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
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 [...]
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 [...]
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
Kenneth Budka appointed vice chairman of the FCC first responder board for broadband interoperability
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) last week announced its appointments to the 15-member technical advisory board for first-responder interoperability, following a new law designed to enable the buildout of a nationwide public-safety broadband network operating on 700 MHz spectrum. An FCC spokesperson said: “We’re meeting with the board; we’re moving forward with that.” Indeed, at [...]
Watch how LTE helps Military Police in the streets of São Paulo
Testimonial of Alfredo Deak Jr, Colonel and Director of Technology. In the state of São Paulo-Brazil, 100 000 uniformed military officers are acting directly in the public security exercise. São Paulo Military police receives a daily average of 160.000 calls through the 190 service. Only a high data transmission network is able to manage such [...]
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 is the Game Changer for Public Safety
Deployment of a public safety LTE network will provide first responders with capabilities never before possible: enhanced situational awareness, everywhere real-time collaboration and connected communities.
With: P. Agard, Alcatel-Lucent’s Vice President of Business Development for Public Safety - 31 Jan 2012
Broadband path for public safety
In Wireless Magazine, Philippe Devos, VP market and technology, secure communications at Cassidian explains how the innovation solution developed by Cassidian and Alcatel-Lucent could provide access to mobile broadband services in the short-term. ‘So, how do we bring new efficiencies to public safety? If you look at the political mandate there are not very many [...]