NENA Seeks Participants for Spring 2016 Next Generation 9-1-1 Test Event
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Posted by: Chris Nussman
Generation 9-1-1 Industry Collaboration Event (ICE) series provides the
opportunity for 9-1-1 equipment and service providers to come together to test
products and services in an open, supportive, and collaborative environment.
You are invited to participate in the upcoming ICE 7, which will focus on the testing of smartphone
applications for 9-1-1; usage scenarios for the Emergency Incident Data
Document (EIDD); and the transfer of additional caller data beyond callback number, location information, and GIS/mapping.
Because so many smartphone applications are being developed
so rapidly by many different developers who may not be aware of existing or
emerging 9-1-1 and NG9-1-1 standards, the need for a test event that ensures applications
compatibility with current and future systems is clear. The ultimate
question to be addressed during the applications portion of ICE 7 is: How do
we open-up 9-1-1 to rapid application
advancements, while maintaining the universality required for success? The applications portions of the event are
currently expected to involve two test scenarios:
interfacing with existing PSAPs in conformance with standards developed by the
Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO), and
- Applications interfacing with
NG9-1-1 Core Services (NGCS) in conformance with NG9-1-1 standards developed by
This will provide information to vendors and the public
safety community at large about how applications can interface with today’s
PSAPs, as well as NG9-1-1 Core Services, all while adhering to established and/or
ICE 7 work will focus on testing the EIDD against existing and emerging
standards to ascertain required interoperability between and among
vendor-supplied systems. The EIDD
specifies the data requirements of incident information that must be shareable
among disparate systems to support such tasks as reporting new calls, sharing
updated incident information, query and response functions, and transferring of
final anticipated portion of ICE 7 will test additional data associated with a 9-1-1
call. IETF has developed a schema for this data, which should be available for
development and testing by the time of ICE 7.
NENA invites all interested vendors and entities that have a
stake in improving 9-1-1 and emergency services access to participate in ICE
7. Application developers, CAD/RMS
vendors, and the entire NG9-1-1 vendor community should consider participating
in this event and in the activities of the ICE 7 planning committee, which will
be convened in the near future.
If you would like to
participate in ICE 7, please contact Delaine Arnold . The ICE team will hold its first
kick-off meeting on 10/23 at 11AM Eastern for an anticipated spring 2016 event.
Additional Information may be found at www.nena.org/ice7.