GeoComm, Inc. will provide the Emergency Call Routing Function (ECRF) and Location Validation Function (LVF). ECRF receives information about the location of a 9-1-1 caller and routes the call to the right PSAP. The LVF validates the actual location of the caller through a Geographic Information System (GIS). The systems are designed to more accurately determine the location in order to dispatch the fastest response. FairPoint will implement GeoComm's GeoLynx Server for 9-1-1 call mapping in all 26 of the state's PSAPs.
"FairPoint brings a state-of-the-art technical solution, a robust and resilient network, and the skill, commitment and capabilities of our people who maintain our network," said Mike Reed, FairPoint Maine state president. "This project to upgrade the state's emergency system is a huge undertaking and the new infrastructure and services will be phased in over time to ensure a smooth transition."
FairPoint has invested more than $193 million in communication infrastructure and technology to upgrade its state-of-the-art, fiber-based core network in northern New England. This investment has paved the way for FairPoint to serve the growing needs of the Maine 9-1-1 system. This network is designed and built as a data network and is the largest of its kind in the three-state region.
About FairPoint Communications, Inc.FairPoint Communications, Inc. (NasdaqCM: FRP) is a leading communications provider of broadband Internet access, local and long-distance phone, television and other high-capacity data services to customers in communities across 17 states. Through its fast, reliable fiber network, FairPoint delivers high-quality data and voice networking communications solutions to residential, business and wholesale customers. FairPoint delivers Internet services through its resilient IP-based network in northern New England. This state-of-the-art fiber network provides carrier Ethernet connections to support the surging bandwidth and performance requirements for cloud-based applications like network storage, disaster recovery, distance learning, medical imaging, video conferencing and CAD/CAM along with traditional voice, VoIP, video and Internet access solutions. Additional information about FairPoint products and services is available at www.FairPoint.com. You can also connect with FairPoint on Twitter ( http://www.twitter.com/fairpoint), Facebook ( http://www.facebook.com/myfairpoint) and LinkedIn ( http://www.linkedin.com/company/fairpoint-communications).SOURCE FairPoint Communications, Inc.