Articles tagged with: 911 and Location Based Services

Cash-strapped states raid 911 funds

More than $200 million collected from cell phone users for upgrades to the 911 system has been diverted in the last two years to plug state budget holes, keep campaign promises and, in at least one case, buy police uniforms, an Associated Press analysis has found. more

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Research highlights deficiencies in Canada's proposed wireless E911 services

Canadian public safety experts view Canada as "late in the game" in adopting new rules to implement wireless enhanced emergency (E911) services and there is a definitive need for regulators to play a stronger role in setting national wireless E911 policies and standards, more

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Lithuania Warned Over Providing Mobile Location of Emergency Callers

The European Commission has sent a formal warning to Lithuania calling on it to ensure that the location of people calling the single European emergency number 112 from their mobile phones is made available to emergency services. more

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Italy Urged to Provide Mobile Location Services for Emergency Calls

Caller location information is still not available to emergency services from all mobile 112 calls in Italy, as required by EU rules, despite a judgement from the European Court of Justice in January calling on Italy to make this happen. more

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Location Based Services will power GPS - report

Location Based Services (LBS) will unlock the market for GPS in the cellular handset, according to a new study from ABI Research. The initial impetus for determining the position of the cellphone user within certain accuracy and reliability constraints, came in the form of the US government's Enhanced 911 mandate. Implementation, however, has followed differing scenarios in the CDMA and GSM camps, which are analyzed in the new publication. more

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Location tracking for Puerto Rico

Centennial Puerto Rico Operations Corporation (Centennial de Puerto Rico) has signed an agreement to purchase Andrew Corporation's Geometrix E911 wireless caller location systems to provide public safety agencies with accurate caller location information on cellular calls to 911more

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