Tag Archives: Next Generation 9-1-1

Virginia Opts Into FirstNet’s Public Safety Broadband Network Program; Gov. Terry McAuliffe Comments

The Commonwealth of Virginia has accepted AT&T and the First Responder Network Authority’s plan to provide a wireless broadband network for the state’s first responders. AT&T said Monday Gov. Terry McAuliffe will hold a letter signing ceremony on Tuesday at FirstNet headquarters in Reston. “I am proud that Virginia is the first state in the …

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MicroAutomation-Unify Team to Help Update 9-1-1 System at Tinker Air Force Base

MicroAutomation and Unify have partnered to implement an updated 9-1-1 system for emergency communications at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The Defense Information Systems Agency‘s Joint Interoperability Test Command re-certified MicroAutomation’s CallCenter Millennium platform to operate with Unify’s OpenScape Voice product, Unify said Tuesday. Following the JITC certification, Unify received …

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Comtech to Install, Manage Washington State’s 911 Emergency System; Stanton Sloane Comments

Comtech Telecommunications‘ commercial solutions business unit has secured a potential five-year, $45 million contract to provide IP-based next-generation 9-1-1 technology to support emergency communications across Washington state. The company said Wednesday will install and manage a statewide enterprise system designed to comply with the National Emergency Number Association’s NG911 geospatial call routing and reporting standards. …

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TCS Lands Tennessee Contract Extension for 911 Platform; Curtis Sutton Comments

TeleCommunication Systems has been awarded a six-year, $20 million contract extension to continue to provide integration and management services related to the implementation of its emergency communications platform across Tennessee. Tennessee residents will continue to use TCS’ Next Generation 9-1-1 system to place calls and send emergency texts, videos and …

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TCS Launches 911 Call, Text Routing System Offering; Thomas Ginter Comments

TeleCommunication Systems has launched a new public safety answering point system that is built to support 9-1-1 calling as well as emergency-related texts, videos and photos. Defender9-1-1 works to integrate with geographic information systems and Internet Protocol networks and comply with National Emergency Number Association standards, TCS said Tuesday. Thomas …

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FCC: 911 to Accept Text, Photo, Video Messages

The Federal Communication Commission announced this week a plan to provide several new ways for Americans to call the emergency 911 line. At the 2011 APCO Conference in Philadelphia, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski revealed Next Generation 9-1-1, a plan that will allow users to text, send photos and videos and …

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