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Posted on October 28, 2009 by West Corporation 



An E911 Perspective on VoiceCon San Francisco 2009

VoiceCon San Francisco starts less than one week from today, on November 2, when an estimated 4,500 people will descend on the Moscone North Convention Center to learn about the latest and greatest in IP-based enterprise communications. Several recurring themes appear throughout the VoiceCon agenda, and it’s important that attendees think about E911 as they contemplate these subjects, notably:

  • The implementation/integration of Microsoft OCS
  • The increased deployment of SIP phones
  • Communications mobility, from teleworkers to wifi phones
  • The increased prominence of hosted services and solutions
  • Advancing the communications network when budgets are tight

All of the above impact how your organization provides E911 access to users. Taking the “implement now, ask questions later” approach can create, at best, an avoidable headache for you and your IPT team, and at worst, a tragic and avoidable disaster for your entire organization.

Obviously, the sessions at VoiceCon can’t possibly conduct 360° reviews of every topic on the agenda. But if you want to know the E911 issues you also need to consider, or to discuss what you’ve heard at VoiceCon with our E911 team, stop by our booth (#406) in the exhibit hall, or attend the Breakout Session “IPT in E911 and Crisis Situations,” with 911 Enable Director Lev Deich on Thursday, November 5, at 9:00am in room 120.

Click here to learn more about VoiceCon San Francisco.

Click here to read Eric Krapf’s post on E911 on

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