Solacom and Comtech Safety and Security Technologies Now Positioned to Deliver Better NG9-1-1 Solutions Together
Melville, New York, March 11, 2019 — Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq: CMTL) announced on February 28 that it closed its strategic acquisition of Solacom Technologies Inc., a leading provider of Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) call handling and management solutions for public safety agencies.
The acquisition expands Comtech’s presence in the public safety solutions market and enables Solacom and Comtech Safety & Security Technologies — a division of Comtech that provides public safety communications products and services — to join forces and offer integrated, best-in-class NG9-1-1 solutions to PSAPs across the country.
“This is an exciting event for our employees, our customers, and the public safety market,” said Kent Hellebust, president of Comtech Safety and Security Technologies. “The addition of Solacom’s innovative NG9-1-1 call handling and management solutions to the Comtech family gives 9-1-1 authorities single-source access to the most comprehensive portfolio of standards-compliant public safety products and services available in the U.S. today. We are energized by the technical possibilities this strategic union presents, and our commitment to supporting the nationwide deployment of NG9-1-1 has never been stronger.”
Solacom and Comtech Safety & Security Technologies will work closely together to provide current and potential customers the best solutions that make the migration to NG9-1-1 an efficient, seamless process.
“By joining forces, we are better equipped to deliver the integrated products, services, and solutions the public safety market is looking for as agencies migrate to NG9-1-1,” said Pierre Plangger, president of Solacom. “Together, we will be able to offer a broader range of options to our current and potential customers, and we will have greater resources and additional talented employees to invest in innovative products and services.”
Comtech Telecommunications Corp. designs, develops, produces, and markets innovative products, systems, and services for advanced communications solutions. Comtech sells products to a diverse customer base in the global commercial and government communications markets. Comtech’s highly reliable technologies enable the successful handling of over five million 9-1-1 calls and texts each month. For more information, please visit: comtech911.com/bettertogether
Solacom 9-1-1 call handling and management solutions are built on more than 30 years of research and innovation in the application of advanced hardware and software technologies for public safety. Today, Solacom Guardian 9-1-1 solutions support thousands of agencies affecting millions of lives annually. From dense urban environments to statewide deployments, Solacom solutions are trusted to streamline 9-1-1 call handling and management processes and enable more efficient collection of critical information in emergency situations. For more information, visit: solacom.com/bettertogether
Certain information in this press release contains statements that are forward-looking in nature and involve certain significant risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from such forward-looking information. The Company’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings identify many such risks and uncertainties. Any forward-looking information in this press release is qualified in its entirety by the risks and uncertainties described in such Securities and Exchange Commission filings.
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