Technical Committee – CPE

The Customer Premise Equipment (CPE) Committee is Responsible for developing recommendations for all E9-1-1 PSAP CPE issues related to 9-1-1 products and services. The CPE Committee will be heavily involved with determining the requirements and standards that will allow PSAPs to fully participate in the upcoming NG9-1-1(?) IP-based networking environment.

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The committee consists of several Working Groups:

  • Security
  • ALI Standard Interface
  • IP-Capable PSAP Working Group

Any NENA member interested in joining any CPE Working Groups, please review the Scopes & Goals at the bottom of the page and then contact the Committee Chair or Vice Chair to be added to a specific working group.

Chair – Mike Vislocky
Network Orange

Mike Vislocky (BEE, Georgia Tech, 1970) began his professional career as a logic design engineer at RCA Computer Systems Division in 1970.  He has worked in computer and data communications related fields for 36 years.  He founded Network Orange in 1979 with a focus on network test, control, and management systems.  In 1990, Network Orange developed test equipment and systems for remotely monitoring and controlling E9-1-1 PSAP equipment and communications facilities. Mike has served on NENA’s CPE committee since 1998 and became CPE Committee Chairman in January, 2003.

Vice Chair – Robert Walthall, CISSP
National Public Safety Solutions (NPSS)

Robert Walthall is the Chief Technical Officer for National Public Safety Solutions. He has over 15 years of engineering experience in the Telecommunications Industry. Robert has consulted with 911 Entities throughout the nation on NG9-1-1 network architecture and security, collaborating with various product teams to assist with the development and deployment of NG9-1-1 products and services. Robert is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional and is a key contributor to the development of NG9-1-1 security policies and procedures. He has served on NENA’s CPE Committee since 2003. 

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