New Mexico's Homeland Security Department Deploys Cistera IP Communications Solution For Radio Interoperability At State Fair.Public safety officers and private security organizations communicate seamlessly thanks to Cistera's IP-based Quality Assurance and Compliance Solution
DALLAS -- Cistera Networks, Inc. (OTCBB OTCBB
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"Cistera is extremely adept at solving complex interoperability dilemmas," said Greg Royal, chief technology officer and founder of Cistera. "Our proprietary Quality Assurance and Compliance Solution is unique because it offers the ability to record and archive radio communication. This is extremely important, not only during a crisis, but afterwards, so post-event analysis can be used for training purposes. The recordings are also valuable when facing legal or liability issues, and serve as another layer of protection to verify that an organization is fulfilling its obligations during an emergency situation."
In addition to providing interoperability for two-way radios, Cistera's Quality Assurance and Compliance Solution will archive all voice communication over the system, which is especially useful when analyzing the specific timeline of events during an emergency or unexpected event.
"Interoperability is one of the department's top priorities," said John Martinez John Martinez(Also known as John Death) is a Musician based out of Southern California who is currently playing guitar in a Post hardcore band called A Static Lullaby. He has also played in bands such as Adair, Falling Cycle, Screams Of Serenity, Hit The Switch, and others. , acting deputy state director, New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. "The State Fair is a high-profile event that attracts many people, so it's critical that we have communication systems in place to help keep fairgoers safe and secure."
Cistera also offers a stand-alone Emergency Alerting and Notification system A modern notification system is a combination of software and hardware that provides a means of delivering a message to a set of recipients. For example, notification systems can send an e-mail when a new topic has been added to Wikipedia. for both Cisco and Nortel telephony environments to provide recording and interoperability functions in a single-platform, eliminating the need for costly and timely integration of new equipment and infrastructure.
INX's collaborative, turnkey solution included technology and components from Cisco Systems, Cistera Networks, and Link Communication.
"The ability for government agencies to communicate with private security personnel in a seamless, integrated manner is a valuable tool that supports the mission to protect the public," Joel Hutton, senior director for INX Product Development said. "INX was excited to demonstrate the technology in a real life mobile multi agency environment. We were able to use the technology in 'real-time' in the event of an emergency."
About Cistera Networks
Cistera Networks, Inc.[R] (OTCBB: CNWT) makes Application Driven Telephony a reality by setting the new standard in advanced IP phone application platforms and engines for the Enterprise IP Communications environment. The award-winning Cistera ConvergenceServer[TM] (CCS (1) (Common Channel Signaling) A communications system in which one channel is used for signaling and different channels are used for voice/data transmission. Signaling System 7 (SS7) is a CCS system, also known as CCS7. See SS7. ) uses the industry-leading Cistera Enterprise Platform for IPT IPT - IP Telephony to provide Unified Application Administration, as well as Fault and Performance Management for enterprise IPT Application deployments. Cistera provides next-generation solutions for numerous vertical markets including education, finance, healthcare and government. Cistera Networks maximizes IP phone capabilities, taking the communications platform to an entirely new level. For more information, please visit www.cistera.com and www.cisteraexperience.com.
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