PSCR currently is testing devices capable of accessing as many as 10 spectrum bands; though intermodulation issues exist, PSCR is working through them, says Emil Olbrich, the organization’s head of research and development. Olbrich predicts that Android ultimately will be the operating system of choice for public safety, despite the fact that it currently is less secure than other operating systems.
Prototypes of LTE products that provide full mission-critical-voice functionality could be available for laboratory testing within two years, said Dereck Orr, program manager for Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR), in recent congressional testimony.
Emil Olbrich, head of LTE research, development, testing and evaluation at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), outlines some of the changes occurring at the Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) labs in Colorado to enable new levels of testing for first-responder LTE systems and products.
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.