RedSky Technologies Issued New Patent for Next Generation 9-1-1 Networks

Aug 06, 2015

New Patent Retrieves Messages and Location From Unmanned Arial Vehicles for Next-Generation Emergency Response

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - August 06, 2015) - RedSky Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of software solutions for E9-1-1 and emergency response, today announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) has issued U.S. Patent No. 9,094,816 which expands on RedSky's innovative Emergency Location Information Service (E-LIS) product patents.

The patent describes how emergency messages and data from Unmanned Arial Vehicles (UAV) can be retrieved and translated into usable civic and geo-coordinate data and transmitted over legacy and Next Generation, IP-based, 9-1-1 networks to provide situational awareness to emergency responders. The patent builds on RedSky's foundational E-LIS patents that encompass the architecture, process and system elements for receiving, storing and delivering the location data of any device on any network when the device dials or texts an emergency string like 9-1-1.

"Unmanned Arial Vehicles will be premier tools in future emergency response situations," says Jerry Eisner, ENP, RedSky's Group Director of Public Safety. "This patent extends our ability to gather precise location data in an emergency situation and make it available to emergency responders using the RedSky Horizon® E-LIS."

"This new patent demonstrates our leadership and commitment to managing location data in an emergency situation regardless of the source of the location data," says Tony Maier, RedSky's Chief Executive Officer. "RedSky is committed to providing a standards-based approach to Next Generation Emergency Networks that will deliver lower costs and much better situational awareness for emergency service providers."

The RedSky Horizon® product suite and E-LIS is consistent with and compatible to the National Emergency Number Association (NENA) 'i3' standard, the blueprint for next generation emergency services networks for public safety. For more information on RedSky's E-LIS and our entire suite of RedSky Horizon® Next Generation 9-1-1 components, please contact Jerry Eisner, Group Director of Public Safety at RedSky at (312) 432-5937 or by email at

About RedSky
RedSky is a leading provider of E9-1-1 and Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) software and cloud solutions to the enterprise and government markets. RedSky delivers a full suite of on-premise and cloud-based software and services for all telephony platforms to help large and small organizations of all types capture, manage and deliver the detailed location information necessary to provide effective 9-1-1 emergency response, comply with state E9-1-1 regulations and meet business requirements for safety, risk management and efficiency. Headquartered in Chicago, IL, RedSky participates in Next Generation 9-1-1 standards committees and cooperates with other leaders in the telecommunications and 9-1-1 industries to help shape 9-1-1 policy and leverage technology to deliver more comprehensive emergency response. For more information, visit

Next Steps