Fire Technology: Preparing for Coexistence

Firefighters require both dependable global positioning systems (GPS) and dependable wireless communications to be effective. As many fire chiefs have expressed concern over potential interference with GPS and public safety communications systems...


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I will continue to follow the progress of the working group’s testing and its report to the FCC and will keep you apprised of the results and recommendations. I am impressed by LightSquared’s efforts to reach out to public safety organizations to inform them about its efforts and to seek our feedback. Based on the information I am sharing in this column, I believe LightSquared understands the critical need for reliable communications for first responders and is stepping up to ensure the systems can coexist.