RedSky 3rd Generation Location Information Server Chosen for Next Generation 9-1-1 Proof of Concept Test

    ORLANDO, Fla., March 17 /PRNewswire/ - RedSky Technologies, a leading
 provider of E911 location information management solutions, today announced
 that its new, 3rd generation Location Information Server (LIS) has been
 chosen by the US Department of Transportation's Next Generation 9-1-1
 (NG9-1-1) Initiative to support Proof of Concept testing of its new NG9-1-1
 architecture. The announcement was made at VoiceCon Orlando 2008.
 
     "Our 3rd generation Location Information Server determines the physical
 location of Voice over IP (VoIP)-enabled devices and communicates this
 location information back to these devices as well as to next-generation
 9-1-1 network elements," says Nicholas Maier, RedSky senior vice president.
 "We are proud to participate in the development of next-generation location
 services that will support 9-1-1 service for existing and emerging IP-based
 devices and next-generation wired and wireless networks."
 
     The NG9-1-1 research and development project is funded by the DOT
 Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office. The objective of
 the NG9-1-1 Proof of Concept is to test specific requirements selected from
 a prioritized list developed by the NG9-1-1 team with input from a variety
 of 9- 1-1 stakeholders.
 
     The nationwide test is expected to begin in April and be completed in
 two to three months. Following completion, the team will analyze the test
 data, revise the system architecture as necessary and complete the
 transition plan.
 
     The DOT is working with Booz Allen Hamilton as the prime contractor to
 develop and validate requirements for the NG9-1-1 system, define a system
 architecture, and develop a transition plan that considers
 responsibilities, costs, schedule, and benefits for deploying IP-based
 emergency services across America. Other members of the project team
 include the National Emergency Number Association, L. Robert Kimball &
 Associates, and Texas A&M University.
 
     The 3rd generation Location Information Server was donated by RedSky to
 Texas A&M University who will install the server in its Internet2
 Technology Evaluation Center (ITEC) laboratory in College Station, TX.
 
     RedSky is the leading provider of automated location information
 solutions for enterprises seeking to identify and track the location of
 callers using IP phones and other VoIP-enabled devices. RedSky software
 automatically tracks the location of device users via a number of
 standards-based location determination techniques and updates other network
 elements so that 9-1-1 or other emergency calls can be routed to the right
 Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) while also providing call-takers with
 the latest and most up-to-date device location information.
 
     For further information on the DOT NG9-1-1 Initiative, go to
 http://www.its.dot.gov/ng911/index.htm.
 
     About RedSky
 
     RedSky Technologies, Inc. helps organizations of all types capture,
 manage and deliver the detailed location information necessary to provide
 effective 9-1-1 emergency response. Hundreds of customers, including 50
 Fortune 500(R) companies, rely on RedSky's E911 Manager(TM) to automate
 their E911 processes. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, RedSky has
 partnerships with leading telecommunications and 911 organizations to help
 shape 911 policy, and deliver technology solutions for E911. For more
 information on RedSky, visit http://www.redskyE911.com.
 
 
 

SOURCE RedSky Technologies, Inc.

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