Primary Path Cell/IP VoLTE Commercial Emergency Phone Communicator for FirstNet®

The Kings III M90, now FirstNet Ready®, supports access to a physically separate and dedicated FirstNet network core and Band 14 spectrum – a nationwide, high-quality spectrum set aside by the government specifically for FirstNet. We look at Band 14 as public safety’s VIP lane. FirstNet eligible customers can feel confident the Kings III M90 combined with FirstNet services will provide the necessary critical connectivity in a reliable, highly secure, and cost-effective manner. While the bullet points below specifically reference elevator phones, our FirstNet Ready™ Kings III M90 is also available for use in our emergency pool phones and other outdoor phones.

FirstNet Ready M-90

Note: Kings III’s FirstNet Ready® M90 can be used in both our elevator phones and pool phones, as shown above.

  • VoLTE Technology. Voice Over LTE.
  • Cellular voice communication solution for elevator and emergency phones replaces the need for up to 4 POTS line(s).  
  • Meets the ASME A17.1 2.27 Elevator Code Requirements. 
  • Works with Kings III emergency elevator phones for code-compliant, 2-way voice communications from any elevator to the Kings III Emergency Dispatch Center (EDC). 
  • Exact location and exact elevator are known to the EDC operator.  
  • The EDC operator has the ability to call back into any elevator. Ensures that the operator can re-establish critical communications in an emergency situation. 
  • The Kings III M90 will work with up to (8) emergency elevator phones when connected to the Kings III EDC Call Center.
  • Meets the 2010 and higher codes of the ASME A17.1 ( Local Supervision and “Emergency Communications Failure” Alarm Activation Requirements. This requires that an alarm activates on site when there is a phone line or communications failure.
  • Comes with an over 4-hour back-up battery to meet the ASME A17.1 ( Code Requirements.
  • Built-in ability for an automatic call test to EDC
  • 2-Wire connection from the cellular communicator and dialer to each elevator emergency phone.
  • No AC power needed from elevator cab. Note: Outdoor pool and help phones do require power.
  • No batteries inside the elevator or on top of the elevator. All batteries are in a fixed location outside of the elevator where the VM90 is mounted in the machine or telephone room. Easy to maintain and service.
  • Kings III technology offers incredible, crisp, 2-way voice with the ability for the operator to communicate with passengers during test calls and emergency situations or elevator entrapments. 

Important to note: FirstNet Ready® M90 Cellular Elevator Phone Communicator must be used in conjunction with Kings III’s in-house emergency monitoring service via our ETL Listed Central Station to provide a quality, specialized response beyond what is required by code (See our recommended minimum standards for emergency elevator phone monitoring). Our in-house 24/7/365 professional emergency phone monitoring is capable 175+ different languages. Additionally, Kings III’s operators’ knowledge of dispatch protocol and coordinating emergency services coupled with their level of training is what sets its monitoring apart. Callers will connect to an Advanced Emergency Medical Dispatcher—a certification representing best-in-class responders with the ability to provide pre-arrival medical instruction when seconds count. See our EDC actual videos to see how our emergency dispatch center handles incoming emergency calls via our video examples of real calls.

Benefits of Kings III Monitoring with FirstNet®

FirstNet is the only nationwide high-speed broadband communications platform built with and for first responders. FirstNet grew out of the devastating losses from the terrorist attacks of 9/11. The attacks exposed glaring weaknesses in our communications systems.

The network uses groundbreaking, innovative tools that allow first responders and those who support them to focus on the mission without worrying about their service. Here are some of the additional unique public safety features and benefits you can expect from the network:

Before FirstNet, first responders relied on more than 10,000 separate radio networks. These networks run into incompatibility issues during emergencies, creating confusion and delay when they are needed most. Now, FirstNet offers one single interoperable LTE network, dedicated solely to public safety communications.  FirstNet offers ONE nationwide interoperable LTE network, built with and for public safety communications. It’s specifically for America’s police, firefighters, EMS personnel, and other first responders with the intent of helping them connect to the most critical and necessary information they need – consistently, on any day, and in every emergency.

Work in the government sector? FirstNet is built for first responders and those who support them. That includes federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies and those working to keep our K-12 campuses and higher institutions safe. The intent is to provide a powerful service that brings together solutions in order to protect, serve, and connect for an overall safer and stronger community.

At Kings III, we sometimes see challenges with cellular technology for our customers in more remote or rural areas with poor coverage. FirstNet provides a reliable cellular option for emergency phones via this network.

FirstNet reaches locations where coverage is often spotty or difficult. The devices eligible to be used on the FirstNet platform are focused on the needs of public safety. The First Responder Network Authority oversees the testing and validation of both the network and devices to help ensure an efficient response in disaster and emergency situations. The network is constantly working to improve communications with the objective of better response times and outcomes for ALL first responders– in both urban and rural areas, from coast-to-coast, both inland and on borders.

The result? Safer and more secure communities.

See this website for updates on how AT&T is boosting the network in various states and networks.

In large events when crowds gather in a single location like concerts, festivals, and sports games, most services are spotty at best due to heavy wireless use that leads to congestion and capacity issues.  In these instances, there is no differentiation between public safety users and any other commercial or enterprise user.

FirstNet prioritizes public safety users, which helps improve response times and outcomes. With the network, first responders have a dedicated “fast lane” with priority access and a resilient and hardened connection for any situation. FirstNet uses devices configured to meet the needs of public safety. Its dedicated capacity provides the bandwidth needed to coordinate public safety resources and to respond to incidents, helping to lead to safer and more secure communities.

Kings III has also seen customers run into network issues during natural disasters, such as hurricanes. Since FirstNet is a dedicated core that is prioritized in emergency situations, this will combat these issues, providing access to help for those who need it most.

By using the knowledge and recognition of public safety needs along with private sector resources and technologies, FirstNet provides efficient network operation.

One of the ways FirstNet allows for efficiency? In the event of human-caused disasters, incident commanders on FirstNet can identify resources in neighboring jurisdictions who can be available to help. FirstNet will deliver a broadband network with built-in interoperability to enhance public safety.

By pairing Kings III with FirstNet, you will get the most expert emergency response on a network with public safety features that the general public can’t provide.

Put on-site safety first. Utilize Kings III FirstNet Ready® Monitoring via our M90 Cellular Elevator Phone Communicator.