Mike Nelson, senior technical officer for Intrado, dicusses some of the challenges that will be faced as the 911 community makes the transition from legacy systems to all-IP next-generation technology, including the need for accurate GIS data and some entity fulfilling the “forest guide” role contemplated for next-gen 911.
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.
Todd Piett, Rave Mobile Safety’s chief product officer, describes the features within the Smart911 platform during this demonstration for IWCE’s Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson on the exhibit-hall floor of the NENA 2015 Conference & Expo in Denver.
Doug Ehlers, president of Mindshare by CSS, discusses the history and capabilities of the dispatch-communications company—the provider of a flexible platform that is capable of interfacing with any kind of LMR radio system—as well as the offerings of its sister company, Time Machines by CSS.
Airbus DS Communications remains on the selling block and current plans call for all Airbus public-safety-communications assets worldwide to be sold as a single package, according to Airbus DS Communications CEO Bob Freinberg.
Todd Piett, Rave Mobile Safety’s chief product officer, explains how the company’s new Smart911 Location solution leverages commercial location data from assets like Wi-Fi access points can help PSAPs more accurately identify where first responders can find an emergency caller.
Kevin Pitts of Oracle Communications, Walt Jones of Modular Communications Systems (ModUcom), and Simon Farrow of Stancil Corporation demonstrate how a denial-of-service (DoS) attack can cripple a 911 network, and how an Oracle solution installed in a border-control element in a 911 network can allow a public-safety answering point (PSAP) to return to normal operations quickly after such an attack.
NENA CEO Brian Fontes outlines some of the organization’s efforts during the past year—from member training to regulatory progress on 911 location accuracy—and reflects on the technological evolution in the emergency-calling arena during this conversation with IWCE’s Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson at the NENA 2015 Conference & Expo in Denver.