APCO International News

Zetron to demo P25 interoperability LIVE at APCO conference

The live demonstrations emphasise Zetron’s continued support for open standards such as P25 CSSI and DFSI Zetron will be offering a host of live demonstrations in its booth at the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) Conference in Washington D.C., August 16-19, 2015. The demos will feature Zetron systems utilising Project 25 (P25) standards-based interfaces to integrate seamlessly with other vendors’ radio systems and products. Live demos a...

Meet the first woman president of CSSA International

Petrow began her career at Vector Security in  1982, and was appointed senior vice president  of the Central Stations and Information Services Group in 1997 Pamela J. Petrow, chief executive officer (CEO) of Vector Security Inc., Warrendale, Pa., has been appointed President of CSAA International, the industry’s leading, 65-year-old central station monitoring organisation. Petrow is the first woman in the organisation’s history to hold this top leadership...

Despite benefit of more efficient 911 responses, ASAP-to-PSAP implementation lags

ASAP-to-PSAP technology automates communications between alarm monitoring companies & PSAPs and dispatches emergency service In April 2015, Cary, N.C., adopted a technology called Automated Secure Alarm Protocol to Public Safety Answering Point (ASAP-to-PSAP), but currently they are among only a handful of emergency 911 call response locales that use ASAP-to-PSAP technology in the United States. Commander Scott Edson of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, sp...