The primary objective of the NGTPC is to identify technical and operational gaps in the transition to NG9-1-1 and make recommendations on how to mitigate those gaps These recommendations are targeted at Public Safety Authorities and other stakeholders to assist them in moving from each 9-1-1 system and service environment starting point to NG9-1-1. These recommendations include the related development actions needed to enable transition to a fully capable NG9-1-1 service.
NG9-1-1 is defined as the next evolutionary step in the development of the 9-1-1 emergency communications system known as E9-1-1 that has been in place since the 1970s. NG9-1-1 is a system comprised of managed IP-based networks and elements that augment present-day E9-1-1 features and functions and add new capabilities. NG9-1-1 will eventually replace the present E9-1-1 system. NG9-1-1 is designed to provide access to emergency services from all sources, and to provide multimedia data capabilities for PSAPs and other emergency service organizations. There will be a multi-year transition to NG9-1-1. Work has already begun in some regions that are putting in place IP infrastructures. In order to begin transition planning the NGTPC has published the first version of a Transition Plan. The Transition Plan includes the beginning points (i.e. the legacy environment) and the ending points (i.e. the NG9-11 environment and recommendations for transition to NG9-1-1.
- NG9-1-1 Transition Planning Committee, Co-Chairs Jim Goerke and Bob Sherry: The NGTPC is defining transition plans for the migration from the legacy E9-1-1 environment to Next Generation 9-1-1 systems supporting emergency services.