BASKING RIDGE, N.J. Feb. 15, 2011
In a collaborative effort to provide a richer set of information — including voice, data and video — to the front lines, Verizon and Intrado are teaming to advance the state of 911 emergency services in the U.S.
Today, 911 centers face a wide range of issues, ranging from funding, staffing challenges and high call volumes to helping people with special needs and the proliferation of the use of wireless phones.
The new 911 services will be conducted via an IP-enabled communications platform that will be able to support emerging and future capabilities such as consumers sending photos, videos and text messages to public safety responders during an emergency event. The new offering will also build a foundation to enable car safety systems to transmit key crash information, such as how fast the vehicle was traveling at the time of impact, the number of passengers present or whether a vehicle flipped over.
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The new solution uses Verizon’s managed IP network to route emergency calls, and advanced call-management capabilities powered by Intrado to support the handling of multimedia communications calls.
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Verizon’s Muzaffar said: "At the heart of our next-generation solution for Denco is Verizon’s reliable and secure IP backbone, which allows for the introduction of new call-handling features. Denco continues to be a leader in public safety efforts by adopting this modern 911 technology, which will ultimately be able to transmit photographs and video to provide a richer flow of information from the accident scene to the dispatcher’s screen."
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