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


National Report Finds Most 9-1-1 Calls Are Wireless, NG 9-1-1 Deployment Moves Forward

A total of 46 states and territories provided data to the National 911 Program and National Association of State 911 Administrators to measure and report their progress in implementing advanced 9-1-1 systems using innovative technology and operations. The respondent number is an increase from 42 states in 2015. In addition, progress is being made toward implementing next-generation 9-1-1. Many states are now developing either statewide or regional emergency service IP networks that PSAPs and 9-1-1 authorities can access.

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