Interoperability, Flexibility Essential for ICT during Natural Disasters
In emergency situations, to successfully coordinate multiple agencies and their missions a highly resilient network is required – secure, reliable, flexible, and interoperable – allowing emergency managers to make better decisions that support their responding organizations.
With: S. Jennings, Executive Director, Public Safety, Alcatel-Lucent - 09 Dec 2013
Four 4G LTE trials with Cassidian
During the last few months, Cassidian, together with Alcatel-Lucent, successfully conducted extensive Long Term Evolution trials in 4G LTE pilot networks in France, Spain, the Middle East and Mexico. The partnership of Cassidian and Alcatel-Lucent aims to provide field radio communications systems with mobile broadband data capabilities, whereby Cassidian is using its know-how in the [...]
Data and Video Prioritization and Pre-emption on LTE Band 14 at APCO 2013
Prioritization and pre-emption are critical features for public safety operations on LMR/PMR networks. Because of the nature of incidents and responses by emergency services personnel, such features enable priorities to be set so that critical voice communications by designated personnel, be they incident commanders, dispatchers, chiefs or supervisors, will always get through. The latest series [...]
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
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 [...]
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
LTE, star of the last PMR Summit
The hot topic at this year’s PMR Summit/Professional LTE event was how broadband services can be brought into PMR. The Alcatel-Lucent partner, Cassidian and the VP market & technology, Philippe Devos, who chairs the CCBG Working Group for Systems & Architecture, brings James Atkinson up to date on the work to develop common global mobile [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Watch how does the Integrated LTE 400 PMR solution enhance information-sharing?
Cassidian, an EADS company, and Alcatel-Lucent launched at the TETRA World Congress 2012 the new solution called ‘Evercor®’ enhancing safety and operations of public safety agencies, energy and transport companies. Based on 4G LTE technology, Evercor enables the use of video, data and other media to improve the way the security professionals serve and protect [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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