RedSky Launches WiFi e911(TM) Solution for Leading Enterprise WiFi Networks

Integrates with Aruba and Cisco WiFi networks to track phone locations, protect enterprise WiFi users

Jul 21, 2010, 16:14 ET from RedSky Technologies, Inc.

CHICAGO, July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Organizations with mobile workers using WiFi phones on enterprise WiFi networks can now be protected with accurate, real-time, E911 protection. RedSky Technologies' WiFi e911™ is the first enterprise E911 solution to integrate seamlessly with leading WiFi networks from Aruba and Cisco to provide life-saving E911 capability.

The WiFi e911™ software module runs on RedSky's award-winning E911 Manager™ platform that provides comprehensive location management, notification, reporting, and 9-1-1 call routing for enterprises, higher education, large school districts and government agencies. E911 Manager™ is installed on a server in the enterprise and communicates with the WiFi network equipment using published APIs.

"WiFi e911™ knocks down an important barrier that can delay an organizations' move toward enterprise mobility," says Nick Maier, RedSky senior vice president. "Providing all enterprise network users with reliable, automated E911 protection is not only the law in many states but a corporate mandate in organizations throughout the country. WiFi e911™ answers a growing market need for customers who wish to run voice on their WiFi network."

WiFi e911™ takes advantage of APIs on the WiFi location controller to monitor real-time phone movement from one access point to another. When a phone moves, WiFi e911™ updates its local database as well as the call server with the phone's new location and emergency location identification number (ELIN). If a WiFi phone dials 9-1-1, the emergency dispatcher receives the phone call and the caller's location based on the access point being used at the time of the call.

Enterprises using WiFi e911™ can configure the software to update Regional ALI databases maintained by the local exchange carriers or to send location data to cloud-based 9-1-1 call routing services such as RedSky's E911 Anywhere™ Network Services. Both options provide accurate, real-time location information in the event of a 9-1-1 emergency.

For more information on RedSky's WiFi e911™, contact Martha Sexauer, RedSky marketing manager at 312-432-5966 or

About RedSky

RedSky is the leading provider of E911 software solutions to the enterprise market with more customers, more technology, and more experience than any other provider. Hundreds of customers, including 50 Fortune 500® companies and dozens of major universities, colleges and school districts, use RedSky's software to automate their E911 processes and provide real-time location notification of 9-1-1 callers. RedSky provides a full suite of software solutions, hosted services and professional services to help large and small organizations of all types capture, manage and deliver the detailed location information necessary to provide effective 9-1-1 emergency response and other location-based services. Headquartered in Chicago, IL, RedSky has partnerships with other leaders in the telecommunications and 9-1-1 industries to help shape 9-1-1 policy, leverage emerging technology, and comply with evolving regulatory requirements. For more information, visit

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