ESIF

Emergency Services Interconnection Forum

ESIF develops Next Generation 911 (NG911) and location accuracy requirements and solutions and is where the industry comes together in a voluntary open forum to identify and resolve technical and operational issues to facilitate interconnection of emergency services networks with other networks (e.g., wireline, cable, satellite, Internet, etc.). ESIF members comprise industry, government, standards, and public safety organizations.

Highlights:

  • In September 2015, the 9-1-1 Location Technologies Test Bed, LLC announced the selection of ATIS to serve as the Program Manager for the 9-1-1 location accuracy test bed. View a summary of the test bed.

    In September 2015, the 9-1-1 Location Technologies Test Bed, LLC announced the selection of ATIS to serve as the Program Manager for the 9-1-1 location accuracy test bed. View a summary of the test bed.

  • ESIF Emergency Services & Methodologies (ESM) Subcommittee is currently developing solutions for:

    • Common Morphology Mapping/Classification Process for E9-1-1 Location Performance Assessment
      • Investigating a consistent and reasonably accurate method to map wireless carrier cell/sectors into one of the four ESIF identified morphologies (dense urban, urban, suburban, rural) for live 911 call reporting.
    • Test Methodology for Localized Deployment Location Technologies
      • Developing and documenting a systematic approach and a set of recommendations for localized deployment indoor location testing.
    • Indoor Test Methodology to Mitigate Correlation between Test Calls
      • Extending the principles of indoor test methodology adopted in ATIS-0500022, Test Plan Input for a Location Technology Test Bed and provide recommendations regarding the application of the methodology to indoor accuracy testing.
Leadership

Chair
Roger Hixson, NENA

First Vice Chair
Roger Marshall, Comtech

Second Vice Chair
Jeanna Green, Sprint

Industry Advisors
Khaled Dessouky, ComVerity
Jim Goerke, Texas 9-1-1 Alliance
Ryan Jensen, T-Mobile
Susan Sherwood, Verizon Wireless