Persistent Telecom Launches First Responder Demonstration in Sedalia, Missouri

Persistent Telecom Inc. (PTI) has funded, designed and is building a first responder wireless broadband network in Sedalia, Missouri.

 PTI will provide dedicated smart phones and access to the private LTE network for Key Management Personnel (KMP), including first responders and government officials.  The PTI network, according to a company statement,  will create a secure communications bubble covering critical infrastructure for the city of Sedalia and the Missouri State Fairgrounds.  

PTI’s Sustainable Communications Network (SCN) will allow authorities to communicate with each other as well as the general public, during emergencies.  The SCN’s primary function is to give key management personnel guaranteed communications under conditions of degraded or denied access to telephone networks and the internet.  The SCN can also be used daily to support emergent, time-sensitive operational situations.  

In 2015, PTI completed the first proof of concept Sustainable Communications Network (SCN) for the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) at two of their Washington, D.C., facilities.  The systems were installed, tested and demonstrated on time, within budget.

A key aspect of the PTI strategy is to blend the requirements for public safety interoperability with the ability to provide timely notification and situational awareness to the community.

Sedalia was selected for this demonstration network because every August, Sedalia is host to the Missouri State Fair, which attracts 350,000 people. PTI’s partners in this effort include Airspan, Elbit Systems, Nokia and SES Satellite networks.

Persistent Telecom Inc., founded in 2008 and based in New Jersey, provides advanced LTE wireless networks, mobile devices and professional services in support of critical communications during a crisis when commercial networks cannot provide service. The company’s Sustainable Communications Network (SCN) was specifically developed to deliver voice, text, high speed data, capable of HD audio/video, to meet the needs of public safety officials and first responders.

November 17, 2016

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