From the 911 Interface, you create a
template that gathers directory information from the cairs.net database to send
to another 911 program. This is a two-step process, first you create the
template, this defines file format, extension length, etc. If you are creating
a NENA file, the second step requires you to map or associate the fields within
the NENA file to field within cairs.net.
Creating a 911
the System Admin menu.
the Navigation pane, click the plus sign (+) next to Data Sync Center
to expand the menu items.
the Actions pane, click the Add New Interface 911 link.
General-911 Interface window opens. There are two panes of information; the top
pane contains the general template information and the bottom pane displays the
number plans included in the interface.
the top pane, configure the following fields. Required fields are indicated by
Template Name* – type-in the template name.
Format 911* – click the drop-down arrow to
access a format list. From the list, select one of the following file formats:
! Depending on the format that you choose, the fields may be different. For the
purposes of this document, we will define all fields.
Path* – double-click the field to access the
Browse For Folder pop-up. Within the pop-up, browse to the location you. want
to create the files.
File Name – you are creating a file to send
to another system, this will be the name of the file.
Extension Length*– from the drop-down list
select the extension length, 3 to 10 digits.
Last Date Time – populates with the date and
time of the last 911 file created.
NENA Format – when you select the NENA
format, this field auto-populates to the NENA 2 format.
Initialize or Change – type-in I for
initial, meaning you are creating a brand new file to send or type-in C for
change meaning you only want to send the changes made within the database to
the 911 system.
Email Address – if cairs has the capability
to email notification, when a 911 interface creates the file this email address
will receive a notification
Company Name – type-in the company name.
State – type-in your state code.
Extract Date – this field populates with the
Country ID – type-in your country id.
Cycle Counter – type-in the cycle counter.
Modify Termination – check mark the field to
indicate you want to modify the termination.
No Header Footer –check mark the field to
indicate the created file will not have a header or footer.
Include All Number – checkmark the field to
indicate that all numbers are included in the interface
Include Duplicate Number – checkmark the
field to indicate that duplicate numbers are included in the interface
Run on Schedule – check mark the box to
indicate you want the interface to run on the schedule you set within Service
Manager. Leave the field blank to indicate you will run the interface manually.
7. The lower pane displays a
list of the Number Plans within your database.
This pane allows you to select which number plans to include in the
interface file. To include a number
plan, click on the box in the Include column.
! The numbers, if any, within the Interface
911 Prefix column append to each number transferred in the interface. For
example, if you have an extension length of 7 and the prefix of 702, each
number transferred starts with the 702 and then the 7-digit number. This allows
you to send more digits through the interface than what you track within your
cairs.net database. You add the 911 Prefix within the Number Plan.
8. Within the Actions
ribbon group, click Save (to save and stay) to continue adding
information for the interface, or click Save & Close (to save and
exit) to return to the 911 Interface list.