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Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) & Assisted GNSS

For quicker and more accurate positioning

SoloProtect ID is the first, dedicated lone worker device, to utilise both GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) and A-GNSS (Assisted GNSS) technology. This enables the device to obtain a quicker 'Time To First Fix' (TTFF) in order to obtain a location, whilst improving accuracy and reliability as a worker moves between a series of different
environments.

Whilst obtaining a location fix is important, at SoloProtect we believe that placing a call and supporting the user as quickly as possible should be the priority. It can take up to 60 seconds to get a GPS fix, time which can be crucial in a genuine emergency situation, and a lost opportunity to record and react to what happens in the first minute of an incident. However, with GNSS and A-GNSS, after placing the call we can quickly and accurately locate the user.

Getting faster fixes via GNSS is not the only benefit that this technology provides. By having Assisted GNSS (A-GNSS) technology the ID is able to save the orbit map of each satellite, enabling your location to be found faster and more accurately. Faster fixes means the ID spends less time carrying out continued searches for a satellite, because of this it is able to make huge savings on battery consumption.

You may be wondering what's the difference between GPS and GNSS?

GNSS is the generic Global Satellite System that is inclusive of all operational systems. It consists of 4 separate satellite systems operated by different countries/regions. One of which is GPS which is operated by the USA.

As SoloProtect ID uses GNSS technology it has the ability to use any satellite for a fix and is not limited to those of a specific country or region.

Read Location, Location, Location for further information on GNSS.