Princeton-based IXP Corporation, a public safety and emergency communications solutions provider, has been awarded a contract by the town of Princeton to operate and manage its 9-1-1 emergency communications dispatch center.
IXP will provide staffing for the center as well as technology support.
“IXP’s long-term managed services solution provides municipalities with high-performance dispatch services that meet the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies’ rigorous public safety communications accreditation program. We not only make it easier for municipalities to achieve or maintain their law enforcement accreditation and professional excellence, we also deliver dispatch services that exceed industry standards at significantly reduced recurring operating costs. We have changed the paradigms associated with how public safety services are provided to communities. IXP delivers innovative public safety solutions that are better, faster and more cost-effective," said William Metro, IXP’s chairman and CEO.
IXP said Princeton will save approximately $1.7 million over the next five years by utilizing its services. IXP was initially awarded a two-year contract, beginning this month, which can be extended for up to five years.
“We enable municipalities to achieve optimal performance and greater control of budgets and resources. We do this by providing a service that includes a multi-year fixed price contract which features both financial predictability and performance-based metrics. It also alleviates the burden on local governments confronted with long-term unfunded pensions and other benefits liabilities," said Lawrence Consalvos, IXP’s president and COO.
IXP currently manages three centers in New Jersey, located in East Windsor, Lawrence Township and Hightstown, four centers in Georgia, one center in Connecticut and one in Boston.