Brevard County deploys 911 network

Brevard County has signed an agreement with AT&T to
roll out the Emergency Services IP network (ESInet) next generation 911
services, in an effort to make first responders more accessible to residents.

Using technology and services from AT&T, Brevard
County and its roughly 540,000 residents will benefit from a variety of new
capabilities that provide life saving services in a reliable and timely manner.

As part of the agreement, AT&T offers the county
assistance on installation, project management and training on the new system.
Additionally, AT&T monitors the network 24/7.

The ESInet will roll out in stages, one PSAP at a time.
The entire system is scheduled to be up and running by Spring 2012.

“Keeping residents safe and responding quickly to
emergencies are the cornerstones of 911 services. Through our work with
AT&T, Brevard County has taken the first steps to make sure we are prepared
for the future of 911 capabilities and are ready to offer our residents the
most cutting-edge and effective methods of communicating with us when they need
us most,” said Deborah Sands, 911 Coordinator, Brevard County.

Brevard County employed AT&T’s help to make the
network compatible with I3 standards. These standards are defined by the
National Emergency Number Association and dictate the basis for next generation
911, ensuring that 911 systems across the country will be able to accept text
messages, photos, videos and more.

Incorporating the I3 standards now will allow the network
to evolve faster as standards are ratified.

Under the agreement, three AT&T-managed facilities
spread across the state to host the new network that will provide complete

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