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HPUE Technology Delivers Widespread Connectivity for Critical Communications

Michiel Lotter  (CEO, Nextivity)

John Goocher  (Public Safety Executive, Nextivity)

Tom Wedding  (Manager IT, Everyday IT Services, Willams)

Location: W240A

Date: Thursday, March 28

Time: 10:10 am - 10:40 am

Track: First Responder Communications

Topic: FirstNet

Format: Power Session

Vault Recording: TBD

The frequency of natural disasters and other potential mass casualty events is rising – along with the expectations for a quick response – regardless of scope. Commercially available HPUE technology-equipped devices, now in their second generation, help keep first responders reachable and connected throughout the life cycle of an incident. These devices that close the gaps in cellular coverage in both rural and urban settings, are available in fixed (in-building) and mobile (vehicular) versions. Hear about the challenges of integrating 3GPP Power Class 1 devices into first responders' critical communication networks, present efficacy data, and share stories from users. HPUE Power Class 1 devices are the most powerful devices allowed under 3GPP standards and increase device transmission power by six (6) times – remedying the imbalance between downlink and uplink ranges experienced with standard (Power Class 3) consumer devices.

Key Takeaways:
• Basics of HPUE technology
• How HPUE devices fit into existing critical communication infrastructure(s)
• Real-world benefits of improved range / coverage for first responders