The event brought together twenty-two leading public safety and technology companies with deaf, hard-of-hearing, and speech disability advocates to test products designed to improve access to 9-1-1 for those communities, as well as enhance the ability of 9-1-1 centres to receive and share data-rich communications with the public and emergency responders.
The 5th Industry Collaboration Event (ICE 5) resulted in heightened awareness of the requirements necessary for access to 9-1-1 by all persons in the next generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) environment. President Barbara Jaeger, ENP. “It is therefore essential that all new technologies seamlessly and intuitively interface with each other, requiring a thorough and rigorous testing process. Next Generation 9-1-1 and improve emergency responses for all citizens in need.”
“We are very pleased to have been able to participate in ICE 5 with our GroomerII gateway and exercise its legacy TTY capabilities,” commented Ian Colville, Product Manager at Aculab. “This was our second ICE and one for which we took time out to develop TTY-to-RTT transcoding functionality in GroomerII. That was done specifically in order to take part and fulfil our commitment to providing an i3 compliant Legacy Network Gateway Protocol Interworking Function for Next Generation 9-1-1 deployments,” he expanded. “Being involved in the planning and enjoying the cooperation of others in the lead up to ICE 5, I congratulate all participants on the level of collaboration that prevailed throughout. The joint testing provided us with valuable information, ensuring GroomerII will continue to be able to play its significant part in enabling access to Next Generation 9-1-1 for all including those with hearing- and speech-related disabilities,” concluded Colville.
Hosted by the Real-Time Communications Lab at the Illinois Institute of Technology School of Applied Technology from October 15-19, ICE 5 was the most complicated event in the series to-date, as it tested not only 9-1-1 system elements, but also the consumer-side technologies that will connect with future public safety systems...IP-based Next Generation 9-1-1 system; and to establish industry leading standards, training, and certifications.
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