National Public Safety Telecommunications Council
People and Vehicles : Firefighter, Policeman, Police cruiser, Ambulance
Vehicles : Fire truck, Ambulance, Police boat
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Towers : Towers on a ridge
Computers : monitor array
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Governing Board Orgs
The Governing Board's Appointed Delegates for Outreach
NPSTC's Governing Board nominates participants to represent NPSTC on designated national task forces and panels.  NPSTC's delegates provide periodic updates to the Governing Board on their group's activities.  Updates to the Governing Board can be found within the Full NPSTC Meeting Minutes.
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Alarm Industry Communications Committee
The Alarm Industry Communications Committee (AICC) is a committee composed of representatives of the Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA) International, the Electronic Security Association (ESA), the Security Industry Association (SIA) and major alarm companies and manufacturers. The AICC chair is Louis T. Fiore, L.T. Fiore, Inc. (ltfiore@aol.com).
Goals and Activities:
  • Provides coordination in a variety of areas between the alarm industry and the FCC, other regulatory agencies, and members of Congress, when needed.
  • Monitors developments at the federal level affecting the ability of the alarm industry to use telecommunications technology in providing protection services to the public.
  • Retains an attorney in Washington, D.C. to represent the industry on wireline and wireless issues and to file briefs with the federal courts on behalf of the industry.
  • Retains a lobbyist who works with members of Congress to attain legislation favorable to the alarm industry.
  • Doug Aiken
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    ATIS IP Transition Task Force
    The Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) launched a Public Safety Related Applications Task Force (PSRATF) to identify how to meet public safety-related needs during the complex migration of the Public Switched Telephone Network to an All-IP network and the corresponding evolution of legacy twisted-pair copper networks to fiber, coaxial, wireless, and satellite alternatives.  The PSRATF meets regularly to evaluate the impact that the sunset of legacy systems and the impact of the migration of the copper network will have on public-safety related applications, including circuits that support police, fire, transportation, and energy systems.  The goal of this effort is to develop a report with industry Best Practices.
    Paul Patrick
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    FCC PSAP Architecture Task Force
    As directed by the FCC's Text-to-9-1-1 Order, this task force is studying and will report its findings and recommendations on Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) structure and architecture to determine whether additional consolidation of PSAP infrastructure and architecture improvements would promote greater efficiency of operations, safety of life, and cost containment; while retaining needed integration with local first responder dispatch and support.
    Robert Brown
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    PSCR Analytics Working Group
    Summer of 2014, PSCR launched a series of Research and Development (R&D) roadmaps to better understand what technology investments are necessary to support the public safety community as it transitions from its Land Mobile Radio (LMR) environment to a nationwide public safety Long Term Evolution (LTE) broadband network.  PSCR recently published its first roadmap, which forecasted the evolution of Location-based Services, and kicked off its Data Analytics R&D Roadmap in early May.
    In order to optimize R&D resources, PSCR wants to solicit input from first responders, federal, state, and local government representatives, industry leaders and academics.  By leveraging expertise from across its diverse stakeholder base, PSCR can more accurately identify current and future technology gaps, and make more informed decisions on where R&D resources will create the greatest impact for the public safety community.
    Data Analytics is the second of several roadmaps PSCR will develop over the next several years.  This group is examining what types of data first responders will need and how that data should be analyzed, organized and displayed to public safety units.
    Barry Luke
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    UL Standards Technical Panel (STP)
    UL created a Standards Technical Panel (STP) for Performance of Tactical Operation Video Camera, STP 3802.  The standard will cover the efficacy of video cameras used by law enforcement and military personnel in tactical operations for surveillance and situational awareness.  The standard will define a method to evaluate and measure the efficacy of system features such as image quality, audio quality, ruggedness of both the camera and monitoring device, length of battery operation, and remote control capabilities.  UL will be pursuing recognition of UL 3802 as an American National Standard (ANSI).
    Chris Taylor
    Governing Board Representatives