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NG-911 Inc. to Coordinate Southern Illinois' Next Generation 9-1-1 Project

Date: 2011-06-06
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The counties of Southern Illinois have selected NG-911, Inc. of Williamsburg, Iowa, as the integrator for the Next Generation 9-1-1 project.  The Next Generation 9-1-1 project has been a long time coming as about 25% of homes no longer have landlines, they only have cell phones.

Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) is an initiative aimed at improving public emergency communication services by updating the 9-1-1 service infrastructure to match the now wireless mobile phone society. Next Generation 9-1-1 will enable the public to transmit text messages, images, video, and data to the 9-1-1center in addition to dialing 9-1-1 from a phone. The National Emergency Number Association (NENA) first identified the need for Next Generation 9-1-1 in 2000. Next Generation 9-1-1 infrastructure is intended to replace the current services over time, as it recently took a major step in that direction. The counties of Southern Illinois, a fifteen (15) county regional 9-1-1 organization, has selected NG-911, Inc. of Williamsburg, Iowa , as the integrator for the Next Generation project.

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NG-911, Inc. is a full service provider of Next Generation communications systems with offices in Belleville, Illinois. NG-911, Inc. was chosen as a vendor based on its experience in public safety and superior Next Generation9-1-1 solutions. It is NG-911, Inc. Chief Executive Officer Michael Ramsey’s passion about next generation that makes all the difference and it filters through the entire firm. Ramsey is ecstatic about the challenge of implementing the first system of its kind in the United States. This challenge includes connecting twenty-one (21)public safety answering points through an Emergency Service IP Network (ESInet).


“Next Generation systems are being designed in other locations across the United States, but this one is very unique,” said Ramsey. “This is a cooperative effort among multiple 9-1-1 systems, spread out over a wide geographic area.” The project calls for identical data centers in Harrisburg and Murphysboro and the sharing of next generation equipment and information over 15 county regions.

NG-911, Inc. project manager Bart Lovett said, “We are thrilled to be involved in this project that takes Next Generation 9-1-1 from a concept to reality. The capability to locate emergency callers by their location is here today and it will make the public safer. The more people use wireless devices, like smart phones, the greater the need to reach 9-1-1 with 21st century technology.”

Ramsey’s success with this project arises from his ability to put the pieces together with the best possible components that make up a true Next Generation 9-1-1 network. NG-911, Inc. has built a solid, dependable and very cost effective solution making it an exceptional value. NG-911, Inc.’s solution is to offer the next generation9-1-1 text/video communication additions without rigorous and exhaustive upgrading to existing systems. The transaction is achievable without dramatic changes, making it affordable.

For more information, see:

- Corporate News/ (via NG-911 Inc, 6/1/11)





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