iCERT White Paper Addresses Conformance & Interoperability

Conformance Working Group releases its first White Paper

October 24, 2019 Next Generation 911 (NG911) is no longer a dream but quickly becoming a reality. Governmental bodies, standards bodies, service providers, and vendors are all moving to implement NG911. While there are several opinions for how this will occur, all agree that significant testing is required to ensure all the elements within an NG911 system and between NG911 systems, work together as intended. But exactly what testing is necessary? What testing is required to ensure a sufficient level of confidence by the public safety community in the solutions being deployed? iCERT has developed this white paper to answer these and similar questions. The objectives of this white paper are to:

1. Highlight the role of standards in NG911 testing;

2. Define the types of testing that should be considered; and

3. Identify the challenges of Interoperability testing.


"This White Paper offers a useful objective view to the issues developed by the technology experts in iCERT," noted Kim Robert Scovill, Executive Director, "And, they produced an exceptional report in record time. This is useful information offered freely as part of iCERT Members' commitment to helping make public safety work better," he added.

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