Webcast on 3D Indoor Tracking & Location Showcase and 6th Annual Interoperability Workshop
September 25, 2012

Thursday, September 27th at 1 PM EST

700 MHz National Public Safety Broadband Network – Revealing the Architecture Needs and Potential Business Opportunities also available for immediate download

Act today and register for a webcast with guests Division Commander Andrew Kostiuk of Toronto Fire Services and Lance Valcour, Executive Director for the Canadian Interoperability Technology Interest Group (CITIG) as they reveal details regarding a one‐day summit in Toronto this December showcasing 3D Indoor Tracking and the 6th Annual Interoperability National Workshops.

Hosted by CITIG in partnership with the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs (CAFC) and Toronto Fire Service the 3D Indoor Tracking Summit will provide an opportunity for participants to witness firsthand the challenges and opportunities of this emerging technology through presentations, demos and a live exercise. The CITIG national interoperability workshop will also be discussed with new details on the current Industry Canada consultation regarding 700 MHz broadband public safety network being shared.

The webcast takes place Thursday, September 27th at 1 PM EST. Register online at:

Download 700 MHz National Public Safety Broadband Network Webcast

Download the July 31 webcast featuring Claudio Lucente, M.Eng, P.Eng, Special Advisor – Public Safety 700MHz Broadband Project Management Team, Defence R&D Canada – Centre for Security Science (DRDC CSS).

Joined by co-hosts Steve Palmer, Director Science & Technology Transition, the Emergency Responder Testing and Evaluation Establishment, and CATA's VP Research, Kevin Wennekes, this webcast reveals the technology architecture needs for a national public safety broadband network.

The Canadian government announced in March 2012 that it has set aside some spectrum in the 700 MHz band for public safety broadband. The Canadian Security and Safety Partnership (CSSP) is leading the process to define the technical requirements for a nation-wide mobile broadband network, which is intended to operate using that spectrum and deliver high speed data services to Canada's public safety community.

Under the guidance and direction of Mr. Lucente, three distinct working groups comprised of private and public sector subject matter experts have been formed and tasked with providing a technology roadmap for the creation of this network. The three groups are looking at Infrastructure, Operations and Technology Standards. “This initiative is one of the most ambitious national projects in recent history and promises to impact not only on the safety of Canadian communities by enabling emergency responders to more effectively communicate with one another, but holds tremendous potential to grow Canada’s digital economy through the significant technology procurements and acquisitions that will be required to build it,” says Mr. Lucente.

Webcast participants heard what CSSP is doing to define the technical requirements and how to participate in future public consultations, discover where the current efforts are leading to, and the areas where Canadian industry can help to realize the goals. The types of technology required to implement this network and possible timelines were also discussed.

Download the materials:
700 MHz National Public Safety Broadband Network Webcast – Download Now

Visit the Public Safety Perspectives website for access to all past webcasts in this series.