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 [...]
How do you manage complex systems with greater efficiency and savings?
LTE mobile broadband; video surveillance cameras and analytics for enhanced situational awareness; automated response systems; legacy TETRA networks; collaboration with multiple agencies and users; increased security and response expectations; tightened budgets. It all has to be reconciled, balanced, coordinated and carefully monitored with maximum, always-on visibility and control on any number of devices regardless of [...]
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
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 [...]
TWC 2012 interview: Alcatel-Lucent’s Philippe Agard on the 400MHz broadband solution for public safety
An interesting article from Wireless magazine, interviewing Philippe Agard, VP of business development for public safety about the integrated LTE 400MHz PMR solution, called Evercor. Agard explains why using LTE commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) technology developed for the mobile phone market is specifically relevant for the public safety community and other business critical PMR users. Indeed, they [...]
40% productivity improvement, 25% reduction in network downtime or the reduction of alarms by factor 100!
Around the world, public safety organizations rely heavily on private telecommunications networks to ensure mission-critical operations. Police forces, fire departments, emergency medical services, government authorities and others often operate their own TETRA networks for mission critical communications. Today, these TETRA network operators are under heavy pressure to improve their communications services (availability, coverage and support [...]
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 [...]
Kevin’ viewpoint about LTE Cloud to enhance Public Safety Communications
In the article published in “Enriching Communications” eZine, Kevin Wendt, Global Director of Network Management Services and Solutions at Alcatel-Lucent shares his vision about the relevancy of combining the power of LTE with Cloud infrastructure. Wendt explains why LTE cloud infrastructure gives public safety agencies: Faster access to advanced services and applications. Because it’s a [...]
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
Resource optimization and economies of scale with 4G LTE
Here we are, ten years out from 9/11 and we still haven’t really solved the interoperability problem… It has become imperative that all the public safety disciplines work efficiently together. To do otherwise can not only cost money, it can cost lives.
With: C. Moore, Chief of Police of the San Jose (California) Police Department - 25 Jul 2011