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Calif. City Rolls Out 'Smart911' System

March 5, 2013
A "Smart911" system was unveiled today in Culver City, the first location in California to use technology that allows residents to give authorities a "safety profile" that will be displayed to 911 operators during an emergency.

Breaking Down Tech Barriers

December 24, 2012
On a timeline of public safety innovation and advancements, 2012 will be marked as a blockbuster year. The creation of the National Public Safety Broadband Network (NPSBN) and forward movement in next-generation 911 (NG911) marked a 180-degree turn from just a few years ago. And it's about time.

Next-Gen 911: Technology Behind a 911 Call

December 12, 2012
Next-gen 911 (or enhanced 911) will enable calls, text messaging, and even video from mobile devices to be sent to the dispatch center, which is also known as the Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP).

Va. County Offers Text-to-911 Service

December 11, 2012
An emergency communications center in York County, Va., began offering text-to-911 service Monday, according to APCO International.

AT&T Begins 'Text To 911' Testing In Tennessee

October 5, 2012
AT&T will work with the Tennessee Emergency Communications Board (TECB) to provide a "text to 911" trial service that would allow AT&T wireless users to send text messages to Tennessee 911 call centers.

Next-Gen 911: Federal Funds Drive Implementation

August 22, 2012
Many of us now carry smartphones, laptops, and tablet computers with us everywhere, making our preferred mode of reporting an emergency—by cell, text, photo or video—incompatible with the current system. For example, when callers dial 911 from their smartphone, that telephone number no longer equates to a fixed location.

Feds Name NYPD Deputy Chief, Iowa Sheriff To Broadband Panel

August 20, 2012
A New York City deputy chief and Iowa sheriff will join a 15-member panel that will establish a nationwide broadband network for public safety, acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank announced Monday.

The Public Safety LTE Network Won't Begin With a 'Big Bang'

May 4, 2012
When this LTE (Long Term Evolution) system hits the streets for public safety, we'll see dramatic and immediate changes. For example, a sheriff might share a video of an escaping criminal and use predictive solutions to determine where he's headed, then send squad cars to that site to quickly apprehend him.

Which LE Technologies Would You Want for Handling a Crisis?

March 30, 2012
Raytheon's new Public Safety Regional Technology Center in Southern California provides an avenue for developing next-gen law enforcement technologies.

Michigan State Police To Hire 20% More Troopers

March 8, 2012
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's public safety plan unveiled Tuesday would add 180 state troopers and 20 forensic scientists beginning in June. Funding would enable the Michigan State Police to grow their road-patrol ranks by 19%.

Federal Stimulus Bill Establishes Public Safety Broadband Network

February 21, 2012
The federal government has agreed to establish a public safety broadband network for emergency first responders and provide funding for next-generation 911 technologies.

Verizon Joins the Industry Council for Emergency Response Technologies

November 11, 2011
Verizon has joined the Industry Council for Emergency Response Technologies (iCERT), which represents vendors in the emergency communications field. The council speaks on behalf of companies who would be affected by public policy issues impacting 911 and the emergency response system.

Next-Gen 911: Call Center of the Future

November 2, 2011
Next-generation 911 (NG 911) is a term that refers to the transition in public safety to broadband technology and multimedia-enabled operations that will enhance 911 capabilities for call centers and first responders. NG 911 relies on the implementation of an Emergency Services IP Network (ESInet) that lets a person send video, voice and text "calls" to a call center during an emergency.

Florida Agency Deploys Verint Systems' 911 Call Center Software

August 17, 2011
Verint's Audiolog for Public Safety is designed to help today's agencies reduce liability and risk, and comply with industry standards and regulations, including those associated with next-generation 911 (NG 911). It provides advanced call recording and the ability to instantly recall incident-based recordings to support investigations with increased access to key information.

FCC Chairman Announces Next-Gen 911 Action Plan at APCO

August 15, 2011
Addressing the nation's leading public safety communications officials, the FCC's chairman said the commission's top three next-generation 911 priorities for public safety include location accuracy, establishment of a governance framework, and funding.
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