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On this webpage we provide a selection of web links that are all related in some way to wireless systems for public safety and law enforcement applications.   These links are external to NIST and do not imply endorsement of any particular product, service, organization, company, information provider, or content, nor is it by any means an exhaustive list of useful pointers. The various links are grouped topically. Within a topic, the listing is alphabetical.

 If you find that a link has become obsolete, or if you have a good suggestion for a link, please let us know by email.

 Special issue of IEEE Communications Magazine on Public Safety

 Report: Wireless Technologies and the SAFECOM SOR for Public Safety Communications

 Public Safety Communications Bibliography
 Wireless Ad Hoc Networks homepage    Ad Hoc Networking Links
 NIST Communications and Networking for Public Safety project page
  Assoc. and Interest Groups--National and International
AVL, E-911, and LBS
Computers and Software
First Responder and Firefighter Wireless Systems
Government Organizations, Related Resources
Local and Regional Organizations
  Networking Equipment, Software, and Services
News, Books/Reports, Conferences, etc.
Conventional and Trunked Radio Systems
Research Centers & Consortia
Standards Organizations
Wireless Data


ASSOCIATIONS and INTEREST GROUPS--National and International
American Assn. of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)
American Mobile Telecommunications Association
American Radio Relay League (ARRL)
American Red Cross
Assoc. of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO)
APCO Canada website
Assn. for Telecommunications and Technology Professionals Serving State Government (NASTD)
Automated Regional Justice Information System (ARJIS)
Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP)
Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association (CTIA)
Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA)
Consumer Electronics Association Public Alert Technology Alliance
Enterprise Wireless Alliance (EWA)
Fire and Emergency Manufacturers and Services Assn. (FEMSA)
Forestry, Conservation Communications Assn. (FCCA)
Industrial Telecommunications Association (ITA) --AMTA and ITA merged to become EWA
Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITSA)
International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)
International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC)
International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM)
International Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (IAFWA)
International Municipal Signal Assn. (IMSA)
Land Mobile Communications Council (LMCC)
National Association of State Emergency Medical Services Directors (NASEMSD)
National Association of State Fire Marshalls
National Association of State Foresters (NASF)
National Association of State Telecommunications Directors (NASTD)
National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE)
National Associations Working Group for ITS (NAWGITS)
National Emergency Number Association (NENA)
Everyone Goes Home program of the National Fallen Firefighter Foundation
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
National Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (NLETS)
National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA)
National Public Safety Telecommunications Council (NPSTC)
National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC)
Police Executive Research Forum (PERF)
Private Wireless Forum
Radio Club of America
Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE)
Software Defined Radio Forum (SDRF) public safety SIG
State Interoperability Executive Committees (SIEC)
Telecommunications Industrial Association (TIA)
TeleCommUnity the local government telecommunications alliance
United Telecom Council (UTC)
Wireless Communications Division of TIA
Wireless Infrastructure Association (PCIA)
Wireless Ready: CDPD Applications

AUTOMATIC VEHICLE LOCATION (AVL), E-911, and LOCATION-BASED SERVICES (See also our ad hoc links page)
Aether Systems AVL Services
Air-Trak Vehicle Location Systems
Bell Labs article on wireless-assisted GPS
CompassCom AVL solutions
Continental, Ltd. AVL, GIS and logistics solutions
Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) for intelligent highway systems
Digital Angel personal tracking and monitoring system
E911 home page at FCC
Table of companies developing E911 solutions
ESRI GIS and mapping software
High-tech child safety using location technology
GPS overview
GPS-based parolee tracking
Integrated Systems Research (ISR) FleetTrack AVL system
iVerified school bus and student locator
Kid locator watch
Kiyon wireless RFID
Motorola Instant GPS chips
OnStar GPS & cellular-based auto tracking and monitoring system  Article
Ortivus AVeL-MobiCAD map-based in-vehicle computing
Outerlink ground, air, and sea AVL
Place Lab location using Wi-Fi
Pyramid Communications AVL solutions
Q-Track Near Field Electromagnetic Ranging
Rosum TV-GPS indoor localization
SafeTzone child location system
SIREN Project --context-aware computing for firefighters
SIRIT automatic vehicle identification systems
Satellite Navigation and Positioning Group at U. New South Wales
TechnoCom location-based services
Trackn vehicle location and control system
Wireless 9-1-1 overview
Varion Systems AVL and GIS solutions

