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October 18, 2018 | Comments
Public-safety answering points (PSAPs) using the Solacom Guardian 9-1-1 Call Handling solution can leverage the information from Apple and Google wireless device operating systems to pinpoint the location of wireless 9-1-1 calls.

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October 18, 2018 | Comments
The Next Generation 911 Institute (NG911 Institute) announced the results of its 2018 board of directors election. Joe Marx, AT&T, was re-elected in the consumer telco category and was subsequently re-elected as chair of the board. April Heinze of INdigital was elected vice chair.

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October 17, 2018 | Comments
In a statement FCC Chairman Ajit Pai criticized wireless carriers for not quickly restoring service in areas affected by Hurricane Michael and said the carriers should waive the October bills of Floridians in the affected areas.

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October 15, 2018 | Comments
The Industry Council for Emergency Response Technologies (iCERT) announced details from its recent 13th annual meeting. Hosted at Harris’ Global Innovation Center, iCERT’s board of directors and general members gathered to cover a number of important topics and issues impacting the emergency response technologies industry.

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October 12, 2018 | Comments
Hurricane Michael had knocked out 18.8 percent of cell sites in an area covering parts of Florida, Georgia and Alabama as of Oct. 11, according to the FCC’s Disaster Information Reporting System (DIRS). One public-safety answering point (PSAP) was reported down as well.

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October 11, 2018 | Comments
Manitoba’s Provincial 9-1-1 public-safety answering point (PSAP) in Brandon, Canada switched to Solacom’s Guardian 9-1-1 call-handling system. The system will equip the center with evolving next-generation 9-1-1 (NG 9-1-1) features and functionality.

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October 09, 2018 | Comments
The 2018 Winter Institute will be held Oct. 22 – 26 at Disaster City on the campus of Texas A&M University (TAMU) in College Station, Texas. This year’s programming will include the Winter Institute exercise, a public-safety broadband workshop and Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) grant recipient support.

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October 09, 2018 | Comments
The National Law Enforcement Museum announced its 9-1-1 Emergency Ops exhibit, sponsored by Motorola Solutions. The exhibit allows visitors to take on the important role of a 9-1-1 dispatcher and learn how this communications system is essential to the work of law enforcement.

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October 05, 2018 | Comments
The Raleigh-Wake Emergency Communication Center’s 9-1-1 system updated its technology with an emergency services IP network (ESInet) from AT&T and completed the first call on the network.

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October 05, 2018 | Comments
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) released a study on expanding next-generation 9-1-1 (NG 9-1-1) capabilities at 9-1-1 call centers. The study, requested by Congress, created a model for assessing the level of funding needed to make critical 9-1-1 upgrades nationwide.

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