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Professor Works on Overhaul of 911 Services


July 30, 2008

cell phone dialing 911 Calling 911 from an Internet-based phone can be unreliable, leading to potentially deadly delays in response times from emergency personnel. A professor at the University of North Texas wants to change that. Ram Dantu, an assistant professor of computer science and engineering, is working to overhaul the 911 infrastructure to better handle emerging technology. He has received two grants from the National Science Foundation totaling more than $1 million. Full Story

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