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Intrado Launches Co-location & Transport Service for Public Safety

Date: 2011-10-24
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New Cloud Service Delivers Data Applications and Services via Intrado’s Public-Safety-Grade Network Directly to 9-1-1 Centers

Intrado Inc., a subsidiary of West Corporation and a leading provider of 9-1-1 technology solutions, has announced the introduction of its new Intrado Co-location and Transport cloud service (I-CAT).

I-CAT™ is a reliable and secure cloud-based service for partners in the Intrado A9-1-1 Alliance Member Program and companies focused on solutions for public safety agencies in the United States. I-CAT delivers co-location, hosting and secure, private network transport services in one affordable, convenient package designed specifically for the stringent requirements of public safety.

“The Intrado Co-location and Transport cloud service meets public-safety-grade requirements for network availability, system performance, service reliability and security,” said Ken Burton, director of product management for Intrado. “I-CAT directly connects our partners’ applications and services with public safety agencies, allowing our customers to focus on their businesses while Intrado manages the underlying networks, data centers, hardware and software.”

“The Federal Office of Management and Budget recognized the benefits and cost savings of cloud computing and has implemented a ‘cloud first’ policy requiring federal agencies to migrate applications to the cloud by 2013,” said Timothy Chou, Ph.D. and author of Cloud: Seven Clear Business Models. “Cloud-based services are being adopted by many local government agencies as a secure, highly available and cost-effective way to provide applications to public safety agencies.”

The I-CAT cloud service provides a unique opportunity for Intrado’s partners to offer their solutions to public safety agencies via a secure and robust cloud-based platform. Some of the key I-CAT benefits include:

  • Exclusively for qualified public safety applications and services
  • National Incident Management System (NIMS) incident handling discipline applied to incidents and planned events, including system upgrades
  • SteadyLink™ on-network PSAP connectivity providing secure, redundant, public-safety-grade communications
  • Minimal capital investment and increased economies of scale
  • Geographic and energy diversity

For more information, visit www.intrado.com.

- Product Profiles /9-1-1magazine.com (via Intrado, 10/4/11)

 

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