Cellular Specialties Inc. offers the Co-Pilot Beacon, a location-based solution for simulcast CDMA Distributed Antenna Systems (DASs). The Co-Pilot Beacon is designed to improve location accuracy of cell phones and wireless devices outdoors and within buildings. Under typical indoor conditions, methods for location determination, such as direct reception of GPS by the mobile station or triangulation using the signals from multiple base stations, are not sufficient. By placing Co-Pilot Beacons in selected locations, the mobile devices quickly and reliably receive fixed location references that allow the network to determine a handset or cell phone’s specific location. This information can then be used to aid the GPS receiver in acquiring signals if they are present or it can be used directly as a position report until more accurate information becomes available. Co-Pilot Beacon fills the in-building GPS or cell tower triangulation void and can identify location down to 50 meters.
• 100-percent handset compatibility with all CDMA phones • Ability to optimize location resolution for the needs of the site by adjusting the number of Co-Pilot Beacons installed • Compatible with virtually all indoor and outdoor repeater/DAS solutions • Full coverage for all of a provider's CDMA channels from a single Co-Pilot Beacon