Va. counties roll out e911 upgrades with help from Motorola Solutions


Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI) has helped a pair of Virginia counties upgrade their 911 call-processing solution.

The geo-diverse Sentinel Patriot 911 call-processing solution, subcontracted from EADS North America's Cassidian Communications, will help ensure no single point of system failure for the James City County Emergency Communications Center (ECC) and the York-Poquoson-Williamsburg ECC.

The James City County ECC is responsible for dispatching emergency calls to the local police, fire and EMS departments within James City County, and also monitors the Surry Nuclear Power Plant Warning System.

The York County ECC is responsible for answering emergency calls from the more than 65,000 residents of York County and dispatching for the Sheriff's Office, Department of Fire and Life Safety, the city of Poquoson Police and Fire Departments, and the city of Williamsburg Police and Fire Departments.

The ECC solution is based on current and evolving critical communications technologies and standards, Motorola said, and enables advanced design of backup, disaster recovery and overflow operations. The geo-diverse deployment model provides maximum system survivability.

The suite designed for York and James City County includes solutions for advanced mapping and complete information management and managed services, including disaster recovery, monitoring and response and antivirus updating, and was implemented using the existing York and James City County mission-critical microwave network.

The two ECCs worked together to assure a more seamless integration, and provides the ability for each ECC to backup the other.

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