Dispatch http://urgentcomm.com/taxonomy/term/6624/more en Minnesota starts regionally in pursuit of statewide text-to-911 implementation http://urgentcomm.com/blog/minnesota-starts-regionally-pursuit-statewide-text-911-implementation <div class="node-body blog-body">Deploying text-to-911 service regionally is the fastest, simplest and most efficient way to provision a lifesaving service that the public not only expects, but craves.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/minnesota-starts-regionally-pursuit-statewide-text-911-implementation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/minnesota-starts-regionally-pursuit-statewide-text-911-implementation#comments Dispatch Applications NG-911 PSAP Public Safety System Installation View from the Top Fri, 11 May 2018 09:07:00 +0000 54821 at http://urgentcomm.com Avtec creates new Scout packages for smaller dispatch environments http://urgentcomm.com/dispatch/avtec-creates-new-scout-packages-smaller-dispatch-environments <div class="node-body article-body">Smaller dispatch centers will be able deploy Avtec’s popular IP-based Scout console solution cost effectively with the introduction of three lower-priced tiers of the product that also provide a smooth migration path to the full-featured Scout platform for a growing dispatch center, according. to Avtec President Arjen Maarleveld. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/dispatch/avtec-creates-new-scout-packages-smaller-dispatch-environments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/dispatch/avtec-creates-new-scout-packages-smaller-dispatch-environments#comments Dispatch Critical Infrastructure Enterprise NG-911 Public Safety System Design Tue, 27 Feb 2018 14:51:00 +0000 53741 at http://urgentcomm.com FCC Commissioner O’Rielly calls on governors to provide 911-fee-diversion information http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/fcc-commissioner-o-rielly-calls-governors-provide-911-fee-diversion-information <div class="node-body article-body">​FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly sends a letter to the governors of New York, Oklahoma, Missouri, Montana, Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands and Guam, criticizing those governments for not responding to the FCC’s request to report on 911 deployments and whether they diverted 911 fees for non-911 uses.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/fcc-commissioner-o-rielly-calls-governors-provide-911-fee-diversion-information" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/fcc-commissioner-o-rielly-calls-governors-provide-911-fee-diversion-information#comments Dispatch Funding NG-911 Public Safety Regulation FCC Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:45:00 +0000 53671 at http://urgentcomm.com President Trump signs Kari’s Law http://urgentcomm.com/legislation/president-trump-signs-kari-s-law <div class="node-body article-body">President Donald Trump today signs into law H.R. 582—legislation better known as Kari’s Law—requiring that emergency callers can dial 911 directly from phones associated with multi-line telephone systems (MLTS) that are commonplace in hotels, offices and other enterprises.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/legislation/president-trump-signs-kari-s-law" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/legislation/president-trump-signs-kari-s-law#comments Dispatch Enterprise Legislation NG-911 Public Safety State & Local Government Sat, 17 Feb 2018 03:40:00 +0000 53621 at http://urgentcomm.com Let’s not just change 911—let’s revolutionize it http://urgentcomm.com/blog/let-s-not-just-change-911-let-s-revolutionize-it <div class="node-body blog-body">Disruptive innovation isn’t easy and can be a little scary—but when it occurs, it’s a beautiful thing to witness.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/let-s-not-just-change-911-let-s-revolutionize-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/let-s-not-just-change-911-let-s-revolutionize-it#comments Dispatch Incident Command/Situational Awareness NG-911 Public Safety System Operation APCO NENA View from the Top Thu, 15 Feb 2018 19:55:00 +0000 53611 at http://urgentcomm.com House passes Kari’s Law amendment, legislation sent to President Trump for final signature http://urgentcomm.com/legislation/house-passes-kari-s-law-amendment-legislation-sent-president-trump-final-signature <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. House members approves an amendment to Kari’s Law legislation—a measure that would require direct dialing for 911 calls made on multi-line telephone systems (MLTS) frequently used by hotels, offices and other enterprises—that awaits President Donald Trump’s signature to become law.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/legislation/house-passes-kari-s-law-amendment-legislation-sent-president-trump-final-signature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/legislation/house-passes-kari-s-law-amendment-legislation-sent-president-trump-final-signature#comments Dispatch Federal Government/Military Legislation NG-911 Public Safety State & Local Government System Design System Installation Fri, 09 Feb 2018 21:49:00 +0000 53551 at http://urgentcomm.com Kari’s Law passes U.S. Senate, awaits House vote before being sent to President’s desk http://urgentcomm.com/legislation/kari-s-law-passes-us-senate-awaits-house-vote-being-sent-president-s-desk <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. senators this week again approved a House-initiated version of “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—by unanimous consent. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/legislation/kari-s-law-passes-us-senate-awaits-house-vote-being-sent-president-s-desk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/legislation/kari-s-law-passes-us-senate-awaits-house-vote-being-sent-president-s-desk#comments Dispatch Software Enterprise Legislation NG-911 Public Safety Thu, 08 Feb 2018 02:39:00 +0000 53521 at http://urgentcomm.com PSAC Chairman Tom Sorley passes unexpectedly at 53 http://urgentcomm.com/npstc/psac-chairman-tom-sorley-passes-unexpectedly-53 <div class="node-body article-body">Tom Sorley, chairman of FirstNet’s Public Safety Advisory Committee (PSAC) and a leading technical voice for public-safety communications, died unexpectedly on Saturday at his home after suffering an apparent cardiac event. He was 53. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/npstc/psac-chairman-tom-sorley-passes-unexpectedly-53" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/npstc/psac-chairman-tom-sorley-passes-unexpectedly-53#comments Land-Mobile Radio Dispatch Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NPSTC NTIA/FirstNet Mon, 05 Feb 2018 23:30:00 +0000 53491 at http://urgentcomm.com APCO identifies potential NG911 impacts, challenges in Project 43 report http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/apco-identifies-potential-ng911-impacts-challenges-project-43-report <div class="node-body article-body">​Next-generation 911 (NG911) will have significant operational implications for 911 centers, requiring new personnel skill sets to leverage the platform’s technological functionality and federal resources to fund the NG911 transition nationwide, according to the Project 43 report from APCO.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/apco-identifies-potential-ng911-impacts-challenges-project-43-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/apco-identifies-potential-ng911-impacts-challenges-project-43-report#comments Dispatch Cybersecurity Funding Interoperability NG-911 Policy Public Safety APCO Tue, 05 Sep 2017 16:07:00 +0000 51941 at http://urgentcomm.com Motorola Solutions: Eric Dahle describes capabilities of new dispatch console http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-eric-dahle-describes-capabilities-new-dispatch-console <div class="node-body video-body">Eric Dahle of Motorola Solutions highlights key features of the latest in the company's MCC 75000 series of dispatch consoles, which includes a significantly smaller form factor and the ability to support multiple Ethernet connections to enhance reliability.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-eric-dahle-describes-capabilities-new-dispatch-console" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-eric-dahle-describes-capabilities-new-dispatch-console#comments Dispatch NG-911 PSAP APCO Motorola Solutions Thu, 31 Aug 2017 20:15:00 +0000 51901 at http://urgentcomm.com