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Airbus DS Communications and NICE Expand Strategic Technology Partnership for NG9-1-1
Airbus DS Communications to offer NICE’s certified, integrated NG9-1-1-ready solutions for recording and incident information management
Emergency communications centers are adopting text-to-9-1-1 in growing numbers and investing in future-ready technology for managing calls, radio and texts as well as all types of multimedia communications. Now, NICE and Airbus DS Communications, Inc, an entity of Airbus Defense and Space, are expanding their technology partnership to better equip Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) with integrated, end-to-end solutions for managing these communications.
Airbus DS Communications will offer NICE’s suite of NG9-1-1-ready solutions to its customers. This includes NICE solutions for audio recording, text-to-9-1-1 logging, screen capture and NICE Inform, the industry-leading digital evidence management solution. The offering further expands Airbus DS Communications’ already robust VESTA® next generation public safety communications solutions, which span NG9-1-1, land mobile radio and emergency notification.
NICE and Airbus DS Communications are deploying their integrated solution at seven Brazos Valley Council of Governments (BVCOG) sites in Texas. BVCOG is currently taking text-to-9-1-1 calls through the VESTA 9-1-1 integrated VESTA SMS system and will capture and manage these text communications—along with 9-1-1 and radio audio—using NRX and NICE Inform to create a unified, complete incident reconstruction environment.
“NICE’s NG9-1-1-ready solutions complement our VESTA suite and we are excited to offer them to our customers,” said Bob Freinberg, CEO of Airbus DS Communications. “PSAPs need proven solutions to manage greater volume and a variety of information sources throughout the call handling process. By integrating VESTA and NICE Inform solutions, we’re providing an end-to-end call handling system that addresses these challenges unlike anything else in the market.”
“The Public Safety world is constantly evolving, and NICE and Airbus DS Communications share the common vision that in order to serve our customers’ needs, our solutions must provide a sound investment today, while assuring readiness fortomorrow,” said Chris Wooten, Executive Vice President, NICE. “This is one reason that PSAPs are adopting VESTA and NICE Inform solutions in record numbers. We look forward to strengthening our collaboration with Airbus DS Communications so more PSAPs can benefit from our future-ready solutions.”
- Corporate News/9-1-1magazine.com (via NICE Systems, 6/13/16)