New Zealand Go Live with Apple Location Identification

MBIE Deputy Chief Executive Brad Ward announced New Zealand has gone live with Advanced Mobile Location (AML) for iOS, which is an important extension to the successful Emergency Caller Location Information (ECLI) service and is deployed as part of Apple’s global release of iOS 11.3.

http://www.mbie.govt.nz/about/whats-happening/news/2018/111-mobile-caller-location-extended-to-ios

UPDATE – Emergency+ App has reached 1,000,000 downloads

UPDATE – Since our last post – 6 days ago – the Emergency+ App is now ready to assist over One Million Australians identify their location during emergency incidents.

The App has been downloaded more than 1 million times via the Apple IOS, Google Play, and Windows Phone App Stores – but the word needs to keep spreading.

The Emergency+ App allows you to call Triple Zero and, using the location details of your phone, tell the emergency operator your location even when you don’t know where you are.

It has already helped numerous Australians in times of need.  To make sure you can provide your location during an emergency, download the Emergency+ App today – and tell your family and friends too.

The App is free of charge and available for download from iTunes, Google Play and Windows Stores.
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Emergency+ heading toward 1,000,000 downloads

Since its introduction, the Emergency+ App has helped a number of people identify their location during emergency incidents.

The App has been downloaded over 985,000 phones via the Apple IOS, Google Play, and Windows Phone App Stores and is fast on its way to 1 Million downloads.

The Emergency+ App allows you to call Triple Zero and, using the location details of your phone, tell the emergency operator your location even when you don’t know where you are.

The App is free of charge and available for download from iTunes, Google Play and Windows Stores.
Available on Apple app storeAvailable on Google playAvailable on Windows Stores

Emergency Communications Centre of the Future – White Paper Released

NECWG-A/NZ has joined with the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) to develop a White paper on the Emergency Communications Centre of the Future (ECCF): From Reactive to Proactive.

This paper provides thought and consideration for Emergency Organisations, government, and industry in developing the ECCF  and shifting from Reactive to Proactive service capability.

The White Paper and Roadmap Summary are available via our Publications page

2017 Industry Engagement Forum – Another Successful Collaboration Event

The National Emergency Communications Working Group – Australia/New Zealand (NECWG-A/NZ) conducted its 3rd successful Industry Engagement Forum in Manly, NSW on 24 May 2017.

With almost 100 representatives of the Public Safety community including government and industry stakeholders gathered together, the group worked on developing thought and consideration of the future direction of the emergency communications environment.

In particular , the group focused on the next generation Communication Centre environment of Emergency Service Organisations and Public Safety Agencies. Using the contributions of all participants, NECWG-A/NZ is working with the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) to develop a leadership paper on ‘The Smart Communications Environment – 2027’.

NECWG-A/NZ thanks all public safety and industry participants and looks forward to releasing the paper in the near future.

White Paper on Mobile Location Identification Released

NECWG-A/NZ has been an advocate for enhanced Mobile Location Information (MoLI) for many years.  MoLI is the highest priority of information required by emergency service organisations when it comes to responding to requests for emergency assistance.

NECWG-A/NZ has released a White Paper that discusses current activity around the world; the benefits to emergency services, industry, and the community; the considerations, the risks, and the next steps in the development of enhanced MoLI.

The White Paper is available here or via our Publications page

EOI for Emergency Call Service Released

The Department of Communications and the Arts has released an Expression of Interest (DCON/16/67) for the supply of the Emergency Call Service.  The EoI is open to submissions until 25 November 2016.

This is an important milestone in the provision of emergency communications to all Australians and a critical component of the Next Generation Triple Zero journey.

The EoI can be accessed at tenders.qov.au