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8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

In a general discussion for public safety, a utility, transportation or enterprise, discuss how broadband networks have transforming voice and data to provide a more efficient and cost-effective means to configure, manage, and operate systems. Examine the technology of moving or operating two architectures, understand the benefits of each architecture,...
Kevin Kleinsmith

Solutions Architect
Parallel Wireless

Scott Dicus

Engineering Manager, Electrical – Automation
Black & Veatch

In a general sense, the Internet of Things has been around for a long time through machine-to-machine (M2M) communications.  But IoT is like M2M on steroids – it has more access for more users through more channels than M2M typically has.  In theory, IoT sounds like a panacea to all...
RF systems are evolving into smart networks which are being integrated with new IP based applications and services. RF professionals are expected to understand, recommend, and implement new capabilities for their public safety systems including public safety video, Internet of Things (IoT), smart antenna systems, cloud services, and IP capable...
Lawrence Harte

Managing Director
IPTV Magazine

  • Room:   N320GH
  • Session Number:  M115
  • Monday, March 05, 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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Gain a deeper understanding and updated awareness of the established P25 standards, the matching equipment capabilities, and the continued evolution of system technologies and interfaces. Completed P25 Standards, recently published updates and future P25 work priorities will be covered. Content includes a basic P25 overview of interfaces including trunking and...
Stephen Nichols

Project 25 Technology Interest Group

As early as 2000, the public safety community rallied around the idea of a “NG911” system, later described by the National 911 Program as one that would enable, “the general public to make 911 calls from any communication device in any mode. This could potentially furnish additional enhanced incident information...
Evelyn Bailey

Executive Director NASNA
National Association of State 911 Administrators

George Rice

Executive Director
Industry Council for Emergency Response Tech-iCERT

Gerald Jaskulski

Management and Program Analyst
Office of Emergency Communications. U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Jennifer Kirkland

Operation Support Supervisor
Colorado, Vail Public Safety Communications Center

Laurie Flaherty

Program Analyst
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Mark Buchholz

Oregon 911 Communication Center Director
Willamette Valley, Oregon 911 Communications

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

For radio technicians with only beginning networking experience, this workshop offers an in-depth introduction to IP technology, terms, and equipment. Review ethernet/IP as the new trend for LMR backbones, how to develop IP addresses, various network elements, and tools to assist in troubleshooting. In addition, learn the benefits as well...
Joe Blaschka Jr, PE

ADCOMM Engineering Company

Mike Norin

Senior Consultant
ADCOMM Engineering Company

Scott Peabody

Senior Consultant
ADCOMM Engineering Company

Tom Manley

Senior Consultant
ADCOMM Engineering Company

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

In recent years, the development and employment of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning algorithms has increased exponentially. Large and small technology companies, Universities, FFRDCs, and a limitless number of other organizations are all creating cognitive engines aimed at enabling computers to think more like the human brain.  But what does...
Miro Salem

Founder & CEO

Public safety communication is ever evolving and has become so much more than LMR. Efforts by public safety agencies to successfully integrate new and emerging technologies will only succeed if the agencies implementing them consider factors affecting their ability to talk to one another. In consideration of this increasingly complex...
Cary Martin

Management and Program Analyst
Office of Emergency Communications. U.S. Department of Homeland Security

David Soloos

NCSWIC Funding and Sustainment Committee Chair, SWIC, State of Oregon
Oregon Chief Information Office

Joe Galvin

NCSWIC Vice Chair, Education and Outreach Committee Co-Chair, SWIC, State of Illinois
Illinois Emergency Management

John Miller

NCSWIC Plans, Training, & Exercises Committee Chair, SWIC, State of New Jersey
Office of Emergency Telecommunications Services

Nikki Cassingham

NCSWIC Chair, SWIC, State of Oklahoma
Oklahoma Department of Public Safety, Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security

Location, location, location is not only the key to successful real estate transactions, but also to identifying the right field resources for faster responses. Explore how integrating location sharing and tracking, including geofencing, with broadband PTT provides enterprises, utilities and transportation with a critical communication solution that makes it easy...
  • Room:   N320GH
  • Session Number:  M125
  • Monday, March 05, 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
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The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Project 25 Compliance Assessment Program (P25 CAP) is the only formal, independent process for ensuring communications equipment declared by the supplier actually is P25 compliant and tested against the standards with publicly published results.  P25 CAP has taken steps to streamline the program and...
Gerald Reardon

Vice Chair; Chief and Chief Engineer
SAFECOM, City of Cambridge Fire Department

James Downes

Supervisory Manager, Office of Emergency Communications
US Department of Homeland Security

Sridhar Kowdley

Program Manager
DHS Office for Interoperability and Compatibility

Mobile technology, cloud computing, broadband networks and low-cost technology will forever change emergency services 2.0.  From body camera files, crime analytics software solutions and evidence collection and tracking, law enforcement is increasingly dealing with mountains of data.  They may understand the value of this data and using it to analyze...

