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SAFETY SERVICES TECHNOLOGY AND
COMMUNICATIONS IMPROVING EMERGENCY
RESPONSE

No other connection is more essential than the one that can save a life. At West, we deliver technology solutions and services that provide the critical link between the public and public safety.

While nearly everyone outside of the public safety sphere takes 9-1-1 for granted, we never will. After all, we’re all consumers as well as suppliers of this most critical of services. We see your subscribers, employees and end users as you see them. As ordinary citizens, just like us, who might one day find themselves in need of emergency assistance from the experts—the first responders—who can help.

Everything that happens after a 9-1-1 call is placed–the call routing and delivery, location determination, data management and situational data–that’s us. It’s essential that we execute flawlessly because every call must get through and seconds save lives. For us, it’s personal.

The committed, passionate professionals who make up the West Safety Services team spend every day anticipating, developing, maintaining and improving 9-1-1 and emergency communications. While we appreciate the evolving ideas and technology innovations that make our lives more convenient, we focus on the ones that make us all safer.

No technology will ever completely eradicate the need for 9-1-1 and emergency assistance. But working together, we can dramatically improve the odds and outcomes for all of us.

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Featured News, Events and Resources

News

Safety Services
VoWiFi 911 and Application of Proximity Check

By: Marcus Andronici, Principal Sales Engineer

In recent blogs, we talked about the key components of a VoWiFi 911 solution, as well as VoWiFi user set-up and provisioning. Now I’m going to explore a specific VoWiFi 911 call feature: proximity check.

Wireless location has historically been derived from the cell tower and VoIP location from the subscriber’s pre-provisioned address. However, because of advancements in location-based technology with today’s mobile handsets, it’s now possible to acquire and utilize latitude/longitude (X/Y) directly from a 911 caller’s device.

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Resources

Safety Services
E911 Webinar On-Demand – Mitel Connect OnSite and 911: Enriching Unified Communications with Enterprise Safety Solutions

Mitel Connect OnSite (formerly ShoreTel Connect) offers rich new features to enterprises looking for a powerful yet modular UC architecture. In this interactive on-demand webinar, West’s Lev Deich and Mitel’s Bryan Flandro explain how 911 works, and how enterprise safety solutions can be leveraged to enhance Mitel Connect’s feature set without compromising its user-centric functionality.

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