TJ Kennedy, president of FirstNet, talks about the coordination that will be needed to make FirstNet a success across the country at APCO's Emerging Technology Forum in Atlanta.
Jay English, director of Comm Center & 911 Services for APCO International, offers some background to the APCO Emerging Tech Forum audience about the significance of ESInets, which are the foundation of next-generation-911 deployments and can help foster local and statewide broadband networks through the transition to FirstNet.
Jeff Cohen, chief counsel for APCO International, provides updates on the organization's efforts to promote the use of dispatchable addresses and to improve location accuracy for wireless 911 calls.
Tim Lorello, senior vice president for TeleCommunication Systems (TCS), details the emerging technologies developing now and in the future to enhance 911 location accuracy.
A packed room at the Ritz Carlton Atlanta listens to the Emerging Technology Forum Tech Talk on leveraging commercial networks for public safety, presented by Eric Hargerson, senior regulatory affairs manager for T-Mobile.
Mark Tesh, senior product manager for Harris, presents a 20-minute Tech Talk about the evolution of portable radios for first responders.
Hundreds of attendees took part in the two-day event on emerging technologies vital to public-safety communications.
Jeff Cohen conducts a question-and-answer session with FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel about public-safety communications policies at the APCO Emerging Technology Forum.
Ray Lehr, a public-safety consultant and retired fire chief for Baltimore City Fire Department, outlines the best ways to optimize public-safety apps for first responders.
Tracy McElvaney, engineering supervisor, Advanced Communications Research, National Institute of Standards and Technology - Communications Technology Laboratory (NIST-CTL) Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR), speaks during the APCO Emerging Technology Forum.
Mike Wengrovitz, vice president of innovation for Mutualink, discusses his company’s development of public-safety tools that leverage Internet of Things technologies.
David O'Berry, worldwide technical strategist within the office of the CTO for Intel Security Group, sheds light on cybersecurity issues facing public-safety grade networks.
A slide from O'Berry's presentation emphasizes the many layers of data security.
Col. James M. Wolfinbarger (RET), Smart Public Safety Solutions, Motorola Solutions, shares examples of smart public-safety solutions such as ShotSpotter, which utilizes location services for gunshot detection.
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