Today’s first responders need instant access to secure voice and data networks to access critical information and enhance their situational awareness in the event of an emergency. Antiquated land mobile radio technology, currently used by most public safety agencies across the nation, is no longer adequate because of its limited support for only voice transmissions and limited interoperability.
Today, General Dynamics employs the latest in Fourth Generation Long Term Evolution (4G LTE) technology to deliver instant access to voice, data, video and text to first responders by use of our exclusive eNodeB products and open source platforms. The benefits of having a dedicated 4G LTE public safety network include easy deployability, interoperability between agencies, and the ability to provide high-definition full motion video on demand.
While responding to a natural disaster, accurate, reliable and timely communication is critical. General Dynamics has built, equipped and secured private networks for decades, and have the expertise and breadth of capabilities, products and integrated solutions for your mission critical communications. With our communications technology, first responders have the information they need when they need it, right at their fingertips.
Our public safety networks are also FirstNet-Ready. The goal of FirstNet, a federal initiative, is to provide emergency responders with the first nationwide, high-speed open source network dedicated to public safety. We delivered the nation’s first operational FirstNet 4G LTE network in the 700 MHz Band 14 spectrum for public safety officials at the Adams County Communications Center (ADCOM911) in Colorado. This network is already connecting and delivering on-demand and real time information to law enforcement, firefighters, first responders and public safety personnel operating in the most challenging environments.
Our public safety capabilities also enable us to deploy “Cell on Wheels” units with eNodeB LTE base stations to provide unlimited bandwidth and dedicated links for public safety data during natural disasters and at large public events. These flexible, scalable, and ruggedized solutions ensure that first responders will have reliable access to secure communications without reliance on commercial carrier networks, which can fail during disasters or become overwhelmed by civilian data traffic.