Houston-Galveston Area Council Adopts Industry Leading VoIP Technology for their Next Generation E9-1-1 Centers

MONTREAL, JERSEY CITY, N.J. & HOUSTON—(BUSINESS WIRE)—January 8, 2008— Positron Public Safety Systems (PPSS) announced today that it's been awarded a multi-million dollar contract from the Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC). Under the terms of the six year contract, Positron will deploy and service the Positron Voice over IP for Emergency Response (VIPER(TM)) solution to meet the E9-1-1 needs of H-GAC's 23 Public Safety Answering Point's (PSAP's) covering an 8-county area.

An existing 10-year customer of Positron, H-GAC was impressed with Positron's proven reliability in supporting their E9-1-1 system. When it was time for H-GAC to upgrade to emerging VoIP-based technology, they applied a rigorous competitive procurement process to determine the best solution. In order to make this determination, H-GAC measured such factors as Positron's reputation, ability to support large installations, leading edge technology and attention to customer support. The new equipment includes the Positron VIPER, Power 911(R), Power MAP(R), Power MIS(R), ePrinter, Positron Sentry(TM), Centralized GIS, and Regional MIS. Positron will be offering a turn-key solution for the entire H-GAC region and will make it possible to easily and efficiently add new agencies by establishing remote sites via the Positron VIPER solution set. The contract also includes all of the necessary support and maintenance that the PSAP's will require.

"We are honored to continue meeting the evolving needs of the Houston-Galveston Area Council and that we're able to continue our legacy of bringing the best technology to a 10+ year relationship," said Darrin J. Reilly, President of Positron Public Safety Systems. "Positron's focus on leading edge technology coupled with unmatched service enables customers like H-GAC to have a 'single point of contact' which sets new standards in the industry. We are proud to be the go-to organization for all of H-GAC's E9-1-1 related solutions."

About Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC)

The Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC), established in 1966, is the region-wide voluntary association of 132 local governments and local elected officials in the 13-county Gulf Coast Planning region of Texas. Serving 106 cities and 14 school districts, H-GAC's service area is 12,500 square miles and contains almost 5.4 million people. H-GAC's mission is to serve as the instrument of local government cooperation, promoting the region's orderly development and the safety and welfare of its citizens. For more information, visit www.h-gac.com.

About Positron Public Safety Systems

Positron Public Safety Systems, a division of IPC, is a leader in fully integrated, end-to-end public safety solutions for call handling and dispatching. Established in 1970, Positron has more than 36 years' experience delivering indispensable applications and over 23 years of developing public safety solutions. With nearly 400 employees in offices throughout the world, Positron's global footprint extends from the United States and Canada through Europe, Africa, Latin America, Australia, Asia and the South Pacific. Find out more at www.positron911.com.

About IPC

IPC is a leading provider of indispensable communications solutions to global enterprises. With more than 30 years of expertise, IPC provides its systems and services to the world's largest financial services firms, as well as to public safety; government; power, energy and utility; and transportation organizations. IPC offers its customers a suite of products and enhanced services that includes advanced Voice over IP technology, and integrated network and management services to over 40 countries. Based in Jersey City, NJ, IPC has over 1400 employees throughout the Americas, Europe and the Asia Pacific regions. For more information, visit www.ipc.com.

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