Lte | 2021-07-21

FirstNet Enhances Public Safety Situational Awareness, Interoperability and Security Capabilities

Source: The Critical Communications Review | Gert Jan Wolf editor

Mission-Ready Solutions and Capabilities Launch: Motorola Solutions' MCPTT, Interoperability and Critical Connect Services, Near Real-Time Drone and IoT Video Solution - Mission Keeper for FirstNet, NetMotion Virtual Private Network & FirstNet Messaging.

FirstNet is spurring further innovation for public safety's ecosystem of mission-centric applications and solutions. By collaborating with the industry leaders, FirsNet introduces 4 new solutions.

  1. Motorola Solutions' MCPTT, Interoperability and Critical Connect – Public safety spoke, and we listened. We're collaborating with Motorola Solutions to deliver a new Mission-Critical Push-to-Talk (MCPTT) solution this winter, enabling public safety agencies to use Motorola Solutions' cloud-based Critical Connect for essential interoperability. The FirstNet interoperable platform will provide options for connectivity between land mobile radio (LMR) systems, the new MCPTT solution, as well as AT&T Enhanced Push-to-Talk (EPTT), for seamless communication and collaboration.
  2. MissionKeeper® from KSI Data Sciences is an easy-to-use streaming software that gives multiple users access to live streamed video and data from drones, submersibles, robots, dash cams and other IoT devices. And with instant scalability, teams can better collaborate and make field-based decisions quickly, from any location.
  3. NetMotion® by Absolute provides a mobile-first VPN solution that helps accelerate, optimize and secure mobile device traffic directly to the dedicated FirstNet network core, improving the user experience by providing resilient connectivity both inside and outside coverage areas. NetMotion is a leading mobile VPN solution that is highly adopted by public safety. FirstNet has expanded its relationship with NetMotion offering multiple ways for public safety to get access to a known solution that provides users a seamless mobile experience with the security and controls that agencies require.
  4. FirstNet Messaging is a highly secure, group notification and messaging service that integrates seamlessly with a wide range of notification applications.

Why is this important? FirstNet is expanding public safety's network to reach more communities across the country and continuing our roll-out of mission-driven innovative solutions. These new solutions will give public safety new capabilities:

Jason Porter - President, Public Sector and FirstNet, AT&T
"We are here to serve America's first responders with new tools and technologies on their network, helping to ensure they have access to the information they need, when they need it. We continue to innovate new solutions and improve existing ones to give public safety a seamless, interoperable experience and equip first responders with better situational awareness."

Ed Parkinson - CEO of the FirstNet Authority
"Since FirstNet launched, the network has continued to drive the expansion of the public safety broadband marketplace. We are pleased to join AT&T in welcoming these newest innovations to the FirstNet ecosystem as the network continues to evolve to meet public safety's critical communications needs."