MONTREAL – 911 Enable, a provider of E911 solutions for VoIP and unified communications, announced its solutions are capable of supporting Microsoft Lync 2013.
With Microsoft’s announcement that Lync 2013 has achieved release to manufacturing status and will be available in early 2013, it is critical that a suitable E911 solution be available to support it. 911 Enable complements the inherent E911 functionality of Microsoft Lync – including the new E911 features unveiled in Lync 2013 – to help customers meet E911 regulations and keep employees safe in times of crisis.
“Lync 2013 includes new E911 capabilities which reflect the ways that organizations are using their communications networks today,” said Lev Deich, Director of 911 Enable. “911 Enable provides critical support for these innovations, and we’re proud to offer the industry’s first E911 solutions that support Lync 2013, including its enhanced features such as support for Lync clients accessed through virtual desktop infrastructure.
“Organizations implementing or planning to implement Lync 2013 should feel comfortable knowing that we can support their E911 needs and keep their employees safe,” Deich added.
911 Enable’s primary offering for Lync 2013 is the emergency routing service – an E911 SIP trunking service that delivers emergency calls and caller-location information to public safety answering points nationwide.
911 Enable also offers two optional on-site appliances: the phone discovery manager and the emergency gateway, which organizations may elect to implement based on their unique requirements.
The phone discovery management appliance is for organizations requiring Layer 2 discovery for soft phones. It is a feature not supported inherently by Lync.
The emergency gateway is a Microsoft Unified Communications Open Interoperability Program qualified E911 ELIN Gateway that allows organizations to route 911 calls via the local exchange carrier rather than an E911 SIP trunking service. It also acts as a secondary location information server to centralize E911 management for organizations using Lync alongside other voice platforms (e.g. Cisco, Avaya, etc.).
For information about 911 Enable’s solutions, call 1.877.862.2835 or visit www.911enable.com/microsoft.