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CSI files next generation 911 project for southern Ill.


The Counties of Southern Illinois ( CSI) organization have announced that a petition for authorization to conduct a Regional Next Generation 911 Pilot Project was submitted to the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) on Friday, February 3, 2012.

According to a news release, the filing of the petition is the latest milestone toward implementing the vision for improved public safety through new technology.

According to CSI, the petition describes their plan for the pilot project, including the design of their Emergency Services Internet Protocol Network (ESInet), Databases, and Data Management Processes, which are based on standards developed by the National Emergency Numbering Association (NENA).

These new systems offer lower costs, more flexibility in managing personnel and routing of calls, and a platform to support popular and emerging technologies, such as text messaging, telematics, and video streaming, according to CSI officials.

CSI is made up of sixteen Emergency Telephone Service Boards (ETSBs) in southern Illinois that have be en operating through inter-governmental agreements as a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 organization.

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