Entries by Lori Alexander

NG911 Grants for Kansas PSAPs

The Kansas 911 Coordinating Council’s (the Council’s) recent efforts have focused on providing affordable, NG911 capable call handling to the Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) in Kansas, but many of them are operating on old or outdated equipment in other critical areas. Some of the systems needed to process NG911 calls can be very expensive […]

Save the Date for Admin Day

Make sure you save the date, November 13th, 2019 to attend Admin Day! Once again we will be at the Meridian Center in Newton, Kansas 0900-1600 hours and lunch will be provided. Updates to follow with the schedule

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93rd PSAP Go Live -Riley County

Riley County cut live today, August 22, 2019 with the Hosted Vesta and ESInet. This is a photo of Tyler Seifkes the 911 director. Everything went well, AT&T brought the south Tiger Team to assist in getting all of the positions cutover in a timely fashion during the day. Riley is currently an AT&T telco […]

Google Implements New 9-1-1 Feature on Android Devices

Google is implementing a new 911 feature on Android devices.  As soon as it is released I will be testing the feature and will keep you informed on how this may affect your PSAP.  A link to the article is below. https://www.rrmediagroup.com/News/NewsDetails/newsID/18538  

2019 Grant Program Awards Press Release

The federal grant has been awarded to Kansas.  We will have more information on how 911 centers can apply for a grant soon.  The subcommittee has a meeting this coming week to work on finalizing the requirements and approved projects. Read more about the grant at the link below. 911-Grant-Program-Awards-Press-Release-Aug-2019    

AT&T and RapidDeploy Announcement

The Kansas 911 Coordinating Council has authorized the replacement of the current Vesta Locate call handling mapping application with RapidDeploy Radius Plus Mapping and Nimbus Cloud Aided Dispatch (CAD). The inclusion of these cloud-based products into the Statewide NG911 System will provide many new features and capabilities. AT&T and RapidDeploy collaborate to deliver full suite […]

Kansas NG911 GIS Data Steward and GIS Data Maintainer Certification Classes

Classes are being offered across the state in Garden City, Wichita & Topeka. To register, access the DASC>Initiatives>NG911 webpage (link below). Click on the Training tab: http://www.kansasgis.org/initiatives/NG911/index.cfm The class listing and registration links are also available on the Kansas 911 Coordinating Council’s website (https://www.kansas911.org/gis/) under GIS>GIS Training. Every PSAP (Public Safety Answering Point) must have […]

ESInet Migration at Ottawa and Saline County

Ottawa and Saline County are the first two PSAPs to be migrated to the ESInet in 2019. 2018 was a very busy year with the Kansas hosted system deployments. 91 Sites were turned up since the first deployment in 2015 on the hosted call handling platforms (included PSAP’s, Yoder Test Center and 2 backup PSAP’s) […]