Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Announces Additional Deployment of Text Messaging to 9-1-1 Across U.S.
MELVILLE, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– December 6, 2016–Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq:CMTL) announced today that its Commercial Solutions segment recently enabled Text-to-9-1-1 functionality in an additional twenty-eight 9-1-1 Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) across 14 states. Comtech’s efforts to simplify the deployment of Text-to-9-1-1 continue to accelerate the adoption by PSAPs interested in receiving Text-to-9-1-1 messages. Comtech now provides Textto- 9-1-1 to over 900 PSAPs across the U.S., with over 100 PSAPs in progress.
“As a U.S. leader in Short Message Service (SMS) and a global leader in location technology, Comtech has been working to advance the ability to send text messages to 9-1-1 as the first step in delivering the value of data – text, pictures and video – during an emergency situation,” said Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. “In addition to the national Text-to-9-1-1 deployment that TCS is supporting, our SMS9-1-1 solutions will seamlessly transition to multimedia capabilities beyond text as the evolution to next generation 9-1-1 continues. We will continue to base our solution on standards that provide the smoothest path to interoperability and next generation functionality for PSAPs.”
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.
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