FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Dynamic Plaques - FVT Plaques
FVT Plaques is introducing new dynamic plaques to recognize police and sheriff's...

Legally Defensible Training Records

Ask The Expert

Ari Vidali

CEO and Founder of Envisage Technologies

Top News

Emergency Phone Service in Development

September 30, 2004  | 

In the event of a major disaster, phone lines often go down, leaving people with few choices for communication. But TeleContinuity Inc., is developing a system that could serve as a “survivable” emergency telephone system backup network to keep individuals, companies, and government agencies in touch during disasters by merging conventional phone lines and the Internet.

TeleContinuity’s system is unlike traditional disaster recovery systems that have focused on location-based backup facilities and centralized telecom infrastructures.

The company says its initial version of the software for such an emergency system is designed to reroute a user’s phone service within minutes of a major telephone outage by delivering the call to a remote phone, cell phone, or PDA.

Following an initial research project scheduled to be completed in Spring 2005, TeleContinuity plans to begin developing an enhanced version of the software. It will allow administrators and users to monitor and control networks in an emergency with advanced Web-based controls.

For more information on the TeleContinuity research project, visit http://jazz.nist.gov/atpcf/prjbriefs/prjbrief.cfm?ProjectNumber=00-00-5885 or www.telecontinuity.com.

Request more info about this product / service / company


Be the first to comment on this story





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

G-Shock Adds Vintage Rose Gold Theme to Master of G
Casio G-Shock has unveiled the latest models for its Master of G series of watches, which...
Border Patrol Recovers $2 Million Worth of Meth at Texas-Mexico Border
U.S. Border Patrol officers found a record-breaking $2 million worth of methamphetamine...
Thousands of Police to Provide Security for Presidential Inauguration
By week's end, the nation's capital will have transformed into a virtual fortress of...
2 Idaho Deputies Shot Serving Arrest Warrant
Two deputies with the Bonner County (ID) Sheriff's Office were each shot three times while...
Man Who Shot Arizona Trooper Was Former Mexican Police Officer
The man who shot and severely beat an Arizona state trooper last week was a former member...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Rank:
Agency:
Address:
City:
State:
  
Zip Code:
 
Country:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine