October 12, 2012
Motorola Solutions provides view to the future through Public Safety LTE demonstration
Technology enables public safety agencies to capture and disseminate multiple data sources to make better decisions and improve response times with secure, private networks that are essential today and tomorrow
PERTH, Australia. – Oct. 11, 2012 – Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MSI) is showcasing the future of public safety communications through a live demonstration of Long Term Evolution (LTE) networks at its purpose-built site in Western Australia.
Public Safety LTE will help agencies achieve better community safety outcomes by collecting the information that flows between citizens, responders and agencies and securely distributing it across mission-critical devices and easy-to-manage networks. Interoperability between mission-critical broadband and voice networks allows information to flow seamlessly throughout public safety organisations.
· Re-enacted ‘real-life’ scenarios to show next-generation devices and applications and vehicle with full LTE connectivity, at work.
· Secure, private networks are essential to meet the public safety needs of today and the future.
· Until November, key stakeholders from public safety agencies, government, business and consultants will participate in the Interactive Public Safety LTE demonstration, experiencing how agencies can achieve new standards of intelligence and communitysafety.
· Guests will see simulated, ‘real-life’ public safety scenarios and a combination of next generation devices and applications.
They will trial next-generation devices designed for public safety users leveraging LTE technology, experiencing the difference
that video in the field and next generation communications can make. They will also have the unique chance to see a vehicle
enabled with public safety specific technology and full LTE connectivity.
· LTE applications on show include; TAC – a collaborative tool enabling first responders to share and augment maps and other content, and and Real-Time Video Intelligence, which delivers real-time streaming video and remote control of cameras and other resources.
Key benefits of Public Safety LTE
o Prioritisation and control: Public safety agencies have additional and unique requirements. This includes the need to dynamically prioritise users and control bandwidth in an emergency to keep officers and the wider community safe. In emergencies, agencies can control access to the network, pre-empting individuals and user groups. They can also draw down network performance reports in real-time rather than waiting for a third-party operator to produce them.
o Capacity: With greater capacity, agencies can get the most urgent data through first time, every time. This is essential for sending and receiving higher volume data such as video, ensuring essential information reaches the people who need it.
o Coverage: A dedicated Public Safety LTE network can be built according to the specific needs of public safety agencies, ensuring they have access to the network when and where they need it most. When combined with access to a commercial LTE network, agencies benefit from greater flexibility to increase bandwidth by off-loading non-critical users to the public system when necessary.
o Interoperability: Allowing multiple agencies responding to a single event to coordinate their response with access to the same information.
The demonstration represents a significant first step in Australia’s Public Safety LTE journey.
In addition to Public Safety, mobile broadband LTE will play a potentially critical role in other sectors including Minerals and Energy, bringing the advantages of operational efficiency, enhanced collaboration, and many other benefits.
Public Safety LTE needs capacity and private networks
Gary Starr, managing director, Motorola Solutions Australia and New Zealand explains “in times of crisis and disaster, commercial networks become flooded with consumer data and are placed under considerable strain.”
“We’ve seen this before in crises like Victoria’s Black Saturday bushfires, the Brisbane floods and the Christchurch earthquakes. A dedicated, private network eliminates the performance risk of combining data from the general public with public safety users”, Starr says.
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