June 21, 2019
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 21, 2019
|APCO Announces Approval of Public Safety Grade Site Hardening Standard|
Alexandria, Va. – The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International received final approval from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) on June 11, 2019 for an American National Standard (ANS) that identifies hardening requirements for public safety grade sites.
APCO ANS 2.106.1-2019 was developed by the Public Safety Grade Site Hardening Working Group. This standard was derived from the 2014 National Public Safety Telecommunications Council (NPSTC) report (Chapter 9) and the work of the original APCO Broadband Committee. The document is intended to assist public safety communications network builders with the guidelines necessary to build hardened public safety grade networks.
"This standard will guide agencies on the various characteristics needed to make mission critical communications network sites sufficiently robust to meet the service availability requirements of public safety," said APCO International President Holly Wayt.
This standard may be downloaded at the APCO Standards to Download webpage.
For questions regarding APCO Standards, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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