Leading Emergency Stand Alone switch provider sees telcos looking to find viable solutions for improving public safety and network resiliency for all
BOULDER, Colo., April 3, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --
WHO: Steven Bruny
Aztek Networks (http://www.azteknetworks.net)
A veteran in the telecommunications industry with more than
20 years experience, Bruny has served as CEO of Aztek Networks,
the leader in Emergency Stand Alone (ESA) equipment for enabling
network switch collapse since June of 2006. Prior to being named
to his current post, Bruny was president of the Americas for
Azure Solutions, the world leader in revenue assurance and fraud
software for the telecom industry. Azure was acquired by Subex
Systems, Ltd., in June of 2006. Bruny was the Founder and COO of
Connexn Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of revenue
assurance software to the telecom industry which was acquired by
Azure in 2004. Prior to Connexn, he was CEO of IGS, a telecom
network facilities inventory company funded by Warburg Pincus.
Bruny also was founder and CEO of Information + Graphics
Systems, a telecom and utilities software provider that was
acquired by Hitachi Software Engineering in 1993, and President
of Optical Computer, a division of American Laser Corporation.
Bruny holds a B.S. degree in physics from Colorado State
University and a M.B.A. from the University of Colorado.
WHAT: While most people know to call 9-1-1 in an emergency situation
not everyone is aware of the limitations of the system given the
expanding variety of wireless devices used and the variations in
service by location. The telecommunications industry plays a
unique role in transmitting emergency calls and helping public
safety officials locate people needing help. In today's
ever-changing communications landscape, telecommunications
providers are responding to the need for increased network
resiliency by modernizing existing systems through Emergency
Stand Alone (ESA) systems.
Aztek Networks is witnessing unprecedented response by rural
telecommunications providers who are revitalizing their network
by implementing new ESA technologies.
As the demand for broadband services increases, with nearly
96 million subscribers by 2012, (source: broadbandtrends.com)
many telecommunications operators are enhancing services and
increasing reliability through what is referred to as, "switch
collapse." While increasing efficiencies are gained through this
process, the telephone network can be exposed to cuts which can
result in lack of access to emergency services.
Emergency Stand Alone systems guarantee uninterrupted local
calling capability and access to 9-1-1 emergency services. ESA
helps ensure public safety by continuously maintaining local
calling capabilities and subscriber access to emergency 9-1-1
services in the event the link to the primary host switch is
severed due to an accident or natural disaster. Not only is this
in the best interest of public safety, it also was mandated as
part of the Katrina Order, a regulation put into force after the
devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina back in 2006.
The importance of support for Emergency Services capabilities,
through the use of 9-1-1 cannot be overlooked or undervalued.
According to NENA (National Emergency Number Association), over
200 million 9-1-1 calls are made each year in the United States.
In order for these calls to be made, more than 8,000 Public
Safety Answering Points must be utilized spanning 3,100
counties. The ability to maintain 9-1-1 services through ESA
capabilities during natural disasters, severe weather, major
power outages, telecommunications cable cuts, and other such
events is vitally important.
Contact: For more information on Aztek Networks or to set up an interview
about National 9-1-1 Month, please contact Christie Denniston at
Catapult PR-IR (303) 581-7760, ext. 13 or
|SOURCE Aztek Networks|
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