Globalstar introduced Sat-Fi2, a lightweight, portable satellite hot spot providing communications through any Wi-Fi-enabled smart device. The hot spot provides seamless connectivity powered by Globalstar’s satellite network and is the first product using Globalstar’s next-generation ground infrastructure. “Sat-Fi2 is the industry’s most affordable and functional portable satellite Wi-Fi hot spot, allowing businesses, emergency service organizations, remote workers and more to have continuous communications connectivity,” said Jay Monroe, chairman and CEO of Globalstar.
Longtime public-safety communications representatives announce the creation of the FirstNet Association, an organization that founders hope will provide a platform for end users and vendors to discuss issues associated with the FirstNet nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN).
FirstNet, the nationwide public safety broadband network, on March 27 announced the launch of the evolved packet core network that will deliver mission-critical network services and enhanced data services to the first-responder community.
Launched in 2014, AskRail is a mobile app developed by the International Association of Fire Chiefs and the Association of American Railroads that’s available for free to first responders who need to know what to expect at the scene of a train incident. Users enter railcar numbers into the app’s search engine to instantly see what’s onboard.
West announced results of a wireless 9-1-1 location trial using its Wireless Dispatchable Location Services and Google’s Android Emergency Location Services technologies. The purpose of West’s trial was to determine if WDLS using ELS could improve on the carrier-based location provided to 9-1-1 call centers through faster delivery of the location, improved accuracy of the location or both.
Fire Department, Emergency Medical Service and New Orleans Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness as well as their public safety partners. The city connected Motorola’s CommandCentral Aware software to its Motorola PremierOne computer-aided dispatch system to integrate voice, data and video.