Exploring E911 at Vectors 2019

“E911 in 2020” will be a breakout topic at this year’s SkySwitch user group conference, Vectors 2019, scheduled for October 27 – 30 at the Loews Sapphire Falls Resort in Orlando, FL.

The panel will feature Fulton County Georgia’s Director of Emergency Services, Joe Barasoain, and the City of Baltimore’s Director of 911 Services, Captain Scott L. Brillman.

Moderated by SkySwitch’s Vice President of Business Development, Harlan Hamlin, the three will explore the changes ahead that resellers, and their customers, need to be aware of in the next 12 months.

“Kari’s Law came into effect late in 2018 and is just one example of what resellers need to be apprised of, so their customers avoid unnecessary risks, and the liability associated with those, when it comes to dialing 911,” said SkySwitch President Eric Hernaez. “At many conferences this year, a lot of the attention was focused on robocalling and STIR/Shaken, so while we’re covering that topic as well, we felt that as annoying as those calls can be, that we’d shed light on something that can save lives, stop crimes, or help those in need with just a phone call.”

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Resellers will hear first-hand accounts from Brillman and Barasoain during the Tuesday morning, 8 a.m. post-breakfast session.

“When I moved from Virginia to Fulton County, I saw first hand what happens when someone hasn’t updated their E911 information,” said Joe Barasoain, Fulton County Georgia’s Director of Emergency Services. “Now with VoIP deployments having moved to the mainstream within businesses, educational institutions and in the hospitality sectors, those selling telecom need to know the risks and what they have to do in order to not only comply with Kari’s law but to ensure that the phone systems they sell meet the new status quo next year.”