In this presentation Sohan Domingo will present that the future of mission-critical networks will not only be the use of LMR networks but a combination of LMR, and a PSMB (not commercial MNO) model, to support day-to-day mission-critical operations including voice. Today, LMR networks are widely used for voice communication between the officers, in the field and control centre operators, and has been performing well during major incidents, but LMR is legacy technology, and therefore lacks the ability to provide the huge bandwidth required for mission-critical data such as VOIP, pictures, videos, video conferencing, and these days IoT, and augmented reality. The use of these software applications on the commercial network, have proven to provide better situational awareness in control centres, and in the field among first-responders. This is where next generation networks like PSMB solve the issue of bandwidth, and provide the security needed for data transfer, and storage.
These days many field officers use smart devices such as Smartphones, and Tablets, these devices can send and receive huge data between users; using a dedicated or a Hybrid PSMB network for Public Safety are some of the deployment architecture models being considered by Governments in many parts .The presentation will also highlight the need of such next generation networks, to solve the issue of data Interoperability during major incidents between agencies who use control centre applications implemented by different vendors. Many agencies worldwide have started to consider the deployment of a PSMB to solve mission critical interoperability issues, and in this presentation Sohan Domingo will describe the benefits of a standalone, a hybrid PSMB network, and the ROI for customers implementing such networks.
The presentation will also contain details about software applications that seamlessly work across the LMR, and LTE network such as mission critical Push-to-talk, and other software solutions like mobility, and control centre applications that will support the day-to-day mission critical operations that can be hosted on a PSMB network and offered as a SaaS model to agencies. The message the presentation would like to give its audience is how Public Safety Agencies can tap the benefits of a PSMB network without replacing their LMR network for voice, but use both these networks together LMR, and LTE for day-to-day mission critical operation, and eventually completely move the mission-critical voice on the PSMB network.