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9 Oct Misconceptions About the Virginia Statewide NG9-1-1 Contract

By: Suresh Gursahaney

As States finally begin to adopt the Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) standards, I am surprised at the amount of disinformation spreading around the Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) community. Most notable is the recent article in The Free Lance-Star in Fredericksburg about the Caroline County, Virginia opinions about the State-mandated 9-1-1 Services Upgrade.

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16 Oct 911 Outage Narrowly Averted Due to a Next Generation 911 Solution

By: Suresh Gursahaney

(Photo: Courtesy of Baltimore County Fire Department)

With all of the 911 outages we have seen over the past few months, finally we hear a story about a Next Generation 911 (NG911) solution that worked as designed and allowed emergency calls to be handled in the midst of a potential disaster. 

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28 Sep Can’t Find a 911 Caller? NG911 Mapping to the Rescue

By: Suresh Gursahaney

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Lately, we have been hearing more and more reports of the challenges of locating 911 callers. With the significant advancements in technology, it’s time for PSAPs to make the jump to Next Generation 911 sooner rather than later to address this serious problem. Even the FCC Chairman agreed in his recent testimony in front of Congress that moving off of antiquated emergency services technology is critical for public safety.

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2 Sep What Does Google's Emergency Location Services Announcement Mean for PSAPs?

By: Suresh Gursahaney

One of the most common challenges experienced by almost 90 percent of modern Public Service Answering Points (PSAPs) is accurately identifying the location of an emergency 911 caller. This is due to a reliance upon decades-old technology that was designed when landlines (tied to accurate billing addresses) were the norm.

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10 Aug FCC Chairman Calls for NG911 Funding and Support for PSAPs

By: Suresh Gursahaney

(Photo: Brendan Keefe, WXIA-TV via USA TODAY)

Next Generation 911 holds promise as the next evolution of emergency services technology for North America. It supports multimedia, a single, consolidated method of communication, and interoperability at a regional, state, and nationwide level utilizing a robust emergency services network.

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