, a global provider of integrated data and telecommunications solutions, announced that Stephen Meer, Intrado chief technology officer and co-founder, has been selected as a 2006 recipient of the E9-1-1 Institute's Honor Awards. Meer was chosen as the Institute's 2006 Industry Professional, which recognizes an individual or organization in the commercial sector for exceptional contributions toward the advancement of emergency 9-1-1 communications.
"The recipients of these awards are considered 'the best of the best' in their field," said Gregory L. Rhode, executive director of the E9-1-1 Institute. "The E9-1-1 Institute is proud to recognize the many accomplishments of Mr. Meer in his distinguished career and what he has done to advance public safety communications. This recognition is very well deserved."
Meer, a recognized expert in 9-1-1 technology and public policy, has been actively involved with public safety communications and 9-1-1 for more than 25 years. His groundbreaking contributions to public safety and telecommunications include development of the first nationwide 9-1-1 data and voice network, and creation and deployment of the strategy used to integrate wireless and VoIP communications technology into the 9-1-1 network.
"I am honored to receive this award from the E9-1-1 Institute, an organization dedicated to improving the quality of emergency communications services in this country," said Meer.
The awards ceremony will be held in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, March 8.