Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq: CMTL) and LaaSer Critical Communications are partnering to deploy an enhanced solution to 911 emergency response in the mobile age, the companies said.
Together, Comtech and LaaSer will deliver supplemental location data and any rich media associated with an emergency call to the correct 911 dispatch center.
Comtech is a pioneer in this field, having deployed its first wireless 911 solution in 1998. LaaSer´s patented, award winning solution ingeniously solves the problem of wireless caller location determination by leveraging many of the hardware components and software tools already built into modern connected devices, such as GPS, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.
Operators at 911 call centers can see a caller´s location just as quickly and accurately as calls placed from landlines. And just as importantly, LaaSer´s solution requires no overhead in the form of new equipment and is rapidly deployable.
The current 911 system was designed when landlines were the most common mode of communication.
Comtech Telecommunications Corp. designs, develops, produces and markets innovative products, systems and services for advanced communications solutions. The company sells products to a diverse customer base in the global commercial and government communications markets.
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 provides enhanced accuracy for a 911 caller´s location, using any mobile device, supports the routing of calls 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.