Motorola Solutions unveiled a virtual reality-powered public safety command center future concept (demo pictured) at PMRExpo 2016 in Cologne, Germany (22-24 November), along with a new TETRA two-way pager and hand portable TETRA radio
Virtual command centre future concept
The virtual command centre demonstration immerses a participant into an incident scene in the role of a command centre supervisor. Using virtual reality and eye-tracking technologies, the participant can navigate through video and data feeds from multiple sources to quickly co-ordinate resources and share information with officers on scene
The concept is designed to improve the safety of first responders and the quality of an agency’s response. The virtual command centre proof of concept uses eye-interaction technology from Eyefluence, a Motorola Solutions Venture Capital investment, to envision the future of public safety.
Intelligence-led policing solutions
In Motorola’s view, the most effective tools for police are technologies that centralise data from multiple disparate sources and turn it into actionable intelligence, such as Motorola Solutions’ CommandCentral solutions, which is also being demonstrated at PMRExpo.
By centralising and simplifying data management, these software applications help to enhance planning, provide more informed operational support and enable faster crime investigations.
CommandCentral Aware is able to aggregate multiple data sources such as live video feeds, social media activity or nationwide databases in order to deliver a single, real-time operational view to command center personnel.
This allows intelligence analysts to view multiple feeds on one screen and provide frontline officers with critical real-time information on suspects and vehicles, such as black-listed license plate numbers.
Unifying TETRA and broadband networks
Using its WAVE Work Group Communications interoperability platform, Motorola Solutions is also demonstrating how to connect any device to any network and enable seamless workgroup collaboration.
With Motorola Solutions’ Convergence Suite of software application tools, developers can quickly develop public safety applications that enhance situational management for frontline personnel.
This display demonstrates how these tools simplify public safety application development and help unify the capabilities of TETRA and public safety LTE systems through voice and data integration.
“Exploring the potential of new technologies, including virtual reality, for public safety helps us create solutions that improve safety and efficiency for our customers,” said Mark Schmidl, vice president of sales for Motorola Solutions in Europe, Middle East and Africa.
“Whether it’s a proof of concept like the virtual command center or the Smart Public Safety Solutions available today, we believe in the power of technology to deliver the right information to the right person at the right time.”
In addition to the virtual reality demonstration at PMRExpo, Motorola Solutions also unveiled the new ADVISOR TPG2200 TETRA two-way pager and the new MTP6650 TETRA portable radio.
ADVISOR TPG2200 TETRA two-way pager
To effectively respond to fires, natural disasters and other dangerous events, control room, dispatch or medical staff needs to know who will be arriving on the scene.
The ADVISOR TPG2200 TETRA two-way pager features enhanced wide coverage and extended battery life to ensure that firefighters, emergency service personnel and healthcare workers can be reached when they are needed most.
The TPG2200 pager is simple to use, even with one hand, and allows first responders to quickly read messages on the bright 2-inch color display. Moreover, it can be carried anywhere thanks to its lightweight, compact and robust design.
MTP6650 TETRA portable radio
Finally, Motorola has also released the new MTP6650 TETRA portable radio. It features enhanced coverage, built-in Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology, Wi-Fi readiness, expanded location services and full car kit support.
The MTP6650 is the first in its series to offer the open standard SMA connector, giving public safety personnel the flexibility to use different antennas for optimum coverage based on their work environment.