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9-1-1's Transition into the Future

Evolving technology is growing beyond the capacity of the current 9-1-1 emergency communications system. In an effort to update the systems, the 9-1-1 program must invest in newer technology, such as Text to 9-1-1 and Next Generation 9-1-1.

Network Replacement Project

As 9-1-1 transitions into the future, older networks will be replaced by Internet Protocol (IP) based, flexible, secure and redundant networks capable of greater data handling capabilities.

Text to 9-1-1

The traditional 9-1-1 voice call is no longer the only way to access 9-1-1. This page discusses the current capability of receiving text calls within 9-1-1 centers across the state.

Next Generation 9-1-1

Beyond the network 9-1-1 call handling equipment must be able to receive and process additional data beyond traditional 9-1-1 voice call. Mapping and location information will need to be more accurate in order to locate the 9-1-1 caller quickly and efficiently. Oregon is in the initial phases of this transition of traditional 9-1-1 and will continue to work with emerging technologies to ensure uniform, prompt and efficient access to public and private safety services for the citizens of and visitors to the State of Oregon.

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