Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office adopts Airbus DS Communications' VESTA® 9-1-1 solution

Airbus DS Communications, an entity of Airbus Defense and Space, said it has upgraded Palm Beach County Sheriff´s Office (PBSO) in West Palm Beach, Fla., to its Next Generation VESTA® 9-1-1 solution to enhance public safety communications.

PBSO, an Airbus DS Communications customer since 1994, receives 800,000 calls annually and provides public safety communication services for 12 area cities and all of the unincorporated portions of Palm Beach County. It is also the largest Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) of the 18 PSAPs in Palm Beach County.

With the new geodiverse system in place, PBSO has 29 call taking stations and six portable command post stations to serve the region.

Airbus Defense and Space is a division of Airbus Group formed by combining the business activities of Cassidian, Astrium and Airbus Military. The new division is Europe´s number one defense and space enterprise, the second largest space business worldwide and among the top ten global defense enterprises. It employs more than 38,000 employees generating revenues of approximately EUR 13 billion per year.

Airbus DS Communications, an Airbus Defense and Space Holdings, Inc. company, is a global leader and trusted source for mission-critical communications technologies.