DHS Adds Encryption Requirements To Responder Radio Equipment

To ensure that first responders have secure interoperability for their communications, the Department of Homeland Security announced that radio equipment requiring encryption must use Advanced Encryption Standard 256. This change in the Project 25 Compliance Assessment Program listing of grant-eligible radio equipment will help ensure that responders from different jurisdictions can communicate securely and successfully, regardless of the brand of equipment used.

DHS adds encryption requirements to responder radio equipment


Florida Tri-County Regional System Deploys Text to 9-1-1

A text to 9-1-1 capability went live for Gulf, Franklin and Calhoun counties served by the Tri-County Regional 9-1-1 system in Florida. The Tri-County Regional System was the first regional next-generation 9-1-1 system in operation in the state of Florida. The newly available service fully integrates text call answering within the Solacom user interface — not as a separate program using a web-based application. This integration provides 9-1-1 call-takers with a single interface to handle all call types, enhancing familiarity and ease of use.

Nokia IoT Solution Targets Smart Cities

Nokia updated its Internet of Things platform with pre-integrated applications targeting smart cities. The company’s Intelligent Management Platform for All Connected Things platform gives IoT users a secure, standards-based foundation on which to build and scale new services, officials said. IMPACT was developed to address a fragmented and complex IoT ecosystem by providing a common platform for all IoT applications and managing data collection.

Nokia IoT solution targets smart cities


Standard for Exchange of Emergency Data Approved

The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials International received approval from the American National Standards Institute for an American National Standard that identifies standard specifications for the exchange of emergency data. The Emergency Incident Data Document provides standardized industry-neutral National Information Exchange Model conformant specifications for exchanging emergency incident information to agencies and regions that implement next-generation 9-1-1 and IP-based emergency communications systems.

Standard for Exchange of Emergency Data Approved