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Released: December 14, 2012
Interim Text to 911 Working Group
December 14, 2012
Brian Daly, AT&T
Gregg Vanderheiden, TRACE

Interim Text to 911
Work Group

This group is charged with developing a recommendation and draft language for
the full committee with regard to Pre-NG911 Mobile Text to 911 Solution(s).

Here are the provisions from the EAAC recommendations that relate to our work.
– Text-to-911 before NG911 enabled
– Recommendation T1.2: Interim Mobile Text Solution:
– The EAAC recommends that the FCC work with Department of Justice,
industry, academia, consumer groups and public safety entities to develop an
interim solution that can be rapidly deployed to provide nationwide access to
9-1-1 services through industry standards-based mobile text communications
solution(s) to provide critical coverage for this important constituency during
the transition to NG9-1-1.

Work Group Progress
• Overall working group schedule developed
• Sub-team leaders calls were held to address progress
• Weekly calls held by Interim text to 911 subcommittee
– Focus areas:
• User/Originating Device
• Originating Networks
• Transport Networks
• PSAP End
• Report outline developed
• Several sections of the report have been completed
• Schedule for final completion developed

Draft Report Delivered Today

Executive Summary

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User Needs and Constraints

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User experience

• Completed by the sub-team


Originating Devices and Network

– Completed by the sub-team


Transport Networks including TCC

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Draft Report Delivered Today
5 PSAP end
– Completed by the sub-team
6 Issues
6.1 National Interim Text and Vendor Proprietary Solutions
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6.2 Responsibilities and Policies
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6.3 Future Considerations
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Draft Report Delivered Today

7 Actions needed to build this (what is not already in place)

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Education and Outreach

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8 Conclusion

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9 Recommendations

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Appendix A: Glossary

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Appendix B: Use Cases for SMS-based text-to-911

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Revision History

Retained & Updated

Working Group Schedule
• Conference calls of the sub-team scheduled for:
– Tuesday December 18th 10:00 AM Eastern
– Thursday December 20th 10:00 AM Eastern
– January 3rd 2013 10:00 AM Eastern
– January 8th 2013 1:00 PM Eastern
– January 10th 2013 10:00 AM Eastern
• Final working group draft of document to be delivered
to full EAAC at January 11, 2013 meeting

A Way Ahead
• Drafting Team to continue writing sections of the report that are
not complete
– Including conclusions and recommendations
• Interim Text to 911 Subcommittee will review and comment to draft
• Subcommittee report will be presented in the January 11 EAAC
• Disposition of report after January meeting is dependent on EAAC
extension into 2013

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