Telecommunication Relay Service (TRS) Emergency Call Handling. Federal Communications Commission Emergency Access Advisory Committee January 14, 2011. Types of TRS Relay Services. The relay services is divided into 2 categories: Traditional (landline) Internet Based.
Federal Communications CommissionEmergency Access Advisory Committee
January 14, 2011
The relay services is divided into 2 categories:
Deaf, Deaf-Blind, and Hard of Hearing individuals and people with speech disabilities are using these technologies other than TTY.
Many of them are cutting off their land line telephone services. The technologies allow them to use internet-based relay services.
Many companies offer VRS & IP/AIM/Wireless services. The caller has a choice to choose. There are approximately 16 VRS providers and more than 10 IP relay service providers. There are over 100 call centers in this country.
IP (Internet Protocol)Relay Services
Handling 9-1-1 Internet Based Relay Calls
- User’s local 10-digit number
- Physical address
- Name of relay service provider
- Name of relay service provider with its phone number
VPC (Manual Call Center)
Manual Caller Location
Emergency / Administrative Line
Relay Center pre-registers users, or updates info to VPC during call
NENA Annual Conference – June 2010
On August 19, 2010, test calls to 9-1-1 were conducted using 9 different VRS providers.
A few minutes delay has shown that it could have led to death.
EVERY SECOND COUNTS!