To help public-safety answering points (PSAPS) and Emergency Medical Services safely respond to patients who potentially could have Ebola, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continues to update its guidelines that were first published last fall. Last month, the CDC also released a helpful flow chart.
Some comments regarding a proposal to realign the 900 MHz band to make room for broadband while preserving space for narrowband indicate a lingering hope that utility and critical-infrastructure entities could secure dedicated broadband spectrum, but an attorney for the Enterprise Wireless Alliance says that she does not “see any realistic likelihood that that is going to happen.”
South Dakota selects TeleCommunication Systems (TCS) for a five-year, $16.4 million contract that will bring next-generation 911 technology to all of its public-safety answering points (PSAPs) in the next two years.
Contacting the single point of contact (SPOC) in a given state or territory is a good way for 911 leaders to become involved in the ongoing FirstNet consulation process, FirstNet Outreach Director Amanda Hilliard said during a recent webinar.
Another year is in the books, but before we move on to new plans and goals for 2015, let’s look back at the news that shaped 2014 and, in some cases, laid the groundwork for next year’s big breakthrough moments.
Tight budgets and competing projects will continue to put a strain on the public-safety communications industry, but manufacturers say they see still opportunities in the market, vendor representatives said during a recent webinar conducted as part of the IWCE Virtual Show.