Finally, last year the FCC began looking into MLTS technologies for 9-1-1, suggesting that providing a dispatchable location with every 9-1-1 call could become a federal requirement in the near future. Narrowing Down Mobile Location, for Better or for Worse Michael Finneran November 06, 2018 Mobile technologies have given us an amazing array of tools to locate people and things, but in the end, money talks. It’s Time to Take Another Look at E-911 Irwin Lazar January 31, 2019 The advancement of Next-Generation 911 requires IT leaders to revisit their E-911 plans. 911 Testing: Just Do It Darin Ward May 02, 2019 When implementing new communications platforms, don’t even think about skipping this step. 911 Location and the Enterprise: When Seconds Count Lev Deich February 04, 2019 With today’s 911 technologies, you’ve no reason to wait for a regulatory mandate to make sure employees are adequately protected. See All in E-911 » 911 Update: All About Location, Location, Location Martha Buyer November 05, 2018 The FCC outlines what it thinks constitutes necessary dispatchable location information for first responders. Talk to an ExpertSo many businesses are scared of 9-1-1 because they think it’s confusing, and to be honest, it can be. Fortunately, we’ve spent the last 20 years making 9-1-1 uncomplicated. The best thing your enterprise can do is ask questions — find out what solutions you need, and how you should implement them both now, and for the future. Learn more about 9-1-1.Tags:News & ViewsSponsored PostVendor PerspectivebandwidthregulationE-911APIs & Embedded CommunicationsDigital WorkplaceEndpointsMobilityReal-Time Communications Articles You Might Like Standard VoIP Routing — This is what most of us think of when we hear 9-1-1. If you live at 123 Main Street (and are calling from your VoIP phone), standard VoIP routing is how you’re sent help. By provisioning your phone number to your address, emergency services know where you are, even if you can’t say it.Dynamic Location Routing — What if 123 Main Street is where your five-story office building is? How would emergency services know if help was called on the first floor or the fifth floor? For workers that move around a lot, from their desks or to a conference room, dynamic location routing allows more granularocation data to be shared, including floor, room, and even what corner of the building, at the time of the call, ensuring help gets where it’s needed, when it’s needed. Businesses must be compliant with Kari’s Law by February 2020, which will be here before you know it. 9-1-1 Routing OptionsOn top of new rules and regulations, there’s also been a huge shift in the process of sending emergency services where they’re needed. How we think of calling 9-1-1 and having the police, an ambulance, or a fire truck show up at front door has changed. 9-1-1 Rules and RegulationsIn the last few years, there have been several changes surrounding 9-1-1. The most notable law, and the one you’re probably most familiar with, is Kari’s Law. This targets multiline telephone systems (MLTS), like the kind often found on business campuses, and changes how 9-1-1 can be dialed (no more dialing a prefix to reach an outside line). It also adds new regulations around notifying personnel at the location when 9-1-1 has been called. Log in or register to post comments If you’re an enterprise, 9-1-1 can be scary. There are changing regulations, evolving technology, and shifts in how and where your workforce, well, works. Understanding your options, and picking a solution that’s best for you can be overwhelming. So let’s make it simple, get you out from being overwhelmed, and lay out the things your enterprise really needs to know about 9-1-1. On top of Kari’s Law, several states have implemented their own regulations around 9-1-1, ranging from how dialing 9-1-1 works to what information is passed along when emergency services are called. If you’re an enterprise, it’s critical that you find out what regulations your state has imposed in addition to the federal laws. NoJitter_911-Enterprise (2).png
Three AMIS peacekeepers and two contractors affiliated with that mission have been killed, and a number of others held captive. “What happened with the African Union soldiers is completely unacceptable,” Mr. Annan told a press briefing in Geneva. Responding to questions, he warned that “if the situation in Darfur persists, it may have a negative impact on the implementation of the comprehensive peace agreement which is now moving forward between the north and south.” In New York, a spokesman for Mr. Annan released a statement calling the targeting of the AU Mission “completely unacceptable.” Pointing out that AMIS is an impartial force deployed to assist the parties to the conflict, spokesman Stephane Dujarric called all parties involved in the peace talks to help in bringing those responsible to account without delay. “The Secretary-General reminds the Government that it has the ultimate responsibility for the protection of peacekeepers and humanitarian workers,” he said. “The Secretary-General calls on the Government and the rebel movements to take immediate steps to stabilize the situation in Darfur, and at the same time engage seriously in the talks in Abuja with a view to reaching an early political settlement,” he added. Meanwhile in Sudan, the senior UN envoy, Jan Pronk, echoed the Secretary-General’s condemnation.“This targeting of African Union personnel contravenes the status of the African mission as an independent third-party, strongly supported by the UN Security Council,” he said. “The perpetrators of these attacks against the African Union, as well as those responsible for the deterioration of the situation in Darfur, will be held to account,” he added, pledging to forward information on the matter to the Security Council committee monitoring Sudan. Mr. Pronk voiced satisfaction that most of the hostages had been freed but called for the release of those who remain captive. He also reminded all countries that the Security Council has urged them repeatedly to support the AU in its efforts, including by providing all equipment and resources necessary. Mr. Pronk decried the fact that this support had been late and inadequate, citing in particular the delay in making armoured personnel carriers (APCs) available to the AU mission.