Phybridge Awarded US Patent for Location Identification System for IP Endpoints

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US Patent No. 8,059,631: an E911 solution to protect people and reduce liability.

We are happy to bring a solution ... ensuring effective E911 implementation and potentially saving lives.

Phybridge Inc. today announced that it has been issued US Patent No: 8,059,631 for Location System and Method for Assisting Emergency Services in Identifying the Physical Location of an IP Telephony User. This innovation will be the most robust, easiest to install and manage location identification solution in the market and will most effectively address the challenges associated with VoIP E911 location identification and asset tracking.

Businesses are implementing converged networks at a faster pace than ever. The benefits of higher productivity and lower costs provided by IP telephony solutions outweigh some of the challenges associated with converged networks. One such challenge that organizations face is ensuring that a proper E911 solution is enacted to protect their people and reduce liability. The nomadic nature of IP phones combined with utilizing the Internet to make calls results in the management of call location a complex issue. Existing solutions are complex, prone to errors and require diligence on the part of IT personnel. In case of emergencies the possibility of such errors can mean the difference between life and death.

The Phybridge solution is a maintenance and management free technology – simple, clean and reliable. This solution goes beyond network thinking and considers the one constant in all office infrastructures regardless of the device that is connected. This invariable is the physical location of the wall/faceplate Jack that provides the network connection. The technology utilizes the fixed nature of the faceplate in order to automatically report and update the location of all connected devices to the preferred location identification database. Due to the nomadic nature of network devices, many challenges exist in ensuring proper location identification. “We are happy to bring a solution that eliminates the hurdles associated with identifying the physical location of IP endpoints thereby ensuring effective E911 implementation and potentially saving lives,” says Oliver Emmanuel, the Inventor and President of Phybridge. “We are considering strategic partnerships that can help expedite the commercialization of our solution given the current and growing market need.”

Once installation and one-time location details are updated in the Location Database, this device is fully functional and does not require any on-going administration.

About Phybridge
Phybridge's mission is to bring practical innovations to market that provides customers and partners an easier way to deploy and manage their VoIP installs resulting in reduced total cost of ownership and enhanced return on investment. Phybridge offers the only network switches in the world to deliver Ethernet and Power over a single pair of wire with reach of over 1,200 feet. Customers are migrating to IP telephony quickly and easily leveraging the existing voice infrastructure to create an optimized converged network. Old Phone Today, IP Phone Tomorrow, Guaranteed QoS.


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