SOURCE: Airbus DS Communications

Airbus DS Communications

May 27, 2015 13:00 ET

Airbus DS Communications Sees Record Adoption With VESTA® 9-1-1

9-1-1 Call Taking Solutions From Airbus DS Communications Now Serve More Than 3,500 Public Safety Answering Points Throughout U.S.

TEMECULA, CA--(Marketwired - May 27, 2015) -  Airbus DS Communications, an entity of Airbus Defence and Space, has reached a record sales pace with its VESTA® 9-1-1 system. Since the product's launch in December 2012, it has shipped to over 6,000 Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) positions in the U.S. and over 60 positions on U.S. Department of Defense bases around the world.

"We are rapidly adding new customers and replacing existing systems with our next generation VESTA® solution," said Bob Freinberg, CEO of Airbus DS Communications. "In fact, we're implementing the latest VESTA 9-1-1 system at a pace faster than any platform we have ever built."

Of the VESTA 9-1-1 systems shipped in the U.S., over 3,900 positions are already installed in over 700 PSAPs. To support these installations, 544 Channel Partner technicians and 8,500 Public Safety personnel have been trained by Airbus DS Communications in order to ensure the highest level of performance and support.

In the U.S., Airbus DS Communications systems are deployed in 3,500 PSAPs across 48 states and the District of Columbia, ranging in size from two calltaking positions to 613.

"Many people may not know that on any given day, six out of every ten 9-1-1 calls in the U.S. are answered by our equipment," said Freinberg. "We're also proud to serve over 190 PSAPs on federal installations in 13 countries, including the U.S. We don't take this vote of confidence lightly and we aren't slowing down."

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About Airbus Defence and Space

Airbus Defence and Space is a division of Airbus Group formed by combining the business activities of Cassidian, Astrium and Airbus Military. The new division is Europe's number one defence and space enterprise, the second largest space business worldwide and among the top ten global defence enterprises. It employs more than 38,000 employees generating revenues of approximately EUR 13 billion per year.

Airbus DS Communications, an Airbus Defense and Space Holdings, Inc. company, is a global leader and trusted source for mission-critical communications technologies. The VESTA® product suite provides Next Generation 9-1-1 call processing systems, land mobile radio solutions and emergency notification applications, keeping people connected when it matters most.

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