Edgefield County in South CarolinaÂ has transitioned itsÂ 9-1-1 emergency communications systemÂ toÂ AT&T‘s internet protocol-based call routing service.
The company said Friday its ESInet platform uses National Emergency Number Association standards and a network architecture designedÂ to help public safety answering points manage 911 calls.
ESInet facilitates transmission of calls and text messages to the desired agency through a location-based geospatial routing approach, routes traffic to alternate sites when a PSAP outage occurs and offers backup support via call processing locations nationwide.
â€œAdvanced communications are crucial for fast, reliable emergency responses,” saidÂ Brian Troup, vice president of AT&T’s global public sector business.
“We are proud to be working with Upstate and Midland counties in South Carolina as they take steps to bring the latest technology to their 911 efforts,â€ Troup added.
S.C.’s Cherokee County alsoÂ migrated its legacy 911 infrastructure to ESInet service in February.