The Redsky E911 Blog: August 2019 Posts
The FCC adopted a Report and Order on August 1, 2019. These regulations, which provide rules for Kari’s Law and Ray Baum’s Act, may be more stringent than your current state E911 legislation. However, if your state’s regulations are in fact more stringent than federal legislation, the state law then takes precedence. In essence, always aim to comply with the more stringent regulations.
E911 for Higher Education
The FCC adopted a Report and Order on August 1, 2019. These regulations, which provide rules for Kari’s Law and Ray Baum’s Act, may be more stringent than your current state E911 legislation.
It’s nearing the end of summer, and schools are beginning to gear up for the start of a new year. As budgets come in, we implore your school to consider investing in E911. With a rise in unpredictable events occurring on school campuses, it is vital to have an emergency preparedness plan which places the security of the entire school community above all else. In order to get further insight into how exactly E911 can benefit your school, we spoke with one of our long-time customers, the Palm Beach County School District.
In the wake of the newest FCC Report and Order, adopted on August 1st, many companies are going to be in need of investing in an E911 solution. The Report and Order provides rules detailing Kari’s Law and the Ray Baum Act. While the dust is still settling around what exactly this means for businesses nationwide, the requirement of “dispatchable location” has emerged as an important concept.
Updated and Newly Compatible E911 for the Enterprise
Last week, we released our newest feature release of E911 Anywhere® and E911 Manager®. This 6.11 release provides support for two new Call Servers, adds additional privacy controls around sharing MyE911 BSSID locations, and addresses a variety of defects reported by our customers. We’ve improved functionality of these solutions in order to better integrate with your existing communication server, and to better protect your workforce whether inside the enterprise, or at a remote location.
As of July 30, 2019, E911 Manager® has successfully passed and received Cisco’s certification for compatibility with the latest CUCM version 12.5. After undergoing testing at a Cisco approved, third party facility, they found E911 Manager® to be fully compatible with Cisco’s technology.
Countdown to Federal E9-1-1 Legislation…
Are you prepared for when the new federal E9-1-1 legislation goes into effect this September? We will be discussing a different state every Thursday, so you can get the most up-to-date E9-1-1 information about your state’s requirements, what this means for you, and what you can do to become compliant. This week we are highlighting the state with an Unbridled Spirit, Kentucky.