As an NEC customer and with the enactment of this law, we wanted to make you aware that NEC’s communications systems have always supported a completely flexible dial plan. What this means is that all currently supported NEC communications platforms can be programmed to be compliant with this law without any software/hardware upgrades. This includes NEC’s UNIVERGE SV9000 series and UNIVERGE 3C communications platforms, as well as older UNIVERGE SV8000 series platforms.
Kari’s law specifically applies to 9-1-1 access and notification of a 9-1-1 call to a central location on the site of the facility from where the call was made, and per Rule 251.15, to an optional additional location. Expensive Automatic Location Information (ALI) database management tools are not required to comply. NEC’s foresight in supporting a flexible dial plan allows customers to easily adapt to changes in regulations like Kari’s Law.