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September 06, 2018 | Comments
FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel addressed 9-1-1 operator classification and wireless 9-1-1 location accuracy during a speech at the NG9-1-1 Institute Sept. 5.

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September 05, 2018 | Comments
The FCC opened PS Docket No. 18- 261, captioned “Implementing Kari’s Law and Section 506 of RAY BAUM’S Act.”

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September 04, 2018 | Comments
The Public Safety Network announced a partnership with SafeTracer as part of its public-safety technology accelerator program.

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August 31, 2018 | Comments
The FCC announced an Oct. 2 workshop to educate public-safety answering points (PSAPs) on real-time text (RTT). The PSAP RTT Education Day will take place from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. EST at the FCC’s headquarters. The event is hosted with the assistance of the Commission’s Disability Advisory Committee (DAC).

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August 27, 2018 | Comments
The German Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) designated 7layers as a technical service for eCall Regulation UN R-144 and EU 2017/79.

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August 27, 2018 | Comments
The Industry Council for Emergency Response Technologies (iCERT) appointed Kim Robert Scovill as the organization’s new executive director. Scovill succeeds iCERT’s previous executive director, George Rice.

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August 27, 2018 | Comments
In a report on the status of communications services in geographic areas impacted by Tropical Depression Lane as of Aug. 26, the FCC said the storm had minimal effect on communications. For example, 99.4 percent of the cell sites in Hawaii remain operational.

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August 27, 2018 | Comments
In an ex-parte filing with the FCC, 9-1-1 Z-axis location accuracy technology provider NextNav questioned CTIA’s characterization of the recent test results for Z-axis technology in a report to the commission. The technology supplier said the FCC should adopt a vertical location metric.

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August 23, 2018 | Comments
Montgomery County, Maryland, selected AT&T’s emergency services IP network (ESInet) for 9-1-1 communications. The county joined others in the National Capital Region (NCR) in selecting the service from AT&T.

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August 16, 2018 | Comments
The Smith County (Texas) Commissioners Court approved new dispatch software from Genesis Group. The program is designed to simplify the dispatch process, meaning faster response times for citizens who need assistance.

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