"Text to 9-1-1"
The Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions and the Telecommunications Industry Association announced release of J-STD-110, Joint ATIS/TIA Native SMS to 9-1-1 Requirements & Architecture Specification.Read full article
Steuben County E9-1-1 Communication Center Is First in New York State to Launch Text to 9-1-1 for Verizon Wireless Customers0 Comments March 26, 2013
Verizon Wireless customers in Steuben County can now send a short message service (SMS) text message to 911 for emergency…Read full article
A few years ago, the idea of texting an emergency to 9-1-1 would have sounded far-fetched. But with more people communicating through text messages than ever before, emergency officials say it only makes sense for dispatchers to start accepting texts and even pictures from accident scenes in the future.Read full article
“Don’t be scared; be smart,” Mark S. Adams, director, principal architect networks and communications, Northrop Grumman Information Systems, advised attendees…Read full article
Camden County’s ability to accept 9-1-1 text messages this summer will lead the state with a technology advance that will better protect residents, officials said.Read full article
Yesterday the York-Poquoson-Williamsburg Emergency Communications Center in Virginia launched a first-office application of text-to-9-1-1 service with Verizon Wireless and Telecommunications Systems, Inc. (TCS). APCO President Terry Hall, who also serves as the Chief of Emergency Communications for the combined emergency call center, was joined at the announcement by Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Public Safety Bureau Chief David Turetsky and Deputy Chief David Furth, as well as officials from Verizon Wireless, TCS, Cassidian and Motorola.Read full article