City of Charlotte Ready for FirstNet Development
Charlotte, North Carolina is ready to deploy a regional LTE public safety project and serve as pilot site for the FirstNet.
With: C. Robinson, Director of Shared Services for the City of Charlotte and Chair of the FCC’s Technical Advisory Board for First Responder Interoperability for FirstNet - 14 May 2013
Looking Ahead to FirstNet
FirstNet’s data-rich applications will act as game changers for how public safety is conducted, requiring partnerships and new models of technology use and control.
With: K. Budka, CTO, Strategic Industries, Alcatel-Lucent and Vice-Chair of the FCC’s Technical Advisory Board for First Responder Interoperability for FirstNet - 14 May 2013
Utilities Could be Key Partners in FirstNet Success
Utility companies can help defray FirstNet costs in significant ways through investment and contribution of essential infrastructure.
With: B. Kilbourne, Deputy General Counsel, Utilities Telecom Council - 14 May 2013
FirstNet Poised to Create Dramatic Changes
FirstNet’s national interoperable broadband communications system will change the way public safety is viewed and conducted in the United States.
With: H. McEwen, Chairman of FirstNet’s Public Safety Advisory Committee - 14 May 2013
A special program on FirstNet ‘one year later’
Watch the Broadband US TV webcast – a special program on FirstNet ‘one year later’ – hosted by Jim Baller and Marty Stern, with the following guests: Laura Pettus, Program Manager, NTIA Public Safety Interoperable Communications Grant Program Dr. Andrew Afflerbach, CEO/Director of Engineering – CTC Technology & Energy Jeff Cohen, Chief Counsel, Law and [...]
Interoperability testing brings the benefits of multi-vendor public safety LTE a step closer
Recently, Alcatel-Lucent successfully completed initial interoperability testing of its Public Safety LTE solution by demonstrating interoperability with Cisco, Ericsson and NSN equipment. Cisco, NSN and Harris have also made an interoperability announcement recently, although this was only for NSN radio access network equipment (RAN) with a Cisco Evolved Packet Core, whereas Alcatel-Lucent showed interoperability of [...]
On trial: Mobile broadband for public safety shown at Iowa State Fair
The Iowa Statewide Interoperability Communications Systems Board and Alcatel-Lucent have demonstrated the role of 4G LTE mobile broadband in enhancing the sharing of critical information between public safety teams. At the internationally acclaimed Iowa State Fair (August 13-16th, 2012) – which attracts more than a million visitors each year from around the globe including key [...]
New mobile access to multiple simultaneous video feeds using LTE
Live streaming video from cameras is being received and managed in dispatch and command centers in many large cities. This is helping improve situational awareness and decision making. The challenge is how to make this information along with operational data such as floor plans, schematics, and high resolution images that are relevant to a situation [...]
Catch up with major demos at TETRA World Congress 2012
Alcatel-Lucent was a sponsor of TETRA World Congress 2012 in Dubai, the meeting place of the Critical Communications community and TETRA users. Alcatel-Lucent had a strong presence at this event with four speaking slots and a booth where we disclosed and demonstrated very innovative solutions for the Public safety industry. For those who would like to [...]
LTE network deployment for enhanced safety of competitors and spectators during NCAA Rowing Championship 2012
Park rangers, emergency medical services and event organizers at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Rowing Championship will be using real-time visual information (streaming video, image transfer) to ensure the safety and security of competitors and spectators, thanks to a dedicated mobile broadband network from Alcatel-Lucent. Alcatel-Lucent is providing a public safety 4G Long Term [...]
Kenneth Budka appointed vice chairman of the FCC first responder board for broadband interoperability
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) last week announced its appointments to the 15-member technical advisory board for first-responder interoperability, following a new law designed to enable the buildout of a nationwide public-safety broadband network operating on 700 MHz spectrum. An FCC spokesperson said: “We’re meeting with the board; we’re moving forward with that.” Indeed, at [...]
Sao Paulo Policia Militar Experience with LTE: Bigger, Better and Cheaper
Deploying hardwired video surveillance facilities are expensive, time-consuming, and often produce unreliable results. The availability of an LTE network changes the game. Sao Paulo Policia Militar experiments its benefits in term of cost savings and capabilities.
With: Col. A. Deak Jr., Diretor de Tecnologia, Polícia Militar de São Paulo - 31 Jan 2012
Video is the Game Changer for Public Safety
Deployment of a public safety LTE network will provide first responders with capabilities never before possible: enhanced situational awareness, everywhere real-time collaboration and connected communities.
With: P. Agard, Alcatel-Lucent’s Vice President of Business Development for Public Safety - 31 Jan 2012
Communications: Long Term Evolution-And revolution
Article by Philip Leggiere in Homeland Security Today, a leading US publication on homeland security affairs, explains how the Long Term Evolution (LTE) communications standard might usher in a new age in public safety communications. It features insights from Morgan Wright, vice president at Alcatel-Lucent and members of several agencies. > READ the article
Public safety mission critical voice services over LTE
In view of broadband technology trends and the availability of broadband spectrum, public safety agencies have expressed an interest in complementing their current narrowband wireless networks with broadband systems. To support the set of public safety data applications, Long Term Evolution (LTE) has been selected by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission for deployment in the [...]