Technology

Vonage, R.I. Dial Up 911

10/14/2004 6:37 AM Eastern

Vonage Holdings Corp. successfully conducted an E9-1-1 trial on its voice-over-Internet-protocol service in the state of Rhode Island.

Vonage said partner Intrado Inc., a provider of 9-1-1 systems and services, in concert with Rhode Island E9-1-1's technical consultant, Arthur Kraus of AK Associates Inc., provided the technology that enabled this service.

“Providing location and callback data from broadband telephony calls is a major step in providing Vonage customers with a true E9-1-1 solution on par with traditional telephone service,” Vonage chairman and CEO Jeffrey A. Citron said in a prepared statement.