By David Kahn — Earlier this year I attended NIST’s 700 MHz Public Safety Broadband Demonstration Stakeholders Meeting, where very smart people presented their visions for the national LTE/4G network. However there seemed to be a few elephants in the room that largely were ignored.
Support for mission-critical LTE communications research became global when the Global Alliance of the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials and TETRA Critical Communications Association announced joint support of first-responder LTE research being conducted in the U.S.
As mandated by a new law designed to enable the buildout of a nationwide public-safety broadband network operating on 700 MHz spectrum, the FCC announced its appointments to the 15-member technical advisory board for first-responder interoperability.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology recently submitted recommendations to the National Fire Protection Association regarding radio-frequency interference to personal alert safety systems from external systems like radio-frequency identification communications, often used to automate warehouse operations.