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September 13, 2019 | Comments
Ride sharing company Lyft announced a way for drivers and riders to reach 9-1-1 from its app. Emergency assistance from the app — available to all users — prominently displays their current location and vehicle information, including the license plate.

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September 12, 2019 | Comments
FCC Commissioner Michael O’Reilly took Montana Gov. Steve Bullock to task for his state’s diversion of 9-1-1 fees in 2018 to allegedly pay college professors.

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September 11, 2019 | Comments
Wireless carriers continue to lobby the FCC through the CTIA trade association on indoor location accuracy requirements, pushing for phased-in ±3-meter Z-axis accuracy requirements and pointing out challenges with the National Emergency Address Database (NEAD), which would provide dispatchable locations to 9-1-1 centers.

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September 10, 2019 | Comments
Juniata County Communications in Pennsylvania adopted the PowerPhone technology to meet a state mandate.

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September 09, 2019 | Comments
The FCC reported that one public-safety answering point (PSAP), Dorchester Dispatch Center in South Carolina, was down Sept. 6 with calls rerouted to the Summerville, South Carolina, PSAP following Hurricane Dorian. By Sept 7, no outages affecting PSAPs in the disaster area were reported.

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September 05, 2019 | Comments
The Court of Justice of the European Union said all calls to 1-1-2 must include caller location information event if they are made from phones without subscriber identify modules (SIMs).

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September 05, 2019 | Comments
A Sept. 4 report from the FCC, reported no public-safety answering points (PSAPs) were down in the U.S. area affected by Hurricane Dorian.

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September 03, 2019 | Comments
PMeV – Netzwerk Sichere Kommunikation, the German association and network for critical communications, established a committee to address a platform for mission- and safety-critical broadband applications and is overseeing the standardization of a control center interface. Critical communications companies and officials from public authorities and organizations with security tasks are represented in the committee.

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August 29, 2019 | Comments
Sarasota County, Florida, selected RapidDeploy’s CAD solution for its 9-1-1 emergency communications center.

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August 28, 2019 | Comments
The Safer Buildings Coalition (SBC) board of directors announced Patrick Lau, from Comba Telecom, was named president. In addition, Graybar's Eric Toenjes was elected vice president, while Dennis Burns of ADRF will be the coalition's next secretary.

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