Washington, DC, February 23, 2016 (Newswire.com) - Hitech Systems, Inc. representative Holly Blanks, Director of International Business Development and Marketing, was on hand to show Hitech's support for the announcement of the NG911 NOW Coalition, established to foster acceleration of Next Generation 911 deployment nationwide. The Coalition is comprised of the National Association of State 911 Administrators (NASNA), the National Emergency Number Association (NENA), and the Industry Council for Emergency Response Technologies (iCERT).
"As a board member of iCERT, Hitech is proud to be a part of the NG911 Now! Coalition, and excited about the future of public safety in the United States," Blanks stated following the announcement of the NG911 NOW Coalition.
As a board member of iCERT, Hitech is proud to be a part of the NG911 NOW Coalition, and excited about the future of public safety in the United States
Holly Blanks, Director of International Business Development and Marketing
The Coalition, which has support from the National 911 Program Office and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), announced a nationwide goal: "By the end of the year 2020 all 911 systems and centers in all 56 states and territories will have sufficiently funded, standards-based, end-to-end, IP-based 911 capabilities, and will have retired legacy 911 systems, without any degradation in service to the public."
To meet this goal, every public safety answering point (PSAP) will need to be equipped to seamlessly handle texts, photos, videos, and other digital information sent by the public to the 911 network and allow that information to flow to first responders in the field.
"At Hitech Systems, Inc., we fully support this goal," Blanks explained. "We believe that this goal is necessary for keeping up with modern technology and for creating a safer society in the future."
Please contact Holly Blanks, Director of International Business Development at Hitech Systems, Inc., at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in learning more about Hitech's support for the NG911 NOW Coalition.
For more information about the NG911 NOW Coalition, visit www.NG911NOW.org or email the Coalition at info@NG911NOW.org.
About Hitech Systems, Inc.:
Hitech Systems Inc., has established itself as a leader in the public safety software industry since 1986. The company prides itself on meeting the needs of each public safety agency with its SafetyNet Suite. Hitech is committed to tailoring its SafetyNet product line to adapt to the changing technology of this mission critical industry.
About the National Association of State 911 Administrators (NASNA):
The purpose of the National Association of State 911 Administrators (NASNA) is to promote information sharing among states with programs dedicated to implementing 911 emergency telephone systems. NASNA assists states with resolving issues necessary to accomplish statewide implementation and maintenance of their 911 systems, along with helping to identify and recommend minimum standards for 911.
About the Industry Council for Emergency Response Technologies (iCERT):
The Industry Council for Emergency Response Technologies (iCERT or the Industry Council) is the voice of commercial enterprises in the field of critical communications. The Industry Council plays an important role in addressing public policy issues impacting the emergency calling, communications and response system. Industry Council members believe that business leaders' expertise can assist public policymakers and agency professionals as they address complex choices regarding advanced communications technology alternatives. Through advocacy, research and in coordination with the public sector, the Industry Council plays a vital role in the development and deployment of emergency response technologies.
About the National Emergency Number Association (NENA):
NENA serves the public safety community as the only professional organization solely focused on 911 policy, technology, operations, and education issues. With more than 10,000 members in 48 chapters across the United States and around the globe, NENA promotes the implementation and awareness of 911 and international three-digit emergency communications systems. NENA works with public policy leaders, emergency services and telecommunications industry partners, like-minded public safety associations, and other stakeholder groups to develop and carry out critical programs and initiatives, to facilitate the creation of an IP-based Next Generation 911 system, and to establish industry leading standards, training, and certifications.