Comtech Telecommunications Corp. has been awarded a five-year contract worth as much as $45 million to roll out an advanced 911 emergency service network in Washington state, the company announced.
The contract calls for the Melville company to launch a statewide network that includes routing that recognizes the location of the caller.
Shares of Comtech climbed 2.4 percent on Wednesday, the day of the announcement, to close at $13.45. On Thursday, they closed at $13.51, up 0.5 percent, and are down more than 32 percent year to date.
The company said that it would build a system based on Next Generation 9-1-1 standards set by the not-for-profit National Emergency Number Association.
“Once operational, this will represent one of the nation’s most advanced public safety emergency networks,” Stanton Sloane, president and chief executive of Comtech, said in a statement. “The system has the capability to process wireline, wireless and [internet] calls, and text, and prepares the state to evolve quickly to new 9-1-1 call origination formats moving forward.”
Comtech Telecommunications Corp. makes communications products for commercial and government markets.