AirDefense wireless security software
All Terrain Computers
Alluviam emergency response handheld, mobile software and systems
Aristatek NBC incident analysis software
ATDI HTZ Warfare frequency planning software
BROOM software assist for biohazard incidents
Chemical Biological Response Aid (CoBRA)
FieldSoft incident management software
Fire Trax personnel accountability system
Geac fire/EMS records management system
Homeland Commander hazmat software for handheld computers
Info-Cop wireless-based information software
Intergraph Public Safety software solutions
Itronix wireless computing solutions
JLT mobile computers
Microsoft PS mobility solutions, partners
Panasonic wireless-equipped laptop rugged computers
Plant Equipment, Inc. public safety and 9-1-1 solutions
Power Touch Technology touch screen dispatch consoles
PTS Solutions Homeland safety software
SunGard HTE integrated public safety solutions
TETRAPad rugged PDAs
Tracnet public safety automation software solutions
TriTech VisiNet mobile CAD software

AudioPack voice and data communications systems for demanding environments
Defense Group COBRA terminals and systems
Draeger electronic Entry Control System with telemetry from firefighters
eViewLink 802.11 wireless video devices
Exit Technologies firefighter rescue, exit transceivers
Grace Industries PASS/evacuation radio system
Information Systems Laboratory wireless firefighter lifeline
NIST Communication and Networking Technologies for Public Safety project
NIST experiments with emergency communications
Search Systems search, surveillance, and inspection systems
Survivair ultrasonic direction finding system for locating firefighters in distress
TekAlert wireless tether system for firefighters
Third Watch Research concepts for fallen firefighter accountability
Wireless Emergency Response Team
WISER (Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders) for hazardous material incidents

Bureau of Land Management Office of Fire and Aviation
Center for Society, Law and Justice (CSLJ)
Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Department of Justice
Emergency Response Technology Program
FCC Public Safety web pages
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Federal Wireless Users Forum
Integrated Wireless Network (IWN) draft solicitation
Justice Technology Information Network/National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC)
National Communications System
National Criminal Justice Reference Service
National Incident Management System (NIMS) PDF file
National Incident Radio Support Cache manually configured ad hoc networks
National Infrastructure Protection Center
National Institute of Justice
National Interagency Fire Center for wildland fire suppression
National Task Force on Interoperability
National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)
Office for Domestic Preparedness (ODP)
Public Safety Division of NTIA (formerly PSWAC)
Public Safety Division of OSM
article on Public Safety Integration Center (PSIC)
Public safety links
SAFECOM Program includes Public Safety Wireless Network (PSWN)
Strategic National Stockpile
Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
US Fire Administration (USFA)
Wireless Interoperability National Strategy (WINS)

308 Systems Incident Management Communications
Aegis wireless technology solutions
AGILE program for interoperability (now CommTech)
Apprion cross-wireless standard "multiplexer"
Catalyst Communication Technologies interoperability and radio over IP
Codespear alert notification and interoperability solutions
Communications-Applied Technology radio interoperability equipment
Florida Interoperability Network
IAFC Interoperability Handbook
Infinimode interoperability solutions
InfraLynx interoperability vehicle
JPS (Raytheon) radio interoperability products, including ACU-1000
Link Communications tactical interoperability solution
Mesh Networking for interoperability (article)
APCO public safety interoperability resources
Ritron Radio over IP interoperability solutions
Twisted Pair Solutions Wide Area Voice Environment (WAVE)
Vega V.I.P.E.R. interoperability solutions

APCO Mid-Eastern Chapter website
Floria Criminal Justic Institute
Florida Statewide Law Enforcement Radio System (SLERS)
Illinois Wireless Information Network (IWIN)
Indiana Project Hoosier Safe-T for interoperability
Maryland Wildland Fire Crew
Michigan State Police Automated Incident Capture System
Montgomery County, MD Fire and Rescue Service
Montgomery County, MD GIS services
Montgomery County, MD Department of Police
Ohio Multi-Agency Radio Comm. Syst. (MARCS)
Ohio Law Enforcement Gateway (OHLEG) PDF presentation
Phoenix Fire Department
Safe-T Program (Indiana)
Utah Wireless Integrated Network (UWIN)
Western States Contracting Alliance (WSCA)

APCO Historical Website
Command School, Inc. incident commander training
Cyren Call 700 MHz public safety communications advocacy
Digital Loggers
DTC Communications surveillance technology for first responders
FCC page on SMR
Fire Alert fire detection & suppression system
Fire and Rescue Training, Inc.
Fire, Physics, and Fun
Fire Safety resources for kids
Flag Free --keep your flag untangled
Freq of Nature radio scanner website
Grace Industries Super PASS II devices
IP telephone dictionary
LAFS for Life clown, puppet shows about fire safety
Law enforcement web links (many out of date, many not)
MineCom products for miner safety whitepapers on Public Safety and Homeland Security
Onyx FirstVision building fire sensor display system history of land mobile radio
Rune's LMR links
Sabre communications towers
Scanner & Trunked Radio Page
Three-Five Systems 802.11a wireless monitors (displays)
Virtual Training Studio free software to make interactive training videos
Wildfire Internet sites
Wireless Dictionary
Business Listings by ZIP Code

