- Boulder Flatirons in summertime.
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- Department of Commerce Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medals.
We have earned five U.S. Department of Commerce Medal Awards for the performance of applied engineering and research to advance public safety communications interoperability.
We are implementing a Public Safety Broadband Demonstration Network to provide a multi-vendor environment for early systems deployment and evaluation.
- Mobile touch-screen devices in use.
The network will be available to emergency responders, vendors, carriers, and academia to understand how the broadband systems function and meet user needs.
- Staff frames a video shot at a fire practice site.
We are helping develop public safety video performance requirements to support incident coordination, live and forensic analysis, and telemedicine.
- Subject works through a video quality test.
We developed a subjective testing methodology that has been incorporated into ITU standards.
- CDVL homepage banner.
The video samples we provide to the Consumer Digital Video Library (CDVL) support video performance research.
- Image capture of a CDVL fire video.
We create these samples to conduct our own testing for establishing public safety video quality performance standards.
- Firefighter wearing a self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) mask in thick smoke.
We are working with fire fighters to understand how background noise affects voice communications.
- Head and Torso Simulator (HATS) wearing a SCBA mask with a radio in our lab.
We conduct subjective listening experiments that enable definition of performance parameters and associated values.
- Firefighters undergoing SCBA mask and communications training.
We identified immediate behavioral, procedural, and technical steps agencies can take to avoid or minimize emergency response background noise.
- Fire, police, and emergency medical services personnel in discussion at an incident.
We built a coalition of emergency responders and communications manufacturers to form a Compliance Assessment Program (CAP) that tests equipment for P25 compliance.
- Officer using a hand-held LMR.
Manufacturers can participate in the voluntary Compliance Assessment Program to formally demonstrate their P25 products’ compliance with requirements in the P25 standards suite.
- Lessons Learned Information Sharing (LLIS) Certifications and Declarations page.
Participants submit Supplier’s Declaration of Compliance (SDoC) documents and Summary Test Reports to the Lessons Learned Information Sharing (LLIS) web site for DHS review and approval of eligibility for grant procurement.
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✔ Public Safety Broadband Stakeholder Meeting
We are pleased to announce our latest PSBB Stakeholder Meeting (Agenda) at the Omni San Diego Hotel JUN 3 – 5, 2015.» Learn about current FirstNet efforts; ask questions and provide feedback to FirstNet, PSCR, DHS, NTIA, and all other partners.
✔ Speech Intelligibility and Video Quality Testing
» We are seeking active public safety practitioners (police, firefighters, EMS, FBI, etc., and their command staff). We cover your travel costs to our Boulder, Colorado labs.
The PSCR program’s engineering and research is sponsored by:
Department of Homeland Security
» Office for Interoperability and Compatibility
» Office of Emergency Communications
National Telecommunications & Information Administration
» First Responder Network Authority