onBoard Mobile Gateway Proves Ready for New Public Safety Spectrum During
Live Trial in Washington, DC
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, November 13 /CNW/ - In Motion Technology, a
leader in vehicle area networks for public safety organizations, today
announced that its onBoard(TM) Mobile Gateway not only provides leading edge
connectivity and interoperability for first responders today, but is ready for
use in a nationwide 700 MHz public safety network planned in the U.S.
"While a national 700 MHz network may still be years away, In Motion
Technology solutions are ready today," said In Motion CEO Kirk Moir. "We
designed our onBoard Mobile Gateway to be 700 MHz-ready to help the nation's
first responders achieve true connectivity and interoperability today and for
years to come. First responders across America are using our technology to
enable their current data and communications devices to be interoperable and
connected at critical times. The recent test now proves that the onBoard
Mobile Gateway will enable those same devices - in police, fire and EMS
vehicles today - to work on the planned 700 MHz public safety network."
During a live trial in Washington, DC, the onBoard(TM) Mobile Gateway
switched seamlessly between EVDO and 700 MHz, a portion of the radio frequency
spectrum that is due to be auctioned off by the Federal Communications
Commission early next year. A portion of the frequency - considered ideal for
wireless broadband communications - has been set aside by the government for
use by police, firefighters and emergency medical personnel.
In Motion Technology's onBoard(TM) Mobile Gateway creates a vehicle area
network (VAN) that supports multiple devices and applications simultaneously
over any wireless network, automatically finding the most effective one
available - whether cellular, 3G, 4.9GHz or 700 MHz - in order to send voice,
video and data from a moving emergency vehicle. The gateway can handle data
from a full range of first responder devices, including laptops, ECGs,
surveillance cameras, RFID devices and emergency vehicle diagnostic tools. The
system is currently deployed in more than 70 communities nationwide.
"We want to ensure that when the nationwide 700 MHz network becomes a
reality, the nation's first responders will have access to a proven,
cost-effective communications system without having to replace all of their
existing data devices," said Moir. "In the meantime, more than 70 first
responder organizations are currently using the onBoard Mobile Gateway to
serve their communities and save lives."
About In Motion Technology
In Motion Technology provides cognitive wireless systems that enable
public safety organizations to stay connected while in motion. The company's
complete vehicle area network solution ensures that any IP device can be
useful in the field immediately with no modification, connecting to
headquarters over the most reliable communications network available. In
Motion Technology solutions have been successfully deployed in
high-performance EMS, Police and Fire departments in the US and Canada.
Founded in 2002, In Motion Technology is based in Vancouver, BC. For more
information visit www.inmotiontechnology.com.
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