WASHINGTON — June 24 2014
ATIS announces the launch of the IP-Transition of Public Safety Related Applications Task Force (PSRA-TF), formed to address critical issues in the complex migration of public safety communications infrastructure to All-IP technologies. One of the most significant challenges facing the public safety community is ensuring that existing applications will function as expected in light of the sunset of PSTN systems and the corresponding evolution of legacy copper networks. The public safety and industrial organizations that monitor and inform communities of threats and dangers still depend on legacy PSTN technologies and services as a part of their critical infrastructure. Technologies affected in the All-IP transition specifically include alarm circuits to local fire and police departments, FAA circuits to towers and alarms, circuits monitoring railroad crossings and circuits for sensors at gas and power company locations.