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Communication Horizons: Disruptive Innovation in PSC Systems

Terry Burnworth  (President, Pyramid Consulting)

Location: N260

Date: Tuesday, March 22

Time: 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm

Track: Critical Infrastructure & Private Networks, Emergency Comms: LMR, LTE, 5G

Format: Power Session

Vault Recording: TBD

In the past, an agency typically chooses a vendor to provide a product or service related to public safety communications. With the advent of more open architectures, public safety broadband systems, IP based PSAP's, the market has opened up to multiple vendors with similar and differing equipment and services. This has allowed for more competition and better pricing for the public safety agencies, but it is important to know the differences between them. This session will provide three approaches to public safety equipment procurement and the pros and cons of each approach. Real-world examples are provided of the various approaches.


The diversity of products and vendors for PSC
The various methodologies of procurement for PSC
Basic knowledge of PSC deployment