Join NENA's IoT & Apps Working Group

By becoming part of the solution, you will have the opportunity to not only help to shape our new direction and speed up this process, but will be on the ground floor of these changes, and among the first to learn of our new direction.This information will help you and your agency or company plan for the future, and be better prepared to serve your customers.

NENA looks forward to you joining this effort so we can move forward together.




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A new Working Group on IoT (Internet of Things) and Apps (external applications) is seeking volunteers to assist in creating a document describing the impact of IoT devices and emergency applications on NG9-1-1, in cooperation and with input from NPSTC and other Public Safety organizations. This document will provide guidance to 9-1-1 professionals, application/device vendors, and data management/monitoring entities for NENA-endorsed methodology for NG9-1-1 interaction by IoT devices and emergency calling applications. The group may also determine mechanisms by which attachments (such as static image and video media) are either conveyed with or made available within a 9-1-1 call and determine how data provided by applications or devices is made available to and accessed by call takers and responders. Additionally, the WG may determine mechanisms (signaling etc.) by which applications and devices place automatic or manual 9-1-1 calls, including situations where the person initiating the call is remote, or gets bridged into a 9-1-1 call.
5.1 Working Group Participation Expectations
It is the responsibility of the WG Chair to ensure all prospective WG Members are advised of the expectations for membership. WG members are expected to attend meetings/calls on a regular basis. Those who miss three (3) consecutive meetings without notifying the Working Group Chair(s) may be dropped from the roster and minutes distribution and forfeit their voting right in that Working Group. All committee, subcommittee, and working group members are required to participate in all polls to indicate their agreement or disagreement with the resolution of an Issue, except when there is more than one representative from an entity on a given committee, subcommittee or working group. In such cases, voting is limited to one vote per Participating Entity on any given subject. Members who do not fully participate and fulfill their membership responsibilities may be dropped from all distribution lists. Members who do not actively contribute and participate may be dropped at the DSC/Development Committee Chairs’ discretion.

NENA requires an explicit Intellectual Property Rights Policy to conduct its daily work. The objectives of this policy are to:

* Ensure that Members’ and participating Entities’ IPR are protected;
* Promote awareness of IPR issues among NENA Committees so as to permit informed decision-making about the tradeoffs associated with technical alternatives encountered in committee work; and
* Ensure that implementers producing products or services based on NENA standards are not unreasonably inhibited by IPR licensing requirements.