PSC eNews Weekly
Friday, August 9, 2019

APCO has announced the program for the next Emerging Technology Forum, taking place October 8-9, 2019, just outside of Denver, Colorado. Topics will include legislative developments impacting 9-1-1, cybersecurity risks and options for public safety communications, the FirstNet Lab and Experience Center, launching a new 9-1-1 center and more. See the full program. Full APCO public safety practitioner members can attend for just $25. Register today.


As APCO staff head to Baltimore, MD, to prep for APCO 2019, we wish all those joining us safe travels and remind those who can’t make it this year that you can still follow what’s going on during the show. Look for our Show Dailies which will include daily coverage, announcements, interviews and more.

Comtech Safety & Security Technologies
Hexagon Corporate Marketing
Silent Key
 Jeffrey P. Vannais, 68, of Wales, Massachusetts, passed away, July 29, 2019. Jeffrey was the communications supervisor for the town of East Hartford, Connecticut, for 25 years. He was instrumental in bringing E9-1-1 to the state of Connecticut. He was a former chief of Tolland County Mutual Aid Fire Service and served as a volunteer firefighter and EMT.
Industry News
The Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP) goes live with the Charlotte County (Florida), Hamilton County (Ohio) and City of Bradenton (Florida) emergency communications centers (ECCs).
County telecommunicators will use a new technology that gives them a live view of the scene using a smartphone.
Fox 8 Cleveland                                                                                                       
The police department is looking into technology that would let public safety telecommunicators determine whether to launch drones on a path to an emergency.
Efficient Gov
Better location accuracy, more powerful smart phones and faster upload and download speeds are among the promises of 5G.
The Owensboro Times                                                         
Officials expect to save time with new text-to-speech software that can automatically send first responders information from callers as well as background information on investigative targets that otherwise would require radio traffic.
Holland Sentinel
The Ottawa County (Michigan) peer support group allows telecommunicators to talk through their experiences on the job and offers support for coping with traumatic events, supporting peers and improving everyday health and wellness.
State Scoop
Legislation that takes effect in January will impose a monthly fee on landlines and cell services, bringing in $175 million for the state’s NG9-1-1 initiative.
Digital Voice Systems, Inc ( DVSI)
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