Cyber attacks on public safety are very real, and first-responder organizations need to cooperate to combat efforts to infect their systems and compromise sensitive data on IP-based systems, panelists said during cybersecurity session at the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) 2015 conference.
Prince George’s County, Md., partners with Motorola to construct a state-of-the-art facility for a county once considered lacking in interoperable communications. The partnership has also led to construction of a new public safety complex, including homeland security and a 911 backup center.
Tom Quirke, vice president of global marketing at Motorola Solutions, outlines enhancements included in the latest release of the company’s ASTRO 25 and public-safety LTE platforms during this conversation with IWCE’s Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson at the APCO 2015 show in Washington, D.C.
Tim Romanelli, business development manager of RF Communications at Harris, and Dharmesh Tyagi, system architect director for Nokia Networks, discuss the capabilities of the Nokia network-in-a-box solution that supports public-safety applications like Harris BeOn, which enables LTE voice interoperability with P25 networks and a host of other functions.
Mutualink CTO Joe Boucher explains how his company’s tactical node and collaboration platform will be used in the New Jersey public-safety LTE early-builder project that utilizes deployable communications during this conversation with IWCE’s Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson during APCO 2015 in Washington, D.C. The New Jersey project is scheduled to be finished by Sept. 30.
Bruce Lawler, chief product officer and co-founder of Kodiak Networks, and Marty Christensen, product area business manager for Airbus DS Communications, demonstrate push-to-talk interoperability between a P25 network and an LTE network utilizing the Kodiak solution, which is embedded within carriers’ network with quality-of-service assurances instead of being an over-the-top offering.
Interoperable solutions provider Mutualink and three partners—PMC Associates, Oceus Networks and Hughes—next week will demonstrate their collaborative capabilities that are being deployed in the New Jersey public-safety LTE early-builder project.
Charles Werner, fire chief for the city of Charlottesville, Va., discusses how his department is using the SyTech RIOS gateway solution to effectively extend the coverage of its LMR radio network to cellular networks, as well as leveraging Apple iPADs that let fire personnel access key data to enhance their response efforts.
Doug Ehlers, president of Mindshare by CSS, discusses the history and capabilities of the dispatch-communications company—the provider of a flexible platform that is capable of interfacing with any kind of LMR radio system—as well as the offerings of its sister company, Time Machines by CSS.