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#CiscoChampion Radio S2|Ep 39: Cisco Emergency Response & Emergency Calling

CiscoChampion200PXbadge#CiscoChampion Radio is a podcast series by Cisco Champions as technologists. Today we’re talking about Cisco Emergency Response (CER) and Emergency Calling with Cisco Technical Marketing Engineer Dan Keller.

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Cisco SME
Dan Keller, Cisco Technical Marketing Engineer

Cisco Champion Guest Hosts
Josh Warcop, @Warcop, Senior Consultant

Brian Remmel (@bremmel)

What does it mean to be ready for emergency response?
Mobile and emergency calling
CER and device mobility
CER updates and device support
Advantages of CER over native emergency handling of communications manager
Tips for emergency call routing

Resources – online Cisco Live sessions
Emergency Calling and Cisco Unified Communications
On-Site Emergency Call Notification
Extension Mobility – Cross Cluster

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“What If” Could Be Now: Truly Mobile Healthcare

Once upon a time in the days of Opie and Andy, doctors made house calls. I’ve seen it on TV, so it must be true. Now, a doctor visit usually requires that you do the visiting to a clinic, office, or hospital. An initial appointment may result in referrals for tests or to specialists – more visits, parking lots, waiting rooms. Sometimes your information gets transferred along, sometimes it doesn’t.

Mobile devices are showing up everywhere, healthcare included. There’s even a new word: mHealth. (We had e-everything in the early 2000s, then came along iSomething, so let’s now move further into the alphabet with mWords.) Read More »

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Wishing You Safe Travel to Your Destination: Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing you and your family safe travel to your destination during this Thanksgiving weekend.  According to AAA, 42.5 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more during the holiday weekend (Wednesday – Sunday) although the average distance that people intend to travel is 110 miles less than last year.   Thanksgiving air travel is expected to increase with approximately 3.4 million travelers expected to fly to their destination.  Sixty percent of travelers say the economy will have no impact on their travel plans.  Over 900,000 people expect to travel via other modes including bus, trains, and watercraft. 

Many communities are working on strategies to improve the safety and security of cities and transportation systems.  

Watch this Discovery Channel video and see how video technologies are helping make travel safer in New York City.   The integrated Traffic Management Center (TMC) integrates city-wide video feeds for increased situational awareness,  mobile emergency response, and collaborative incident communications.

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