Josh Michaelis, Operations Committee Chair for the Kansas 911 Coordinating Council spent a week in Washington, D.C. attending numerous events. While in Washington, D.C. Josh had the opportunity to speak with Ajit Pai, FCC Chairman on topics involving NG911.
Smith County’s 911 Director Chad Meyer in the attached photo for the 94th Hosted 911 system
Smith Co purchased an Avaya phone system from AT&T which was installed prior to cut and integrated to the Vesta on the cut-over day. The AT&T Tiger Team had to install the 911 rack in the hallway prior to the cut-over & immediately following the cut-over they had to wreck out the old 911 system and install in a 4’x4’ equipment room…magic install for sure!
Welcome aboard Smith 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 served area, so the conversion from the Legacy CAMA world to ESInet was straightforward. They installed 6 Vesta positions and 2 Softphones. The AT&T techs integrated the Riley Co PD Avaya phone system which was maintained by Allegiance Communications. The administrative phone integration was complex which included Plexar lines, a PRI to the Avaya and 1FB’s. The Techs did a great job working thru the details.
Welcome to the hosted system Riley County!
The 2019 Q2 quarterly Kansas NG911 GIS data maintenance submission deadline is this Sunday, June 30, 2019.
If you have not made a submission, please do so by Sunday, June 30, 2019.
If no changes are needed, the Local Data Steward or Data Maintainer shall submit a “No Changes” statement via the Kansas NG911 Portal as least quarterly.
For more information on NG911 GIS data maintenance, access the DASC NG911 Initiatives webpage:
NG911 GIS data maintenance is the responsibility of each and every PSAP, regardless of your PSAP’s status on the Hosted NG911 Network. Every PSAP must maintain and regularly submit NG911 GIS data updates using the NG911 Portal.
Please feel free to contact me or anyone on the NG911 GIS Committee with questions.
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:
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 a certified Local GIS Data Steward and GIS Data Maintainer.
The class materials are continuously updated, so even if you attended in the past, we encourage you to attend again.
A full class description, along with FAQs, can be found on the class registration page.
Sherry Massey, GIS Committee Co-Chair
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)
56 Sites were converted from legacy 911 Tandem switching to Next Generation ESInet intelligent switching (all done in 2018). Work is being done to convert to Geospatial call routing in 2019. More information to be provided on this as it becomes available.