President’s Message (November 2014)

On November 14, 2014 AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless, Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) and National Emergency Number Association (NENA) announced a consensus plan to meet the FCC’s challenge to improve 9-1-1 indoor location accuracy. The industry has long relied on the public safety expertise at APCO and NENA to find solutions to location accuracy challenges. This agreement builds on that long-term partnership and recognizes that improved indoor location accuracy can be achieved through readily-available indoor location technologies, which will provide field responders with the information they want and need: a dispatchable location. The proposed solution harnesses the availability of Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth® technologies that are already deployed and expected to expand significantly in the near term.  APCO and NENA will continue working with the FCC to promulgate improved regulations which includes a comprehensive approach to location accuracy.

Please join us for the 2014 NAPCO Vendor Tabletop and Holiday Luncheon in Concord on Thursday December 11th.  This is truly the best opportunity to connect with public safety professionals in Northern California!