EMBARQ moves towards Next Generation 9-1-1 with Solacom ESRP/SRs


GATINEAU, QC, Canada – June 3, 2009 – Solacom Technologies, a mission critical communications company, announced today that it has signed a definitive master agreement with EMBARQ to supply its ESP (Emergency Services Platform) ESRP/IP Selective Router to provide core IP 9-1-1 processing, routing and connectivity for legacy circuit-switched requirements.

This platform will be used by EMBARQ to provide a migration for its current and prospective 9-1-1 customers to an IP-based, NG9-1-1 compliant solution; including IP selective routing, delivery of 9-1-1 calls over IP and in the future will incorporate next-generation call types such as Emergency Messaging and Video.

"Solacom is proud to work with EMBARQ in the advancement of this important technology to meet the rapidly developing requirements of 9-1-1," said Tony Parrott, VP Sales – Solacom. The initial deployment the Solacom platform by EMBARQ will be in Florida and will provide a robust architecture to address the expanding demands and requirements of public safety.

“We completed a 12-month comprehensive analysis of our requirements and the available solutions on the market for NG9-1-1. The Solacom platform was selected because it allows us to provide a fully-integrated ESInet (Emergency Services IP Network) platform that will allow EMBARQ to offer our customers a clear migration plan for next-generation,” said Kevin Eckhoff, EMBARQ Product Manager – Public Safety.


Embarq Corporation (NYSE: EQ), headquartered in Overland Park, Kan., offers a complete suite of communications services. The company operates in 18 states. EMBARQ is in the Fortune 500® list of America’s largest corporations. For consumers, EMBARQ offers an innovative portfolio of services that includes reliable Local and Long Distance Home Phone Service, High-Speed Internet, Wireless and Satellite TV from DISH Network® — all on one monthly bill. For businesses, EMBARQ has a comprehensive range of flexible and integrated services designed to help businesses of all sizes be more productive and communicate with their customers. This service portfolio includes Local Voice and Data services, Long Distance, Business-Class High-Speed Internet, Wireless, Satellite TV from DIRECTV®, enhanced Data Network Services, Voice and Data communication equipment and Managed Network Services. For information, visit www.embarq.com.

About Solacom

A privately held corporation headquartered in Canada's national capital region, Solacom Technologies, Inc. has acquired more than 25 years of knowledge and experience engineering some of the world's most reliable critical communication systems. With the structure and broad expertise to execute customized solutions into a powerful set of communication tools, Solacom enables interoperability over any network infrastructure in homeland security, public networks, military C4I, marine communication, emergency response, and other mission-critical applications.