|TeleCommunication Systems Leads USA’s Text-to-911 Rollout|
ANNAPOLIS, Md., May 15, 2015 – TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a world leader in secure and highly reliable wireless communication technology, today announced that it now supports more than 500 public safety answering points (PSAPs) with production service in 33 states. TCS continues to lead the deployment of text-to-911 service in the United States.
TCS simplifies deployment for PSAPs interested in receiving text-to-911 messages by leading interoperability work with legacy providers, text service providers that use proprietary protocols, and next generation providers that use the standards-based Message Session Relay Protocol (MSRP).
TCS Safety & Security Group Senior Vice President Lynne Seitz stated: “As a U.S. leader in SMS and a global leader in location technology, TCS is fully committed to supporting Public Safety with the ability to send text messages to 9-1-1 as the first step in delivering the value of user-generated data – text, pictures, and video – during an emergency situation. In addition, our SMS9-1-1 and Next Generation solutions provide multimedia capabilities beyond text as the evolution to next generation 9-1-1 continues.”
Since deploying the first U.S. wireless E9-1-1 solution in 1998, TCS has been leading public safety solutions for wireless Enhanced 9-1-1 (E9-1-1), NG9-1-1 and E1-1-2. TCS supports about half of all U.S. wireless E9-1-1 calls, serving more than 140 million wireless and IP-enabled devices. TCS achieved its eleventh consecutive year of TL 9000 certification in November 2014 and offers the only TL 9000-certified network operations center (NOC) for wireless and VoIP E9-1-1 services in the United States. TCS is leading the enablement of text-to 9-1-1, and TCS leads the nation in emergency services IP network (ESInet) deployments. Its E9-1-1 and NG9-1-1 solutions ensure that a subscriber’s emergency call routes to the appropriate PSAP and automatically pinpoints the caller’s location information. For more information visit: TCS Public Safety.
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