GSM Gets E911 Solution
- Location Standards Upped FCC Adds Muscle, Urgency to E911. Partyka, Janice // GPS World;Oct2007, Vol. 18 Issue 10, p14
The article reports on the move initiated by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to strengthen Enhanced 911 (E911) location system. The new order will demand wireless carriers to test and adhere to E911 location accuracy standards within a smaller geographic area tagged as the...
- 911 alternate finds support in Baltimore. O'Toole, Patrick // SDM: Security Distributing & Marketing;Nov1997 Part 2 of 2, Vol. 27 Issue 13, p47
Reports on the success of the pilot program that routes non-emergency telephone callers to 311 in Baltimore County, Maryland. Reduction of calls to 911; Plans to expand the program on the country; Reduction of response time to callers on the 911 system.
- What's up with 911? Travisano, Jim // Current Health 2;Apr/May98, Vol. 24 Issue 8, p20
Focuses on the utilization of the emergency hotline 911 in the United States. Why 911 was established and by whom; When this number should be used; Relating information to 911 dispatchers. INSET: SOS for cell phone users.
- CTIA moves on 911 issue. Meyers, Jason // Telephony;2/19/96, Vol. 230 Issue 8, p46
Reports that the CTIA has made a proposal to the Federal Communications Commission that addresses the contentious issue of wireless 911 calls. Implementation of capabilities into networks that would allow 911 operators to locate the cell site handling a cellular call; Complications resulting...
- Associated Group targets cellular location issues. O'Shea, Dan // Telephony;3/25/96, Vol. 230 Issue 13, p14
Reports that the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association has presented a proposal regarding the deployment of 911 location technology to a Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Marketing of TruePosition Cellular Location System; Technical specifications of the system; Who markets the...
- Define 'emergency.'. // American City & County;May2010, Vol. 125 Issue 5, p22
The article reports on the arrest of a man in Bradenton, Florida, after calling 911 several times.
- An emergency call. // Pediatrics for Parents;1993, Vol. 14 Issue 9, p7
Reports on the large percentage of adults who are unaware of the 911 emergency number. Article published in the September 9, 1993 issue of the `American Family Physician' journal; 911 mistaken for the 411 directory assistance number; Need for education of adults about dialing 911.
- Try 311 to ease off 911. // State Legislatures;Mar97, Vol. 23 Issue 3, p9
Deals with the usage of 311 for nonemergency calls for the accommodation of emergency calls in 911 in Baltimore, Maryland. Relief for 911 from nonemergency calls.
- Lost lottery ticket? Kitten in tree? Call 311. Debre, Guillaume // Christian Science Monitor;3/7/2000, Vol. 92 Issue 72, p2
Focuses on the creation of 311, as an alternative to 911, in an effort to keep the 911 phone lines for life threatening emergencies.