Public Safety NG9-1-1 Solutions

The RedSky Horizon® family of network solutions help public safety, government and military customers quickly and cost effectively adopt i3 standards and embrace NG9-1-1.

The vision for the Next-Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) network has been defined as a standards-based SIP network that allows location-aware IP devices entry into the network that connects PSAPs together and enables voice, data, text and video emergency traffic. Leading industry emergency service providers, working under the umbrella of the NENA i3 standard, have developed and tested interoperable network elements for NG9-1-1.  9-1-1 Authorities and Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) now are charged with the planning and implementation of NG9-1-1 networks for city, county and state emergency services networks.

Successful deployment of NG9-1-1 networks requires careful planning and a roadmap of standards-based, i3-compliant components including Emergency Services IP networks (ESInets), IP-based software services and applications, databases and data management processes and transitional elements that interconnect legacy networks and PSAP premise equipment to the NG9-1-1 network.

Introducing RedSky Horizon® Network Solutions

RedSky has leveraged more than 15 years of enterprise E911 leadership, including active participation in the i3 standards development process, to create the Horizon family of network solutions to help public safety, government and military customers quickly and cost effectively adopt i3 standards and embrace NG9-1-1. When combined with RedSky's enterprise E911 solutions including E911 Manager® and E911 Anywhere®, they deliver the industry's only true end-to-end solution for NG9-1-1.

RedSky Horizon® Location Information Server

The patented RedSky Horizon® Location Information Server (LIS) is the key NG9-1-1 network element for receiving, storing and delivering the location data of any device used to call 9-1-1 during an emergency. This universal location service is designed to fill the void left by the transition from the legacy ILEC-based 9-1-1 ALI database to the i3 NENA Specification environment. The RedSky Horizon® LIS is unique in its ability to handle both fixed and dynamic location data.

Legacy Gateways

RedSky also has developed two legacy gateway products, the RedSky Horizon® Legacy Network Gateway and the RedSky Horizon® Legacy PSAP Gateway, to provide critical transitional capabilities to 9-1-1 authorities and PSAPs who are managing the migration toward NG9-1-1 in measured, incremental steps.