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November 15, 2018 | Comments
The Capital Area Emergency Communications District (CAECD) in Austin adopted AT&T’s Emergency Services IP network (ESInet) 9-1-1 offering.

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November 15, 2018 | Comments
The FCC granted in part the European Commission’s request for a waiver of the commission’s rules so that non-federal devices in the United States may access specific signals transmitted from the global navigation satellite system (GNSS) Galileo.

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November 15, 2018 | Comments
Location technology firm NextNav pressed the FCC to adopt a Z-axis metric for locating 9-1-1 calls inside buildings.

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November 15, 2018 | Comments
The European Parliament voted on legislation to update the way emergency calls are managed in the European Union (EU). The European Electronic Communications Code (EECC) telecommunications legislation offers provisions on public warning, emergency location and accessibility.

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November 12, 2018 | Comments
Information on the available grants, amount of funding and timelines for several federal grant programs are not yet available as the departments of Justice (DOJ) and Homeland Security (DHS) await final appropriations for fiscal year 2019.

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November 12, 2018 | Comments
The regional municipality of Niagara, Ontario, Canada awarded Federal Engineering a contract to assess the workload, demand management, scheduling and efficiency within the communications unit, which is the primary public-safety answering point (PSAP) for the Niagara region.

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November 08, 2018 | Comments
Witt O’Brien’s released a first-year progress report on the U.S. Virgin Islands’ (USVI) recovery from Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The report discusses the challenges of processing 9-1-1 calls after the storms, which knocked out 80 percent of cell tower sites on St. Croix and St. Thomas.

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November 06, 2018 | Comments
RapidSOS announced a $30 million series B funding round to expand its emergency technology platform. The funding was led by Playground Global, with participation from Highland Capital Partners, M12 (Microsoft's Venture Fund), Two Sigma Ventures, Forte Ventures, the Westly Group, CSAA IG and individuals including three former FCC chairmen and Ralph de la Vega, a former AT&T executive.

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November 05, 2018 | Comments
Several public-safety entities conducted a pilot project that tested the use of social media data in emergency response in September. The project included collaborators from the Penn State University (PSU) College of Information Sciences’ 3C Informatics: Crisis, Community and Civic Informatics; Charleston County (South Carolina) Consolidated 9-1-1 Center; Mission Critical Partners (MCP); RapidSOS; and RapidDeploy.

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October 24, 2018 | Comments
Carbyne partnered with Global Hitss, an IT services company in Latin America, to implement Carbyne's next-generation 9-1-1 (NG 9-1-1) platform into existing public-safety and emergency response infrastructure in Latin America.

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