ELI (Emergency Location Informant) to provide Emergency Dispatchers with vital location information
DARTMOUTH, Nova Scotia and CAMPBELL, California -- May 15, 2008 -- Pantel International Inc, a leading Canadian manufacturer of radio communication equipment, specializing in console and control systems for police, fire, and ambulance agencies, and IPextreme®, Inc., the company bringing famous intellectual property to system-on-chip designers worldwide, today jointly announced the establishment of a strategic development initiative addressing the problem of automatic location of 911 emergency calls within an Internet protocol (IP) telephone network built on a ColdFire® microprocessor platform. This initiative will enable emergency calls placed using Voice over IP (VOIP) telephone services to be properly located based on the geographic location of the call.
Currently, emergency calls placed using VOIP services are not automatically dispatched to the physical location of the call, but rather to the address listed on the caller’s account. The ELI is an innovative IP appliance that will enable the dispatch center to immediately identify the physical location of the call correctly, thus ensuring that first responders are directed to the proper location.
“With the emergence of VOIP telephone services, it is vital that basic emergency services provided through traditional telephone networks be transferred to this new method of communications,” said Larry Hicks, technical director of Pantel. “With Pantel’s extensive experience in providing essential dispatch communications for public safety agencies, we are ideally positioned to help bridge the gap from conventional phone services to emerging technologies, such as VOIP.”
“The technology that Pantel is developing is vital to first responders in an emergency situation where there is little room for error,” says Warren Savage, CEO of IPextreme. “This is why high quality and proven reliability were key factors in the selection of the ColdFire platform to be used in development of ELI. Given ColdFire’s solid track record and proven architecture, it was a natural fit for this critical public safety application.”
Pantel has been selected by the concept’s originator, VoIP Solutions of Halifax, Nova Scotia, to provide engineering and manufacturing expertise. Pantel’s experience in public safety communications, teamed with IPextreme’s rich semiconductor intellectual property portfolio and specialized ASIC design capabilities, will ensure the reliability of the ELI.
About Pantel International Inc.
Pantel is a leading Canadian developer and manufacturer of radio equipment, specializing in console and control systems for mobile radio and advanced telephony applications. We work diligently with our partners to ensure that our products match their exact needs and specifications. As a manufacturer and systems integrator, Pantel is committed to providing exceptional client and product satisfaction. For more information on Pantel International and the InterTalk™ communication system, visit www.intertalk.ca
About IPextreme Inc.
IPextreme licenses famous semiconductor IP (intellectual property) and methodologies developed by large semiconductor companies to chip designers worldwide. These production-proven IP products serve both broad horizontal markets and specific verticals such as consumer and automotive, and are provided in a process-independent and EDA-neutral format for easy use by the widest range of customers. With a decade of experience in developing, packaging, licensing and supporting IP, IPextreme offers a complete business solution that allows semiconductor companies to strategically leverage their internal IP portfolio and expand overall revenue. The company has offices in Campbell, California; Munich, Germany; and Tokyo, Japan with representatives in China, India, Israel, Korea and Taiwan. For additional information, please visit www.ip-extreme.com