New Motorola suite helps responders share on-scene data

Motorola has introduced a wireless broadband solutions suite for first responders and other public safety and government users who require a comprehensive set of communication tools to manage large-scale emergencies.

Motorola said its Incident Scene Management suite gives commanders on the scene the data and video information they need to decide how to use their available resources.

Incident Scene Management enables first responders to share on-the-scene information, especially crucial during a large-scale incident such as an oil refinery or chemical plant mishap that could involve hundreds of hazardous-material handlers, emergency medical employees and other first responders, the company said in a statement.

The portfolio of solutions creates a high-bandwidth ad-hoc network for first responders and commanders to share large text and data files, conduct quick research, view streaming video from or at remote sites and communicate with one another. First responders can also make notes and drawings of deployment strategies and transmit text messages.

“Motorola’s new Incident Scene Management suite gives first responders the ability to transmit video of an incident while using white board technology over the same network that allows them to share maps and blueprints,” Michael Fabbri, director of data solutions operations at Motorola Networks and Enterprise, said in the statement.

The system also comes with a portable video camera and tripod, wireless router, and portable power supply. Pan-tilt-zoom cameras allow mobile command centers to visually survey a particular area in real time and record and store images.

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David Hubler is the former print managing editor for GCN and senior editor for Washington Technology. He is freelance writer living in Annandale, Va.

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