RedSky Completes Latest Round of NENA Next-Generation 9-1-1 Interoperability Tests

Dec 09, 2011

RedSky HorizonSM Network Components Meet NG9-1-1 Emergency Calling Standards

Chicago – RedSky Technologies, the leader in E911 solutions, today announced the completion of Next-Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) interoperability tests with its RedSky HorizonSM Legacy Network Gateway (LNG), the company’s ‘on-ramp to NG9-1-1 networks.’

This latest round of tests was conducted at the fourth National Emergency Number Association (NENA) Industry Collaboration Event (ICE) held recently at the AT&T Center for Learning in Irving, TX. The event focused on emergency call routing based on the LoST hierarchy. This is the core function called for in the new i3 standards to assure reliable and predictable emergency call routing and location validation regardless of media type or device used to place a 9-1-1 call.

The ICE 4 event was part of a program that allows vendors to test the interoperability of their products. These events bring together vendors in an open, supportive, and collaborative environment that fosters a spirit of technical cooperation. The goal of these NG9-1-1 Industry Collaboration Events (NG9-1-1 ICE) is to support all vendors in achieving fully interoperable systems.

"RedSky continues to be actively involved with the NENA i3 standards development process and these Industry Collaborative Events are designed to ensure that NG9-1-1 network components such as our RedSky HorizonSM Legacy Network Gateway meet the requirements of our country’s emergency communications networks," said Jerry Eisner, ENP, group director-Public Safety at RedSky. "RedSky is committed to working with NENA and the rest of the industry on vendor system interoperability and bringing these new NG9-1-1 standards to the market."

The new RedSky HorizonSM LNG provides the on-ramp to NG9-1-1 networks for legacy 9-1-1 calls made on the public switched telephone network (PSTN). The RedSky HorizonSM LNG can accept a 9-1-1 call over SS7 or CAMA trunks and translate the call into SIP-based signals that can be routed over an NG9-1-1 network to the appropriate PSAP. The RedSky HorizonSM LNG also can convert 9-1-1 calls from a NG9-1-1 network to legacy SS7 or CAMA, making it possible for legacy PSAP equipment to connect to a NG9-1-1 network and enabling a cost-effective transition to NG9-1-1. The RedSky HorizonSM LNG is part of RedSky’s end-to-end NG9-1-1 solution for public entities such as states and counties and private entities like universities, industrial campuses and military bases that answer their own 9-1-1 calls.

Participation in the testing is an important benchmark for NG9-1-1 and E911 solutions vendors. NENA has specifically encouraged government organizations and their consultants to add questions related to participation in the event to any RFI or RFP they develop. For more information on RedSky NG9-1-1 and E911 solutions, visit

About RedSky
RedSky is the leading provider of on-premise and cloud-based E911 solutions with more customers, more technology, and more experience than any other provider. More than a million workers, students, guests and visitors rely on RedSky for E911 protection. RedSky leverages legacy standards as well as the new National Emergency Number Association (NENA) i3 standards for Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) to help organizations provide effective 9-1-1 emergency response, comply with state E911 regulations and meet business requirements for safety, risk management and efficiency. For more information, visit

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