In the News 2015

03.24.2015 - We are pleased to announce that most citizens in Plaquemines Parish can now send a short message service (SMS) text message to 911 for emergency help when unable to make a 911 voice call. This service is only available to wireless customers of the largest nationwide wireless carriers (Verizon,... Read More
03.24.2015 - The Montgomery County commissioners say they hope that in early May, the county’s emergency communications center can begin accepting text messages seeking 911 emergency assistance. The commissioners approved a contract Friday with Intrado Inc., of Colorado, for upgrades needed to begin... Read More
03.20.2015 - Chances are you’ve seen (or heard) an AMBER Alert…on yourcell phone, on TV, on Facebook. The AMBER Alert Program, coordinated by theU.S. Department of Justice, issues alerts in the most serious child-abduction cases. Behind the scenes, NCMEC and its partners are working to make sure... Read More
03.04.2015 - Wireless Long-Term Evolution (LTE) solution provides additionalalternate-route capability for emergency calls. Johnston County 911 Emergency Communications announced today the successful testing of a breakthrough wireless-based solution for delivering 911 calls to its Public Safety Answering... Read More
02.03.2015 - Kershaw County, S.C., recently announced that it has become the first agency in South Carolina to implement a fully integrated text-to-911 service, choosing a solution provided by Motorola Solution andIntrado. Although another South Carolina county uses an Internet-based emergency-text system,... Read More
01.21.2015 - The Iredell County commissioners approved a contract Tuesday that will transition the emergency communications and management department (ECOM) to a next-generation 911 system that will enable new features – such as text-to-911 – and allow for future capabilities such as sending... Read More
01.15.2015 - Verizon is pursuing a considerably different connected car strategy than AT&T, an announcement from Verizon yesterday reveals. Verizon Vehicle, announced yesterday and scheduled for availability later this year, is an after-market device and service that will support emergency... Read More
01.05.2015 - KEARNEY, Neb. -- Nearly 50 years ago the first 911 call was made in the United States in 1968. Soon Nebraskans will be able to text for help. Buffalo County and Douglas County are launching the text to 911 service at the start of the new year. On January 5th the new texting service designed... Read More
01.02.2015 - ELIZABETHTOWN — Essex County lawmakers are doing last-minute preparations for the early January power-up of the county’s new digital public-safety radio system. The County Board of Supervisors on Monday approved spending $152,406 for Intrado Corp. of Longmont, Colo., to upgrade... Read More