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How to Economically Define Public Safety Grade

Cheryl Giggetts  (Principal Consultant, CTA Consultants LLC)

Location: W240A

Date: Wednesday, March 27

Time: 8:15 am - 8:45 am

Track: First Responder Communications

Topic: Critical Infrastructure, IT & OT, LMR, Project Management, PTT, Regulatory

Format: Power Session

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 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.

This presentation will define network design and testing considerations in defining a public safety grade building or dispatch center. Participants will learn public safety grade failure modes and backup plans. Participants will learn how to understand public safety grade requirements and site design considerations.