Presentation Theater

At the Presentation Theater in the Exhibit Hall, you can listen to experts from industry leaders as they talk about cutting-edge topics in public safety communications. These 30-minute presentations will focus on issues critical to attendees who want to stay on top of the latest industry trends and technologies.

Harris: Streamlining the Life of a Dispatcher with the Symphony Dispatch Console
Monday, August 17 | 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Presenter: Suzy Chen, Sales Engineering Manager for Harris Public Safety and Professional Communications (PSPC)

This presentation will highlight the current state of dispatch and the subsequent challenges facing modern dispatch professionals. It will also discuss the benefits of a consolidated workspace with an improved and simplified workflow and will give a demo of the Symphony Dispatch Console, a next-gen solution designed for simple, efficient public safety radio dispatch.

CradlePoint: Flexible Networks & Reliability Support Public Safety
Monday, August 17 | 11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Presenter: Alan Saxton, Public Sector Manager

The ability of public sector organizations to accomplish their missions depends on reliable connectivity. Now, more than ever, these connections must be mobile, rugged, and secure – but most of all, they must be flexible to enable improved productivity, fleet management, and extended services for service men.

MultiVoice: Overcoming the Push-to-Talk Barrier
Monday, August 17 | 12:00 noon – 12:30 p.m.

Presenter: David Politis, Co-Founder & CMO

MULTIVOICE's breakthrough Switch-to-Talk technologies allow multiple simultaneous speakers on the same network, voice communication capabilities that can be added to existing P25 and Push-to-Talk radio networks, enabling safer, more effective and more efficient field comms for public safety professionals. This presentation highlights how this is done and the benefits thereof.

Vencore: First Responder Solutions using Application Ecosystems
Monday, August 17 | 12:45 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Presenter: Christopher Vasko, Application Services Senior PM

Application ecosystems using advanced analytics, comprehensive user and developer services and cloud based technology can rapidly create and deliver highly tailored first responder products, providing high quality, certified life-saving solutions in minutes on any device, at any time and in any place while significantly reducing the cost of capability delivery.

TWR Lighting: Advanced LED FAA Obstruction Lighting Solutions
Monday, August 17 | 1:30 p.m – 2:00 p.m.

Presenter: Chris Martinez, National Account Administrator

Join us to learn about the latest and most advanced technology in FAA Aviation Obstruction LED Lighting and Monitoring on the market today.  See product demo and join the Q & A session to follow.

SceneDoc: When Heroes become Superheroes Using Apps
Monday, August 17 | 2:15 p.m – 2:45 p.m.

Presenter: Ryan Seick, Vice President of Engineering

When new technologies are introduced into an existing space they disrupt the existing ecosystem. There’s a lot of apps out there, but which ones are delivering on a promise to enable your users. Come learn how new apps, abilities and technologies enable your heroes to become superheroes.

APCO/DHS S&T Joint Town Hall on Next Gen First Responder Program: Protected, Connected and Fully Aware – Envisioning the Next Generation First Responder
Monday, August 17 | 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Presenters:  John Merrill, Director, Office for Interoperability and Compatibility, First Responders Group, Science and Technology Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security; Jay English, Director, Communications Center and 9-1-1 Services, APCO International

What does protected, connected and fully aware mean for the next generation of first responders? How can we design, modify or adopt technologies to save lives? The Department of Homeland Security and APCO are developing solutions for the next generation first responder – come hear our plans and share ideas!

FirstNet and the Public Safety Broadband Network – State Consultation and Plans
Monday, August 17 | 4:15 p.m – 4:45 p.m.

Presenters: Rich Reed, Director of State Plans; Amanda Hilliard, Director of Outreach; Dave Buchanan, Director of State Consultation

Interact with FirstNet staff who will describe how FirstNet is working with federal, tribal, state, and local government officials across the country to understand public safety’s communications needs and develop its Request for Proposals."

AT&T: Push-To-Talk over Cellular Networks
Tuesday, August 18 | 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Presenter: Joel Garner, Industry Solutions Practice Manager 

Push-To-Talk over Cellular adoption has grown significantly. This is leading to more opportunities to improve interoperability, expand user base, and drive cost efficiencies for many non-mission critical users. Attendees can expect a better understanding of available non-mission critical communication technologies that can enhance public safety’s communication experience.

FirstNet: FirstNet and the Public Safety Broadband Network – Data Collection and the RFP
Tuesday, August 18 | 11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Presenters:  Rich Reed, Director of State Plans; Ed Parkinson, Director of Government Affairs; James Mitchell, Senior Program Manager for Operations

Interact with FirstNet staff who will describe how FirstNet is working with federal, tribal, state, and local government officials across the country to understand public safety’s communications needs and develop its Request for Proposals.

APCO Government Relations: The Status of 9-1-1 and Apps
Tuesday, August 18 | 12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Presenter: Mark Reddish, Senior Counsel and Manager of Government Relations

The 9-1-1 network is trusted, reliable, secure, and separate from the networks that handle ordinary calls and wireless data connections to the Internet. While apps hold great promise for improving public safety and emergency response, much work remains to ensure they are sufficiently secure and reliable, especially with respect to the 9-1-1 system. APCO staff will describe what needs to be considered for a successful mobile app to contact 9-1-1.

Motorola: Smart Public Safety: The Critical Need for Dispatcher Situational Awareness
Tuesday, August 18 | 1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Presenter: Tom Gross, Motorola Solutions Director of Command Center Solutions

During an incident, real-time access to historical records, live and recorded video feeds and public social media is critical for dispatchers. Retired Police Major Tom Gross will discuss how smart public safety technologies and data analysis can provide a comprehensive picture for faster and safer response during an incident.

TeleCommunication Systems: A New Era of Locating Wireless 9-1-1 Callers Inside Buildings - WiFi Demo
Tuesday, August 18 | 2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Presenter: Tim Lorello, Senior Vice President, TeleCommunication Systems

On the heels of recent FCC rules that will substantially improve 9-1-1 location accuracy, join us for live demonstrations of promising new technologies.  You’ll get a first-hand experience with the types of solutions that will provide telecommunicators with a “dispatchable location” for venues like the Exhibit Hall.  These demos will show how getting a meaningful location fix for indoor 9-1-1 calls is being made possible.

Intrado: A New Era of Locating Wireless 9-1-1 Callers Inside Buildings – Bluetooth Beacons Demo
Tuesday, August 18 | 3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Presenter: John Snapp, Senior Technical Officer, Intrado

On the heels of recent FCC rules that will substantially improve 9-1-1 location accuracy, join us for live demonstrations of promising new technologies.  You’ll get a first-hand experience with the types of solutions that will provide telecommunicators with a “dispatchable location” for venues like the Exhibit Hall.  These demos will show how getting a meaningful location fix for indoor 9-1-1 calls is being made possible.