St. Cloud, MN: GeoComm recently tested their GeoLynx Spatial Router at the second NG9-1-1 Industry
Collaboration Event (ICE2) which was held May 24-28 in Irving, Texas. ICE2 focused on NG9-1-1 transitional elements,
allowing vendors to test interoperability between legacy and NG9-1-1 system components.
GeoLynx Spatial Router provides the core location based routing element for NG9-1-1 networks, as well as the primary GIS
based civic location validation mechanism for NG9-1-1. GeoLynx Spatial Router is an IETF RFC 5222 compliant Location to
Service Translation (LoST) server that fulfills the NENA i3 functional elements of Emergency Call Routing Function
(ECRF) and Location Validation Function (LVF). In addition to being fully compliant with existing NENA i3
detailed and functional interface specifications for Next Generation 9-1-1 and IETF RFC 5222 and related RFCs,
GeoLynx Spatial Router can provide enhanced geographic intelligence to SIP routing proxies, such as spatial
call cluster detection in the network to create innovative spatially enabled Policy Routing Functions (PRFs).
"ICE2 was another great industry collaboration event. This time around GeoComm accomplished successful bilateral
testing of our ECRF (LoST Server) with several additional vendors. Also new at ICE2 was the introduction of civic
location profiles in 9-1-1 call routing requests. We are looking forward to future NENA ICE events to test interop
with more complex LoST scenarios including recursion and redirection, as well as the full complement of geodetic
location types," said John Brosowsky, Product Development Director, GeoComm. "The first two NENA ICE events have
been an invaluable opportunity to connect our NG9-1-1 equipment to other vendor systems to validate that
the emerging standards are working, and that everybody is interpreting them in the same way."
This multi-day event was the second event in a series of events NENA has planned to address different aspects
of NG9-1-1 development and readiness. Nineteen companies participated in this event; thirteen of them also
participated in the first ICE event which was held in November 2009. These nineteen companies, through the
ICE activities, are working towards a goal of providing public safety entities with components that
deliver the openness and interoperability envisioned in the NG9-1-1 environment.
For more information on GeoLynx 9-1-1 Spatial Router visit:
About GeoComm: GeoComm, an integrated GIS and public safety consulting firm, creates systems for 9?1-1.
These systems originate from three dedicated angles: accurate map development, highly functional mapping
software, and comprehensive consulting services ranging from wireless Phase I and II planning to two-way radio
and networking to CPE, RFP and PSAP consolidation studies. Over the past 15 years, GeoComm has successfully
deployed over 8,000 licenses of public safety and law enforcement focused GIS software applications in
different sites throughout 42 states.
GeoComm's Family of Products provides the tools necessary to speed and enhance emergency response.
These tools reduce response times, improve data accuracy and quality, accelerate communications,
and provide mission critical GIS-based decision support.