Sunday, September 21, 2003

Verizon has taken after push-to-talk (PTT), in pursuit of Nextel's Direct Connect. Based on Motorola's iDen technology, Direct Connect rides radio channels using TDMA. Verizon use Qualcomm's CDMA, but apparently can't use its PTT technology, QChat, because Nextel has an exclusive license for it until 2006.


See this PSWN report, Qualcomm page, or Qualcomm white paper for more information on QChat.
Embedded Communications Broker (ECB) Technology
PSWN white paper.
Intel product overview on behalf of the apparently-defunct Impart Technologies.
Project SAFECOM - Project presentation to the Federal Wireless Users Group (April 2002)
Observations on Public Safety Communications Systems and Interoperability - Courtesy of Chemical and Biological Arms Control Institute. Part of What Should We Know? Whom Do We Tell? Leveraging Communication and Information to Counter Terrorism and Its Consequences
- December 2002
A Review of Standardization Efforts to Facilitate Public Safety Interoperability & Information Sharing - Produced by NTIA/ITS for NIST's Office of Law Enforcment Standards (May 2002)

Friday, September 19, 2003

SAFECOM in the Congressional Record - Comments of Rep. Curt Weldon, courtesy of the U.S. Coast Guard, calling for local representation on advisory committees.
FEMA discussion of SAFECOM - (March 2003?) Information on Project SAFECOM is difficult to come by....
SAFECOM Description - Information on Project SAFECOM from the OMB Government-to-Government (G2G) web.

Tuesday, September 16, 2003

GEIA Homeland Security Task Force - Lessons learned in the sniper attacks. Surprisingly cogent, if brief, analysis of communications interoperability needs and what worked. Interesting comment on the need for a 'virtual command post'.
Can you hear me now? - One of the better, recent updates on Project 25 standards.

Tuesday, September 09, 2003

APCO Project InterCAD - "To create a standard method for CAD to CAD communications."
OASIS Emergency Management TC - Emergency Management XML standards
COPS Interoperable Communications Grant Invitees - 74 MSA's
NIJ - Communications Interoperability and Information Sharing
GAC Infrastructure Report - User Operational Requirements
GAC Infrastructure Report - Roles & Responsibilities
Best Practice in Information Integration Projects - conducted by the IACP for CapWIN, July 2000.
Veridian on IEEE-1512 - Page 3: "NYPD Highway Patrol" .... roh, roh ...
IEEE 1512 Fact Sheet: "Standard for Common Incident Management Message Sets for Use by Emergency Management Centers"
CapWIN - The Capital Wireless Integrated Network
SPAWAR Systems Center - Charleston
AGILE- INFOTECH - "an informational technology system providing inter-regional information sharing among law enforcement agencies (LEAs)"
AGILE Calendar
Communications Interoperability Resources