Today, the wireless evolution/revolution has had a massive impact on the way we communicate. There are more wireless devices in the market than people on the planet, with many users having more than one device.
In short, wireless technology — be it Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, cellular or land mobile radio (LMR), which is used by public safety and many other enterprises — is the method that is used most for both voice and data communications.
As a result, wireless connectivity indoors is no longer “nice” to have or something that “ought” to be done; today, it is a “must,” if only to ensure that people can call for help in case of an emergency — a notion that the FCC recognized when it adopted new 911 rules designed to bolster indoor location accuracy information from wireless devices. It is — as the title of this eBook suggests — an “imperative.”
Within this eBook, you’ll find:
- An Introduction to the Public-Safety Imperative
- The Evolution of the Public-Safety Imperative
- The Role of Public-Safety and Public Cellular In-Building Wireless Systems
- Understanding Fire & Building Codes for Public-Safety Communications
- Funding and Owning an In-Building Public-Safety Network
- A Case Study: DC Water