Monday, June 11 | Tuesday, June 12
Education and training opportunities extend into the Exhibit Hall on Monday and Tuesday, where you can learn more about the technologies, products, and services on display at the event. Presentations, demonstrations, and panel discussions provide an in-depth look at the changing face of emergency communications. Don’t miss this opportunity to see tomorrow’s 9-1-1 today!
Monday Buzz Sessions
10:15AM – 11:00AM
911 Emergency Assist: Making 9-1-1 Response More Effective
James Torgler – Bagatelle Enterprises
911 Emergency Assist (911EA) is a web-based family emergency
notification system for today’s multi-generational family. Because 911EA will be linked with the
national 9-1-1 network, subscribers’ contacts are notified soon after emergency
responders are dispatched to the scene.
This presentation explains how 911EA protects first responders, how
911EA will provide funding for your county’s 9-1-1 centers, and how 911EA will
link a cell phone to a person and an address.
Next Generation 9-1-1 Security
Brian Knueppel – Acme Packet
Next Generation 9-1-1 is built on enabling technologies that
allow the public to transmit multimedia including voice, video, text, images,
and data files to the PSAP. Attend this session to learn how to protect Next
Generation 9-1-1 networks from Denial of Service (DoS) and other attacks.
11:15AM – 12:00PM
Using Collaborative Visualization Display Walls to Heighten Situational
Awareness & Establish a Common Operating Picture
Robert Cameron – CriticalSpace Solutions
Situational awareness is essential to the process of
managing critical events. Whether it is a traffic accident, hazmat situation,
severe weather event, or any other scenario, establishing a common operating
picture using large screen collaborative display walls can help to improve the
way your agency responds to these events. Join us to learn how agencies are
utilizing collaborative display walls, what technologies are available, and
what you need to know before you implement a solution.
Next Generation 9-1-1: Is It Really Happening?
Bob Connell, ENP – Zetron, Inc.
This session examines the changes that are driving the 9-1-1
evolution – the NENA standards that have already been adopted and some of the
critical standards yet to be completed. Discuss
will focus on how these new standards could impact decisions that are being made
today. The presenter will also share
information on what the states are doing right now to prepare for the
12:15PM – 1:00PM
Host it Your Way – Now!
Craig Dollar – Emergency CallWorx; Betty Hall – Emergency
You’ve heard the lingo — geo-diverse, regionally deployed,
remote hosted, cloud hosted – but do you know what they mean? Should you? Learn
how your agency can benefit from these choices as i3 standards evolve and
mature. An IP-based architecture can solve the critical financial and technical
obstacles you face. Find out how to drastically reduce your cost-of-ownership
while simplifying your personnel’s day-to-day tasks.
Integration to NG9-1-1 Networks
Ian Colville – Aculab
This session describes the lessons learned from experience
gained in installing commercially available SS7-to-SIP gateways as the Protocol
Interface Function (PIF) of a Legacy Network Gateway (LNG) in live Next
Generation 9-1-1 deployments in the United States. It is a technical
presentation that is, however, suitable for a mixed audience.
Tuesday Buzz Sessions
11:15AM – 12:00PM
Indoor Location, Z-Axis, & the NextNav Network
Ganesh Pattabiraman – NextNav, LLC
This session features a discussion of the powerful new
technology being deployed by NextNav to geo-locate cellular phones indoors by
using wide-area techniques. Further,
participants will learn how NextNav can also offer very high precision
(floor-level) in the Z-axis.
Sam Bard – microDATA GIS, Inc.
9-1-1 agencies are faced with
increasing demands on limited resources.
Agencies can benefit from shared enterprise call-handling, though many
are concerned about giving up control and privacy. Come learn how microDATA's suite of
enterprise multi-tenant 9-1-1 call-handling solutions allow agencies to share
resources, increase redundancy, and increase interoperability, without
sacrificing the management control and integrity of their individual
12:15PM – 1:00PM
Rapid Dissemination of Emergency Messages (RDEM) Solution
Rick Ruth – TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.
TCS’s RDEM solution allows Emergency Managers to promote both
intra-state communications and communications between international, federal, state,
local, and tribal public safety agencies. The RDEM application allows Emergency
Managers to quickly and easily issue emergency alerts utilizing multiple
pathways of communication, and it fully integrates with the FEMA Integrated
Public Alert and Warning System to provide CAP-compliant alerting for the Next
Generation Emergency Alert System.
Taming the Scheduling Beast
Mark Musick – Schedule Express
by Informer Systems
Many agencies are responding to
scheduling challenges by using paper, spreadsheets, or untailored calendaring
programs, yet are still finding that scheduling has not gotten any easier, less
time consuming, less costly, or any more effective. With increased pressure placed
on agencies to find cost saving measures, come hear the latest innovations
surrounding tailored scheduling software that can meet your agency’s high
demands, along with saving your agency time and money.
2:45PM – 3:30PM
Introducing The NEW
9-1-1 Desktop Academy
Sue Pivetta – 911Trainer.com/Professional
Your training files
and training material may not be as ‘complete’, ’current’, or ‘organized’ as
you would like them to be. The new Desktop Academy takes the complete turnkey 9-1-1 academy of a ten unit Core Curriculum
to include over $5,000 worth of professional training products and puts it all
digitally loaded onto a Dell Desktop All In One Computer. This demonstration
features examples of the training products, as well as the Create A Training
Manual Template and the NECC Certification.
Business Continuity & Disaster Preparedness
Michael Lee – Intrado
Readiness lies at the heart of public safety. Today’s
strategies must reach beyond natural disasters to include large-scale public
gatherings and broad national threats. Contingency Planning is an absolute
necessity. This presentation demonstrates how new and emerging technologies
available in a mobile communications/command center can keep emergency
communications intact throughout crisis situations, employing a
multi-disciplinary approach for a fully sustained and redundant solution.