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Public safety Planning for the Future of Post-POTS SV8x00 End of Product Lifecycle

Public safety

Telecommunications systems can play a crucial role in improving public safety by providing real-time communication, data collection, and analysis capabilities. Here are some ways to use telecommunications systems to improve public safety:

  1. Emergency alert systems: Telecommunications systems can send emergency alerts to the public via text messages, social media, and other channels. These alerts can provide critical information about natural disasters, public health emergencies, and other incidents.
  1. Video surveillance: Telecommunications systems can set up cameras in public areas to monitor criminal activity, traffic violations, and other safety concerns.
  1. Mobile applications: Telecommunications systems can create mobile applications that allow citizens to report crimes, suspicious activity, and emergencies to law enforcement. These applications can also provide information about local crime statistics, emergency contacts, and other safety-related resources.
  2. Geolocation technology: Telecommunications systems can use geolocation technology to track the location of emergency responders, dispatch them to the scene of an incident, and monitor their progress in real-time.
  3. Big data analytics: Telecommunications systems can collect and analyze large amounts of data from various sources, including social media, weather sensors, and surveillance cameras, to identify patterns and trends related to public safety.
  4. Unified Communications (UcaaS) can provide cost-effective solutions for small communities on limited budgets to provide anytime, anywhere, on any device while providing, staff presence, video collaboration and more to mobile emergency service personal

Overall, telecommunications systems can be used to provide faster response times, better communication, and more accurate data analysis, all of which can help to improve public safety.

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Planning for the Future of Post-POTS

Over the last year, traditional telephone companies have either started or planning the demise of the conventional analog and copper facilities in favour of fibre IP services. Several have raised their monthly rates.

Why is all of this happening?

It’s an excellent deal for telecom companies – fibre optics are more resilient to weather and curious squirrels, which makes them cheaper to maintain than POTS copper wire lines.

Also, by bundling all their services onto one cable, they can get more customers onto the high-speed internet services they expect will make up the bulk of their profits moving forward.

What’s to consider next?

Vendors of traditional suppliers like Toshiba, Panasonic, Shoretel, Nortel and others are no longer available to address how to support analog or convert these systems. Many of these manufacturers’ resellers have either disappeared or lack the skill to manage the IP changes.

Services like E911, Alarm systems, burglar alarms, and analog telephones, which were mandatory and will require backup power to be compliant, Fax service, and debit machines will also present challenges.

  • Moving to IP, in many cases, represents financial concerns. Specific industries have requirements for enhanced security on telephone calls, Fax; others like Legal, Financial, and healthcare have unique regulatory compliance requirements like PIPEDA, and others have voice encryption and PCI.

Where do I turn to get answers?

The Meteor Group of Companies, with over 50 years of trusted experience in Legal, Financial, Healthcare, Educational and others, has the advisors and Engineering resources to assist you in your obligation to meet the new and expanded government regulations. All the while respecting the financial implications changes make in today’s market.

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SV8x00 End of Product Lifecycle

As of December 31st, 2018 the SV8x00 product line officially reached the end of the product lifecycle. 

This applies to the SV8100, SV8300 series systems. This means that for non-migrated SV8x00 customer’s, their systems would no longer be supported by NEC’s pre-sales or post-sales technical support, they are unable to apply any software updates or feature enhancements and would be unable to purchase additional software or hardware. As one of Canada’s premier NEC partners, Meteor will always endeavor to help our customers, but don’t wait until it’s too late! The best option is to speak to one of our technical sales staff about upgrading to the SV9100, SV9300 or SV9500 systems. There are some incentives in place which will help with the migration.

Don’t wait until you have a system down issue. Contact Meteor today, and ask for a quote on the migration of your existing system.