TeleCommunication Systems continues to provide the best solutions for reliable emergency communication in the wireless industry. They recently paired up with Verizon to work on bringing SMS-To-911 to the U.S., and if that wasn’t enough, they’ve gone ahead and announced the availability of TCS VoLTE (Voice Over LTE) 9-1-1.
While VoLTE may not arrive for quite some time (most carriers haven’t even rolled out LTE yet) it’s this kind of forward thinking and preparedness that will allow carriers to move forward faster and ensure a seamless transition. Federal Communications Commission mandates that 9-1-1 services reliably support public safety requirements without interruption and having a TCS VoLTE system already in place is a huge advantage for carriers.
This is great news for us, because it means carriers who adopt the TCS VoLTE 9-1-1 solution will have one less thing to worry about and can focus on pushing out VoLTE that much quicker.
If you’re interested in learning more about what TCS has to offer with their VoLTE 9-1-1 solution, you can check out the full press release below.
TeleCommunication Systems Extends Industry-Leading 9-1-1 Support to Next
Generation VoLTE Networks
Voice over LTE 9-1-1 Solution Enables Seamless Transition for Carriers
Upgrading to 4G/LTE Networks
NEW ORLEANS, LA (CTIA Booth: 4423) May 8, 2012 TeleCommunication
Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a world leader in highly reliable and
secure mobile communication technology, today announced the availability of
TCS VoLTE (Voice over LTE) 9-1-1, enabling carriers to reliably deliver
emergency voice communication services as they transition to new 4G/LTE
Network operators are embracing next generation network technologies to
provide improved service for subscribers. As services evolve and the public
embraces LTE, carriers must meet Federal Communications Commission mandates
to ensure that 9-1-1 services reliably support public safety requirements
without interruption. TCS is an active participant and lead contributor in
LTE standards as they relate to 9-1-1 technology. Built upon the single
largest VoIP emergency call processing platform in the nation, the TCS VoLTE
9-1-1 solution is cost-effective, highly flexible, customizable and
The TCS VoLTE 9-1-1 Solution includes:
€ Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) platform built for LTE and dedicated to
9-1-1 processing: The emergency call routing platform uses a robust,
highly-reliable, standards-based SIP architecture that natively supports the
IMS-based LTE network over which 9-1-1 calls are delivered.
€ Call routing to the Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP): The TCS 9-1-1
Emergency Call Server (ECS) Route Determination Function routes a VoLTE
9-1-1 call using well-established FCC Phase-I data (Cell ID) and further
provides new routing capabilities based on Wi-Fi MAC Address and Femtocell
€ Re-bid by PSAP for precise location after call routing: The TCS 9-1-1 ECS
Location Retrieval Function (LRF) allows a wireless operator complete
flexibility in choosing its underlying high-accuracy location technology.
The ECS-LRF supports updated/precise position requests using any of the
o Control Plan Location request using Mobile Location Protocol (MLP) to an
E-GMLC (Evolved GMLC)
o User Plane Location request using MLP to a User Plane Location Server
€ PSAP telecommunicators can call back if disconnected: The TCS solution
remains fully backwards compatible supporting necessary functions such as
providing PSAPs with full 10-digit subscriber callback numbers.
€ Emergency voice call continuity for location service: The TCS 9-1-1 ECS
supports location continuity and location delivery to the PSAPs in the usage
scenarios where the 9-1-1 call switches from 4G/LTE to 3G/2G networks.
€ Multiple provisioning interface tools: These tools make cell site database
provisioning quick and easy and enables wireless operators to select the
option that best meets their deployment needs, resulting in timely and
responsive 9-1-1 data management.
€ Chris Nabinger, senior vice president, Safety & Security Group, TCS, said:
³TCS is dedicated to the development of 9-1-1 solutions that improve public
safety and emergency response. As carriers transition to delivering voice
over 4G/LTE networks, subscribers expect that access to 9-1-1 services will
be reliable and uninterrupted. The TCS VoLTE 9-1-1 solution takes advantage
of TCS¹ years of experience in the public safety communications marketplace
to help ensure subscribers receive the connectivity and responsiveness they
need in an emergency situation.²
Since deploying the first U.S. wireless E9-1-1 solution in 1998, TCS has
been pioneering public safety solutions for wireless E9-1-1, NG9-1-1 and
E1-1-2. TCS supports half of all U.S. wireless E9-1-1 calls serving more
than 140 million wireless and IP-enabled devices. With the nation¹s only
non-carrier TL 9000-certified wireless and VoIP E9-1-1 Network Operations
Center (NOC), TCS¹ highly-reliable E9-1-1 solutions ensure that a
subscriber¹s emergency call routes to the appropriate PSAP and automatically
delivers the caller¹s location information.
About TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.
TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS) is a world leader in
highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology. TCS
infrastructure forms the foundation for market leading solutions in E9-1-1,
text messaging, commercial location and deployable wireless communications.
TCS is at the forefront of new mobile cloud computing services providing
wireless applications for navigation, hyper-local search, asset tracking,
social applications and telematics. Millions of consumers around the world
use TCS wireless apps as a fundamental part of their daily lives. Government
agencies utilize TCS¹ cyber security expertise and professional services and
highly secure, deployable satellite solutions for mission-critical
communications. Headquartered in Annapolis, MD, TCS maintains technical,
service and sales offices around the world. To learn more about emerging and
innovative wireless technologies, visit www.telecomsys.com.
Except for the historical information contained herein, this news release
contains forward-looking statements as defined within Section 27A of the
Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities and
Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These statements are subject to risks and
uncertainties and are based upon TCS’ current expectations and assumptions
that if incorrect would cause actual results to differ materially from those
anticipated. Risks include those detailed from time to time in the Company’s
SEC reports, including the report on Form 10-K for the year ended December
31, 2011 and on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2012.
Existing and prospective investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance
on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof.
The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise the information in
this press release, whether as a result of new information, future events or
circumstances, or otherwise.herwise.