New Technology Allows Pictures, Video to be Sent to 911 Operators
WBTV.com reports that Union County, NC is the first in America to launch innovative new 911 technology allowing citizens to send pictures or video of criminal activity directly to 911 dispatchers via their mobile phones.
The technology will give police officers nearly instant access to pictures or videos of suspects, suspicious vehicles, or even kidnapping victims.
“We are very proud to announce the technology of the future is available right now in Union County,” said Union County Emergency Communications Director Larry Brinker. “Emergency texting, photo uploads, and video transfers from nearly any phone can be distributed immediately to field units.”
NexGen Global Technologies pioneered the development of an E9-1-1 Multimedia Communications system that allows the public to send photos, videos and text using their patented Multimedia Incident Retrieval System, (MIRS) to 9-1-1 center personnel for review and dissemination to law enforcement and other first responders within minutes.