3e Technologies emergency management (notification) system
AirLink wireless data networks
AirMagnet enterprise wireless intrusion protection and prevention solution
Alcatel microwave & optical networking for public safety networks
APCO page on 4.9 GHz (WLAN for public safety)
Arcadian Networks national 700 MHz wireless broadband carrier with rural coverage
Ascentry 802.11b mesh network "breadcrumbs"
Boundless Security Systems ultra low bandwidth video surveillance and storage
CISCO brochure on public safety IP solutions
Comsys high-rate upgrades for cellular
DataRadio solutions
e2Campus emergency alert service
EnGenius temporary/emergency communications systems
Firetide wireless mesh networks
Flash-OFDM from Flarion
Frame Relay Services
General Dynamics Network Systems
Greenhouse Project --prototype of 700 MHz wideband data system
Harris mission critical communication networking solutions
InterAct public safety portal
JP Mobile mobility software
Microwave Radio Communications Microwave solutions for portable, airborne, and mobile applications
Motorola Canopy wireless broadband access
MeshDynamics hybrid mesh networks for critical applications
Mesh Networks solutions for emergency response
Mesh Networks solutions for law enforcement
Metric Systems wireless networking equipment and solutions
Mobitex packet data network and services
Motient --provider of MobileModem, Blackberry wireless data services
Motorola mobile mesh technology
NetMotion Mobility net management software
NeuralStar network management software from Ai Metrix
NexGen City mesh-based systems
Nextel communication networks for public safety
Northrop Grumman public safety solutions
NovaRoam 900 MHz wireless mesh networks
Orsus Solutions mobility software for handheld terminals
PacketHop mobile mesh solution
Padcom Mobile Virtual Network
Proxim WiFi solutions for public safety
Radio IP Software middleware for IP and non-IP networks
Rajant breadcrumb mesh network radios
River Run mobile workforce solutions
SkyTel data communications services
Telkonet Rapid Deployment Kit -- broadband LAN over building wiring
TestBuyer test and measurement equipment buying guide
Trango broadband wireless
Tropos indoor and outdoor Wi-Fi cells
USURF America wireless broadband facilities provider
Velocita wireless communications services
Viasys infrastructure system integration
VisionAIR data management and networking software
Wave Wireless 4.9GHz wireless mesh networks for public safety and video surveillance
Wi4Net Communications Flexiradio outdoor wireless broadband networks
Wireless Resources, Inc. mobile routers
WLAN in Public Safety (Northrop Grumman)
X.25 Services

NEWS, BOOKS/REPORTS, CONFERENCES, ETC. (See also our bibliography) "ultimate PS website"
9-1-1 Magazine
CSLJ Technology Library
Cygnus Public Safety Group (Firehouse publications)
Directions GIS news
Emergency Response Systems article directory
EMS Magazine
Fire Chief Magazine
Fire Engineering magazine
Firehouse.Com - Firefighting, Rescue, and EMS news
Frontline First Responder
Government Computer News --wireless/mobile section
Homeland Defense Journal online emergency services resource
M/A-COM Channels Magazine
Mobile Basics
Multimedia Message Service (MMS)
Mobile Radio Technology
Muniwireless reports on municipal wireless and broadband projects
Phoenix Fire Department Radio System Safety Project Report
Police Chief Magazine
Public Safety Journal
Radio Resource Magazine (now Mission Critical)
RCR Wireless News firefighting, EMS, and police web portal
Responder Knowledge Base
RFID Gazette
Radio World online newsletter
SAFECOM Statement of Requirements for Public Safety Wireless Communications and Interoperability
Security Info Watch
2003 Summit on Interoperable Communications for Public Safety
Technology & Communications section of
Telecom Resources Guide
Transportation Security magazine
WebPort for telephony and telebusiness sites
WiFi telephony news
Wildfire Magazine
Wireless FAQ
Wireless Interactive online directory of vendors

