AnÂ Airbus Defense and Space subsidiaryÂ has completed the installation of itsÂ VESTA 911 call handlingÂ platform into the emergency communications system of Manatee County, Florida.
Airbus DS Communications said WednesdayÂ it worked to update Manatee County’sÂ four public safety answering points withÂ 45 call taking positions that receive approximatelyÂ 250,000 calls a year.
VESTAÂ is designed to supportÂ four separate locations with two backroom systems that work toÂ operate the 911 network independently in case one system fails, Airbus said.
Airbus DS Communications CEO Bob Freinberg said the new systemÂ is also designed to assist in the integration of future tools such asÂ text-to-911.
Bob Smith, Manatee County Government director of public safety, said the Airbus subsidiary also provided training for the district’s public safety team.
The company notedÂ Airbus DS Communications has supported Manatee County’s emergency call handling system since 2006.