The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has mandated that all 911 service providers update their 911 networks, including equipment, systems, databases, etc., to align with the NENA i3 architecture specification for Next Generation 911 services — based on IP technology — by June 30, 2020, and NextGen 911 Text Messaging (based on real-time text) by Dec. 31, 2020.
Mission-critical voice communications is set to undergo an extensive makeover as Next Generation 911 prepares to take over in Canada. The sheer amount of multimedia data the IP (Internet Protocol) update will make available to police is detonative — it’s already making deep rumblings, as we’re seeing with police drones and body worn cams.
One of the toughest battles fought by Canadian soldiers is the one fought within. Although things have come a long way in the past decade with the decreased stigma of mental health illnesses and with men and women increasingly seeking help, it can still be a challenge to share their feelings and experiences.
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