Buoyed by the promised reliability and security promised by the FirstNet system, public-safety users soon should benefit from the development of an application ecosystem that already is blossoming in the consumer and commercial markets.
Join us on May 14 in Santa Clara, Calif., for IWCE’s IoT Saving Lives, a one-day workshop that will explore the Internet of Life Saving Things (IoLST) and its impact on public safety, governments and other critical-communications initiatives. This is a pre-conference event conducted in conjunction with Internet of Things World, a sister event to IWCE.
It has only been a year since AT&T was awarded with the nationwide FirstNet contract. For public safety, progress on the FirstNet LTE system is moving much faster than expected, driven largely by the decision to provide priority and preemption across all of AT&T’s commercial spectrum.
Solutions that provide accurate, updated maps of buildings are needed for first responders to benefit fully from modern location technology. The ability to get X- Y- and Z-axis location data is wonderful; but if you can’t plot that information on a map, it isn’t helpful.
All states made their “opt-in” decisions for FirstNet by the Dec. 28 deadline given to governors. Although the final choices were all the same, states took many different paths and considered a wide variety of factors in making their FirstNet decisions.