Nokia Cell Phone with "Mayday" Emergency Transceiver

Description:

This equipment, originally built by NAVSYS of Colorado Springs, Colorado, was the basis of a federal experimental emergency response system from 1995. Tested in Colorado, the system relied on GPS data and map databases to provide the location of emergency cellular calls. Based on this testing, the Federal Communications Commission established regulations which required the caller's location to be provided to first responders for all mobile E-911 calls. Commercial services—Ford’s Rescu, General Motors OnStar—superseded this test system.

Date Made: ca 1996

Maker: Nokia Inc.NAVSYS Corporation

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: from NAVSYS Corporation through Alison Brown

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2010.0119.01Accession Number: 2010.0119Catalog Number: 2010.0119.01

Object Name: cellular telephoneradio transceiver

Physical Description: paper (overall material)leather (overall material)metal (part: material)plastic (part: material)Measurements: .01: cell phone: 7 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in x 1 3/4 in; 19.05 cm x 6.35 cm x 4.445 cm.02: transceiver: 7 in x 6 in x 1 1/4 in; 17.78 cm x 15.24 cm x 3.175 cm.03: control unit: 5 1/8 in x 7 1/2 in x 2 3/4 in; 13.0175 cm x 19.05 cm x 6.985 cm.04: user interface: 4 in x 3 in x 2 in; 10.16 cm x 7.62 cm x 5.08 cm.05: battery: 7 in x 3 in x 1 1/8 in; 17.78 cm x 7.62 cm x 2.8575 cm.06: computer chips: 1 1/2 in x 5/8 in x 3/8 in; 3.81 cm x 1.5875 cm x .9525 cm.07: case: 7 in x 4 in x 9 in; 17.78 cm x 10.16 cm x 22.86 cm.08: antenna: 2 in x 2 in x 3/4 in; 5.08 cm x 5.08 cm x 1.905 cm.09: data interface: 3 in x 2 7/8 in x 1 1/8 in; 7.62 cm x 7.3025 cm x 2.8575 cm.10: handset cable: 39 in x 1/2 in; 99.06 cm x 1.27 cm.11: gray modular cable: 83 in x 1/4 in; 210.82 cm x .635 cm.12: gray adapter cable: 196 in x 1 in; 497.84 cm x 2.54 cm.13: control unit cable: 12 in x 1/8 in; 30.48 cm x .3175 cm.14: microphone: 1 1/4 in x 1 1/8 in x 3/4 in; 3.175 cm x 2.8575 cm x 1.905 cm

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Record Id: nmah_1405541

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