Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Announces Deployment of Text-to-911 in Los Angeles County
December 5, 2017 at 10:24 AM EST
MELVILLE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
December 5, 2017-- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq: CMTL)
announced today that its Safety and Security Technologies group, which
is part of Comtech's Commercial Solutions segment, and Los Angeles
County have together launched text-to-911 for LA citizens county-wide,
via Comtech's EMedia service. EMedia® is a secure web browser-based
service that enables 9-1-1 call takers to receive and respond to text
messages sent to 9-1-1.
"Within 24 hours of the service becoming available, one of our
dispatchers received a text-to-911 message regarding a life-threatening
situation. Thanks to this service, the incident was rapidly resolved
successfully, possibly saving the life of the person sending the text,"
said Todd Austin of the Los Angeles Police Department. "When something
like this happens, it's so wonderful to see how quickly new tools are
welcomed. I think it hit home tonight for so many of us just how
important it is for our industry to keep up with technology. It truly
can save lives."
"We applaud the adoption of EMedia text-to-911 service by Los Angeles
County. Text-to-911 offers citizens another way to reach 911 when it is
not safe or possible for a voice call to be made. Nothing is more
gratifying than knowing Comtech's highly reliable E911 solutions are
assisting dispatchers and first responders in saving lives," said Fred
Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech
Telecommunications Corp. "We are honored that Los Angeles is relying on
us to provide this innovative new emergency service."
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.
Certain information in this press release contains statements that are
forward-looking in nature and involve certain significant risks and
uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from such
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