• Nov 22, 2014

    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
  • Oct 24, 2014

    Multistate 911 outage could lead to changes in emergency-calling regulations, operations

    After a state regulator acknowledged that IP-based components of 911 are "interstate in nature," it appears that table is set for the FCC and other federal-government agencies to take a more active role in the evolution to next-generation 911. Whether that comes in the form of regulation, legislation and/or funding remains to be seen, but it is likely that the current 911 landscape--particularly the relationship between carriers and third-party 911 vendors--will change in the near future....More
  • Jul 9, 2014
    Urgent Communications

    Cassidian Communications: CEO Bob Freinberg outlines company's vision to help PSAPs deal with multimedia

    Cassidian Communications CEO Bob Frienberg discusses the company's plans to make it easier for telecommunicators to handle text-to-911 emergency messages today and other forms of communications--for example, photos and videos--in the future....More

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