Comtech Telecommunications Corp. and LaaSer Critical Communications Partner to Deliver Superior 911 Emergency Response to Millions of Americans
MELVILLE, N.Y. & ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
April 4, 2017--Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq: CMTL) (http://www.comtechtel.com/)
and LaaSer Critical Communications (http://laaser911.com/)
announced today they are partnering to deploy an enhanced solution to
911 emergency response in the mobile age. 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.
"This partnership combines Comtech's extensive experience delivering 911
calls to the nation's first responders with LaaSer's innovative
technology," adds Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer
of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. "Together, we are committed to
leveraging the latest technology to provide 911 dispatchers with the
information that can save more lives."
"We started LaaSer to address some of the issues we saw in the existing
911 system," says Fred White, cofounder and CEO of LaaSer. "And now, by
partnering with Comtech, we'll be able to expand LaaSer's life saving
technologies and enable entirely new ways to provide emergency services
with accurate location and supplemental data."
The current 911 system was designed when landlines were the most common
mode of communication, and the system hasn't kept pace with the rapid
pace of mobile innovation and adoption. The FCC is certainly aware of
the issue and the toll it's taking in lives. The agency estimates that
improving the average emergency response time to mobile callers by just
60 seconds could save over 10,000 lives annually.
About Comtech Telecommunications Corp.
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. For the Public
Safety market, Comtech is a leading provider of solutions for wireless
E9-1-1 and NG9-1-1.
About LaaSer Critical Communications, LLC
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