August 20, 2019

Tech Corner

911 Outage for AT&T Customers Nationwide

Nationwide Outage for AT&T Wireless Customers Early Tuesday morning, 9-1-1 PSAPs began posting to their respective social media accounts about a 9-1-1 outage for AT&T Wireless customers. Citizens with AT&T cellular service were unable to call 9-1-1 for emergency assistance for at least 2 hours. As early as 06:30am CST, social media accounts for 9-1-1 […]

FCC Wireless Location Accuracy Waivers

FCC grants E911 location accuracy waivers to rural CMRS providers

EENA Launches NG112 Initiative

The European Emergency Number Association (EENA) has launched NG112, an initiative that will help European countries modernize the technology used by emergency dispatch centers. Springboarding off of efforts in the United States with NG911, EENA hopes to bring about a technical infrastructure that will enable emergency calls through technologies such as IoT devies and video […]

9-1-1 Outage

911 Outage for AT&T Customers Nationwide

Nationwide Outage for AT&T Wireless Customers Early Tuesday morning, 9-1-1 PSAPs began posting to their respective social media accounts about a 9-1-1 outage for AT&T Wireless customers. Citizens with AT&T cellular service were unable to call 9-1-1 for emergency assistance for at least 2 hours. As early as 06:30am CST, social media accounts for 9-1-1 […]

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More Agencies Implement Text-to-911

As of June 7, 2019, 15 more agencies across the country have reported to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that they have successfully implemented Text-to-911 in their service areas. FCC: Text-to-911 PSAP Master Registry FCC rules require all wireless carriers and other providers of text messaging applications in the United States to deliver emergency texts […]

Text-to-911 catching on slowly in Franklin County

Texting 911 from a cellphone went live Jan. 23 in Franklin County, and since then, the Columbus Division of Police has fielded frequent exchanges in which people text when they could call instead. To text 911, users enter “911” into the recipient field of their mobile device and text a brief but detailed message that […]

San Francisco teams up with Uber for 9-1-1

An ambulance racing toward a single-room occupancy hotel in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood wouldn’t have known where to go in October 2018 had it not been for a ping from a smartphone. The caller had just fallen down a stairwell inside the SRO hotel and the only location the person could provide was a nearby […]

NENA

NENA i3 Standard Public Review

The National Emergency Number Association has released it’s i3 Standard for Next Generation 9-1-1 document for public review. From NENA’s Public Release: NENA is pleased to announce that version 3 of the NENA i3 Standard for Next Generation 9-1-1 (American National Standard Candidate NENA-STA-010.3-201x) is available for public review and comment. This standard provides detailed functional […]

9-1-1 Outage in Cuyahoga Restored

Cuyahoga County in the Cleveland, Ohio area experienced intermittent connectivity issues with its 9-1-1 system for several hours today resulting in a periodic service outage.

Comtech

Comtech Awarded NG9-1-1 Contract

MELVILLE, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–April 29, 2019– Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (“Comtech”) (Nasdaq: CMTL), announced today that during its third quarter of fiscal 2019, it was awarded a five-year contract valued in excess of $100.0 million to develop, implement and operate a Comtech Next-Generation 911 emergency communications system for a Northeastern State. In connection with the contract award, […]

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