Friday, July 13, 2012

Nationwide Public Safety LTE Demonstration Conducted by Harris


Harris conducted the first live, multi-state demonstration of 700 MHz Band LTE for first responders. Users at multiple sites across the United States tapped into the LTE network to share streaming video, voice, mapping and presence to support various simulated mission-critical surveillance operations.


Harris has provided 700 MHz Band LTE pilot programs to key public safety organizations including the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and Miami-Dade Police Department. With these programs, officers there have been experiencing Harris’ LTE capabilities — such as presence, real-time video, mapping, data applications, and voice and messaging. In addition, Harris has Band 14 LTE Radio Access Networks (RAN) on the air and operating at its Chelmsford, Mass. location and in Rochester, New York. All the locations are connected to the Harris LTE core in Chelmsford.


The demo used the Harris BeOn application, which possesses the full feature set of Project 25.  Officers in Chelmsford coordinated the efforts of three vehicles simulating surveillance scenarios in the field. Chelmsford participants viewed the presence of remote users in Las Vegas, Miami-Dade and Rochester, as well as a streaming video feed from dash cams mounted on cars representing local public safety agencies.


Harris said this public safety LTE demo was the first of its kind – connecting “pilot” programs around the nation over 700MHz spectrum. This and ongoing “pilot” programs support public safety agencies’ exploration of the potential power of a nationwide LTE network – designated for emergency responders – while also helping to ensure that Harris network capabilities and equipment are field-tested to meet the future needs of emergency responders.
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