TITLE

Iowa PSAP ready to receive text via 911

AUTHOR(S)
JACKSON, DONNY
PUB. DATE
July 2009
SOURCE
Urgent Communications;Jul2009, Vol. 27 Issue 7, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that the Black Hawk Consolidate Public Safety Communications Center in Black Hawk County, Iowa is the first Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) in the U.S. to receive text via 911. The service will be available on August 2009 and will initially be availed to subscribers of T-Mobile in the Midwest. According to John Snapp, senior technical officer for Intrado, the program can be adopted by other PSAPs without switching to next-generation systems.
ACCESSION #
43349856

 

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