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Wireless technology in Public Safety applications has come a long way since some unknown law enforcement official said famously “You might be able to outrun my patrol car… but you can’t outrun my two way radio.”
Public safety’s use of wireless technology has evolved considerably from “mere” two way radio; use of Information Technology is now routine in the field, from using on-scene geographical databases during fire response, to chemical hazard databases, to distribution of images from security cameras of robbery suspects, and of course, much, much more.
While mobile data technologies such as as packet radio, CDPD, and most recently wireless telephony “3G” networks have helped link Public Safety units in the field to their resources, such solutions are often inadequate, or too costly for any but the most demanding applications.
Broadband Wireless networks owned and operated by Public Safety agencies are not only feasible, but surprisingly cost-effective and capable of meeting public safety requirements. Much as been written about the use of Wi-Fi networks for Public Safety, but there are Broadband Wireless systems that are far more capable, and secure, than Wi-Fi.
Keenwire is qualified to discuss a large number of Broadband Wireless systems and technologies. For Federal Government agencies, Keenwire has applied for its listing on the GSA schedule and is a disabled veteran and women owned company.