Solid Foundation for
Crucial and Secure
Powerful Networks Enable Mission Critical Communications
During disasters, it is vitally important that relevant organizations can communicate quickly and efficiently. Whether it’s a fire, earthquake, hazardous spill, or any emergency situation, trained personnel such as medical support, police, military, and fire departments need to interact flawlessly. Seamless communication and information exchange among the different parties are top priorities to save lives and property. The real-time sharing of images and video and constant connections between responders can mean the difference between a problem under control and a hazardous situation unraveling.
Samsung is committed to providing a robust and secure cellular network for emergency responders so that they are able to monitor, patrol, and respond to emergency situations without any delay. In particular, Samsung’s innovative and secure 5G technologies will bring faster speeds, ultra-low latency, and massive connectivity to strengthen communication capabilities and real-time monitoring as well as enable unlimited information gathering.
Building Mission Critical Networks
Across the Globe
In Korea and the U.S., Samsung has already supported mission-critical network deployments. In Korea, Samsung helped build the world’s first 3GPP-compliant nationwide public safety network in conjunction with mobile network operators. The 700 MHz network offers immediate connectivity to first responders in over 300 agencies, including police, firefighters, medical services, and the military. The system uses Mission-Critical-Push-To-Talk (MCPTT) technology, with multimedia broadcast capabilities to 2,500 user devices per cell. The new network also interacts smoothly with existing LTE-Maritime and LTE-Railway systems.
In the US, Samsung has partnered with AT&T to develop the FirstNet ecosystem, a dedicated and highly secure non-public platform for public safety operating in the 700 MHz band. Samsung has developed over a dozen FirstNet MCPTT mobile devices along with Mission-Critical-Push-to-X (MCPTX) technology, allowing the sharing of voice, text, images, and video, over the nationwide public safety network.
The success rate during emergencies drastically increases when different agencies are able to easily share information and cooperate without interruption. Although most agencies already have some degree of communication system set up, they are often limited to voice and small amounts of data traffic exchanges among predefined groups with no flexibility for interoperation. The powerful capabilities of a 3GPP network will enable thousands of field agents to communicate with each other simultaneously and will facilitate flexible interoperation between related organizations. Instead of fuzzy and vague voice communications, agents in the field can immediately exchange multi-media content such as images and high resolution videos and multicast/broadcast them between each other in a very time-sensitive manner to instantly take appropriate actions.
Mission critical information exchanges in the area of public transport like railway and airports will not only improve the safety of the millions of passengers that travel and commute daily but it will drastically increase security and efficiency of everyday operations. Innovative public safety networks will allow the exchange of important data on demand for transportation workers. For example, photos of a fallen tree on a train track and its coordinates can immediately alert conductors to bypass the site or live videos of a train that is being delayed at a certain station will inform the following trains to delay their arrival to that station.
Real time video and instantaneous media sharing are paramount components of public safety secure communications. With the advent of a stable, fast and high capacity 5G network, real time surveillance systems can now receive vast amounts of high quality videos wirelessly. Combining innovative technologies like drones and 360 cameras will provide even more dynamic and vivid videos that were impossible to send over previous networks. Moreover, instead of simply monitoring raw footage, by applying mobile edge computing (MEC) algorithms to incoming video traffic, video analytics can be incorporated to surveillance. Intelligent security services such as facial recognition and car license scanning will reinforce a constantly safe environment. These advanced technologies can be applied to military zone surveillance, crime prevention, investigation and even special occasions like sports games, concerts, and festivals for immediate and appropriate emergency measures. Ultimately, the chances of protecting properties and, most importantly, saving lives are increased significantly.
Comprehensive Solution for
A strong and resilient network is required to reliably handle the interactions between dozens or hundreds of mission-critical service users in an emergency situation and manage the massive amounts of critical data. The Samsung Mission Critical communication solution enables large scale simultaneous coordination and provides reliable and accurate communication between devices in an effective manner. From infrastructure to device, Samsung is ready to deliver a full end-to-end solution to upgrade public safety networks.