A new Whitepaper has just been published titled:

“Land Mobile Radio/Long Term Evolution (LTE/LMR) Integration: Best Practices”

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The Joint SAFECOM/National Council of Statewide Interoperability Coordinators (NCSWIC) P25 User Needs Working Group (UNWG) developed the LMR/LTE Integration: Best Practices whitepaper to share a snapshot of best practices and integration use cases identified by a variety of public safety members across the country during interviews conducted by P25 UNWG members and supported by CISA.

The Full document can be downloaded using either of the links below:

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Excerpts from:

Land Mobile Radio/Long Term Evolution (LTE/LMR) Integration: Best Practices

“LMR will likely remain the main technology for public safety communications due to its reliability during emergency situations. However, the future will see LMR and LTE technologies coexisting without compromising the benefits of either”

This document is a snapshot of early LMR/LTE integration efforts and presents some of the lessons these pioneers have learned along the way.

Case Studies:

  • Montgomery County, Texas, Hospital District
  • Indiana Integrated Public Safety Commission, State of Indiana
  • Department of Information Technology, Fairfax County, Virginia
  • Michigan Public Safety Communications System
  • Statewide Interoperability Office, State of Missouri
  • New York Metropolitan Regional Radio System; Metropolitan Transportation Authority

“LTE is unlikely to displace LMR in the foreseeable future for various reasons. It is much more likely that the two technologies will merge.  Service providers and vendors are already offering gateways and software that can integrate the two, and public safety agencies across the United States are implementing these solutions to enhance their operational efficiency.”