NG-911, Inc. Integrates the Industry’s Best Subcontractors.

 

 

Known in the defense and aerospace industry for their reliable hardware-based technology, Solacom Technologies, Inc. (“Solacom”) designs, manufactures, and markets communication systems. The company provides VCCS systems, which include air-ground/ground-ground voice switches, touch screen operator consoles, integrated weather monitoring consoles, sensors and antennas, record and playback software, and system configuration tools. Its products are used in air traffic control, homeland security, public networks, military C4I, marine communication, and emergency response applications.

Solacom has participated in ‘i3’ next generation interoperability testing at several NENA ICE events. At ICE4 conducted in November, 2011, Solacom verified interoperability between its Legacy Network Gateway (LNG) and LIS (Location Information Server), ECRF (Emergency Call Routing Function) and ESRP (Emergency Services Routing Proxy) functional elements from various vendors. The Solacom LNG is part of a complete portfolio of solutions for Emergency Services IP Networks (ESInets) and public safety agencies transitioning from legacy to Next Generation i3 systems.

Solacom is the only real IP Next Generation 9-1-1hardware provider to meet the redundancy and resiliency that is required by the prime contractor - NG-911, Inc. Solacom will provide technicians and support personnel to complete the project, including a Project Manager (part time) to oversee the project from start to finish; Administrative Personnel (part time) for procurement, accounting, other office tasks; Manufacturing Technicians (full time for an estimated 3 weeks) to assemble, test and document the solution; and Field Services Specialists.

Emergent Communications offers NENA i3 Next Generation Internet Protocol (IP) standards based 9-1-1 emergency communications systems.  Emergent provides a Softswitch and software that NG-911, Inc. uses a substitute to Solacom.  NG-911, Inc. has deployed Emergent in the Kansas pilot project.  For more information on Emergent, visit them at www.emergentcomm.com.

911 Datamaster is known for their data base management software. 911 Datamaster, founded in 1993, focuses on the development and support of innovative, best-in-class, 9-1-1 database solutions. 911 Datamaster is the leading provider of 9-1-1 data validation and request/response software, currently used in more than 30 states, 700+ counties, two statewide systems, four foreign countries, eight metropolitan areas and 16 military bases. 911 Datamaster helps to position organizations for NG9-1-1 requirements by improving and managing data quality and providing real-time communication tools to enable a seamless migration to NG9-1-1. 911 Datamaster’s processes will enable Customers to manage the database aspects of Next Generation 9-1-1 (both ALI and GIS data). 911 Datamaster software fully integrates with the other components of the Next Generation 9-1-1 system. 911 Datamaster has participated in ‘i3’ next generation interoperability testing at the NENA Industry Collaboration Events (ICE).

BullBerry Systems, Inc. provides a user friendly, highly reliable, IP-based mapping system that fully integrates with all the other components of the Next Generation 9-1-1 system.  BullBerry Systems, Inc. (BBSI) has been providing high quality, user friendly, vastly reliable IP based mapping software and technology for the public safety industry since 1999. BBSI’s IP based mapping system not only fully integrates with all the other components of the Next Generation 9-1-1 system, but also decreases emergency response time by providing intuitive and intelligent mapping applications to dispatchers and emergency responders.

While the industry tailored 9-1-1 Dispatch/Emergency Management, and in-vehicle map applications form the core of their software application business, BBSI provides GIS data building and data conversion services, performed by their experienced GIS analysts.

In recent years, GIS data experience by BBSI personnel has focused solely on addressing, 9-1-1 data creation, accurate and routable transportation networks, GIS-based MSAG development, and the design of supportive data models – both in ESRI Shapefile and Geodatabase formats. Very few of BBSI’s competitors in the public safety arena have been able to match the quality and consistency of emergency service GIS data developed by BBSI.

BBSI is an ESRI Partner and as an ESRI Partner, BBSI has access to nearly all of their software applications (including ArcView, ArcEditor, ArcInfo, and SDE) for testing, development, and production purposes.

HigherGround, Inc. is a premier software developer of call recording, data integration and reporting tools.  These solutions are designed to deliver timely, accurate information for analytics and decision support to improve operations, performance and ultimately increase profitability. HigherGround applications are used by call centers as well as by organizations in public safety, financial services, healthcare, government and many other industries.  HigherGround’s solutions collect data from multiple sources (such as ACD, CDR, IVR, screen capture, agent evaluations, enterprise and customer databases, etc.) and integrate the information into a single interface. HigherGround has participated in ‘i3’ next generation interoperability testing at the National Emergency Number Association (NENA) Industry Collaboration Events (ICE).

The Illinois Institute of Technology has in-depth knowledge on Real Time Communications.   Members of the IIT group formed Assure 911 as a provider of NG9-1-1/ESInet architecture design and monitoring software.

Assure911 can provide the hosted network management service that makes NG9-1-1 Systems and ESInet networks as reliable as traditional selective router based services.  Assure911’s Hosted Solution benefits 911 Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPS), Wireline, and Wireless Service Providers because it provides a rapid end to end capability to observe the network and route around potential blockages and problems.  Assure911’s comprehensive network assurance platform enhances emergency communications service providers’ abilities to troubleshoot E911 and NG911 network problems, fosters rapid disaster recovery, facilitates intra-company communications, and enhances the ability to meet and exceed regulatory service requirements.  Assure911 has participated in ‘i3’ next generation interoperability testing at the NENA ICE events.

Cushing Technologies Inc. (now acquired by J2 Software Solutions) was founded by Austin Donaghy who has spent over 20 years delivering successful commercial software products. Since 1992 in a variety of roles with SCA (Software Corporation of America), later acquired by Motorola, Cushing Technologies Inc. has been delivering public safety solutions – both mobile solutions and progressive CAD/RMS applications.