New Land Mobile Radio Spend Forecast and Interoperability Baseline Studies Available - Register for May 31 Public Safety Webcast Revealing Details on a Canadian First Responder LTE Testbed
May 17, 2012


As part of the monthly Public Safety Perspectives webinars being co-hosted by the Canadian Police Research Centre (CPRC) and the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA), we are pleased to announce the availability of the April broadcast that featured Alison Brooks, PhD, PMP, Research Director, Public Sector for IDC Canada, and Eldon Amoroso, O.O.M. Senior Director, Support Services Division London Police Service (Ret’d) and currently Consultant for Birch Forest Projects, discuss highlights from a recently completed national study on the funding and acquisition of Land Mobile Radio (LMR) systems within the public safety sector.

Download the MP3 file and executive summary report shared during the webcast here:
http://cataalliance.ca/ecommerce/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=39

Reports Available for Immediate Download

Obtain your copy of the full Land Mobile Radio study, as well as a bonus CPRC-IDC report looking at the current and future state of emergency communications interoperability in Canada relative to the Canadian Communications Interoperability Continuum.

Both the National Benchmarking Study of Canadian Public Safety Voice Radio Systems and the Canada's First National Interoperability Baseline Assessment reports are available for complimentary download here:
http://cataalliance.ca/ecommerce/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=39

Join us May 31 for a webcast revealing details on a Canadian First Responder LTE Testbed

Again co-hosted by Steve Palmer, Executive Director of the CPRC, and CATA’s VP Research, Kevin Wennekes, join Claude Bélisle, Vice President Satellite Communications and Radio Propagation of the Communications Research Centre; Barry Gander ,Chair of the Networked Vehicle Association (NVA); and Rick Turner, Account Director–Strategic Industries, Alcatel-Lucent. as they discuss the development of a First Responder LTE testbed currently under development in Ottawa.

The First Responder Test-Bed is a corridor of some 20 kilometers in length, running along roadways in the Kanata area of Ottawa.

"Today, a First Responder's vehicle is in a transition phase from an solitary vehicle to a fully integrated part of a highly connected network which covers all aspects of communication requirements, relevant services, safety, traffic, efficient use of energy and financial transactions," says Barry Gander. "This transition will have a massive impact on First Responders, and how they do their jobs. The Test-Bed program gives Canadian First Responders a framework in which to explore this future as it unfolds."

The facility is being provided by many NVA partners, including Alcatel-Lucent Canada, the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance, the Communications Research Centre, the Ontario Ministry of Transportation, nTerop, the NVA, WeMiP and WiSense, (University of Ottawa).

The Test-bed is open for the participation of all vendors and First Responder organizations, as this partnership has been formed in order to plug First Responders into the facilities of the major research organizations of the public and private sectors.

This webcast is scheduled to take place Thursday, May 31 at 1 PM EST.

Register for this webcast today at:
http://www.cata.ca/Media_and_Events/pswebinar.html