AT&T, 911 Board Sign $9.5 Million Contract

AT&T Inc. and the Regional 9-1-1 Board today announced a new five-year $9.5 million deal to provide the city of Tulsa, Tulsa and Rogers counties and nine other area cities with a 9-1-1 emergency call management system.
Local government and AT&T officials made the announcement at a ceremonial contract signing at the main branch of the Tulsa County Library in downtown Tulsa.
The new contract provides the cities and counties with a secure, centralized system that uses Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology and offers a way for emergency dispatchers to more accurately pinpoint the location of wireless callers.
AT&T worked with the Indian Nations Council of Governments, Tulsa and the Regional 9-1-1 Board on the new system and contract. The Regional 9-1-1 Board comprises the cities of Tulsa, Catoosa, Claremore, Collinsville, Glenpool, Jenks, Owasso, Sand Springs, Sapulpa, Skiatook, and Tulsa and Rogers counties.
With this new system, most of the 9-1-1 system equipment will be centrally housed and maintained at a secure AT&T facility that features backup electrical power and environmental controls.
Using the centralized network architecture, each city and county law enforcement agency will have less equipment at their locations. The agencies will receive new work stations and flat-panel monitors. When a call is received, the 9-1-1 operator sees the person’s name, number and location instantly on the monitor. At some locations, a second monitor displays an aerial or digital map that pinpoints the caller’s location.
Once the new system is in place, AT&T will work with the Regional 9-1-1 Board to begin implementing the second phase of enhanced 9-1-1 service for wireless callers. By early next year, a 9-1-1 operator will be able to locate a wireless caller to within 125 meters of the caller’s actual location.

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