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 [...]
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 [...]
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
TETRA Communications over LTE
By Susan Layne and Thierry Sens, Strategic Industries, Alcatel-Lucent TETRA (Terrestrial Trunked Radio) communication standard is widely used and deployed by Government, Transport and Public Safety agencies. This is mainly due to the numerous advantages TETRA provides compared to other radio systems, such as the quality of voice, the number of communication features (trunking, priority/preemption, [...]