Internet2 Fall 2011 Member Meeting

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**CANCELLED** Advancing Public Safety

Time 10/03/11 04:30PM-05:30PM

Session Abstract


Panelists, representing critical public safety sectors will discuss important national communications projects: FBI Post 9/11 communications capability; 700MHz LTE interoperability demonstration projects (which received BTOP funding) ; NG9-1-1

Panelists will be drawn from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), National Emergency Number Association (NENA), Association of Public-Safety Communication Officials (APCO) and BTOP awardees. The projects cover spectrum of critical communications components on a local, regional and national level.

Much like higher education created a special purpose Internet in the mid 1990s to support the needs of researchers and educators, the public safety community is creating a special network to meet the needs of the next generation emergency communications systems.

Supporting more than just voice communications, these new networks will make video, text (SMS) telemetry and other media originating with emergency callers available to call takers at 911 call centers and first responders. These networks will required high speed, low latency, low packet loss walled garden networks like those available on the US UCAN network.

This session will include leaders in the transition to the IP packet based networks from associations like NENA (the 911 association) and APCO (the police communications association). They will discuss the current status, the impact on campus public safety, network requirements and the benefits of combined R&E and Public Safety networks.

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