Mike Bostic, Raytheon’s director of customer advocacy for public safety and security, tells UC Editor Donny Jackson that the potential multi-vendor environment is very different than the traditional sole-source LMR systems that public safety has used in the past.
FirstNet General Manager Bill D’Agostino discusses the need to allow more open communication between the Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) program and FirstNet, particularly as it relates to testing associated with prioritization and preemption.
Dan O'Malley, senior product manager for Cisco Systems, talks about a new push-to-talk client for wireless phones targeted to the enterprise sector, as well as a Project 25 migration service, during last week's Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO) conference in Anaheim, Calif.
David Deacon, CEO of Etherstack, talks about new software developed by the company, dubbed LTE 25, that enables Project 25 encrypted voice calls to be made from commercial smartphones, during last week's Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO) conference in Anaheim, Calif.
FirstNet officials envision an application-development ecosystem similar to that which exists in the commercial sector. However, it will take some time to determine which apps will be most useful, because application development for public safety still is at a nascent stage.
Many applications are being developed for the public-safety sector. While many of the apps are proving useful, some industry experts are urging agencies to use caution before implementing them, to ensure that the applications are appropriate for the particular first-responder environment.
James Teel, director of business development for Harris RF Communications, and Duane Carney, vice president of government solutions for Harris Caprock Communications, explain the feature set of the Harris deployable LTE solution during the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) show in Anaheim, Calif.
FirstNet General Manager Bill D’Agostino tells UC Editor Donny Jackson about some of the thought processes that FirstNet officials will be using as they evaluate potential business models that will generate the money needed to fund the much-anticipated nationwide network for first responders. The second in a series of articles.