NG-911 http://urgentcomm.com/taxonomy/term/31691/more en Kansas PSAPs working with AT&T to build ESInet, take steps toward NG911 during next year http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/kansas-psaps-working-att-build-esinet-take-steps-toward-ng911-during-next-year <div class="node-body article-body">Public-safety answering point (PSAPs) throughout Kansas are expected to leverage geospatial routing of 911 calls over AT&T’s Emergency Services IP network (ESInet) by the end of the year or early in 2018, according to the chairman of the state’s 911 coordinating council.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/kansas-psaps-working-att-build-esinet-take-steps-toward-ng911-during-next-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/kansas-psaps-working-att-build-esinet-take-steps-toward-ng911-during-next-year#comments Dispatch Cybersecurity Funding NG-911 Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Security State & Local Government Fri, 28 Apr 2017 02:09:00 +0000 50321 at http://urgentcomm.com 911 telecommunicators deserve the spotlight all year long http://urgentcomm.com/blog/911-telecommunicators-deserve-spotlight-all-year-long <div class="node-body blog-body">This week, we celebrate National Telecommunicators Week. Given what 911 personnel bring to the emergency-response process every day, even greater recognition would be appropriate.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/911-telecommunicators-deserve-spotlight-all-year-long" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/911-telecommunicators-deserve-spotlight-all-year-long#comments Dispatch NG-911 Policy Public Safety State & Local Government View from the Top Thu, 13 Apr 2017 12:47:00 +0000 50181 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: How our 911 emergency call system can fail us http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/newscan-how-our-911-emergency-call-system-can-fail-us <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Web Roundup</strong><br /> <em>Items from other news organizations</em></p> <p><a href="https://www.cnet.com/news/how-our-911-emergency-call-system-can-fail-us/">How our 911 emergency call system can fail us</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.govtech.com/em/next-gen-911/911-consolidation-among-cost-saving-measures.html">911 consolidation among cost-saving measures</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/newscan-how-our-911-emergency-call-system-can-fail-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/newscan-how-our-911-emergency-call-system-can-fail-us#comments NG-911 Thu, 06 Apr 2017 20:31:00 +0000 50111 at http://urgentcomm.com Maximizing the potential of the NPSBN and NG911 http://urgentcomm.com/blog/maximizing-potential-npsbn-and-ng911 <div class="node-body blog-body">Both the next-generation 911 (NG911) and the nationwide public-safety broadband networks (NPSBN) promise to be game-changing public-safety communications networks. They will be even better, if they are integrated properly. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/maximizing-potential-npsbn-and-ng911" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/maximizing-potential-npsbn-and-ng911#comments Cybersecurity Funding Interoperability NG-911 Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Design View from the Top Mon, 13 Mar 2017 14:45:00 +0000 49541 at http://urgentcomm.com Waukesha County (Wis.): Gary Bell discusses text-to-911 deployment, NG911 goals http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/waukesha-county-wis-gary-bell-discusses-text-911-deployment-ng911-goals <div class="node-body video-body">Gary Bell, director of emergency preparedness for Waukesha County (Wis.), announces the ability for the county's public-safety answering point (PSAP) to provide text-to-911 service that is integrated into the 911 system. Bell also highlights the challenges the PSAP faces as it prepares to migrate to a next-generation 911 (NG911) platform.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/waukesha-county-wis-gary-bell-discusses-text-911-deployment-ng911-goals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/waukesha-county-wis-gary-bell-discusses-text-911-deployment-ng911-goals#comments NG-911 Fri, 10 Mar 2017 20:56:00 +0000 49531 at http://urgentcomm.com FCC investigating outage that prevented AT&T wireless customers from calling 911 http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/fcc-investigating-outage-prevented-att-wireless-customers-calling-911 <div class="node-body article-body">FCC officials will conduct an investigation in an effort to determine the “root cause” of a widespread outage that prevented AT&T wireless customers from completing 911 emergency calls on Wednesday night, according to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/fcc-investigating-outage-prevented-att-wireless-customers-calling-911" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/fcc-investigating-outage-prevented-att-wireless-customers-calling-911#comments NG-911 Policy Public Safety System Operation FCC Thu, 09 Mar 2017 18:49:00 +0000 49501 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: America’s 911 infrastructure is showing cracks, too http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/newscan-america-s-911-infrastructure-showing-cracks-too <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Web Roundup</strong><br /> <em>Items from other news organizations</em></p> <p><a href="http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/technology/320743-americas-9-1-1-infrastructure-is-showing-cracks-too">America&rsquo;s 911 infrastructure is showing cracks, too</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2017/03/nist-enforcer-house-committee-passes-bill-expand-agencys-responsibilities/135805/">NIST as cybersecurity enforcer? House passes bill to expand agency&rsquo;s responsibilities</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/newscan-america-s-911-infrastructure-showing-cracks-too" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/newscan-america-s-911-infrastructure-showing-cracks-too#comments Funding NG-911 Fri, 03 Mar 2017 01:37:00 +0000 49451 at http://urgentcomm.com Senators prepare to introduce legislation to promote transition to next-gen 911 http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/senators-prepare-introduce-legislation-promote-transition-next-gen-911 <div class="node-body article-body">Legislation designed to promote the transition from legacy 911 systems to next-generation 911 (NG911) platforms “as soon as practicable” is expected to be introduced by Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) during the next few weeks, according to multiple Beltway sources. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/senators-prepare-introduce-legislation-promote-transition-next-gen-911" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/senators-prepare-introduce-legislation-promote-transition-next-gen-911#comments Dispatch Funding NG-911 Policy Public Safety Fri, 03 Mar 2017 01:14:00 +0000 49441 at http://urgentcomm.com 911 location-accuracy program set for third stage; Z-axis testing expected to begin later this year http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/911-location-accuracy-program-set-third-stage-z-axis-testing-expected-begin-later-year <div class="node-body article-body">Device-based hybrid solutions that utilize Wi-Fi and Bluetooth signals appear to be the most promising to help locate people using a cell phone to call 911 from inside buildings within dense urban environments, according to initial results from the 911 Location Technologies Test Bed.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/911-location-accuracy-program-set-third-stage-z-axis-testing-expected-begin-later-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/911-location-accuracy-program-set-third-stage-z-axis-testing-expected-begin-later-year#comments Long-Term Evolution NG-911 Personnel Tracking Public Safety Test and Measurement FCC Tue, 14 Feb 2017 23:08:00 +0000 49321 at http://urgentcomm.com Kari’s Law 911 legislation reintroduced in Senate, House http://urgentcomm.com/legislation/kari-s-law-911-legislation-reintroduced-senate-house <div class="node-body article-body">Kari’s Law legislation that would require direct dialing for 911 calls made on multi-line telephone systems (MLTS) frequently used by hotels, offices and other enterprises has been reintroduced in the 115th Congress, with bills being introduced again in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate during the past week.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/legislation/kari-s-law-911-legislation-reintroduced-senate-house" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/legislation/kari-s-law-911-legislation-reintroduced-senate-house#comments Dispatch Incident Command/Situational Awareness Enterprise Legislation NG-911 Public Safety Thu, 19 Jan 2017 21:32:00 +0000 49081 at http://urgentcomm.com