SDN Global Releases PSAT Emergency Management Product Suite
[Satellite TODAY 09-02-09] SDN Global has unveiled its satellite public safety access terminal (PSAT), which aims to more efficiently connect 911 callers to their public safety answering point, the company announced Sept. 1.
The SDN 911 backup solution supports communication services including administrative phone lines, Internet access and connection to data applications over the same satellite link. PSAT also can bridge first responders’ two-way radio systems, enabling emergency crews to communicate with one another regardless of technology compatibility or geographical coverage of the radio systems.
SDN said that solutions like PSAT are in high-demand from the emergency services sector. “Unfortunately, when 911 call center demand peaks, so does their vulnerability. … If calls spike due to visitors from surrounding areas, 911 operators can quickly light up a mobile unit, for instant capacity reinforcement,” Larry Jones, CEO and president of SDN Global, said in a statement.
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