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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 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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October 02, 2018 | Comments
The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), in cooperation with the European Emergency Number Association (EENA), is organizing the third emergency communications interoperability Plugtests event to be held in Europe with the support of ETSI SC EMTEL. The event will occur at the ETSI premises in Sophia-Antipolis, France 28 January to 1 February, 2019.

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October 02, 2018 | Comments
InterTalk Critical Information Systems was subcontracted to provide a turnkey radio/telephone dispatch console solution with integrated voting to the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS). MIEMSS manages all aspects of the Maryland EMS (EMS) and its statewide communications system.

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October 02, 2018 | Comments
Public-safety groups took wireless carriers to task in filings with the FCC regarding 9-1-1 location technology, saying a CTIA proposal is “unacceptable” and accusing carriers of trying to dilute the definition of dispatchable location.

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October 01, 2018 | Comments
San Jose, California, continues to roll out a centralized emergency vehicle pre-emption (CEVP) solution using software to interface between TransCore’s traffic signal management system and Intergraph’s CAD system.

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October 01, 2018 | Comments
Two public-safety groups — one in the U.S. and one in Canada — released a joint report on sharing 9-1-1 data across the border.

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September 27, 2018 | Comments
Lawmakers reiterated support for pushing next-generation 9-1-1 (NG 9-1-1) forward and finding funding for 9-1-1 during a House hearing on three bills related to 9-1-1.

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September 26, 2018 | Comments
The FCC proposed rules to help ensure that people who call 9-1-1 from multiline telephone systems (MLTS) — which commonly serve hotels, office buildings and campuses — can reach 9-1-1 and be quickly located by first responders.

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