The MACo Winter Conference will feature a special live demonstration of Next Generation 9-1-1 technology.
Maryland residents demand and expect 9-1-1 emergency services to be reliable and efficient. Next-generation technology is required to keep up with this increasingly complex public safety function – improving wireless caller location, accommodating incoming text/video, and managing crisis-driven call overflows.
As previously reported on Conduit Street, the Commission to Advance Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG911) Across Maryland, a 2018 MACo Legislative Initiative, was established to update state laws and the 9-1-1 financing system to provide the flexibility and resources needed for the deployment of a statewide NG911 system. In 2019, the General Assembly passed landmark legislation to update state laws and the 9-1-1 financing system to provide the flexibility and resources needed to deploy a statewide NG911 system.
Beyond providing access to significant next-generation functionality, the remote redundancy of a cloud-based NG911 system simplifies and bolsters operational continuity when an emergency event threatens a 9-1-1 call center (PSAP).
The 2021 MACo Winter Conference will feature a live demonstration of NG911 remote call-taking technology, which is critical for ensuring resiliency and redundancy for Maryland’s 24 county PSAPs.
The Anytime, Anywhere PSAP: NG911 Live at MACoCon
Stop by this rolling demonstration to see NextGen PSAPs in action! Observe county 9-1-1 specialists from several counties take and direct calls from their jurisdictions while on-site at the Hyatt. With thanks to the entire county community and their support to push this technology to the next level, this demonstration will show the results of that hard work and dedication to keeping Marylanders safe and getting them the help they need when they need it.
Date/Time: Thursday, December 9, 2021; from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
The 2021 MACo Winter Conference, “Time to Reboot: Tomorrow’s Tech Today,” will be held on December 8-10, 2021, at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Hotel in Cambridge, Maryland.
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