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The Future of In-Building Communications – Focus on Public Safety
Bill Schrier (Public Safety Consultant, Seattle Police Department)
Alan Perdue (Executive Director, Safer Buildings Coalition)
Doug McElroy (Principal RAN Engineer, AT&T. HQ RAN)
Michiel Lotter (CEO, Nextivity)
David Wiginton (Vice President, Wireless Services, AFL Enterprise Services, Inc.)
Date: Tuesday, March 22
Time: 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Track: In-Building Wireless
Format: Power Session
Vault Recording: TBD
For years, public safety agencies have sought opportunities to have additional in-building communication resources for their toolboxes that would enhance their communications capabilities beyond that of just land mobile radios (LMR). Today, that opportunity exists. Communication technologies such as LMR, LTE, 5G and others for public safety and the public’s use are converging. Why is this important? As this transition evolves, it is imperative that stakeholders fully understand how to properly identify and evaluate how these technologies will coexist as a component of required life safety ecosystems. With technologies like the Nationwide Broadband Network known as FirstNet now being included into the model codes and standards, the public safety game is changing, and it is important to have knowledge of the rules of engagement.
This interactive panel discussion will bring together experts from various stakeholder groups to discuss important details related to LMR, LTE, 5G and beyond that must be considered when providing life safety solutions.