“Will Broadband Voice Replace Narrowband Voice?” It’s a question that has been a hot topic among those in the LMR arena, particularly during the past few years, when the notion of a nationwide broadband network for public safety has been a focal point.
How will smaller agencies find the money to operate and maintain their own much-ballyhooed next-generation technologies? The answer is that they won’t. That’s why I’m so excited about the hosted-services model that some vendors are embracing, which I believe will be the saving grace.
The “Public Safety Communications Evolution” reiterates four key messages that elected officials and policymakers at all levels should keep in mind when making important policy decisions related to public-safety communications.
It would have been nice to know exactly what was on board and how much of it there was. It would have been nice to know the direction and speed of the wind, and whether we were in any danger of chemical exposure from the smoke that may or may not be wafting in our direction. It would have been nice to know whether we needed to get the hell out of Dodge.