Technical Committee - Non-Traditional

The Non-Traditional Technical Committee is responsible for developing standards, Technical Requirements Documents or Technical Information Documents for all issues related to future products and services that may affect 9-1-1.  The committee’s goal is to monitor industry, science and technology activities for any such items, research possible

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impact and draft appropriate documents that can be forwarded to other NENA Committee's or regulatory and industry standard organizations in order to ensure all devices may access 9-1-1 anytime and anywhere.  The Committee pools the respective knowledge of its members to understand new technology implications, bring appropriate technologies to the attention of the 9-1-1 community and describe the impact on emergency call services.

The committee consists of several Working Groups:

  • Telematics: Voice and Data Services Impacting 9-1-1
  • Aircraft internet
  • Future 9-1-1 Models

Any NENA member interested in joining any Non-Traditional 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.

Paul McLaren is currently Director of Support Engineering for Intrado.  With more than 30 years experience in Public Safety, Paul is a past PSAP Manager from New York State, K-9 dog handler, Paramedic and volunteer firefighter.  Educated at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY his degree is in Electrical Engineering with advanced work in propagation studies.  Paul is a well known speaker on technology issues and has taught classes in public safety technology, VoIP, GIS, Para-medicine, Land Navigation, disaster recover and GPS.  During the time with his previous employer, Positron, he was instrumental in implementing numerous public safety solutions including 9-1-1, CAD, trunked radio, mobile data and mapping systems.  Paul’s exposure to Public Safety agencies world wide has given him a unique perspective of solutions for emergency call handling and response.
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NENA Technical Standards & Documents
  • 00-001 v16 Master Glossary

    The NENA Master Glossary is a guide for readers of NENA publications and a tool for members of the NENA committees that prepare them. It defines the terms, acronyms and definitions associated with the 9-1-1 industry. Intended users of this document are any person needing NENA’s definition/description of a 9-1-1 related term.

  • 01-001 v4.1 Organization & Document Approval Processes

    This document is written for NENA Technical Committee leadership and members. A requirement for participating in the Technical Committee process is to adhere to all procedures outlined in this document.

  • 07-501 v11 Future 9-1-1 Models

    The purpose of this document is to develop models of 9-1-1 systems that will provide the features and functionalities that the public safety organizations need to do their job of responding to 9-1-1 calls. The models have been developed with a view to the future in that each model represents either a view of what currently exists or what is expected to exist at a predefined point in the future.

  • 07-502 v1 Non-Traditional Communications to PSAP Equipment

    This document will identify, define, discuss and offer potential solutions or alternatives to interfaces required to bring non-traditional sources of information into Enhanced 9-1-1 Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP)(?).

  • 07-503 v1 Network Interfaces for 9-1-1 and Emerging Technologies

    This NENA Technical Information Document (TID) provides a reference to network interfaces for users, manufactures and providers of E9-1-1 in an Emerging Technologies such as:

    • Voice over Packet (VoP)
    • Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)
    • Voice over Digital Subscriber Line (VoDSL)
  • 07-504 v1 Collision Notification & Telematics Information

    The purpose of this “Automatic Collision Notification and Vehicle Telematics Technical Information Document” is to understand and describe in both technical and operational terms the current telematics industry and telematics emergency calls and associated information delivered to Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs). The document scope also reflects on the current 9-1-1 infrastructure, the next generation emergency networks, and it discusses the integration of telematics emergency calls and information into those networks. This Technical Information Document (TID) will provide information to allow the National Emergency Number Association (NENA) and other interested parties to develop new communications methodologies and protocols to facilitate emergency communications between Telematics Service Providers (TSP) and PSAPs.