Houston Area Chooses VoIP Vendor

March 2008
Fire Chief;Mar2008, Vol. 52 Issue 3, Special section p4
Trade Publication
The article reports on the issues concerning the multi-million dollar contract between Positron Public Safety Systems and Houston-Galveston Area Council. Under the agreement, Positron will deploy and service the Voice-Over Internet Protocol (IP) for Emergency Response (VIPER) solution to meet the Emergency911 needs of public safety answering point. In connection, the new equipment includes the VIPER, Power 911 intelligent workstation and Sentry equipment monitoring and maintenance system.


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