RedSky WiFi E911™ Successfully Completes Interoperability Testing with Aruba Wi-Fi Networks
Integrates with Aruba Mobility Controllers to identify phone locations, protect enterprise Wi-Fi users
Orlando – RedSky Technologies, Inc., the leader in E911 solutions, today announced its WiFi E911™ has successfully completed interoperability testing with Aruba’s Wi-Fi infrastructure. The announcement was made at the International Avaya User Group’s CONVERGE2013 conference in Orlando.
Organizations with mobile workers using Wi-Fi enabled phones on Aruba wireless networks can now be protected with accurate, real-time, E911 protection. WiFi E911™ is the first enterprise E911 solution to integrate seamlessly with leading Wi-Fi networks from Aruba to provide life-saving E911 capability.
“Seconds count in an emergency and the certified compatibility between WiFi E911™ and Aruba Mobility Controllers ensures that the real-time location information of a Wi-Fi phone user in need is accurately routed along with the 9-1-1 call to emergency call takers who can send help,” said Youngwook Song, director of Product Management, RedSky. “Extending reliable, automated E911 protection to Wi-Fi users on enterprise networks helps organizations comply with the law in many states and removes a barrier to Wi-Fi implementation.”
The WiFi E911™ software module runs on RedSky’s E911 Manager® platform that provides comprehensive location management, notification, reporting, and 9-1-1 call routing for enterprises, higher education, large school districts and government agencies. E911 Manager® is installed on a server in the enterprise or is available as a service via RedSky’s managed private cloud. In either instance, E911 Manager® and WiFi E911™ communicate seamlessly with Aruba Wi-Fi Mobility Controllers to monitor real-time phone movement from one access point to another. If a Wi-Fi enabled phone dials 9-1-1, the emergency dispatcher receives the phone call and the caller’s location based on the access point being used at the time of the call.
“Combining RedSky’s E911 Manager with Aruba’s application-aware Wi-Fi infrastructure overcomes the challenges of reliably pinpointing the location of an emergency call from a roaming user,” said Michael Tennefoss, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships for Aruba Networks. “E911 location solutions for Wi-Fi cut the last tether binding users to wired desk phones, enabling enterprises to reap substantial operating savings by moving to all-wireless infrastructure. Additionally, users benefit from the convenience and productivity enhancements associated with enhanced mobility, and first responders can react more quickly and efficiently to calls for help.”
Enterprises using WiFi E911™ can configure the software to update Regional ALI databases maintained by the local exchange carriers or to send location data to cloud-based 9-1-1 call routing services such as RedSky’s E911 Anywhere®. Both options provide accurate, real-time location information in the event of a 9-1-1 emergency.
For more information on RedSky’s WiFi E911™, contact Martha Sexauer, RedSky marketing manager at 312-432-5966 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 www.redskyE911.com.
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