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Maryland Department of State Police embraces Next Gen-ready architecture
After an open, competitive, best value procurement spanning two years, the Maryland Department of State Police (MDSP) received contract approval on Wednesday July 11th from the Maryland Board of Public Works for the Frequentis Protect NG9-1-1 call-taking solution.
This will bring MDSP’s 22 barracks into the technology leadership fold. With a total term value of $7.1 million, MDSP and Frequentis will conduct a systematic and phased rollout of this revolutionary platform, transitioning the state police and its partner stakeholders to a next gen-ready environment. MDSP embraced the National Emergency Number Association (NENA) i3 (Next Generation 9-1-1) architecture and shows leadership as one of the first agencies in the US to implement a next generation solution.
This solution will not only revolutionise the way public safety communications are managed, but directly help the state achieve the strategic initiative of transitioning to the One-Maryland Broadband Network. Utilisation of networkMD, the fibre backbone being deployed and managed by Maryland Department of Information Technology (DoIT) will provide a more efficient and cost-effective means of serving Maryland State’s communication needs.
The Protect Public Safety portfolio has been developed to serve as an application-centric control room and has been designed specifically for NG9-1-1. Using NENA i3 as the framework to provide an industry standard, modularised, state-of-the-art software.