HBF Group, Inc./911 Services Strengthens VoIP 9-1-1 With the First Commercially Used Nationwide Validation Database

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i-911™ VoIP emergency call routing service by HBF is the only 9-1-1 solution using an address validation database as specified by National Emergency Number Association.

HBF/911 Services, the technology leader in 9-1-1 solutions announced today that their Enhanced 9-1-1 VoIP solution, i-911™, which includes the only address validation database on the market developed according to the National Emergency Number Associations (NENA) specifications, is being used nationwide by HBF as well as a major communications corporation to validate 9-1-1 records for VoIP subscribers.

HBF's i-911 VoIP solution provides FCC and CRTC compliant enhanced 9-1-1 call routing and handling for VoIP service providers and Enterprises utilizing an IP telephone. One of the unique features of i-911 that sets it apart from other solutions is the validation database (VDB) which checks a subscriber's address against a combination of the Master Street Address Guide (MSAG), U.S. Postal Data and geographic information to provide the most comprehensive and accurate validation available. HBF has been instrumental in developing the architecture for address validation with NENA by leading several of NENA's subcommittees on address validation processes. i-911 uses a NENA specified web services so that all address validations are done in real-time.

HBF's VDB is currently being used by one of the leading international communications companies and has been instrumental in reducing their address error rate in their records by50%. HBF will be showcasing i-911 with address validation at the VON Conference in San Jose, CA, March 20-22.

"HBF is pleased to be leading the charge on the advancement of VoIP E9-1-1 standards and technology that will provide a level of accuracy and dependability that callers expect. We believe that real time validation is crucial to public safety and the advancement of VoIP in general. Our deployment of our VDB technology is a keystone for VoIP 9-1-1 services" state Jim Shepard, Executive Vice President of HBF.

About HBF

HBF Group, Inc. is the 9-1-1 technology leader providing cutting edge solutions to the 9-1-1 industry. HBF deployed the first state-wide 9-1-1 deployment in the United States as well as the first province-wide deployment in Canada. HBF offers a full line of wireline, wireless, VoIP and Enterprise 9-1-1 products and services for all of North America and serves world-class carriers including Sprint, Verizon, MTS, Aliant, Vonage Canada and many other top-tier VoIP Service Providers. For more information on HBF, visit http://www.hbfgroup.com or call 512.481.0911

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