e911

Westcon, RedSky Partner to Deliver E911 Solutions

Westcon Group Inc. announced it has signed an agreement with RedSky Technologies to distribute two of its high-performance E911 software solutions. These solutions – E911 Manager and E911 Anywhere – are both now available through Westcon Group North America. In addition, RedSky is participating in Westcon’s ConvergencePoint program. RedSky’s flagship product, E911 Manager, is an […]

Excel Taps VIXXI for E911 VoIP

Excel Telecommunications this week formalized its year-long relationship with VoIP E911 provider VIXXI Solutions Inc. The companies announced Excel will use VIXXIs technology in its commercial SIP trunking product. Adding E911 capabilities to VoIP products is nothing new, but Steve Weltner, Excels director of business development, said its easier now for channel partners to sell […]

FCC Issues New E911 Order

Wireless carriers must achieve PSAP-level E911 compliance by Sept. 11, 2012, the FCC said this week. The move was steps away from the agencys proposed, and very controversial, one-year deadline. Wireless providers now have five years and must meet certain benchmarks in the interim. Benchmarks include satisfying location accuracy requirements and demonstrating significant progress toward […]

Sprint, Alltel, U.S. Cellular Fined for Not Meeting E911 Deadline

Sprint Nextel, Alltel and U.S. Cellular Corp. are facing a combined $2.8 million worth of fines from the FCC for failing to meet an E911 deadline. Sprint faces a $1.3 million fine, Alltels is $1 million and U.S. Cellulars is $500,000. The FCC said it will fine the companies because they did not meet the […]

Intelliverse Provides Nomadic E911 Support

Intelliverse said Tuesday it has added nomadic support to its E911 offering for all VoIP subscribers. Service providers can now offer customers an expanded geographical footprint when using the E911 service. Nomadic E911 will answer every 911 call and route it to the appropriate public safety answering point (PSAP) regardless of the location they are […]

FCC Moves to Toughen E911 Standards

The FCC on Thursday voted to move forward on strengthening E911 standards to help more accurately locate cell phone users in an emergency. The agency tentatively concluded, based on a proposal by the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials International, that wireless companies should have tougher geographic standards when testing the location accuracy of their […]

Wireless Internet an Information Service, FCC Says

As expected, the FCC has classified wireless Internet access as an information service. This frees providers from the regulations such as E911 or USF contributions that pertain to telecommunications services. The FCC has steadily deregulated communications services including cable modem, DSL and BPL over the past two years. The commission unanimously approved the classification on […]

Senate Takes First Step Toward Modernizing 911 Systems

The Senate has passed a homeland security bill that includes funds for public safety answering points (PSAPs) to upgrade systems to accommodate E911. The Senate on Tuesday evening passed the Improving America’s Security by Implementing Unfinished Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007, which included an amendment sponsored by Sens. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, and […]

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