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June 29, 2012, Midwest to East Coast Derecho Radar Imagery Composit Summary

Derecho-related outages put 911 system under scrutiny

  • Nov 22, 2014
    Commentary

    There is an optimistic future for 911 wireless location accuracy

    By George Rice, iCERT.By leveraging readily available technologies like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, carriers can provide public-safety answering points (PSAPs) with better accuracy and dispatchable addresses that can be conveyed quickly to first responders when 911 emergency calls are made, even if the communication is initiated from a wireless device from inside a building....More
  • Nov 18, 2014
    Commentary

    Beyond asset management: Critical real-time information improves public safety

    Public-safety agencies have unique “human asset” management needs, because it encounters scenarios that are much more time-sensitive and life-critical than those in the enterprise sector. For example, knowing where and when a police officer leaves his patrol car and whether he took his assault rifle with him isn’t sufficient. Only by knowing what’s transpiring in real time can backup support be dispatched, even if an officer is prevented from calling in on his voice radio....More
  • Nov 11, 2014
    Commentary

    911 funding models should reflect modern communications trends

    There seems to be consensus agreement that the funding model for 911 needs to change in many states and locations, but exactly how it should be done—and whether the federal government should be part of the equation, particularly as we migrate to next-gen 911—promises to be a lively debate for some time. Please join us tomorrow for a free webinar to be part of this important dialog....More
  • Nov 11, 2014
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    Zetron: Ellen O'Hara talks about 911 funding models, challenges facing PSAPs

    Zetron President and CEO Ellen O'Hara talks about key features of effective 911 funding models and the difficulties that public-safety answering points (PSAPs) face as they make buying decisions to prepare to receive new technologies in the future....More
  • Nov 8, 2014
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    AT&T: Joe Marx outlines efforts to provide a dispatchable address for indoor wireless 911 calls

    Joe Marx, AT&T's federal regulatory assistant vice president, talks about the technical challenges associated with providing location information with wireless indoor calls to 911, the FCC's regulatory efforts in this area, and potential solutions to the problem, including the use of beacons....More

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