RedSky Location Information Server Passes Next-Generation 9-1-1 Interoperability Test

Jan 12, 2010, 11:22 ET from RedSky Technologies, Inc.

CHICAGO, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- RedSky Technologies, Inc., the leading provider of automated E911 solutions to the enterprise, announced today the successful completion of Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) interoperability tests with its Location Information Server (LIS), a core component of its Next-Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) and E911 solution sets.

RedSky was the only enterprise 9-1-1 location solution provider participating in the tests, which were conducted at the first NENA (National Emergency Number Association) Industry Collaboration Event (ICE) held recently at Texas A&M University's Internet2 Technology Evaluation Center. The event brought together 16 leading public safety vendors to verify the interoperability of solutions being developed to meet NG9-1-1 standards being created by NENA's Technical Committees, the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and other standards development organizations.

"RedSky is pleased to have participated in this inaugural ICE event," said Bill Mertka, vice president of Product Management for RedSky and chairman of the event planning committee. "We feel this, and subsequent ICE tests planned by NENA, will be invaluable in helping to establish and verify the technical standards that will be the foundation of future Next Generation 9-1-1 systems and solutions."

RedSky's LIS is an IETF standards-compliant location server, providing the NG9-1-1 Location Information Server (LIS) and SIP Proxy/Back-2-Back-User-Agent (B2BUA) i3 element functionality as defined by NENA in their NG9-1-1 standards. RedSky's LIS can be used by 9-1-1/public safety authorities, communications service providers, enterprises, and  communications endpoint devices (SIP-based devices, softphones, mobile devices, UC clients, etc.) to determine device location based on measured access network parameters, as well as by Emergency Call Routing Function/LoST server operators needing to determine endpoint location information for the purpose of routing NG 9-1-1 calls.

"The first NENA ICE interoperability testing event provided participating vendors the opportunity for significant insight into product designs necessary to achieve interoperability, both between NG9-1-1 components and between multiple NG9-1-1 systems, " said Roger Hixson, NENA Technical Issues Director. "I'm glad to say this event was successful in moving those objectives forward."

"In the final analysis, open standards based technologies will best serve the interests of public safety by allowing the customer to select the various components in a fashion consistent with their unique requirements," said Mertka.

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, use RedSky's software to automate their E911 processes. RedSky provides a full suite of software solutions, network 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, 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 on RedSky, visit

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