• Feb 26, 2014

    It's time for PSAPs to prepare for move to next-generation 911 1

    Based on the recent proclamations from FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, PSAP coordinators may want to develop plans for migrating to next-generation 911, even if it is unclear today whether there will be funding to pay for the technological upgrades....More
  • Nov 12, 2013

    The alarming state of wireless location accuracy 2

    A frightening number of wireless 911 calls arrive at public-safety answering points without critical location information, a situation that needs to be remedied as soon as possible....More
  • Nov 7, 2013

    Get ready, because next-generation 911 is coming

    Looking for information about next-gen 911? Join us on Dec. 5 at the IWCE Virtual Trade Show to hear a panel of experts discuss the possibilities and challenges associated with NG-911....More
  • Nov 5, 2013
    Urgent Communications

    NENA test event focuses on NG-911 logging and recording

    Roger Hixson, technical services director for the National Emergency Number Association (NENA), and Michael Smith, chief technologist for DSS Corp., and the chairman of NENA's ICE 8 planning committee, talk about the work being done this week to ensure that public-safety answering points will be able to properly log and record next-generation 911 calls and their various elements, including video. The test event is being held at the Illinois Insitute of Technology's campus in Wheaton, Ill....More
  • Nov 1, 2013

    Funding for 911 should reflect today’s technological realities

    The predicament that a Missouri county finds itself in--the potential elimination of 911 service if a sales-tax hike doesn't pass--is symptomatic of a bigger problem: 911 funding models need to be updated nationwide....More
  • Oct 31, 2013

    The notion of dropping 911 service is unthinkable—or should be 4

    Residents of Taney County, Mo., will take to the polls next Tuesday to vote on a sales-tax hike that could determine whether the county continues to provide 911 service long-term. Hopefully, they will opt to fund 911, because it is a critical function of government....More

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