ANI (Automatic Number Identification)

From NENA Knowledge Base

ANI (Automatic Number Identification) is the telephone number associated with the call origination, originally associated with the access line of the caller.

Related Terms:

ANI Controller

A stand-alone CPE component which provides the ANI decoding and function key control for 9-1-1 service.

ANI II Digits

Digits in the Enhanced MF Signaling protocol that indicate to the PSAP CPE ANI display device whether the display should remain steady or flash, or if the call is a test call.

pANI (Pseudo Automatic Number Identification), Routing Number

A telephone number used to support routing of wireless 9‑1‑1 calls.  It may identify a wireless cell, cell sector or PSAP to which the call should be routed.

Relevant NENA Documents


NENA-STA-027, NENA E9-1-1 PSAP Equipment Standards