ATLANTA, Jan. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- LaaSer Critical Communications (http://laaser911.com/) announces that its proprietary caller location determination technology has received a second United States patent (US Patent #9,544,750), further strengthening and broadening the company's intellectual property portfolio.
The new patent builds upon LaaSer's original patent, covering the systems and methods of the company's innovative call location and routing technology. The technology helps emergency service providers instantly determine the location of 911 callers who are using mobile devices; included in the patent are the interfaces, communication methods, databases and other essential components of the system, which collectively make possible the precise locating and routing of calls.
LaaSer cofounder and Chief Architect Michael Self is listed as first inventor on both existing patents. "This new patent confirms the unique and innovative nature of our solution to a serious real-world problem," remarks Self.
LaaSer cofounder and CEO Fred White adds, "Having a robust patent portfolio for our solutions further proves and expands our competitive differentiation. For everyone on our team, this is yet another important milestone on the path toward making this technology a worldwide standard."
The problem LaaSer 911 solves is a fundamental one: the nation's 911 infrastructure has failed to keep pace with the rapid and dynamic evolution of mobile technology. When calls are placed with mobile phones — which is increasingly the case, as people abandon landlines — dispatchers have trouble locating the caller and sending help in a timely manner. The result is thousands of preventable deaths and injuries each year. The FCC has estimated that 10,000 lives could be saved every year by reducing response times by just 60 seconds. LaaSer makes that possible, and without the need for PSAPs to install new hardware and software systems.
News media across the nation have continued to offer compelling investigative journalism revealing the problems facing modern 911 systems and how LaaSer is a key to addressing those problems right now. Recent stories include a feature story on Fox News and a follow-up from Atlanta's 11Alive on the tragedy that befell Shanell Anderson when her SUV plunged into a pond. With another U.S. patent now in hand, LaaSer Critical Communications anticipates continued positive media coverage and rapid adoption of its lifesaving technology.
About LaaSer Critical Communications, LLC
LaaSer Critical Communications, a Techstars company, is dedicated to solving the problems associated with calling 911 from mobile devices. LaaSer has created patented technology that pinpoints a 911 caller's location, using any mobile device, efficiently routes them to the appropriate 911 call center, and provides the 911 operator with precise location information. LaaSer's technology requires no upgrades on the part of 911 call centers or network operators.
Jon Harmer, CMO
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