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What’s the one thing you can’t do without in a natural disaster?

When Superstorm Sandy raked the U.S. in October 2012, it not only impacted 24 coastal states from Florida to Maine, but also reached  hundreds of miles inland across the Appalachian Mountains to places such as Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin. In total it caused massive destruction and displacement of hundreds of thousands of people, with financial [...]

Harris County: Investing in Communications to Protect Millions of Texans

Encompassing Houston, the fourth largest USA city, Harris County set up long-term strategic plan for ICT to better protect life, property and the local economy in the face of natural disasters.

With: M. Sloan, Emergency Management Coordinator, Harris County, Texas - 10 Dec 2013

The essential revolution: How public safety is about to change forever – The FirstNet example

Bombs at the Boston Marathon were followed by speedy and massive coordination of law enforcement on all levels to quickly identify, track and neutralize the suspected terrorists who had set them off. This incident provided dramatic reminder of the critical nature of interoperable public safety communications, and the unprecedented power of dynamic rich media such [...]

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 [...]

10 Tips for Increased Operational Efficiency

Find out 10 tips for achieving operational efficiency in public safety communications using an informed, strategic approach, combined with the transparency and automation offered by an OSS/BSS.

With: M. Jaeger, OSS Portfolio Public Sector, Alcatel-Lucent - 26 Feb 2013

Expanding Reach and Cooperation with OSS

For public safety agencies, the impact of operational support systems (OSS) is felt everywhere from the control room to incident sites and beyond.

With: P. Kidner, Chief Executive Officer, TETRA and Critical Communications Association (TCCA) - 26 Feb 2013

OSS: Enabling Efficiency and Savings

OSS enables public safety agencies to manage complex communications network, providing a new model for public safety communications going forward.

With: S. Nye, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Verticals, Informa Telecoms & Media - 26 Feb 2013

ASTRID Benefits from Advanced Management Solutions

Belgium’s public safety network operator assures efficiency through a management system providing an overall view of assets, operations, automating billing and provisioning.

With: B. Antoine, IT & Infrastructure Program Manager, ASTRID Belgium - 26 Feb 2013

SAFE CITY – Giving your city what it really needs for a better quality of life

By Michael Roney, Editor, LifeTalk There’s no doubt about it: city life isn’t what it used to be, and that’s both good and bad. First consider the challenges: Today’s cities are larger than at any time in history. In fact, the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) reports that more than 50 percent of [...]

Collaboration Driving Safe City Economics

Collaborative technologies are providing greater interoperability between departments, agencies and jurisdictions in and around safe cities.

With: S. Webb, Vice President, Aerospace, Defence and Security, Frost & Sullivan - 07 May 2012

Intelligent Design for Safe Cities

Safety, mobility and environment are critical factors that must be balanced and aligned with a trusted partner to ensure a successful safe city.

With: G. Veiga, Senior Director, Public Safety & State/Local Government, Alcatel-Lucent - 07 May 2012

Chattanooga’s Safe City Orchestra

Coordination is paramount in Chattanooga’s safe city program, which already is improving public safety while reducing operating costs.

With: M. Keil, CIO, City of Chattanooga - 07 May 2012

Citizen Engagement Critical for Safe City Success

Safe city deployments are a multi-faceted issue that encompasses such basic principles as freedom, convenience, security, privacy and transparency.

With: J. Barros, Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Porto, Portugal; Founding Director of the Institute for Telecommunications - 07 May 2012

Mobile phones are the electronic milk carton

With the increasing usage of smartphones, all of a sudden, every citizen can become something of a deputy police officer, or a potential support person for firefighters and EMTs.

With: B. Schrier, Chief Technology Officer for the City of Seattle - 25 Jul 2011