CML Emergency Services announced the deployment of a tri-county 911 system for Gulf, Franklin and Calhoun counties on Florida's Gulf Coast.

The CML system lets the counties share call-answering and management services while meeting Phase I and Phase II wireless standards. It also provides mapping, voice-over-IP readiness and extensive reporting capabilities, the company said.

The tri-county 911 system does not use the Patriot platform, but it can be upgraded to the IP-based solution relatively without requiring a forklift in the future, said Randy Burgess, CML's marketing communications manager.