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Trailblazing with PTT Over Cellular - Why We Did It and What We've Learned

Kim Coleman Madsen  (Senior Public Safety Advisory, First Responder Network Authority)

Joe Duvall  (Chief of Police, City of Dallas GA Police Department)

Jeff Gray  (Communications Manager, Vanderbilt Emergency Communications)

LTC Dallas Clements  (Deputy Director, Domestic Operations Branch, Tennesee National Guard)

Location: N260

Date: Tuesday, March 22

Time: 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

Track: FirstNet, Critical Broadband

Format: Power Session

Vault Recording: TBD

Focusing on the why we did it, how it was done, and what we learned, we'll walk through the process of a public safety agency as they migrated over to broadband PTT for their primary communications. Touching on the selection process, both of applications and devices, and overcoming the challenges of adopting new technologies are topics we will visit. We'll close with a look at Best Practices and what areas of growth the industry can support to facilitate these transformation of public safety communications.


Suggestions for selection processes of both applications and devices for broadband critical communications.
Best practices when adding broadband communications into your toolbox.
Gain insight into how to approach broadband communications to increase situational awareness.