- Associated Press - Monday, January 5, 2015

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota is upgrading its emergency calling system.

Officials with the state’s 911 coordination board say the technology will eventually allow citizens to share pictures and video with 911 centers during an emergency call.

The new system will include backups that are meant to make 911 services less prone to outages and failures.

The system will be operated by TeleCommunications Systems, Inc., of Annapolis, Maryland.

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