FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Contact: Mary Soules
Engage Communication, Inc.
Hurricane Proofing Emergency Communication Services in Louisiana
Aptos, CA. – August 16th, 2007: Engage Communication’s T1 Circuit Extension Over IP technology is utilized by the State of Louisiana to backup terrestrial T1 interconnects with On Demand Internet Protocol VSAT services that include secure connections to the State’s data center, as well as circuits that support the P25 radio network.
Louisiana’s P25 IP Based Interoperable Trunked Public Safety Radio System for emergency responders is capable of communications loading of several hundreds of thousands of communications calls on a daily basis.
Post Katrina, communications between police stations, emergency facilities and hospitals were disrupted throughout the state of Louisiana because many radio towers in the path of the storm could only operate in local mode when their critical terrestrial T1 circuits were knocked down.
Government and Commercial organizations are heavily dependent upon the uninterrupted operation of their Voice, Data and Video systems. The need to do whatever it takes to keep the vital systems fully operational is a primary objective.
Engage’s Critical Infrastructure connectivity assurance utilizes Multi-Circuit and Multi-Packet Technologies to exercise every available option to keep Voice, Data and Video systems fully operational in the event of a disruption of Telecommunication service. http://www.engageinc.com/Products2/synapse.htm
“The selection of Engage for this mission critical application is a testament to the quality of our product, especially considering Louisiana’s proven need to keep the Communication Life Lines operating.” said Mark Doyle, Engage Communication President. “We are very serious about continuing to earn the privilege to serve the State of Louisiana.”
Critical Infrastructure is defined as the collection of public and private services that are essential to sustain government, provide for a safe living environment, maintain day-to-day business, and secure a prosperous economy. They include both public and private enterprise services such as; government operations, banking and finance, telecommunications, emergency services, gas and oil, electric and energy, water, and transportation.
Engage Communication, founded in 1989, has ROHS compliant solutions that enable organizations to route, bridge, encrypt, and auto protect Voice/Video/Data Networks and to take advantage of the lower costs and flexibility associated with Packet transport while preserving their investment in Circuit based premises equipment such as: PBXs, Phone Switches, Voice and Data Multiplexors, Video and Audio Codecs, and Encryptors...