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
Demonstrating Voice-over-IMS Interoperability on FirstNet LTE Mobile Broadband Network
Alcatel-Lucent has carried out a key demonstration of its Voice-over-IMS and RCS presence technology to the Board of FirstNet (the First Responder Network Authority) in US, an important step in the adoption of industry standards-based Public Safety LTE in broadband voice and data communications for emergency services. The demonstration, conducted at the Boulder, Colorado laboratories [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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
Advanced mobile video showcased at IWCE 2012
At the International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) 2012 at the Las Vegas Convention Center from February 22-23, Alcatel-Lucent showcases Bell Labs’ innovations and solutions designed to help first responders in the field and demonstrates to public safety agencies how they can make the transition to mobile broadband technology. The latest innovation from Alcatel-Lucent’s continuing focus [...]
Embarked 4G LTE applications into public safety vehicles: Alcatel-Lucent’s Striker 1 at CES 2012
Featuring a complete LTE network on wheels, Alcatel-Lucent’s Striker 1 illustrates the art of the possible, showcased at the CES 2012 event last January 10th in Las Vegas. By creating a next-generation platform in a mobile environment, Striker 1 demonstrated the power of LTE and how LTE is changing communication, collaboration, and operations for public [...]
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 Surveillance: Balancing Security and Privacy, Capability and Cost
There is a delicate balance between privacy and security with the expansion of video surveillance networks, but with new and evolving public safety issues these resources become critically necessary.
With: A. Olligschlaeger, Ph.D., President, TruNorth Data Systems, Inc. - 31 Jan 2012