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Firm Named to Help Police Install System to Find Cellphone Callers

A communications consulting firm announced yesterday that it has been selected to help set up the wireless 911 system for New York City police dispatchers. Plans for the installation of a new system, which will pinpoint the location of callers who make emergency calls from cellphones, were accelerated after four teenagers drowned in January off City Island. They had called 911 from a boat whose location could not be found. The company, iXP Corporation of Princeton, N.J., 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, said the company’s chairman and chief executive, Richard E. Dale. The 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 company was also awarded a $1 million consulting contract to review the New York Fire Department’s radio system, which failed during the World Trade Center attack on Sept. 11, 2001. Full Story

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