Motorola Solutions today announced the LEX 700, the first mission-critical handheld device designed to meet the needs of public-safety users operating in multiple broadband environments, including the private first-responder LTE networks being constructed on 700 MHz Band 14 spectrum.
So many metaphors come to mind when trying to describe the monumental feat of getting the D Block reallocated to public safety. I will opt for “miracle,” because when O’Brien first suggested the idea for this network, the collective reaction can be summed up in this sentence: “It would be a miracle if public safety ever got a nationwide broadband communications network of its own.”
Mark Twain’s response to the widely circulated news reports of his death in May 1897 — “Reports of my death are greatly exaggerated” — serves as a great lead-in to one of the most troubling public-safety communications rumors of our time. Unfortunately, as ads for my favorite imported ultimate driving machine point out, “Perception is Reality.”