News and information related to Next-Generation 911, an IP-based technology platform that will enable public-safety answering points to leverage multimedia, share data with other PSAPs and achieve unprecedented levels of redundancy and resiliency.
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....More
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....More
Airbus DS Communications hopes to have 60% of its public-safety answering point (PSAP) customers offering text-to-911 services during the next three years as part of a larger company initiative that is designed to help call centers migrate to next-generation 911 (NG911) technology, according to CEO Bob Freinberg....More
LMR and 911 solutions provider Airbus DS Communications remains on the selling block more than two years after its international parent firm—Airbus Group—announced plans to divest itself of Airbus DS Communications and other global public-safety-communications assets in the fall of 2014, according to a company official.
“I have no update on the sale of the company,” Airbus DS Communications CEO Bob Freinberg said during an interview with IWCE’s Urgent Communications....More
Yes, folks, that is correct: IWCE has been around for 40 years. Boy, has it changed since the beginning of time, when it started in 1977 as the National Business Radio Conference in Denver, Colo....More
Motorola Solutions announces its purchase of the Mobile Assets Communications Systems (MACS) and related Integrated Communications Control System (ICCS) products from United Kingdom-based holding company Cyfas Systems that are expected to help European emergency-call centers transition to next-generation platforms....More
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....More
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