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Learn how LA-RICS is utilizing smart phones and tablets to replace expensive Mobile Data Computers and extend the reach of CAD, RMS and other advanced technologies to officers outside the patrol car. See how this is driving down costs, enhancing officer safety and improving public safety outcomes by empowering the...
Niki Papazoglakis

Program Coordinator, Public Safety Tech Svcs
Harris County

Scott Edson

Executive Director

  • Room:   N320GH
  • Session Number:  M135
  • Monday, March 05, 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
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Are you looking for ways to improve the productivity of your enterprise team? Connecting your front-line workers on radios with your team members using smartphones, tablets, and laptops has never been easier. Team communications can help organizations eliminate the barriers between devices, networks and locations, and let everyone be part...
With the eventual forced migration of public safety out of the T-Band, the potential "rebanding" of the 900 MHz band, and the FCC reviewing "Mid-Band" Spectrum for possible broadband sharing, what can we learn from previous forced spectrum migrations?  Hear from experts who have negotiated and performed relocations at 800...
The County of Monterey, on its behalf and for over 20 local agencies participating in the Next Generation radio system (NGEN), has administered a project to replace the existing public safety and local government voice and data radio networks with interoperable narrowband VHF, and 700MHz digital trunking technologies.  The NGEN...
Toronto Pearson International Airport’s (TPIA) objective is to become World-Leading Mega Hub Airport. This quest will necessitate significant new facilities and investment in technology that allows growth and expansion to meet the 20 year and beyond Business Plan Objectives, even as we deal with the demolition and expansion of facilities...

2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Coverage modeling of LMR systems has evolved significantly since the days of circles drawn on photocopied base maps. As communications moves into an environment dependent on LTE systems such as FirstNet, we need to expand that understanding to the unique parameters and issues involved with these new technologies. Issues include...
Communications in disaster operations has been problematic throughout history. This presentation will discuss the need and responsibility for disaster communications and define the steps necessary to develop, prepare, and employ a Joint Communications Support Unit for disaster response. Based on firsthand knowledge and lessons learned from numerous disaster deployments the...
  • Room:   N320GH
  • Session Number:  M145
  • Monday, March 05, 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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This workshop will offer Project 25 user experiences and P25 system case studies. It is structured as a series of presentations from a diverse user group including Federal, State and Local government Systems. Each panel member will conduct a short prepared PPT briefing describing their P25 system, its scope, capabilities,...
The Project Management Institute (PMI) defines a project as a “temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product or service.”  Projects are undertaken at all levels of an organization.  They may involve a single person or many thousands. In this workshop, discuss project management tools and techniques, as well as...
The next evolution of LTE; 5G is expected to help in these scenarios with support for higher data rates, lower latency and a denser network.  But what is 5G?  How is it different than just another “G” rollout from carriers?  In this overview, discover what 5G will mean to you,...

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Para muchos lugares de comuniciones, el sol y el viento son a menudo la única fuente de energía confiable. Pero, porque muchos de ellos fracasan? Incluso en areas muy soleadas? Entendiendo los principios básicos de diseño profesional de fuera-de-red (off-grid) para sistemas inalámbricos y lugares de comunicaciones es a menudo...

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

La creciente demanda de presión regulatoria, la satisfacción de usuarios  y la conciencia ambiental significan que las empresas de servicios públicos de todo el mundo están buscando maneras de distribuir el energía de una manera cada vez más eficiente y confiable. La automatización de distribución eléctrica es un método bien...

4:45 PM - 5:45 PM

This session will provide a "year in review" of key milestones and accomplishments with public safety broadband in the U.S.key leaders within NPSTC will discuss this rapidly changing landscape with a focus on issues that impact first responders at the operational level. Learn the top 10 issues that will impact...

8:30 AM - 9:45 AM

  • Room:   Keynote Theater
  • Session Number:  GS
  • Thursday, March 08, 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
As the wireless landscape is changing on both the LMR and cellular sides, the conversation needs to change.  Commercial networks are not what they used to be, and the role for private networks is changing.  Get an overview of many of the key concepts to modern wireless networks as we...

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM

  • Room:   Keynote Theater
  • Session Number:  YPA
  • Thursday, March 08, 9:45 AM - 10:15 AM

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

How often do you have a chance to change the future? Or to write the rules of your own future? The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate’s First Responders Group (FRG) seeks to equip the first responder of the future with cutting-edge tools and technologies that make...

12:45 PM - 1:45 PM

Today’s resellers live in a challenging world. To remain competitive and to differentiate themselves from their competitor’s resellers must always be seeking that extra edge to help them gain a competitive advantage and to meet their customer’s needs. Being innovative by offering new approaches and solutions to meet these historical...