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August 16 - 19, 2015
NPSTC Panel Presentations at APCO 2015
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C.
The National Public Safety Telecommunication Council (NPSTC) will be participating at APCO International's Annual Conference and EXPO 2015 in Washington, D.C. Please join us in improving public safety communications and interoperability through collaborative leadership. Together we can create one unified voice for public safety.

Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mt. Vernon Place NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

Please see the APCO 2015 website for more information. 

NPSTC Booth at APCO 2015:  509 

NPSTC Panel Presentation:  NPSTC Discusses Public Safety Telecommunications Current Events
Presenters:  Ralph Haller, John Lenihan, Harlin McEwen, Stu Overby, and Tom Sorley

Session Dates and Times:  
Monday, August 17, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. ET

Session Room Locations:  TBD

NPSTC looks forward to presenting a panel discussion about critical public safety communications community topics.  NPSTC discusses the Broadband requirements for FirstNet.  In addition, NPSTC discusses outstanding issues with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Note:  NPSTC discusses current events; therefore, the topics to be discussed will be expanded and updated closer to August 2015.

NPSTC Panel Presentation:  4.9 GHz National Plan Update:  What's New for Public Safety
Presenters:  David Buchanan and Ralph Haller

Session Date and Time:  
Sunday, August 16, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. ET

Session Room Location:  TBD

This session will focus on the public safety portion of the 4.9 GHz band and discuss changes proposed by the FCC to reorganize this spectrum for enhanced first responder use.  The use of 4.9 GHz frequencies to support unmanned aerial vehicles, bomb robots, and other devices will be discussed as well as the ability to aggregate spectrum to allow for data applications in a controlled and coordinated manner.

Registration for this meeting is closed.
  • NPSTC 4.9 GHz National Plan Update Presentation (David Buchanan and Ralph Haller)
  • NPSTC Discusses Public Safety Telecommunications Current Events Presentation (Ralph Haller, John Lenihan, Harlin McEwen, Stu Overby, and Tom Sorley)