PSC eNews Weekly
Friday, May 10, 2019

You need to be at APCO's Broadband Summit if you are:

  • A first responder interested in learning about how Next Generation 9-1-1 will impact emergency response
  • A state or local official involved in planning Next Generation 9-1-1 and interested in learning about what is happening at the local, state and federal levels
  • A commercial member seeking to hear what public safety believes is most important when implementing Next Generation 9-1-1 including cybersecurity

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Comtech Safety & Security Technologies
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Industry News
AT&T reports that more than 7,250 agencies are using devices connected to the nationwide network dedicated to public safety communications.
The Blue Mountain Eagle
The state has not increased the fee for 24 years. Law enforcement, urban and rural groups support the increase, but the legislature will make the final call.
Mission Critical Communications                                      
Less than half of test calls met Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) standards for dispatchable location. Increasing the National Emergency Address Database density can improve performance.
 Mitchell County Press News
As she prepares to retire after a 45-year career, Bonnie Morse was named Telecommunicator of the Year during the Iowa APCO Spring Conference in Des Moines.
The contest is meant to improve communications among EMS, firefighters and police. Categories include user Interface/user experience, location-based services, security, public safety mission critical voice, public safety analytics and resilient communications projects.
AT&T also announced deployment of COWs — cells on wings — which are drones that carry cells aloft to areas where conventional communications signals otherwise cannot reach.
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