Motorola Solutions Acquires 911 Datamaster, a Provider of Next-Gen 911 Location Services
Motorola says with 911 Datamaster’s technology, it will continue to enhance its integrated command center software suite.
CHICAGO — Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI) announces it has acquired 911 Datamaster, a next generation 911 (NG911) data solutions provider.
911 Datamaster’s suite of NG911 location solutions is said to help ensure that emergency calls are accurately located and routed based on the caller’s location, enabling a faster response from first responders.
Location services are essential given an estimated 240 million calls are made to 911 in the U.S. each year, and in most areas, 80% or more are from wireless devices with no fixed location, according to the company.
“NG911 location solutions are vital to the 911 workflow, ensuring calls are routed correctly and call-takers have the best information to respond to the citizens they serve every day,” says Mahesh Saptharishi, executive vice president and chief technology officer, Motorola Solutions. “With 911 Datamaster’s technology, we continue to enhance our integrated command center software suite that is trusted by agencies across North America to manage their operations with greater efficiency, accuracy and safety.”
Motorola Solutions says the acquisition reinforces the company’s commitment to being a leader in command center solutions and further supports 911 call centers’ unique organizational workflows as they transition to NG911 technologies.
“We are excited to join Motorola Solutions at this critical time in the industry,” says Scott Krehbiel, CEO, 911 Datamaster. “Together, we can deliver advanced NG911 capabilities to modernize call centers with technological advancements that better protect and support their communities.”
Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
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