Presentation on theme: "Alabama Next Generation Emergency Network"— Presentation transcript:
1 Alabama Next Generation Emergency Network Roger Wilson, Chair Alabama Wireless BoardAlabama Next Generation Emergency NetworkIntroductions
2 Background ALNENA & Wireless Board AL Department of Homeland Security Partnered on State PlanAL does not have a state officeAL Department of Homeland SecurityApplied for DOT Grant for IP 9-1-1$950,000 Grant + Local Match = $1.9M88 ECDs – 85 are ANGEN Partners!
3 Process Wireless Board Appointed ANGEN Committee ECD / PSAP RepresentativesSaw Vendor PresentationsDeveloped Specifications for RFPAUM - Center for Advanced TechnologiesManaged RFP ProcessIndependent Review by MembersDid not work togetherDid not know pricingSelected inetwork Service System ProviderANGEN Committee members reviewed the proposals without discussing with other members.CAT – compiled the evaluations and combined the technical scores with the pricing
4 IP Network Alabama Supercomputer Authority (ASA) ASA Provides Already had a robust / diverse backbone networkExperience in each County with schoolsASA ProvidesHosting for Core Call Routing Facilities (ACCRF)Huntsville and MontgomeryACCRFs in core network facilities – no connectivity issuesBackbone Network between ACCRFsEither ACCRF can carry the state if one failsLast mile connection to PSAPsInternet Connectivity when needed
5 ASA ANGEN Backbone Network HuntsvilleMobileBirminghamMontgomery10GAtlantaASA ANGEN Backbone NetworkDallasNashvilleACCRFAREN Core Routers Serving ClientsMultiple paths to either ACCRF location –One network cut will not isolate PSAPs from ACCRF – either ACCRF can support the entire stateA PSAP could be isolated due to a cut – larger PSAPs will purchase a redundant/diverse IP connection before disconnecting from the legacy Selective Router.ACCRF
6 9-1-1 SSP - inetwork Selected via the RFP process Will Provide 9-1-1 Routing / databaseServices traditionally provided by a LEC
7 ANGEN Phases Phase I Phase II Phase III Aggregate wireless calls to ANGENRoute to PSAPs via existing Selective RoutersPhase IIInstall IP Connections to PSAPsSome require Legacy PSAP GatewaysBegin routing calls via IP to PSAPsPhase IIIConvert VoIP & other wired carriersWhen a PSAP is connected via IP to ANGEN their calls will start to use that connection. The transition to IP will occur as PSAPs are connected.May connect to the IP ready PSAPs first – order of connection is not important.Large group of PSAPs are looking at a hosted call taking solution that will use the ANGEN network.
8 End Goal & Benefits All PSAPs connected via IP Larger PSAPs with redundant/ diverse IP connectionsAll Carriers routing calls to ANGENAlabama is prepared for NG9-1-1Immediate BenefitsQuicker connection time from Caller to PSAPTransfer calls anywhere in state – no LATA issuesRedundant CCRFs (SRs are not redundant now)Re-route calls during disasters / incidentsGreatly reduce costs of serviceUnder Benefits –Alabama does not have redundancy at the Selective Router / Tandem level. If a SR fails it will affect all PSAPs served which varies from 7 to 11 PSAPs in a geographic area.
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