911 Enable Announces E911 Emergency Support for Microsoft Lync 2013

Nov 05, 2012, 08:27 ET from 911 Enable

MONTREAL, Nov. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- 911 Enable, the leading provider of E911 solutions for VoIP and Unified Communications, today announced that its award-winning E911 solutions are capable of supporting Microsoft Lync 2013.

With Microsoft's recent announcement that Lync 2013 has achieved release to manufacturing (RTM) status and will be generally available in early 2013, it is critical that a suitable E911 solution be available to support it. 911 Enable complements the inherent E911 functionality of Microsoft Lync – including the new E911 features unveiled in Lync 2013 – to help customers meet E911 regulations and keep employees safe in times of crisis.

"Lync 2013 includes new E911 capabilities which reflect the ways that organizations are using their communications networks today," said Lev Deich, Director of 911 Enable. "911 Enable provides critical support for these innovations, and we're proud to offer the industry's first E911 solutions that support Lync 2013, including its enhanced features such as support for Lync clients accessed through Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). Organizations implementing or planning to implement Lync 2013 should feel comfortable knowing that we can support their E911 needs and keep their employees safe."

911 Enable's primary offering for Lync 2013 is the Emergency Routing Service (ERS). The ERS is an E911 SIP trunking service that delivers emergency calls and caller-location information to Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) across the United States. 911 Enable also offers two optional on-site appliances, the Phone Discovery Manager (PDM) and the Emergency Gateway (EGW), which organizations may elect to implement based on their unique requirements. The PDM is intended mainly for organizations requiring Layer 2 discovery for soft phones, since this is a feature not supported inherently by Lync. The EGW is a Microsoft Unified Communications Open Interoperability Program (UCOIP) qualified  E911 ELIN Gateway that allows organizations to route 911 calls via the  local exchange carrier rather than an E911 SIP trunking service. The EGW also acts as a Secondary Location Information Server (LIS) to centralize E911 management for organizations using Lync alongside other voice platforms (e.g. Cisco, Avaya, etc.).

To inquire about 911 Enable's solutions, call 1-877-862-2835 or visit www.911enable.com/microsoft. You may also download a solution brief which outlines 911 Enable's solutions for Microsoft Lync at http://www.911enable.com/solution-briefs/e911-solution-for-microsoft-lync.

About 911 Enable

911 Enable, a division of Connexon Telecom Inc., is the industry-leading provider of E911 solutions for IP-PBX systems, having deployed its solutions in organizations of all sizes across the US and Canada. 911 Enable offers the largest E911 coverage in the industry and leverages this connectivity to bring breakthrough location management technologies to the IP telephony market. Custom solutions for today's leading IP telephony vendors help to ensure quick and easy integration. For more information about 911 Enable, call 1-877-862-2835 or visit www.911enable.com.


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