NENA http://urgentcomm.com/taxonomy/term/33091/more en Congress needs to step up and champion next-generation 911 (NG911) http://urgentcomm.com/blog/congress-needs-step-and-champion-next-generation-911-ng911 <div class="node-body blog-body">Next-generation 911 (NG911) needs to be implemented soon, particularly as the nationwide broadband network for first responders is deployed. To make that happen, Congress likely will have take action to provide funding, as lawmakers did with the establishment of FirstNet five years ago.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/congress-needs-step-and-champion-next-generation-911-ng911" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/congress-needs-step-and-champion-next-generation-911-ng911#comments Cybersecurity Funding Legislation NG-911 Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet FCC NENA View from the Top Tue, 29 Nov 2016 20:21:00 +0000 48621 at http://urgentcomm.com Zetron to unveil text-to-911 enhancement, CSSI and application interfaces during APCO 2016 http://urgentcomm.com/zetron/zetron-unveil-text-911-enhancement-cssi-and-application-interfaces-during-apco-2016 <div class="node-body article-body">Zetron announces that it will demonstrate at APCO 2016 in Orlando its ESInet-based text-to-911 solution that is designed to help call-takers multitask, allowing them to answer an emergency voice calls and one or more emergency texts simultaneously, according to a company official.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/zetron/zetron-unveil-text-911-enhancement-cssi-and-application-interfaces-during-apco-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/zetron/zetron-unveil-text-911-enhancement-cssi-and-application-interfaces-during-apco-2016#comments Interoperability NG-911 PSAP APCO NENA Zetron Tue, 09 Aug 2016 21:47:00 +0000 47341 at http://urgentcomm.com Michigan PSAP realizes benefits from Rave Mobile Safety two-way 911 text solution http://urgentcomm.com/psap/michigan-psap-realizes-benefits-rave-mobile-safety-two-way-911-text-solution <div class="node-body article-body">Two-way text-messaging functionality from Rave Mobile Safety’s Smart911 platform is helping public-safety answering points (PSAPs) address the growing issue of abandoned emergency calls with greater efficiency and effectiveness, according to a Michigan dispatcher. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/psap/michigan-psap-realizes-benefits-rave-mobile-safety-two-way-911-text-solution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/psap/michigan-psap-realizes-benefits-rave-mobile-safety-two-way-911-text-solution#comments Dispatch Funding NG-911 PSAP Regulation APCO NENA Tue, 28 Jun 2016 19:35:00 +0000 46641 at http://urgentcomm.com New telecommunicator-training guidelines mean a much brighter day has dawned for 911 http://urgentcomm.com/node/46411 <div class="node-body blog-body">After three years of consensus-building work, recommended minimum training guidelines for 911 telecommunicators have been established, which could provide a foundation for a future in which a baseline level of emergency-calling service can be achieved nationwide.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/node/46411" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/node/46411#comments Dispatch NG-911 Policy PSAP PSAP Telecommunicators NENA View from the Top Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:48:00 +0000 46411 at http://urgentcomm.com Go for the Gold: Integrated text-to-911 for PSAPs http://urgentcomm.com/blog/go-gold-integrated-text-911-psaps <div class="node-body blog-body">Integrated text-to-911 technology makes it easier for call-takers in even more public-safety answering points (PSAPs) to manage SMS text-to-911 messages by simplifying the process of text-to-911 call delivery.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/go-gold-integrated-text-911-psaps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/go-gold-integrated-text-911-psaps#comments Dispatch NG-911 PSAP System Design APCO NENA Intrado View from the Top Mon, 13 Jun 2016 17:19:00 +0000 46381 at http://urgentcomm.com APCO’s Project 43 initiative to focus on PSAP operation in next-gen 911 environment http://urgentcomm.com/apco/apco-s-project-43-initiative-focus-psap-operation-next-gen-911-environment <div class="node-body article-body">If the nation’s public-safety answering points (PSAPs) can overcome technical and financial hurdles to migrate to IP-based next-generation 911 (N911), how will it impact operations in a 911 center? That’s the question that the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) plans to answer with its Project 43 initiative that is slated to begin in April and deliver a report in August 2017.