FirstNet Enhances Public Safety Situational Awareness, Interoperability and Security Capabilities
DALLAS, July 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --
What's the news? FirstNet®, Built with AT&T* – the only nationwide network built with and for America's first responders – is spurring further innovation for public safety's ecosystem of mission-centric applications and solutions. By collaborating with the industry leaders, we're introducing 4 new solutions:
Why is this important? FirstNet is expanding public safety's network to reach more communities across the country and continuing our roll-out of mission-driven innovative solutions. These new solutions will give public safety new capabilities:
What is the FirstNet App Catalog? FirstNet is more than fast, reliable and highly secure connectivity. With FirstNet, public safety has a library of pre-evaluated and approved applications dedicated to addressing the emergent needs of our nation's first responders. As public safety's partner, AT&T thoroughly evaluates every app before its inclusion in the FirstNet App Catalog. First responders can safely advance their mission with mobile tools that meet our highest standards of reliability, security and performance. With more than 170 FirstNet Verified™ and FirstNet Certified™ apps to download, smart devices can provide public safety with an economical way to put advanced information sharing where it is needed. The App Catalog includes practical tools that enable multi-media communications and modernize operations in the field. App Catalog solutions include innovations that advance situational awareness and provide for quick and actionable community engagement. By working with FirstNet, mobile app providers can integrate purpose-built and exclusive features. FirstNet apps can include vertical positioning for z-axis mapping, authentication for single sign-on, and device and app uplift for heightened network prioritization. FirstNet app providers can also enhance their solutions with integration of Mission Critical Push-to-Talk and FirstNet Messaging designed specifically for public safety. With FirstNet and the App Catalog, first responders can be confident they have the tools they need no matter where their mission takes them.
What is FirstNet? FirstNet is the only nationwide, high-speed broadband communications platform dedicated to and purpose-built for America's first responders and the extended public safety community. Shaped by the vision of Congress and the first responder community following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, FirstNet stands above commercial offerings. It is built with AT&T in public-private partnership with the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority), an independent agency within the federal government. With more than 16,000 public safety agencies and organizations subscribed – accounting for more than 2.2 million connections nationwide2 – the FirstNet network is providing first responders with truly dedicated coverage and capacity when they need it, unique benefits like always-on priority and preemption, and high-quality Band 14 spectrum. These advanced capabilities help emergency managers, fire, EMS and law enforcement save lives and protect their communities.
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1FirstNet Messaging is also available to extended primary agencies and subscriber paid users for an additional fee.
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