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December 2, 2013

Cassidian Communications, Inc. and INdigital Telecom Sign Patent License and Bi-Directional Reseller Agreements

  • INdigital is now a licensee of Cassidian Communications’ ‘858 Patent for IP 9-1-1 selective call routing
  • Cassidian and INdigital reach bi-directional reseller agreements

TEMECULA, Calif., – Cassidian Communications, Inc., an EADS North America company, and Indiana-based INdigital telecom have entered into a license agreement regarding U.S. Patent No. 6,744,858 (the ‘858 Patent). Additionally, the two companies have entered into bi-directional reseller agreements.

The ‘858 Patent (System and Method for Supporting Multiple Call Centers) describes a methodology for performing IP 9-1-1 selective routing over a wide area network. As a result of the settlement and license agreement, INdigital is now permitted to utilize the call routing system and methods embodied in Cassidian Communications ‘858 Patent.

In accordance with the terms of the reseller agreements, Cassidian Communications’ VESTA®/Sentinel® 4 Next Generation 9-1-1 call processing platform becomes INdigital’s preferred call processing solution, and Cassidian Communications has full access to INdigital’s Next Generation 9-1-1 routing solution to complement its portfolio.  

Questions pertaining to Cassidian Communications’ patent, its application or the company’s licensing activities should be directed to Jeff Wittek, Chief Strategic Officer for Cassidian Communications, available by phone at 951.719.2100 or via email at jeff.wittek@CassidianCommunications.com.

About Cassidian Communications (www.CassidianCommunications.com)

Cassidian Communications, an EADS North America company, is a global leader and trusted source for mission-critical communications technologies, including NG9-1-1 call taking systems, emergency notification solutions and services, and P25 land mobile radio networks and LTE. For over four decades, Cassidian Communications has upheld its promise to keep people connected when it matters most, consistently designing solutions with an open mind and creating smarter, more effective ways to ensure communities are safe. For Cassidian Communications, Critical Matters. The company is headquartered in Temecula, Calif., with facilities located in Richardson, Texas, Franklin, Tenn. and Gatineau, Quebec.

About EADS North America (www.eadsnorthamerica.com)

EADS North America is the U.S.-based operation of EADS, a global leader in aerospace, defense, and related services. EADS contributes more than $14 billion to the U.S. economy annually and supports over 225,000 American jobs through its network of suppliers. EADS North America, headquartered in Herndon, Va., offers a broad array of advanced solutions to meet U.S. military and commercial requirements, including fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft, homeland security systems, public safety communications, defense electronics and avionics, and threat detection systems.

About INdigital Telecom (www.indigital.net)

INdigital was formed in 1995 by a group of Independent telephone companies that participated in the FCC’s PCS spectrum auctions. In 2004, INdigital Telecom was selected by the Indiana Wireless 9-1-1 Advisory Board to build a new 9-1-1 network for Indiana using emerging technologies now known as NG9-1-1. The company built a private, high availability IP network, the first large scale public safety network of its kind in the United States. The project, known today as the IN911 network, has evolved to meet industry standards, and provides Indiana’s 911 local authorities and other emergency system service providers with an innovative platform for new and emerging types of emergency services. Questions about INdigital can be directed to Eric Hartman at by voice or text message at 877.469.2010 or info@indigital.net.