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/apco/apco-s-project-43-initiative-focus-psap-operation-next-gen-911-environment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/apco/apco-s-project-43-initiative-focus-psap-operation-next-gen-911-environment#comments Dispatch APCO/ANSI NG-911 Policy PSAP System Operation APCO FCC NENA Sun, 06 Mar 2016 06:20:00 +0000 43541 at http://urgentcomm.com Crisis Text Line sheds light on next-generation 911 possibilities http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/crisis-text-line-sheds-light-next-generation-911-possibilities <div class="field-byline"> Stephanie Toone </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A national text hotline has received more than 7.2 million text messages from individuals in crisis—from those battling with suicidal thoughts to victims of domestic violence. National Emergency Number Association’s Trey Fogerty applauds the organization’s vision and details the takeaways for the 911 community.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/crisis-text-line-sheds-light-next-generation-911-possibilities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/crisis-text-line-sheds-light-next-generation-911-possibilities#comments Dispatch Mobiles NG-911 PSAP PSAP Telecommunicators NENA Thu, 16 Jul 2015 15:37:00 +0000 37221 at http://urgentcomm.com TCS: Dan Highsmith highlights features of company's connected mobility solution http://urgentcomm.com/nena/tcs-dan-highsmith-highlights-features-companys-connected-mobility-solution <div class="node-body video-body">Dan Highsmith, senior sales engineer for TeleCommunication Systems (TCS), explains how the company leverages vehicle-router and ad-hoc networking solutions to deliver a connected mobility solution in the field. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/nena/tcs-dan-highsmith-highlights-features-companys-connected-mobility-solution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/nena/tcs-dan-highsmith-highlights-features-companys-connected-mobility-solution#comments Ad-Hoc Networks/Mesh Networking Commercial Coverage & Interference Public Safety Public Safety System Design NENA Fri, 10 Jul 2015 15:00:00 +0000 37091 at http://urgentcomm.com Oracle, ModUcom, Stancil: Demonstration of text-to-911 call transfer direct to first responder via interoperable NENA next-gen standard platform http://urgentcomm.com/nena/oracle-moducom-stancil-demonstration-text-911-call-transfer-direct-first-responder-interoperabl <div class="node-body video-body">Kevin Pitts and Chris Rushton of Oracle Communications, Walt Jones of Modular Communications Systems (ModUcom), and Simon Farrow of Stancil Corporation demonstrate how a next-generation 911 platform can be used to patch—and directly transfer after dispatch disconnects—a text-to-911 session to a first responder in the field.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/nena/oracle-moducom-stancil-demonstration-text-911-call-transfer-direct-first-responder-interoperabl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/nena/oracle-moducom-stancil-demonstration-text-911-call-transfer-direct-first-responder-interoperabl#comments Dispatch Interoperability NG-911 PSAP NENA Thu, 09 Jul 2015 00:49:00 +0000 37031 at http://urgentcomm.com HipLink: CEO and President Pamela LaPine highlights reliability, flexibility of company's notification system http://urgentcomm.com/alerting-systems/hiplink-ceo-and-president-pamela-lapine-highlights-reliability-flexibility-companys <div class="node-body video-body">HipLink CEO and President Pamela LaPine demonstrates the ability for her company’s notification application to deliver notifications reliably on multiple device platforms during this conversation with IWCE’s Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson on the NENA 2015 Conference & Expo show floor in Denver.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/alerting-systems/hiplink-ceo-and-president-pamela-lapine-highlights-reliability-flexibility-companys" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/alerting-systems/hiplink-ceo-and-president-pamela-lapine-highlights-reliability-flexibility-companys#comments Alerting Systems Incident Command/Situational Awareness Applications Critical Infrastructure Enterprise Public Safety NENA Wed, 08 Jul 2015 19:44:00 +0000 37021 at http://urgentcomm.com