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Verizon and Motorola Solutions Deliver New Mobile Broadband Device to First Responders

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"Public safety LTE connectivity on the road"

 

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Verizon and Motorola Solutions Deliver New Mobile Broadband Device to First Responders

 

First responders and emergency personnel across the United States will be able to better respond to emergencies and routine activities by tapping into the power of mobile broadband, with the introduction of a new vehicle-based modem that enables applications such as ultra-fast database access, photos and streaming video.

Verizon and Motorola Solutions are collaborating to deliver the VML 700 LTE Vehicle Modem R1.1. The modem is designed to operate on the Verizon 4G LTE wireless network and LTE-based public-safety broadband networks such as FirstNet, the dedicated and interoperable national public-safety broadband network authorized by Congress as part of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012.

The VML700 LTE Vehicle Modem connects equipment in the patrol car, fire apparatus, or command vehicle to Band Class 14 LTE networks. Installed in the vehicle, it allows public safety personnel to take advantage of Public Safety LTE’s combination of high-speed data, prioritization capabilities, security, and control.

The VML700 can also connect to Band Class 13 LTE or EVDO networks and Wi-Fi®, giving public safety agencies a wide range of additional backhaul options, as well as roaming ability on a nationwide data network. Built to withstand heat, cold, rain, humidity, dust and vibration, the VML700 is a solid-state device designed for the demanding environments of mission-critical vehicles.

 

Features & Benefits

The VML700 modem connects equipment in a public safety vehicle to a high-speed, next-generation broadband network. This gives personnel access to large amounts of rich, relevant data where they need it most. The ability to work on a privately operated Band Class 14 LTE network lets public safety agencies enjoy a powerful combination of high data speeds, prioritization capabilities, security and control of a private network.

In addition to Public Safety LTE, the VML700 modem can connect to Band Class 13 LTE or EVDO networks, helping customers optimize their use of commercial carrier airtime. Connectivity to Wi-Fi networks allows customers to leverage existing backhaul infrastructure. The VML700 modem’s ability to connect to a Band Class 13 LTE or EVDO network means personnel outside their private LTE network’s coverage area can continue to access and share data, even across the country.

The VML700 can also be used as an 802.11b/g/n access point. This allows a public safety vehicle to arrive on scene, become a hot spot, and connect multiple Wi-Fi devices to broadband backhaul. Built-in GPS enhances personnel safety with vehicle tracking and location-based solutions. Designed for daily use inside a public safety vehicle, the VML700 modem is IP54 sealed. It is a solid-state device built to withstand heat, cold, rain, humidity, dust and vibration.

Many first responders currently rely upon either legacy analog and digital technology platforms or 3G wireless for mobile broadband connectivity. Verizon’s 4G LTE network, which is available in 500 markets across the U.S. and covers more than 298 million people, delivers speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G, meaning that large data and video files can be accessed and shared for quick action.

For example, field-based emergency medical technicians using the new Motorola Solutions modem on Verizon’s 4G LTE network can securely access the system housing a patient’s electronic medical records, and—while the ambulance is en route to the emergency room—relay vital statistics and even video to hospital personnel so they can be prepared to administer the appropriate treatment when the patient arrives.

“Public safety agencies across the U.S. are actively looking to upgrade aging equipment and deploy advanced mobile broadband technologies to meet increasingly complex challenges,” said Dominic DeMark, area vice president, public safety markets, Verizon Enterprise Solutions. “Verizon and Motorola Solutions are working together to deliver a powerful, custom-built mobile broadband solution for first responders that enables the information sharing and collaboration capabilities critical to effective emergency response.”

In addition to offering broadband connectivity to the Verizon 4G LTE and public safety networks, the VML 700 LTE Vehicle Modem R1.1 can also serve as a mobile Wi-Fi hot spot, enabling first responders near the modem to connect their own Wi-Fi-enabled 4G LTE devices.

“Motorola Solutions and Verizon are collaborating to deliver the newest VML700 LTE Vehicle Modem to public safety agencies around the country,” said Rishi Bhaskar, vice president, private broadband sales, Motorola Solutions. “The combination of advanced technical features, such as multi-network operation and roaming, support for LTE-based public-safety broadband networks, and the reach and reliability of Verizon’s 4G LTE network will provide first responders with the connectivity they need in coordinating activities on a local, regional and national level.”

The launch of the VML 700 LTE Vehicle Modem R1.1 is part of the Motorola Solutions-Verizon Wireless Alliance, an initiative announced in 2011 whereby the two companies collaborate to enable first responder connectivity via Motorola Solutions’ public-safety LTE solutions and the Verizon 4G LTE network.

Motorola Solutions is also a member of the new Verizon Partner Program. Launched in February, the program consolidates Verizon’s legacy business-channel programs and offers a broad range of technical, marketing and training resources. The program enables participating technology providers to expand business opportunities and engage with customers by simplifying how they can create powerful solutions that leverage Verizon’s advanced networks and cloud, mobility, machine-to-machine and advanced communications platforms.

 


Published in Law and Order, Nov 2013

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