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May 27, 2020 | Comments
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released two resources for public-safety communications managers.

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May 26, 2020 | Comments
Intrado announced it will enable its Emergency Communications Relay Center (ECRC) to provide its TXT29-1-1 relay solution to public-safety answering points (PSAPs) that have not yet deployed a direct text-to-9-1-1 service. The interim solution accelerates text-to-9-1-1 coverage across the country and provides individuals the ability to contact 9-1-1 without using a voice call.

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May 26, 2020 | Comments
Comtech Telecommunications closed an acquisition of NG-911, a provider of next-generation 9-1-1 (NG 9-1-1) solutions for public-safety agencies in the Midwest. NG-911 has successfully deployed regional Comtech Solacom systems in the past.

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May 21, 2020 | Comments
GeoComm is celebrating its 25-year anniversary enabling public safety grade geographic information system (GIS) data to be used in 9-1-1 systems.

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May 21, 2020 | Comments
AT&T, the contractor for the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet), deployed a new tower in Colorado. As a result of the state’s agreement with the FirstNet program, there is a commitment to deploy 33 new towers to enhance mobile coverage for first responders, a state broadband newsletter said.

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May 18, 2020 | Comments
CTIA officials discussed generally the most recent 9-1-1 Location Technologies Test Bed testing of 9-1-1 vertical (Z-axis) location technologies, Stage Za, in an FCC filing, but the full report is unavailable to the public.

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May 14, 2020 | Comments
As public-safety answering points (PSAPs) begin implementing text-to-9-1-1 capabilities, they run into the challenge of answering texts written in languages besides English.

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May 12, 2020 | Comments
Organizers of the British Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (BAPCO) said the event, held 10 – 11 March, hosted 1,690 public-safety professionals and more than 70 suppliers. More than 1,922 total visitors attended.

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May 11, 2020 | Comments
The COVID-19 pandemic is piling more burdens on America’s 9-1-1 centers, said the National Emergency Number Association (NENA). For example, many 9-1-1 centers quarantined staff members who showed possible symptoms of COVID-19, exacerbating a chronic workforce shortage, and many have been denied access to emergency resources because they lack “first responder” or “essential” status.

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May 06, 2020 | Comments
The emergence of COVID-19 has elevated pressure on states and countries that have not yet initiated next-generation 9-1-1 (NG 9-1-1) deployments to expedite rollouts, according to market research firm Frost & Sullivan. The possibility of federal funding for NG 9-1-1 tied to coronavirus rescue legislation, which is expected to emphasize infrastructure projects, has the potential to dramatically boost market growth.

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