Text 911 for Emergencies

That’s right, calling is now a thing of the past as in the upcoming months, a new initiative from the FCC called “Next Generation 911” codenamed NG11.  NG11 started to develop after the Virginia Tech shooting when students were unable to send text messages to law enforcement  officials to help.

NG11 will allow anyone to send texts, pictures, or even videos to law enforcement answering points while developing location accuracy mechanisms to help pinpoint callers faster.

The 5 step plan of NG11 is:

  1. Develop location accuracy mechanisms to help pinpoint people’s location
  2. Enable consumers to send text, photo, and video
  3. Facilitate the completion and implementation of NG11 technical standards
  4. Develop a NG11 government framework
  5. Develop a NG11 funding model

NG11 will bring law enforcement technology to a new level and just goes to show how much more of a “tech world” we live in today.

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About Techtonicc

I am currently a 21 year old Junior in college majoring in Information Systems assurance and security. I am from Arlington Heights, IL. I love all types of technology so I enjoy my fair share of video games, building/fixing computers, programming, and writing on my tech blog, Techtonicc.

Posted on August 11, 2011, in technology and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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