The public safety ecosystem is in a state of rapid change. Federal, state and local government policy makers and elected officials are dealing with complex decisions about communications technology, legislation and regulations. End-user devices are becoming increasingly sophisticated, pushing communications networks, technology standards and related operational workflows to evolve quickly.
One of the most important — and complex — changes is the move from traditional copper loops to IP networks. The “IP revolution” is forcing public safety administrators and IT leaders to juggle multiple priorities to keep their organizations on the cutting edge. Next-generation IP networks enable the switch from wireline to wireless technologies, which bring a host of new capabilities and efficiencies that will help save citizen lives and protect first responders.