Building a National, Interoperable Public Safety Communications Network: Increase usability and reduce time-to-deploy through proactive, collaborative research and development: White Paper now available
November 7, 2013

++ Action Requested:  Interested parties can request a copy of the above White Paper (21 pages) from CATAAlliance, a  research partner for the study and advocate for  Canada's leadership in public safety, security and interoperability. Please make your request to CATA CEO, John Reid at

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On their own, public safety agencies cannot create the innovation platform that will enable development, analysis and evaluation of all the technologies that can enable truly integrated, national, technological interoperability. A broadband innovation platform developed by the University of Regina Bridging Research & Interoperability Centre (BRIC) offers an opportunity to move immediately into innovation and development. This platform offers all stakeholders an un-affiliated, neutral innovation environment that public safety agencies can use to examine and evaluate any application, device, and network element on their own terms. With BRIC, all stakeholders can determine which technologies, products and solutions provide the functionality they need and the economic and social benefits required to create the ideal, interoperable Canadian public safety network.