Testing Public Safety's Patience
- First phase of M-EAS trial concludes; system heads to ATSC for standardization. Kurz, Phil // Broadcast Engineering Exclusive Insight;5/ 1/2012, p13
The article focuses on the conclusion of the first phase trial of a new Mobile-Emergency Alert System (M-EAS).
- NYC unveils public-safety communications PLAN. // Urgent Communications Exclusive Insight;5/10/2011, p1
The article reports on the Personal Localized Alerting Network (PLAN) announced by the officials in New York City that will allow customers with an enabled mobile device to receive geographically-targeted, text-like messages alerting them of imminent threats to safety in their area.
- Satellite Industry Skirts E911. Vaughan, Allyson // Wireless Week;03/12/2001, Vol. 7 Issue 11, p73
Focuses on a debate between the satellite telephone industry and public-safety advocates over the network and handset upgrades with 911 capabilities in the United States. Information on the enhanced 911 compliance deadline for wireless carriers; Claims issued by both parties; Comments on the...
- Vehicle System Offers Opportunity for Dealers. // SDM: Security Distributing & Marketing;Dec98, Vol. 28 Issue 16, p49
Reports that transportation authorities in the United States are developing vehicle emergency response systems that use satellite signals to alert emergency personnel of traffic accidents and their locations. Life-saving benefits of the systems; Features of commercial products in the market;...
- Public safety argues against E911 extension. Silva, Jeffrey // RCR;02/15/99, Vol. 18 Issue 7, p2
Reports on the disputes over the decision of the United States Federal Communications Commission to entertain waiver extensions of the scheduled date for automatic location identification rollout. Impact to the availability of emergency calling features to mobile telecommunication users;...
- Phase 1 E911 makes progress. Silva, Jeffrey // RCR;05/01/2000, Vol. 19 Issue 18, p18
Reports on the increase in the number of requests by public safety answering points to mobile telephone carriers for wireless enhanced 911 (E911) service. Wireless industry and the public-safety community's interest in Phase I implementation; Key legislative and regulatory actions pertaining to...
- The complex world of wireless E911. Feijerstein, Marty // Mobile Radio Technology;Aug2004, Vol. 22 Issue 8, p22
Discusses key issues concerning the technologies necessary for locating wireless 911 calls in the U.S. Speeding the delivery of information to appropriate public safety answering points; Ensuring that the technology works seamlessly during cases of emergency; Implications on public safety and...
- Harnessing commercial systems. Naseem, Asif // Mobile Radio Technology;Sep2004, Vol. 22 Issue 9, p24
Focuses on the concerns surrounding the limitations of various technologies used in public-safety communications in the U.S. Failure of some communication technologies to interoperate; Lack of other capabilities such as high-speed communications that can be used to send text or images; Absence...
- A TEMPORARY MOBILE GROUND-PLANE FOR EMERGENCY RESPONSE USE. Bosch, Alan // QST;Nov2003, Vol. 87 Issue 11, p91
Describes a temporary mobile ground-plane for Amateur Radio Emergency Service work. Accessory which sprang from a deployment Northern Virginia in support of a mass-casualty hospital exercise which involved vehicles with fiberglass bodies; Inspiration for the design.