The first state in the country to complete deployment of next gen 911.
TCS has announced the phase one deployment of the Next Generation 9-1-1 services network for the State of Iowa, the first state in the nation to complete a statewide deployment of a National Emergency Number Association (NENA) i3-compliant Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG 9-1-1) system. This emergency services network improves the public's access to 9-1-1 through the use of leading-edge technology provided by TCS and sets the stage for people in Iowa to eventually transmit text, images and video to public safety answering points (PSAPs).
Barbara Vos, E9-1-1 program manager, Iowa HSEMD, said: "A great many Iowans use communication devices that offer text, video and picture messaging capabilities; and we must be able to utilize this technology as a tool to increase the safety of our citizens. We have an average of 53,000 emergency calls each day in Iowa. With TCS' NG9-1-1 solutions, our PSAPs are now able to receive detailed information quickly and accurately. TCS' flexibility enabled us to customize a solution in order to meet our specific needs; and now our PSAPs are better equipped to respond to emergencies, thus improving public safety."
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