Articles of Interest:
Broadcast Data for Public Safety – Download here.
The average citizen can stream videos on their smartphones, but most first responders are unable to access critical video and data on their communications devices, which could increase situational awareness and aid in incident response.
Video Datacasting: Broadcasting Real-Time Video and Critical Data Over Existing Digital Television Spectrum – Download here.
In an emergency, first responders need timely and relevant data to make informed decisions. Land Mobile Radio networks are intended for voice communication and do not have the capacity to transmit large amounts of data.
Video Datacasting: Houston Pilot After-Action Report – Download here.
The July 20-24, 2015, datacasting pilot in Houston was intended both as a demonstration of the technical capabilities of datacasting (coverage, video quality, ease of use) and of its applicability to a number of day-to-day public safety challenges. It was especially important to test video because public safety personnel often use closed circuit television (CCTV) video to prepare and respond to emergency situations.
Chicago Pilot After Action Report – Download here.
Datacasting (i.e., data broadcasting) takes advantage of the under-utilized bit rate to transmit various digital data types, including voice, streaming video, images, messaging, files and documents.
Innovation Award from Security Technology Executive Magazine – Download here.
The need to deliver data, especially video, to multiple users in the field is increasing and public safety networks are struggling to keep up. Dashboard and body cameras, helicopter video, satellite imagery, location data, and many other sources reflect the increasing requirement to manage data as well as voice.