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What may NPSBN offer Illinois Public Safety

  1. ​Wide geographic coverage on a resilient & redundant network with the capacity to guaranteed access during events that stress traditional broadband networks today.

  2. A blend between public and private networks – switching to a network that will provide the access.

  3. Mobile broadband enables high speed wireless connections vital for multimedia applications and services. These solutions need to meet critical public safety requirements for tailored and hardened capabilities that deliver the control, priority, security, and performance demanded by first responders.

  4. Interoperability solutions connect critical resources across agencies and jurisdictions, link private and public non-mission critical networks and bridge two-way radio systems with emerging mobile broadband networks.

  5. Integrated Command concept enables common, intuitive user experiences and meaningful interactions across command-center applications, marrying radio consoles with computer-aided dispatch systems that converge voice, data, records and video.

  6. Video security offers intelligent solutions that analyze and correlate video with voice and data and share information optimally between the command center and the field to provide a new level of situational awareness without information overload.

  7. Workforce mobility brings enterprise type efficiencies to public safety responders with streamlined applications and processes to support day-to-day operations as well as incident and disaster management.

  8. Increased redundancy and reliability.

  9. Improved capacity and performance for Public Safety.

  10. Reduce costs for Public Safety agencies and state and local governments.

  11. Transition path to increase spectrum and operational efficiency.

  12. Enable public safety to evolve with commercial technology, applications, and device improvements (evergreen).

  13. The LTE standard includes a flexible priority mechanism that can be configured to meet any public safety need.

  14. LTE Allocation and Retention Priority (ARP) - Used to accept/modify/drop bearers (applications/users) in case of resource limitations.

  15. Reaching Agreement- FCC will work with public safety, commercial wireless carriers and vendors to determine precise needs, and how systems should be configured to meet those needs.

  16. Ensures that broadband wireless communications for public safety will be fully interoperable across all geographies and jurisdictions.

  17. Ensures nationwide coverage.

  18. Provides for funding for the construction, operation and evolution of the public safety network.

  19. Ensures that public safety will have handsets available at consumer electronic prices.

  20. Mission Critical Voice being redefined by the National Public Safety Telecommunications Council (NPSTC)Needs.
    1. Direct – Radio to Radio
    2. Encryption Capability
    3. One to many communications
    4. Unit Identifier
    5. PTT Simplex and Full Duplex
    6. Emergency