Currently, first responders use more than 10,000 commercial networks – the same ones used by consumers and businesses – for mobile data and voice communications. These networks often do not interoperate, which severely limits their ability to communicate with each other when responding to a situation.
FirstNet aims to change this and has selected AT&T to advance this mission critical public-private infrastructure initiative that will provide police, firefighters, and other first responders with the critical tools they need to improve situational awareness. Better situational awareness means better/faster decision making.
As a certified AT&T dealer, ProLogic is helping first responders modernize their communications systems and hardware. These advanced technologies and integrated systems provide the following benefits:
- Improve rescue and recovery operations to help keep first responders and the public they serve safe out of harm’s way
- Better connect first responders to the critical information they need during an emergency
- Further the development of Public Safety focused IoT and Smart City solutions such as providing near real-time information on traffic conditions to determine the fastest route to an emergency
- Enable advanced capabilities, like wearable sensors and cameras for police and firefighters, and camera-equipped drones and robots that can deliver real-time images of events, such as fires, floods or crimes