Batesburg-Leesville brings C-Blade 9-1-1 Call System on line
Batesburg-Leesville, S.C. – The Batesburg-Leesville Police Department recently switched over to a newly installed 9-1-1 dispatch system known as C-Blade. The state-of-the-art system is AT&T’s most advanced call handling system. BLPD is the first department in South Carolina to deploy this technology.
Crews from AT&T and West Corporation have spent more than a month installing the hardware and software for C-Blade. The new 9-1-1 system will enhance 9-1-1 operations and provide valuable new features for the town’s dispatchers. In addition, the 9-1-1 mapping system is more accurate and provides additional information that can be utilized during emergencies to improve officer response time.
The C-Blade 9-1-1 system replaces the department’s Life Line 100 system which had reached the end of its usefulness. The department had sought Town Council’s approval to upgrade to AT&T’s Viper 9-1-1 system, but was presented an opportunity to jump to the latest technology by AT&T for the same cost.
“We are grateful for all of the hard work by AT&T and West to get this new system installed and operational,” Police Chief Wallace Oswald said. “Randy Bryant and Mark Duncan with AT&T and Kris Adams and Dan Narvais with West were essential to ensuring an effortless transition. Our dispatchers and officers now have the most advanced tools available to better serve the public and respond when emergencies strike,” Chief Oswald said.