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June 2013

Urgent Communications takes a look at the current state of the 911 sector, with an emphasis on recent successes and its most significant challenges going forward, particularly in the area of funding.

Also in this issue, we examine techniques for failure-proofing NG-911 networks; explore the prospects for the use of hosted, cloud-based services in public-safety answering points; report on the progress being made in terms of enabling citizens to provide 911 centers with multimedia information; provide tips for the proper use of the 911 system that can be passed along to the citizenry; and explain many of the key differences between LMR and LTE networks.

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  • May 2, 2013
    Commentary

    Regarding 911 abuses, let’s swat the swatters 2

    Laws penalizing those who abuse the 911 system by making non-emergency calls are needed to discourage such actions, which use valuable first-responder resources and potentially can endanger lives....More

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