While sending 911 text messages is not possible in Napa County today, texting Napa’s emergency center may soon become possible.
Napa city officials have been evaluating systems that would allow emergency texting to Central Dispatch, Napa’s emergency call center. This week, representatives will meet with a vendor to assess how the new technology can be incorporated into its 911 system.
“We just need to find the right fit,” said Gus Ulloth, systems administrator for the city. “We’re evaluating options right now.” (more…)
Latest News from TCCA
24 September 2012: The TETRA & Critical Communications Association (TCCA) has announced that the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has issued a permanent change to its part 90 rules to permit the unrestricted use of Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA) technology for critical communications in the 450-470 MHz and 809-824/854-869 MHz bands. The rulemaking states: “The record is clear that TETRA is a valuable option for licensees requiring a spectrally efficient wireless solution,” and continues “we find that TETRA offers adjacent channel protection that is often better than other narrowband systems currently operating in the LMR bands.” (more…)