Land mobile radio (LMR) systems are evolving rapidly as systems such as LTE, TETRA and DMR start to come together. ETELM takes a novel approach towards blending the best of LTE and TETRA worlds.
With the pace of technology change quickening, government officials entrusted with responsibility for public safety operations must navigate uncharted waters. KNect365's inaugural Mission Critical Technologies (MCT) conference and exhibition provides a rare opportunity to hear from public safety innovators and practitioners alike. This is our take on why the event is a must-do opportunity on the 2018 event calendar.
Control rooms serve a vital role in the central nervous system behind every public safety agency's operation. Technology serving the control room function is evolving at a rapid pace, but what does this mean for control room staff and the field they support? Here is my take on what Critical Communications World 2018 offers for attendees shaping the future of the control room.
What do airports, mines and oil platforms have in common? Private LTE networks are now emerging as important communications platforms for these challenging environments. Critical Communications World features a variety of exhibits and sessions that shed light on the future of industrial communication. Here is a rundown of what attendees can expect.
Mobile network operators around the globe have an opportunity to go beyond consumer-grade services as more nations seek LTE-based mobile broadband critical communications services. But first, these operators must understand the end user. Here is my take on how Critical Communications World 2018 can help an operator get a handle on the needs of this unique customer base.
Transportation systems rely heavily on mission-critical communications systems to ensure safety and excellent customer experience. Critical Communications World features exhibitors and sessions spotlighting innovative approaches leveraging TETRA and LTE to advance the state-of-the-art in transportation systems. Here are some of the ones that stand out.
The US Super Bowl is one of the most complex public safety operations appearing on the calendar. Fortunately, the city of Houston, Texas hosted 2017's massive Super Bowl LI event. Because the city sits in Harris County, a FirstNet Band 14 Early Builder that committed to sharing its lessons learned, the event yielded a treasure trove of information about what it means to leverage a public safety LTE network. What can this mean for future European public safety LTE networks?
Mission Critical Push-to-Talk (MCPTT) is a vital element of future LTE-based critical communications systems. The industry has made tremendous progress producing clients and systems that work. But effective direct device-to-device communications is an extraordinarily important requirement that remains out-of-reach. With the clock ticking to shutdown of its legacy emergency services PTT network, the UK is now forced to embrace a "Plan B". Is this the answer for the rest of the world?
State officials now have FirstNet state plans for evaluation and comment. This is a crucial phase that gives states and territories an opportunity to make sure the plan is aligned with local needs. When it comes to deployable options for hard-to-reach rural areas or urgent urban response, this is a critical time to make sure states do not loose future flexibility.