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GL Enhances MAPS SIP to Support Instant Messaging for Next Generation 911

GL Communications Inc., a global leader in telecom test and measurement solutions, has introduced its enhanced SIP Protocol Emulator referred to as MAPS SIP Protocol Emulator to help users generate and receive SIP. The MSRP Protocol Emulation for Session Based Instant Messaging implementation is available in MAPS SIP software version 8.4.20. Public safety communication service providers can deploy this test tool for testing NG9-1-1 emergency services and components within the ESInet.

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Public Officials' Work-Related Personal Email Public Record, CA Supreme Court Rules

Texts and emails sent by public employees on their personal devices or accounts are a matter of public record if they deal with official business, the California Supreme Court ruled Thursday in a unanimous decision.

Think Before You Hit Send

What about those text messages and emails that are sent on officers' personal devices? Are they safe from scrutinizing eyes?

Offensive Texts by San Francisco Officers Trigger Review of 3,000 Cases

Three retired judges will join a task force and review 3,000 past arrests as part of a probe involving 14 San Francisco city police officers linked to racist and homophobic text messages, a prosecutor said Thursday. More Here.

Video: Offensive Texts by San Francisco Officers Trigger Review of 3,000 Cases

Three retired judges will join a task force and review 3,000 past arrests as part of a probe involving 14 San Francisco city police officers linked to racist and homophobic text messages, a prosecutor said Thursday.

SF Police Chief Asks for Firing of 7 Officers in Texting Scandal

San Francisco PD's Chief Suhr announced he will ask the San Francisco police commission to terminate seven officers for sending, or responding to homophobic text messages. He will ask them to look at the actions of six others, as well. One police officer has already resigned.

Texting 911: The Tech Is There but Cities Aren't Ready

Only 100 call centers out of more than 6,000 across the country are capable of receiving and responding to text messages. But that may be changing soon.

Text to 911 Now Live in 16 States

Four major wireless carriers rolled out a text-to-911 feature. AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile met the Thursday deadline to enable text-to-911 service, giving people a way of reaching emergency responders when a voice call is not an option

Text to 911 Now Live in 16 States

Four major wireless carriers rolled out a text-to-911 feature. AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile met the Thursday deadline to enable text-to-911 service, giving people a way of reaching emergency responders when a voice call is not an option. Read Full Story Here.

U.S. Launches Distracted Driving Crackdown

The U.S. Transportation Department kicked off the first-ever national distracted driving awareness month, and will fund nationwide advertising and law enforcement on texting and other dangerous behavior behind the wheel.