communications consulting firm announced Aug. 12 it had been selected
to help set up the wireless 911 system for New York City police
installation, the system will pinpoint the location of callers who
make emergency calls from cell phones. Plans for the system were
accelerated after four area teen-agers drowned after calling 911
from a boat whose location could not be found.
company, iXP Corp. of Princeton, NJ, has worked with New York's
911 system for several years. But the wireless mapping system will
be the largest of its kind in the country, the company's chairman
and chief executive, Richard E. Dale, said.
company said it would be paid $700,000 for software and setup costs,
including tests of the system in all areas of New York, The New
York Times reported.