LGS, a subsidiary of Alcatel-Lucent, announced that the Defense Information System Agency has chosen its WiMAX technology for test program that will examine emerging standards-based, commercial off-the-shelf, satellite communications and wireless technology for communications in a mobile tactical environment.
National Association of Tower Erectors, or NATE, Executive Director Patrick Howey said that the organization is working to develop a “culture of safety” throughout the tower industry that includes both tower workers and tower owners. As part of the effort, the organization reissued its checklist of recommended procedures designed to make tower workers safer.
Alcatel-Lucent’s 5ESS Switch was certified as interoperable with the Defense Switched Network by the Department of Defense (DoD) Joint Interoperability Test Command and the Defense Information System Network Security Accreditation Working Group.
A recent survey of 200 public safety communications officials and responders conducted by Motorola — in conjunction with APCO — indicated they were much more concerned about their ability to respond to natural disasters than to terrorist attacks or crime. This was just one of several surprises revealed by the survey.