Public Safety Webcasts on First Responder LTE Testbed and City of Ottawa Public Safety Communications Strategies
June 21, 2012

Act today to obtain your downloadable copy of the May 2012 webcast of the Public Safety Perspectives series discussing the development of a First Responder Long Term Evolution (LTE) network testbed in Ottawa, and register for the June 27th webcast featuring Michael Sullivan, Program Director, City of Ottawa Emergency Management.

First Responder LTE Testbed Webcast – Download Now

Obtain your MP3 copy of the May 2012 webcast featuring Claude Bélisle, Vice President Satellite Communications and Radio Propagation of the Communications Research Centre; Division Chief Michael Sullivan , Ottawa Fire and CAFC representative on CITIG board; Barry Gander, Chair of the Networked Vehicle Association (NVA); Rick Turner, Account Director–Strategic Industries, Alcatel-Lucent, as they discuss the development of a First Responder LTE testbed currently under development in Ottawa. As part of the download, you will also obtain a copy of the Network Vehicle Association presentation and the Alcatel Lucent testbed architecture schematic.

Download the materials here:

City of Ottawa Public Safety Communications Strategy – Register Today

On June 27 at 1 PM EST, join co-hosts Steve Palmer, Director Science & Technology Transition, Centre for Security Science, and CATA's VP Research, Kevin Wennekes as they are joined by Michael Sullivan, Program Director, City of Ottawa Emergency Management to share in a broad-ranging conversation on the number of critical public safety initiatives he is heading at both the municipal and federal levels.

Along with his role for the City of Ottawa, Mr. Sullivan is also Division Chief for Ottawa Fire Services and Vice Chair for the Canadian Interoperability Technology Interest Group. Since 2010, Michael has been supporting the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs (CAFC) as their lead on the issue of 700 MHz broadband for mission critical public safety data in Canada. He is also the CAFC representative on the Senior Officials Responsible for Emergency Management (SOREM) Federal/Provincial/Territorial Interoperability Working Group.

Topics to be discussed include: City of Ottawa's public safety communications strategy; his views on the emerging 700 MHz network; plans for the development of not-for-profit entity being developed to manage a national public safety broadband network; and the partnership opportunities for both that exist in the Responder LTE testbed. A Q&A session with the live audience will end the session.

"There are significant initiatives taking place in Ottawa and nationally that will dramatically change the public safety communications landscape for the city and throughout Canada," says Mr. Sullivan. "I look forward to using this webcast to discuss how responder, government, academic and private sector stakeholders are needed and the means by which they can get involved."

Register today: online

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