Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Sprint Highlights 4G Applications for Federal Agencies

Sprint is tailoring specialized applications for government agencies that could run over its 4G network. The carrier said dozens of federal agencies have already certified 4G devices for use on the Sprint 4G network, which government customers can purchase using Networx Enterprise or Federal Supply Schedule 70 contracts. Sprint's WiMAX-based service is currently available in 48 markets and is expected to launch in Washington, D.C. shortly.

Two key applications are:

Situational Awareness: Federal investigators, law enforcement and defense professionals can use Sprint 4G to enable mobile command centers, supporting high-definition video surveillance, location-based solutions, laptop connectivity for individual agents, video streaming or connections to/from handheld devices and the transmission of large images and video from target areas.

Healthcare: Healthcare administrators in federally-managed facilities can use Sprint 4G to provide expanded mobility for caregivers. For example, medical staff can view high-resolution medical images on the HD screen of HTC EVO 4G or view patient records and lab reports on 4G-connected wireless tablet PCs while gaining increased mobility so they can spend more time with patients.