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Houston and Paris -- Alcatel-Lucent together with EADS Defence & Security and PlantCML, the North American subsidiary of EADS, will for the first time demonstrate interoperability between a live broadband LTE wireless network and digital land mobile radio (LMR) commonly used by local police, fire departments and other emergency responders.
The joint mission-critical communications solution will be demonstrated at the 2010 Association of Public Safety-Communications Officials (APCO) Conference in Houston from August 1- 4 at Booths #345 and 1011 and will highlight a variety of voice, video and data applications.
The demonstrations will show previews of new wireless public safety applications including the latest in command and control, interoperable field communications, operations management, mobile video, identity verification and more.
Access to high-speed, broadband wireless networks enhances communications and situational awareness within and between public safety agencies while helping to streamline operations and reduce the costs associated with maintaining multiple non-interoperable networks. By using LTE, the most robust wireless technology available, the Alcatel-Lucent and EADS Defence & Security solution will deliver far more types of information including mobile video faster.
”Ultimately, it is expected that our joint solutions will deliver voice and data capabilities that are today associated with fixed public safety centers to any location, at any time,” said Darrin J. Reilly, Chief Operating Officer, PlantCML. “This will bring state and local agencies more operational capabilities, much needed interoperability, and most importantly choice and control in the solutions deployed.”
In the short term, LTE-based solutions will provide high-speed remote access to databases, report management systems, e-mail and internal/external Internetbased resources and will eventually support rich graphics and streaming mobile video. That could give rescue teams instant access to blueprints to help them more quickly locate survivors in an earthquake. It would enable police officers to use digital imaging to catalog crime scene photos or file reports remotely, allowing them to spend more time in the field.
"Real-time access to mission-related information – anytime, anywhere – improves coordination and response time and ultimately saves lives,” said Ken Wirth, President, 4G/LTE Wireless Networks, Alcatel-Lucent. “This solution marks an important milestone in the collaboration we announced in April with EADS Defence & Security which brings together a force in the global public safety market with a leader in 4G LTE as well as in other critical communications technologies."
**Project 25 (P25) or APCO 25 refers to a suite of standards for digital radio communications for use by federal, state/province and local public safety agencies in North America to enable them to communicate with other agencies and mutual aid response teams in emergencies.
About EADS Defence & Security (www.eads.com)
EADS Defence & Security is a world leading provider of mission-critical communication and Command & Control solutions.
DS is a systems solutions provider for armed forces and civil security worldwide. Its portfolio ranges from sensors and secure networks through missiles to aircraft and UAVs as well as global security, service and support solutions. In 2009, EADS Defence & Security – with around 21,000 employees – achieved revenues of € 5.4 billion. EADS is a global leader in aerospace, defence and related services. In 2009, EADS generated revenues of € 42.8 billion and employed a workforce of about 119,000.
About PlantCML (www.plantcml-eads.com)
A pioneer and trusted leader in mission critical communications, PlantCML, an EADS North America company, provides key technologies for public safety, federal and corporate markets. Our full-circle security and communications portfolio includes 9-1-1 call center CTI applications for call processing, CAD, mapping and information management, as well as managed services, notification solutions and services and P25 Land Mobile Radio networks, Headquartered in Temecula, California.
Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) is the trusted transformation partner of service providers, enterprises, strategic industries such as defense, energy, healthcare, transportation, and governments worldwide, providing solutions to deliver voice, data and video communication services to end-users. A leader in fixed, mobile and converged broadband networking, IP and optics technologies, applications and services, Alcatel-Lucent leverages the unrivalled technical and scientific expertise of Bell Labs, one of the largest innovation powerhouses in the communications industry. With operations in more than 130 countries and the most experienced global services organization in the industry, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with a global reach. Alcatel-Lucent achieved revenues of Euro 15.2 billion in 2009 and is incorporated in France, with executive offices located in Paris. For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on the Internet: http://www.alcatellucent.com, read the latest posts on the Alcatel-Lucent blog http://www.alcatel-lucent.com/blog and follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/Alcatel_Lucent.
About Alcatel-Lucent end-to-end LTE solution: http://www.alcatel-lucent.com/lte