If you’ve been tasked with choosing an E911 solution for your enterprise, it can be tempting to set up an on-site notification alert and have emergency responders receive the location details they need once they arrive on-site.
While this strategy seems to be able to keep your organization safe, make no mistake: implementing notification alerts on their own as an E911 solution can place your organization and your employees in grave danger. For E911, relaying an accurate, dispatchable address to the Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) is essential; this ensures that first responders arrive with the information they need to quickly locate and help the caller.
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Our Wireless UC E911 Technology At-A-Glance Guide is available for download on-demand. This guide walks you through the location tracking solutions that are commonly deployed to track wireless users on an organization’s network. The goal, whether your enterprise is a large multi-campus entity or a single building, is to choose the right-sized wireless tracking solution that meets your organization’s unique needs.
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With more and more devices connecting over Wi-Fi, enterprises need to be able to rely on proven strategies.
As wireless desk phones proliferate and the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) revolution continues to pick up steam, enterprises are discovering that an E911 strategy for Unified Communications (UC) adoption must now include a strategy for devices connecting over Wi-Fi. This State-of-the-Industry post describes the challenges of wireless UC for E911 for voice planners and provides an introduction to future installments of our special Enterprise Wireless UC E911 Strategy Guide webinar.
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New developments in the Cisco space!
First, 911 Enable has completed interoperability verification testing with Cisco Unified Communications Manager 8.5. This ensures that organizations using this latest version of UCM can count on 911 Enable’s Emergency Gateway for seamless E911 support – automatic IP phone tracking, security desk routing and notification, and reporting and management functions. To learn more, read the press release here.
Second, 911 Enable recently released a new white paper that compares the capabilities of Cisco Emergency Responder with 911 Enable’s Emergency Gateway. This white paper is a useful tool for organizations using Cisco UCM who are evaluating E911 management systems – it breaks down what each system can support, so organizations can make sure they select an E911 management system that meets their precise requirements. You can download the white paper here.
Finally, 911 Enable will be exhibiting in Booth 1170 at Cisco Live 2011. We’ll be showcasing our solutions for Cisco, including demonstrations of some of our ground-breaking E911 capabilities, so make sure to stop by with your questions and to say hello. This year’s show will be held July 10-14 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. To learn more and register, check out the show’s website here.
You already know that IP phone systems face unique challenges when it comes to E911. But do you know everything you need to about these challenges, and how to address them? If you’d like to learn more about the E911 challenges you may be facing, and how to implement solutions for Cisco, Microsoft, and Avaya deployments, these webinars are for you.
Broken down by vendor (Cisco, Microsoft, and Avaya), each webinar will cover the features of IP telephony that put your enterprise at risk, the importance of compliance with E911 legislation, and how to implement a cost-effective solution for your entire organization. Click here to learn more, and to register.