WHAT: At the 2019 International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE), General Dynamics will showcase its FirstRunner™ compact rapid deployable for public safety communications.

WHEN: March 6-7, 2019 | Exposition hours and registration information.

WHERE: Las Vegas Convention Center - Booth 840: General Dynamics Mission Systems


General Dynamics Mission Systems is excited to feature the FirstRunner™, a new Compact Rapid Deployable (CRD™) 4G LTE communications system for the first responder customer owned and maintained (COAM) market.

The FirstRunner™ solution is being tested by AT&T for compatibility with FirstNet – the nationwide public safety LTE communications platform dedicated to America’s first responders. Additionally, a small number of first responders at the local level will participate in pilot demonstrations.

“I am pleased that the FirstRunner™ solution for the COAM market will soon be available to first responders across the country,” said TJ Kennedy, co-founder of The Public Safety Network, and former president of the First Responder Network Authority. “The first responder market has a need for a compact and affordable 4G LTE communications system with satellite backhaul. This lightweight, easily deployable solution will add network connectivity to rural and remote locations during incident response and training exercises, assist with network restoration during disaster response, and provide network resources when needed for planned events in areas where coverage is limited.”

FirstRunner™ quickly provides high speed internet while establishing a local area network for first responders. It’s capable of supporting the FirstNet™ Band 14 spectrum, is easily transportable on a standard vehicle trailer hitch and features quick deployment and set up by one person, and low total cost of ownership compared to larger, less mobile and more expensive solutions. It is also designed to easily accept upgrades as technology evolves.

Key FirstRunner™ capabilities:

  • Enables first responders to gain quick network communications
  • Capable of supporting FirstNet™ Band 14
  • Includes an auto deploy high speed satellite connection
  • Provides an advanced Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Enables enhanced interoperability, situational awareness and video streaming

To schedule interviews or a booth tour during the conference:
Matthew Billingsley, General Dynamics Mission Systems, 202-407-1141 or matthew.billingsley@gd-ms.com

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