stock symbol) ) gpsOne(TM) hybrid position location system, the world's only all-terrain, high-availability solution for locating mobile E911 phone users.
The Agilent Time Offset Precision Calibration system measures and characterizes a base station's timing delay, enabling more accurate positioning of mobile phone users in high-blockage environments such as indoors or in urban street canyons.
Position location tracking applications for mobile phones -- such as E911 and other emergency location applications, mapping applications, navigation and position-enabled information services See Information Systems. -- are powered by Qualcomm's revolutionary SnapTrack(TM)-enabled hybrid gpsOne position location technology. The gpsOne solution, the world's first hybrid wireless assisted GPS-based system, uses both Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) ranging information and Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access) A method for transmitting simultaneous signals over a shared portion of the spectrum. The foremost application of CDMA is the digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800 MHz band and 1.9 GHz PCS band. )-based pilot information to provide accurate all-terrain position location capability.
Qualcomm's SnapTrack-enabled gpsOne positioning system leverages Agilent's highly accurate base station timing characterizations to facilitate accurate indoor location of mobile phone users. Precision timing measurements of CDMA base station signal paths allow CDMA pilots to be used for ranging measurements in deep indoor environments. With highly accurate timing measurements (within +/- 25 nanoseconds), Agilent offers service providers the means to precisely characterize the timing of base station pilots, thereby directly contributing to the accuracy of pilot-based ranging measurements and enabling highly accurate indoor position location measurements. Agilent's new Time Offset Precision Calibration system (E6459A) is an enhancement to the 8935 Series Base Station Test Set (E6380A).
U.S. Pricing and Availability
The Agilent Time Offset Precision Calibration system (E6459A) is available now, priced at $6,600.
Headquartered in Campbell, Calif., SnapTrack is focused on integrating GPS and two-way wireless technologies. SnapTrack's patented architecture offers anytime, anywhere, accurate, high-speed location of a wireless caller, even inside buildings where conventional GPS does not operate. SnapTrack pioneered Wireless Assisted GPS GPS is a satellite based positioning system. Assisted GPS, or A-GPS was introduced to enhance performance. The development of A-GPS was accelerated by the U.S. FCC's E911 mandate requiring the position of a cell phone to be available to emergency call dispatchers. (TM) and owns patents that are fundamental to the cost-effective deployment of Wireless Assisted GPS-based location systems. The Company's Wireless Assisted GPS products include the SnapSmart(TM) location server software system, the SnapCore(TM) multi-mode GPS solution and the SnapWARN(TM) GPS reference service. SnapTrack has commercial agreements with major wireless chipset vendors that provide most of the wireless modem A modem and antenna that transmits and receives over the air. Wireless modems support several technologies, including 802.11, Bluetooth, CDPD, DataTAC, Mobitex and Ricochet. There are wireless modems for laptops, handhelds and cellphones. chipsets to the industry. In addition, many major carriers have chosen to deploy products and services incorporating SnapTrack technology. SnapTrack is a wholly owned subsidiary Wholly Owned Subsidiary
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In other words, the parent company owns the company outright and there are no minority owners. of QUALCOMM Incorporated. For more information, please visit http://www.snaptrack.com.
QUALCOMM Incorporated (www.qualcomm.com) is a leader in developing and delivering innovative digital wireless communications wireless communications
System using radio-frequency, infrared, microwave, or other types of electromagnetic or acoustic waves in place of wires, cables, or fibre optics to transmit signals or data. products and services based on the Company's CDMA digital technology. The Company's business areas include CDMA chipsets CDMA Chipsets is hugely popular Chipsets used in 3G and 2G mobile phones manufactured by Qualcomm Inc. and system software; technology licensing; the Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless BREW is an application development platform created by Qualcomm for mobile phones. It was originally developed for CDMA handsets, but has since been ported to other air interfaces including GSM/GPRS, UMTS, and CDMA. (TM) (BREW(TM)) applications platform; Eudora(R) e-mail software; digital cinema systems; and satellite-based systems including portions of the Globalstar(TM) system and wireless fleet management systems, OmniTRACS(R) and OmniExpress(R). QUALCOMM owns patents that are essential to all of the CDMA wireless telecommunications standards that have been adopted or proposed for adoption by standards-setting bodies worldwide. QUALCOMM has licensed its essential CDMA patent portfolio to more than 100 telecommunications equipment manufacturers worldwide. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., QUALCOMM is included in the S&P 500 Index and is a 2001 FORTUNE 500(R) company traded on The Nasdaq Stock Market Nasdaq stock market
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About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is a global technology leader in communications, electronics and life sciences. The company's 41,000 employees serve customers in more than 120 countries. Agilent had net revenue of $8.4 billion in fiscal year 2001. Information about Agilent is available on the Web at www.agilent.com.
Note to Editors: QUALCOMM, OmniTRACS, OmniExpress and Eudora are registered trademarks of QUALCOMM Incorporated. SnapTrack, Wireless Assisted GPS, SnapSmart, SnapCore, SnapWARM, gpsOne and BREW are trademarks of QUALCOMM Incorporated. Globalstar is a trademark of Loral QUALCOMM Satellite Services, Incorporated. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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