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Emergency Services

Coronavirus Impact on 9-1-1

The National 9-1-1 Office has been incorporated into the national COVID-19 Task Force, run by FEMA and is providing valuable input into the impact of this virus on 9-1-1 Centers.

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Public Safety

Defining the Z Axis for Indoor Location

The availability of more accurate location fixes for 911 calls, which include the Z axis is expected to increase significantly thanks to recent action by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). On November 22, 2019, the FCC adopted rules requiring wireless carriers to deliver 9-1-1 calls with a Z-axis metric that is accurate within three meters (or approximately 10 feet) for 80% of the indoor (wireless) 9-1-1 calls.

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5G Communications

2019—In the Rearview Mirror

Our industry continually evolves, creating new technical and operational opportunities, as well as challenges. We are looking forward to serving our industry and our clients in 2020 by continuing to provide innovative and cost effective solutions, operations and technology consulting, and systems integration services.

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5G Communications

What Public Safety Can Expect from 5G Communications?

As the 5G networks continue to roll out, public safety will find many opportunities to take advantage of 5G’s capabilities in the next 2-3 years. As public safety increases its use of drones, body worn cameras, artificial intelligence, and other forms of Big Data, these new technologies, ranging from drones to connected ambulances, could help emergency workers deal with fires, hurricanes, bombings, active shootings and medical emergencies.

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Emergency Services

The Use of Drones as First Responders

Unmanned Aerial Systems are being piloted in a number of public safety environments and its features are being enhanced on a constant basis. For example, two Artificial Intelligence technologies that are being utilized to augment the effectiveness of drones include Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) These tools allow for the addition of vital information such as street names, and the ability to track people and vehicles from the air.

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