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
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
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.