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Being compliant with Kari's Law and the Ray Baum's Act involves multiline telephone systems (MLTS) in building enviroments supporting specific emergency 911 functionality.
Kari's Law includes direct dial to 911 services and the notification of designated personnel when an emergency call is made, while the Ray Baum's Act relates to the
identification of dispatchable locations of 911 callers.
Kari's Law Compliant
NEC is pleased to state that all of the company's communications systems have always supported a completely flexible dial plan. This means all currently supported NEC
communications platforms are programmable to be compliant with Kari's Law without any need for software or hardware upgrades.
Kari's Law requires that all outbound dialing MLTS must provide direct access to 911 service without the caller having to dial an initial number,
digit, prefix or other access number before dialing 911. While numerous states have their own version of Kari's Law, a nationwide version, H.R. 582 (115th): Kari's Law
Act of 2017, was signed into law in 2018 and takes effect February 16, 2020. Kari's Law specially applies to 911 access and notification of a 911 call to a central
location on the site of the facilities where a call is placed and to an optional additional location per Rule 251.15.
Due to NEC's foresight in supporting a flexible dial plan, customers can easily adapt to regulatory changes like Kari's Law.
Kari's Law Compliant Communications Platforms
Presently the following NEC communications platforms are Kari's Law compliant:
Cloud Unified Communications Explore
Ray Baum's Act Compliance
Created to ensure faster and more accurate responses to 911 calls, the Ray Baum's Act requires all multiline telephone systems to automatically provide a dispatchable
location of 911 callers so first responders can be dispatched directly to the known location.
Wired terminals and telephones must be compliant by January 6, 2021, while wireless devices by 2022.
NEC is presently working for Ray Baum's Act compliance before January 6, 2021.
Until this time, NEC recommends customers contact their local carrier to determine how dispatchable location information can be provisioned to their local trunking