This article provides a glimpse into how Future First Responders (FFRs) can utilize the FirstNet public-safety LTE broadband network in a particular scenario–in this case, a multiple motor vehicle accident (MVA).
As first responders from throughout the United States—and some from international jurisdictions—prepare to participate in the Urban Shield exercises in the San Francisco Bay Area this weekend, officials for three vendors anticipate learning more about their solutions’ market readiness through their performance in the annual event.
Ryan Seick, Motorola Solutions’ product manager and lead applications manager for public-safety devices, shows how the company’s Intelligent Data Portal (IDP) lets first-responder personnel leverage aggregated data from numerous sources.
Danny Sanchez, senior product marketing manager for Motorola Solutions, demonstrates how Recon smart glasses can be used to provide information to a connected officer in the field, as well as automatically give updated situational awareness from the officer to incident command during an event.
FirstNet officials have promised that its public-safety LTE system will include local control, but first-responder representatives need to do a lot of work to determine how agencies access the broadband network and who will be given priority during times of network congestion, according to panelists and attendees of a PSCR session on the subject.
A state emergency management agency turns to cloud-based, unified group communications software platform, which links multiple disparate agencies throughout the state more cost-effectively and easily than moving them all to a single system.
Thomas Miller, director of government and public safety markets for Motorola Solutions, explains how the company’s recently introduced Real-Time Crime Center solution improves situational awareness for incident commanders during emergencies.
With first-responder agencies getting information from multiple sources, physical security information management (PSIM) technology—first introduced about five years ago—can help them make sense of it all and enable quicker responses, according to Diamond Chaflawee, director of public-safety marketing for NICE Systems.