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How Should You Define Public-Safety Grade?

Cheryl Giggetts  (Principal Consultant, CTA Consultants LLC)

Mark Cady  (Technical Specialist, CTA Consultants, LLC)

Location: Emerging Tech & Innovation Theater

Date: Thursday, March 30

Time: 12:20 pm - 12:45 pm

Pass Type: All Access, Standard, Quick Pass Wednesday, Quick Pass Thursday, Expo Only

Format: Expo Theater

Vault Recording: TBD

The term "Public Safety Grade" is one of the most overused, misunderstood, and poorly quantified terms in the public safety sector. The term is often misused to elicit the illusion of superior quality. While it is easier to determine if something is military specification; knowing what Public Safety Grade is needs clarity. The most critical time to both understands and quantify public safety grade requirements is when writing a specifications document. This presentation will discuss how to define a public safety grade building, dispatch center, transmitter site, radio, microwave path, and most importantly coverage.