9-1-1 Industry Experts Come Together to Test Next Generation 9-1-1 Systems and Services
Beginning November 9 in Wheaton, Illinois, Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) experts and vendors participated in the latest in a series of Industry Collaboration Events (ICE) hosted by NENA: The 9-1-1 Association. The interactive event focused on the testing of end-to-end NG9-1-1 system functionality, interaction between vendor elements, and interoperability.
In order to ensure the introduction of NG9-1-1 goes smoothly, it is imperative that vendors work together. Through the ICE program, NENA provides these stakeholders with a venue for collaboration that can facilitate the building of reliable, secure, interoperable networks and NG9-1-1 services.
“I am thrilled to see so many of our 9-1-1 industry partners working together at this event for the benefit of public safety,” said NENA President Christy Williams, ENP. “I appreciate the time, talent, and energy committed by all for this important endeavor.”
“GeoComm remains committed to NENA’s vision of Next-Generation 9-1-1 and helped plan ICE 6 by leading the GIS data creation efforts for the event. Through our event participation, we had the opportunity to test interoperability and adherence to standards – not just for GeoComm’s ECRF/LVF, but for all vendors attending the event,” stated Brooks Shannon, Product Manager at GeoComm. “The high degree of face-to-face collaboration among vendors was fantastic, which helped make this ICE, like past events, a significant contributor to the advancement of 9-1-1.”
“It has been exciting to watch successful end-to-end NG9-1-1 system testing,” Williams continued. “We thank the Illinois Institute of Technology for hosting this critical event and INdigital Telecom for assisting in establishing the network connectivity between participants.”
Additional ICE program details are available at www.nena.org/ice.