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14 Mar The Race for Location Accuracy

By: Faysal Tay

The race for location accuracy to 2021 is on!

Back in 2015, the FCC passed a rule requiring carriers to deliver more accurate location data for 80% of calls by 2021. What seemed to be a pie in the sky is slowly becoming a reality.

US regulators caution that 10,000 lives could be saved each year if the 911 emergency dispatching systems were able to get to callers one minute faster.

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11 Aug Are We Really Ready for Next Generation 911?

By: Jim Dundas

In this business, it is commonly accepted that Next Generation 911 (NG911) will dramatically change the way public safety operates. Perhaps these changes will be as dramatic as the introduction of radio communications in the 1930’s and portable hand-held radios in the 1960’s. Even more remarkable than the launch of Computer Aided Dispatch and mobile data, NG911 will virtually transform the public safety landscape. 

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16 Jun Five NG911 Features That Will Help Your PSAP Be More Effective

By: Jim Dundas

Efficient customer communication is critical to the success of business and industry. Operating a business with poor customer interaction dooms it to failure. A single instance of bad call handling and disjointed call management will ruin a company’s reputation from the customer’s perspective. So many companies operating customer contact centers invest in call management applications that minimize ring and hold times, and provide a streamlined and efficient call processing platform contributing to a positive customer experience.

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17 May NG911 Implementation Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them)

By: Jim Dundas

Introducing new technology into an operational environment has many challenges. Who will manage the implementation? How should the project be organized? How do you estimate the overall level of effort? What do you do if problems are encountered? How will this new technology be accepted into the legacy work culture? What will the end state look like? How long will this technology last? How will it be supported and maintained? For those looking to upgrade their 911 infrastructure to Next Generation 911 (NG911) functionality, these are salient points to consider. 

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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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