In 1998, Wireless 9-1-1 was deployed for the first time, operating on a firm set of outdoor location accuracy requirements. In 2001, Wireless Phase II 9-1-1 (aka Enhanced 9-1-1 or E9-1-1) was deployed - the only technology that could actually locate a wireless caller!
The trend to replace wired phones with mobile models expanded rapidly. Currently, 39% of households rely exclusively on wireless communications. Citizens calling from multi-story, densely-populated urban areas are often unaware that their location cannot be identified by responders.
Mobile location for 9-1-1 has not progressed significantly since it was originally introduced, but commercial location technologies continue to improve daily. The introduction of smart phones and other advanced devices were built upon commercial location technologies, surpassing the capabilities of legacy 9-1-1 systems.
Today, a majority of 9-1-1 calls are coming from mobile devices; it stands to reason that a majority of those calls would be coming from indoor locations. The FCC has seen this change and is considering implementing standards that would require carriers to improve the location they provide to public safety for indoor 9-1-1 calls.
This webinar will explore both existing and emerging technologies that may assist first responders in more accurately identifying caller locations. Mr. Snapp will discuss the capabilities of a system that can pinpoint caller locations – indoor and outdoor – and the differences between them.