Three Ways Unified Endpoint Technology Helps Save Lives and Boost First Responder Productivity

 Next-generation public safety officials need the technology to enable them to work faster, improve productivity and cut costs. When life hangs in the balance, every second counts. As a first responder on the front lines of an emergency or disaster, you haven’t a moment to spare. You need to be able to communicate, get and share information, call for help and collaborate in an instant. But how do you do it securely?
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Public-Safety Communications Veterans Launch FirstNet Association

Longtime public-safety communications representatives announce the creation of the FirstNet Association, an organization that founders hope will provide a platform for end users and vendors to discuss issues associated with the FirstNet nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN).

http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/public-safety-communications-veterans-launch-firstnet-association

Full Service App for Railroad Emergency Response

Launched in 2014, AskRail is a mobile app developed by the International Association of Fire Chiefs and the Association of American Railroads that’s available for free to first responders who need to know what to expect at the scene of a train incident. Users enter railcar numbers into the app’s search engine to instantly see what’s onboard.

https://gcn.com/articles/2017/12/20/askrail-app-railroad-accident.aspx?admgarea=TC_Mobile

West Tests 9-1-1 Location Technology with Google, PSAPs

 

West announced results of a wireless 9-1-1 location trial using its Wireless Dispatchable Location Services and Google’s Android Emergency Location Services technologies. The purpose of West’s trial was to determine if WDLS using ELS could improve on the carrier-based location provided to 9-1-1 call centers through faster delivery of the location, improved accuracy of the location or both.

https://www.rrmediagroup.com/News/NewsDetails/NewsID/16610