InterAct Announces Participation in NENA's Next Generation 9-1-1 Program

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NENA NG 9-1-1 Program is designed to help 9-1-1 centers keep up with technology for the most efficient way to keep their communities safe. InterAct is increasing their commitment to the advancement of public safety technology by joining the partnership.

Winston-Salem, NC (PRWEB) October 17, 2006 -- InterAct Public Safety Systems, a leading provider of public safety technology systems used by local, state, national and international government agencies, announced today that it will be teaming up with the National Emergency Number Association’s (NENA) Next Generation (NG) 9-1-1 Program. The program is designed to help communities with the technological advancement of 9-1-1 call centers.

In the past 15 years, advancements in modern communications technology have put a spotlight on the need for a more appropriate system for accessing emergency care—in essence, a 9-1-1 system that is able to adapt rapidly to new technology and support new communications devices. InterAct is dedicated to improving existing technology and developing the most advanced software to meet the needs of today's digital world. The three-screen dispatcher control center, now the standard in E911 call centers, was originally developed by InterAct. Since then, InterAct has continued its reputation for innovation with the introduction and integration of Next Generation applications such as Mercury911 (VoIP E911 telephony), TrueSentry (digital video surveillance system), and the AthenaRMS (records management system).

NENA is the only organization dedicated solely to the study, advancement and implementation of 9-1-1 as America’s universal emergency number. NENA’s Next Generation E9-1-1 Program is a joint public-private working group developed to further the mission of creating safer communities by advancing technology, policy and operations issues through research and planning. InterAct will be joining key representatives from leading communications companies, vendors of 9-1-1 products and services, and public safety-related associations such as: Verizon Wireless, AT&T, T-Mobile, Bright House, Cingular, Vonage E911, and the National Academics of Emergency Dispatch.

“InterAct has always paved the way for communities to advance their E9-1-1 technology,” said Mark Fetherolf, chief technology officer at InterAct. “Now, in partnership with NENA NG 9-1-1 Program, we can continue to establish this tradition. Our goal is for every 9-1-1 center in the country to be equipped with the best technology available. In the end, having the most efficient technology for 9-1-1 centers saves lives.”

For more information, please visit NENA NG 9-1-1 Program website.

About InterAct Public Safety Systems

Since 1975, InterAct Public Safety Systems has been Making Connections for Life™ providing both stand-alone and fully integrated mission-critical public safety and homeland security systems and products. As the pioneers of the first three-screen E911 system 20 years ago, our passion for innovation is leading the way to Next Generation telephony, dispatch, records management, and mobile data systems. We’re extending the definition of public safety with unique applications like intelligent digital video surveillance, alert notification, and crisis management systems. InterAct is a one-stop shop and sole point of contact for everything from furniture and hardware to large-scale custom system development. InterAct makes it possible for first responders from private, state, local and national agencies to decrease response times and increase their effectiveness in the communities they serve. Learn more at http://www.interact911.com or by calling 1-800-768-3911.

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