As public-safety answering points (PSAPs) attempt to forge migration paths from legacy 911 systems to the IP-based next-generation 911 (NG911) architecture, overlooking or postponing work to ensure that valid geographic information systems (GIS) data can delay NG911 implementation by more than a year, according to 911 experts.
DENVER—TeleCommunication Systems (TCS) announces its Intrepid9-1-1 offering, a suite of next-generation 911 core services that represents the merger of company’s Gemini and microDATA xSR portfolios while providing the flexibility of hosted and on-premise deployment options.
The National 911 Program announces that the National 911 Profile Database is open and accepting 911 system data for 2013, including the number of 911 calls received, 911 fees and progress toward implementing next-generation 911. A data-analysis report will be available by the end of the calendar year.
Next-generation 911 will enable public-safety answering points (PSAPs) to offer text messaging and data services, but planning discussions about the future of 911 shouldn’t focus solely on the technology, according to David Jones, a consultant with Mission Critical Partners.
Many public-safety answering points (PSAPs) have yet to adopt a formal quality-assurance (QA) program, according to the results of a survey administered during a recent Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) webinar.However, the quality-assurance processes will rise as next-generation 911 is deployed, according to one speaker.
The National Emergency Number Association (NENA) will release version 2 of its i3 architecture standard—the key technical guidelines for the implementation of next-generation 911 technology to support public-safety answering points (PSAPs)—sometime in the fourth quarter, said Roger Hixson, NENA’s technical issues director.