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You CAN Communicate Everywhere! Technologies to Keep Your Operations Connected

Tom Soumas  (President & CEO, Cinetcomm, LLC)

Zhivago Dames  (Deputy Commissioner, Royal Bahamas Police Force)

Dick Price  (Principal, Witt O'Briens Consulting)

William Nickels  (Principal Project Manager, United States Department of Energy)

Scott Peirson  (Deputy Chief, Cook County Dept of Emergency Management and Regional Security)

Martin Mleczko  (Deputy Commander, Nevada State Police)

Location: W230B

Date: Monday, March 25

Time: 2:40 pm - 3:40 pm

Track: Incident Management, First Responder Communications

Topic: Broadband, Critical Infrastructure, FirstNet, Interoperability, LMR, P25, Private Networks, PTT, Satellite, Situational Awareness

Format: Panel Session

Vault Recording: TBD

In this educational session participants will learn about the convergence of terrestrial and satellite-based technologies for Public Safety and Agency use in both daily and disaster situations across hybrid SD-WAN backbones. Each presenter is a practitioner who has faced and dealt with connectivity and process challenges unique to their specific operations. Their territories range from urban environments to vast geographies - all requiring 100% coverage. This panel will present how they dealt with and solved these network issues.

Takeaways from this session will include:
* How to expand and create resilience in current LMR systems utilizing a P25 Standards-based Network
* Pushing mobile data to the edge in any geography
* Tracking and managing assets and personnel everywhere
* Creating connectivity everywhere without building additional infrastructure
* Eliminating coverage challenges with hybrid Software Defined Wide Area Networks