January 26, 2021

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 and interface specifications for Next-Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) and serves as the foundation for NENA’s suite of NG9-1-1 standards.

Version 3 includes key updates to NG9-1-1 infrastructure to ensure continued support for interoperability on a national and international scale, including functional elements that allow for the discovery of NG9-1-1 systems (a Forest Guide) and a root of trust (PSAP Credentialing Agency [PCA]). Additional version 3 changes include a move to a REST/JSON architecture for data interactions between functional elements and systems, improvements to security, major updates to the call bridging (Bridging Service), updates to novel call types (including non-interactive calls and Advanced Automatic Crash Notifications [AACNs]), and more. These changes not only improve i3 on its own, but also bring it into compliance with recent updates in related standards families, such as the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) internet standards.

i3 is an open standard developed with the contribution of a large community of industry, academic, and public-safety experts. NENA’s development process is always open to all.

The update version is expected to establish the basis for all future emergency communications services that need to connect with public safety networks for improved services for the public.

Interested parties can access the draft standard and submit comments from NENA’s website.

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