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2013-12-03 16:27:38

Nearly Half of 9-1-1- Calls from Cell Phones in State Delivered Without Accurate Location Information; Accuracy Falls Over Past Year WASHINGTON, Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A new analysis of data released by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) shows that nearly half of all calls received by 9-1-1 emergency centers in North Carolina from wireless phones in June 2013 did not include the accurate location information necessary to find a caller in crisis. The problem has...

2013-11-21 12:31:42

Law Enforcement, Public Safety and Emergency Response Groups Appear at FCC Panel This Week, Urge FCC to Take Immediate Action WASHINGTON, Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A new analysis of data released by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) shows that more than one-third of all calls received by 9-1-1 emergency centers in Utah from wireless phones in June 2013 did not include the accurate location information necessary to find a caller in crisis. (Photo:...

2013-11-12 16:28:20

Data Filed with FCC Shows Nearly 490K Calls Arrived Without Accurate Location Information Since 2011 WASHINGTON, Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- New data released by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) show that more than two-thirds of the calls to the 9-1-1 emergency center in Delaware County from wireless phones in September 2013 did not include the accurate location information necessary to find a caller in crisis. The data, provided to the FCC, show an alarming drop...

2013-07-09 12:33:33

Police and dispatchers' real-world experiences highlight the critical need for accurate indoor location in emergencies SARASOTA, Fla., July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Union of Police Associations (IUPA) has joined Find Me 911, a coalition of emergency responders, 911 dispatchers and others interested in helping first responders find people facing emergencies and determined to ensure that the 911 emergency location function works in today's wireless age....

2011-05-10 15:46:00

CHICAGO, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Methodist West Hospital (MWH), of West Des Moines, IA, was one of the first hospitals who deployed Rauland's new Responder 5 Nurse Call communication system in all their patient rooms, Operating Room (OR) suites, Emergency Department (ED) treatment rooms, as well as the Maternity Center. By implementing Responder 5 in combination with Ascom wireless phones, MWH created a quiet, healing environment that streamlined workflows which allowed staff to...

2010-07-23 14:39:00

WASHINGTON, July 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, CTIA-The Wireless Association® filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court Northern District of California San Francisco Division to block enforcement of the San Francisco "Cell Phone Right-to-Know" ordinance. The ordinance challenges the Federal Communication Commission's (FCC) determination that all FCC-compliant wireless handsets are safe by mandating that retailers post Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) values. The...

2010-04-20 08:30:00

DALLAS, April 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Happy Birthday, Earth Day. AT&T* announced today that it is celebrating the 40th anniversary of Earth Day through eco-friendly initiatives that include: Offering the award-winning AT&T ZERO Charger at 40 percent discount to any customer who brings in a wireless device for recycling in AT&T stores. Once the charger is available in AT&T stores this May, the discount will be available on one charger per customer. Sponsoring the...

2010-04-01 08:30:00

DALLAS, April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Today may be April Fool's Day, but recycling wireless phones is no joke to AT&T* and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). AT&T today announced its continued commitment to the EPA's Plug-In To eCycling National Cell Phone Recycling Week, which runs this year April 5-11. AT&T will promote the effort in stores, online, and through community recycling drives led by the AT&T Pioneers, a group of AT&T volunteers. The EPA's...

2010-03-04 08:30:00

DALLAS, March 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Less is definitely more - especially when it comes to paper and plastic that are typically thrown away. Extending its commitment to environmental sustainability, AT&T* today announced a transition to smaller and more eco-friendly packaging for the wireless device accessories it sells. In addition, AT&T unveiled requirements for manufacturers of mobile phones to reduce the environmental impact of future handsets. AT&T estimates that...

2009-12-15 08:00:00

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Whether planning gatherings, shopping for gifts or simply trying to be more environmentally conscious, Verizon Wireless' HopeLine® cell phone recycling and refurbishing program makes it easy to turn your holiday season "green." Shoppers can drop no-longer-used wireless phones and accessories in any condition and from any service provider in HopeLine collection bins located at all Verizon Wireless Communications Stores...