existing 9-1-1 system
success story for more than 30 years, it has been stretched to its limit as
wireless and Internet
Protocol (IP)-based communications
devices are being developed at a rapid rate, offering capabilities such as text
and video messaging. Unfortunately, the current 9-1-1 system was never intended to receive information
new and emerging devices.
a result, through cumbersome
adaptations, current 9-1-1 systems are being asked to perform functions it was
not designed to handle. In short, Oregon’s 9-1-1 system is in
need of significant
first step in the modernization process was to design and deploy an IP-based
Network, connecting all 43 Oregon Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs). This
network currently supports the delivery of caller location information to all
9-1-1 centers throughout Oregon. Further planning is underway to fully
modernize 9-1-1 services throughout Oregon.
the critical nature of 9-1-1, Oregon’s planning leverages a phased
approach that minimizes risk to 9-1-1 services and investments. This
approach builds upon activities that will modernize Oregon’s 9-1-1 system.
For Next-Generation 9-1-1 Questions, contact:
Pat Lustig, NG9-1-1 Project Manager
Frank Kuchta, Project Portfolio Manager