TEMECULA, CA--(Marketwire - April 12, 2010) -  At PlantCML, an EADS North America company, this is the week we put a special focus on the many telecommunications professionals across the country who make our lives safer. According to NENA, the National Emergency Number Association, an estimated 240 million calls are made to 9-1-1 each year in the United States. The Federal Communications Commission states that one-third of those are wireless calls; and in many communities, half or more of all 9-1-1 calls come from wireless callers. In all, 99 percent of the US population is served by 9-1-1 (NENA).

During this week, we recognize the "first" first responder, public safety telecommunicators, for their contributions towards the safety and security of communities around the world. Everyday, millions of people depend on the skill, expertise and commitment of these professionals.

"Telecommunicators serve as the front line in ensuring the public's safety," said Dave Rutan, chief executive officer, PlantCML. "Their efforts too often go unnoticed, yet when lives are on the line, we all rely on their quick actions. This week is the ideal time to reflect on how much we, the general public, as well as those of us in the industry, owe this skilled and critically important group."

National Public Safety Telecommunicators' Week enhances public awareness and promotes the much needed education regarding important public safety issues and legislation by placing national attention on the seemingly nameless and faceless individuals who help save countless lives by responding to emergency calls, dispatching emergency professionals and equipment and providing moral support to citizens in distress.

About PlantCML®, an EADS North America Company (www.plantcml-eads.com)
A pioneer and trusted leader in mission critical communications, PlantCML provides key technologies for public safety, federal and corporate markets. Our full-circle security and communications portfolio includes 9-1-1 call center CTI applications for call processing, CAD, mapping and information management, as well as managed services, notification solutions and services, and P25 Land Mobile Radio networks. The company is headquartered in Temecula, California.

About EADS North America (www.eadsnorthamerica.com)
EADS North America is the North American operation of EADS, the largest aerospace and defense company in the world. As a leader in all sectors of defense and homeland security, EADS North America and its parent company, EADS, contribute over $11 billion to the U.S. economy annually and support more than 200,000 American jobs through its network of suppliers and services. Operating in 17 states, EADS North America offers a broad array of advanced solutions to its customers in the commercial, homeland security, aerospace and defense markets. North American headquarters is located in Arlington, Virginia.