Iowa PSAP ready to receive text via 911

July 2009
Urgent Communications;Jul2009, Vol. 27 Issue 7, p8
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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.


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