The Brussels-based NGO, European Emergency Number Association (EENA), has established Next Generation 112 (NG112), a brand new pan-European technical architecture to enable emergency calls through new technologies such as video and VoIP calls from smartphones, 5G devices, and home speakers. “Currently emergency providers are only accessible by voice phone calls. 5G, IoT, and intelligent cities are arriving and public safety could benefit from these types of technology — but with the present only-voice-traditional-telephony this will not do the job,” said Cristina Lumbreras, EENA’s Technical Director, of this year-long pilot project. “Emergency services need to change their technology whenever they want to be part of the long run, and…
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