Conventional and Trunked RADIO SYSTEMS
Aerial Facilities on-frequency repeaters (BDAs)
Andrew Corporation Providers of cable, antennas and in-building systems for public safety
Cable X-Perts
Daniels base stations and repeaters
Daniels P25 Training Guide
Datron Guardian portable and mobile radios
Dekolink Wireless repeaters
EADS P25 radio systems
EMR bidirectional amplifiers
Fireground Comm. System from Motorola
General Dynamics communications test equipment
Etherstack P25 protocol software and technology
Icom land mobile radios
IFR (Aeroflex) P25 test equipment
E. F. Johnson P25 radio systems
Kenwood portable and mobile radios
M/A-COM Mission Critical Systems
Microwave Data Systems
Motorola integrated voice and data
Network Anatomy communication systems for emergency environments
Open Sky voice/IP over trunked radio
Relm P25 radios
Rohde and Schwarz radio test equipment
Rohde and Schwarz portable TETRA base station
SmartLink Radio Networks --trunking interoperability
Smart Trunk Systems
Tait radios and systems
Tekk Inc. two-way radios
Thales P25 radios
Techsonic airborne P25 radios
TxRx Systems signal boosters
Vertex Standard mobile radios
Westel P25 base stations and repeaters
Wireless Pacific P25 repeater
Wulfsberg airborne P25 radios
Zetron trunked radio systems
Z Technology RF coverage measurement systems

ACU-1000 interoperability switch program
AGILE interoperability program
Artemis ad hoc networking project
Autonet distributed transportation management system
Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center
Capital Wireless Integrated Network
U. of Central Florida Public Safety Technology Center
CodeBlue wireless sensor project at Harvard
ComCARE Alliance--Comms for Coordinated Assistance and Response to Emergencies
DRACO project at Univ. of Maryland -- connectivity for incident responders
FRIEND wireless database program at Carnegie Mellon
Institute for Intergovernmental Research
Institute for Security Technology Studies
Location and Monitoring for Personal Safety (LAMPS) --miners, tunnels, etc.
Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute
Motorola's Greenhouse Project--wideband for 700 MHz public safety channels
National Public Safety Telecommunications Council
National Technology Transfer Center (NTTC)
Siren Project at Berkeley -- context-awareness for firefighters
Transportation Security Laboratory
TriData Corporation public safety consulting and research
Project 54 at UNH -- mobile data distribution
RAINS --infrastructure and network security
Worcester Tech Fire Safety Engineering Department

800 MHz Rebanding Resource
CTA Communications 800 MHz rebanding services
CTIA 800 MHz interference reporting website
EWA (formerly ITA) Rebanding Resource Guide
Project Consensus (800 MHz interference)
Spectrum Coalition for Public Safety (700 MHz)

STANDARDS ORGANIZATIONS (See also our ad hoc networks links page)
Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS)
DHS standards for search and rescue robots
Emergency Services Interconnection Forum (ESIF)
European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI)
Guide to mobile communications data standards
Law Enforcement IT Standards Council (LEITSC)
Law Enforcement Information Technology Standards Council (LEITSC)
NIST Office of Law Enforcement Standards (OLES)
Public Safety Communication Standards
Public Safety Partnership Project (MESA)
Open Mobile Alliance data standards
APCO Project 25/34
TIA Project 25 pages
Project 25 Technology Interest Group (PTIG)
Project MESA (Public Safety Partnership Project)
TR-8 Mobile and Personal Private Radio Standards Committee of TIA

Alliance for Public Technology
Communications, Law Enforcement and Technology (CLEAT)
Computers in Law Enforcement Advocacy Forum (CLEAF)
Harris software-defined tactical military radio
IACP Technology Clearinghouse
Law Enforcement Information Management (LEIM) section of ICAP:
Public safety application of 802.11b--article in MRT
Office of Law Enforcement Technology Commercialization
Police Futures Group of CACP
Police Futurists International (PFI)
Public Safety Broadband Resource Center for 4.9 GHz technology
Report on Commercial Technology for Public Safety
TechnoConcepts True Software Radio (TSR)

Aether Systems wireless and mobile data solutions (including Packet Cluster)
AirMobile file transfer software from Motorola
online book on CDPD
Novatel CDPD description
info on CDPD modems
Sierra CDPD primer
CDPD protocols
CDPD suppliers
WRA CDPD tutorial
Cellular network infrastructure SMS and CDPD
Digital Dispatch wireless data solutions
Enhanced Throughput Cellular (ETC) modem protocol
IPMobileNet mobile data systems for public safety
Microwave Data Systems Wireless Mobile Data Solutions for Public Safety
mobile messaging article
Sierra Wireless rugged mobile modems
SpectraRep datacasting solutions (uses excess capacity of broadcast stations)
Technology Alternatives (TechAlt) encrypted wireless communications
US Robotics analog cellular laptop modem
Vendoma mobile video and audio surveillance

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