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RedSky Provides E911 Solutions for Retail Businesses in the Wake of New Legislation

New Legislation Leaves Retail Business Vulnerable

When Vermont enacted new E911 legislation, it left many retail businesses vulnerable to being out of compliance. America’s longest running fly fishing business was no exception. They needed to implement a dynamic E911 solution that would both protect their 1,700 employees across 90 locations throughout the US, and remain compliant with Vermont’s newly adopted 9-1-1 statutes. Their solution would need to cover 3,000 endpoints, a mix of both on-premise and cloud-based devices. They also needed a solution that could seamlessly integrate with their Cisco UCM environment, and Jabber clients alike. With legislation looming, this business wanted a solution which could be implemented efficiently and quickly. 


Technology Compliant with State Legislation that Routes and Notifies From Anywhere 

Working with their communications partner, this end user selected us as their E911 provider. We won out over competitors due to our ease of implementation with the company’s existing Cisco environment. Also, the ability to purchase our products through Cisco’s GPL further streamlined the process. We implemented E911 Anywhere®, MyE911®, and EON. These work together to Find, Route, and Notify in the case of any 9-1-1 call, whether from an office space, a retail location, or on the road between visiting stores. Because we are focused on providing cloud-based technology, the company can progress into the future confidently knowing their E911 solution will accommodate the trend toward fully IP environments. 


Compliant, Mobile, and Secure 

We quickly brought every retail, administration office, and distribution location into compliance, not only with Vermont legislation, but all state legislation. This allowed the company to smoothly continue operations across the nation without the risk of being out of compliance.  Additionally, we believe companies shouldn’t have to choose between mobility and protection. With E911 Anywhere®, all 9-1-1 calls coming from within the business’ network are properly routed to the nearest PSAP. Now, the company can be sure that first responders will arrive promptly at the correct location, regardless of where the 9-1-1 call is placed. This not only secures all the company’s endpoints, but allows for increased mobility as their workforce no longer needs to remain tethered to traditional communication systems to ensure their protection. This retail business is now ready to grow into the future of both federally mandated E911 legislation, and increasingly cloud-based communication.


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