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  • Tuesday, Jun 25
  • Wednesday, Jun 26
  • Thursday, Jun 27

Tuesday, Jun 25

9:00 am - 10:30 am Day 1: Welcome and Morning Keynotes

Leading the Evolution and Revolution of Public Safety Communications – Keynote from Joe Wassel

International Ballroom

From the aftermath of September 11 to the networks of today, FirstNet Authority Executive Director and CEO Joe Wassel will talk about the evolution of communications for public safety. He will highlight how FirstNet has revolutionized first responder communications, introducing data, greater situational awareness, and enhanced capabilities to response operations. Join to learn how the FirstNet Authority continues to innovate for public safety through strategic investments that will bring 5G to FirstNet, expand coverage to remote and tribal areas, and advance mission critical services to help public safety save lives.

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Keynote

Presentation of Colors by Chicago Police Department Honor Guard

International Ballroom

This is the Way – Keynote from Dereck Orr

International Ballroom

Join NIST PSCR Division Chief Dereck Orr for his compelling keynote on the critical intersection of public safety and innovation. From acknowledging the sacrifices of our first responders to showcasing groundbreaking projects from NIST PSCR, he'll explore how collaboration and cutting-edge technology can revolutionize communications for those who protect and serve. Don't miss this opportunity to be inspired and discover how you can play a vital role in shaping the future of public safety communications.

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Keynote

Welcome to the City of Chicago

International Ballroom

10:45 am - 12:00 pm Day 1: Morning Plenary

Taking Flight: PSCR’s PULSE Accelerator Pitch Session

International Ballroom

In this Shark Tank style session, innovator teams from the Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) Pulse Accelerator program will present their investor pitches on the use of drones for public safety applications to a diverse panel of judges for feedback. This intensive business accelerator program was designed to provide business assistance to eight small businesses focused on Uncrewed Aircraft Systems (UAS) technologies for first responders. It highlights the importance of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) PSCR’s efforts to push innovation forward through commercialization. Learn more about PULSE Accelerator.

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Open Innovation and Commercialization, Plenary, Uncrewed Aircraft Systems

1:30 pm - 2:20 pm Day 1: Breakout Sessions A

Blueprints for Tomorrow’s Network: Strategies to Plan for the Future of MCV

Ambassador Room

This deep-dive discussion will focus on network planning for the next phase of Mission Critical Voice (MCV), a high-priority outcome from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) Division MCV Virtual Roundtable. Facilitators from NIST PSCR’s MCV Team will moderate a discussion to gather additional information to understand both how and what public safety identifies as the next steps in their network planning and implementation.

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Breakout Session, Mission Critical Services

LBS at PSCR: A look at PSCR’s Internal Efforts to Advance LBS for Public Safety

Gold Room

Come listen to brief summaries and updates on three different areas of research being conducted at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR)within the Location-Based Services (LBS) Portfolio. Topic areas include cooperative localization, indoor localization ground truth systems, and indoor mapping. Don’t miss the opportunity to engage with our experts during the Q&A — it’s your chance to spark a conversation and uncover insights into the future of localization and mapping!

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Breakout Session, Location Services and Situational Awareness

Livestreaming Body Worn Cameras Improve Officer and Community Safety

Millennium Room

The use of livestreaming body worn cameras has already shown success for public safety. Supervisors can see what is happening before they arrive on the scene and more effectively deploy their teams based on accurate real-time insights. Some agencies are using livestreaming on every call and have found their teams are more productive with dispatch serving as another set of eyes in trying scenarios. Join this session for a walk-through of real scenarios where the live-streaming video has made the difference for agencies. We will learn how active use has earned the support for this technology from officers in the field and built trust with communities. Come discuss with other leaders how they have implemented this tool; how this has helped them to improve officer and community safety; and other ideas for how agencies can take advantage of this valuable capability.

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Breakout Session, Location Services and Situational Awareness

Measuring the User Experience for Public Safety Technology

State Room

In this session, leaders from NIST PSCR’s UI/UX portfolio will discuss current approaches to measuring user experience, the science behind these methods, and the role of the designer in a user’s behavior. Public safety technologies — whether for immediate risks or for training — demand higher reliability and accuracy in user experience. The measurement methods and design features implemented by researchers, engineers, and interface designers predictably affect users. We will discuss when measurement matters and the responsibility with which technology designers are entrusted. This session includes examples of research approaches and suggested references for those incorporating measurement science into their user experience design.

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Breakout Session, User Interface / User Experience

The Cellular Space Race: What does it mean for Public Safety?

International Ballroom

The space race may have ended in 1975, but it is just starting in the cellular world in the form of a new and promising technology — satellite-to-device services. Come join us to discuss what this could mean for public safety, what is happening in this space, what the various players are saying, and where FirstNet fits in all of this.

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Breakout Session, Network and Coverage

2:30 pm - 3:20 pm Day 1: Breakout Sessions B

Finding a Way: NEVERLOST Wearable Tech, a Prototype for Uncharted Emergency Response

Millennium Room

NEVERLOST stands for Navigation Environment merging Virtuality, Ecotone, and Reality enabled by microtechnology for Localization of Subjects and Things. This session discusses a University of California Irvine (UC Irvine) project that investigates a technological framework for location-based services. The aim of the project is to develop a prototype of wearable technology to localize emergency responders, assets and equipment, and other people (e.g., patients and trapped persons) indoors and in covered outdoor environments, where the environment is not known and where Global Positioning System (GPS) signals are not available. In addition to localization technology, UC Irvine is developing a location-based service providing path planning and guidance for emergency responders to make immediate local decisions which would guarantee arrival to a desirable destination (e.g., exit from a building) in a completely unknown and unstructured environment. UC Irvine will discuss how localization, path planning, and guidance capabilities will form a unique navigation environment for first responders.

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Breakout Session, Location Services and Situational Awareness

FirstNet Innovation in Kansas

State Room

Kansas, an early adopter of Next Generation 9-1-1 and FirstNet, has upgraded its emergency communication infrastructure by transitioning to a digital framework and leveraging public safety broadband. This session explores the Kansas 9-1-1 Coordinating Council’s innovative initiatives, using FirstNet as a failover for statewide redundancy, a mobile command vehicle used statewide for training and dispatching, and the statewide deployment of the new Lightning app. Lightning provides all responders with a common operating picture of location accuracy, situational awareness, and call/incident details. Come learn how these innovative approaches put Kansas’ first responders at the forefront of technological advancements for enhanced public safety response.

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Breakout Session, Public Safety Operations

Harmonizing Heroes: Clarifying Quality of Experience for First Responder Communications

Gold Room

Join us for a panel discussion about the importance of high-quality mission critical voice solutions in improving public safety's accuracy and efficiency. We will hear input from NIST PSCR's Mission Critical Voice team, as well as collaborators from industry and academia.

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Breakout Session, Mission Critical Services

HERstory: The women architecting global public safety communications

International Ballroom

5x5 brings together female leaders from around the world to share their stories from the front lines of public safety communication advancements. The panelists will share challenges, successes, and learnings from pursuing their respective nation’s visions for first responder networks. Learn the value that comes from expanding the diversity of thoughts, backgrounds, and perspectives in the global mission critical arena.

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Breakout Session, Network and Coverage

Modernization of Public Safety ICAM

Ambassador Room

This campfire session aims to foster a discussion into the implementation of Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) security policy requirements version 5.9.2 and 5.9.3, focusing on Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) and Attributes for authentication and access control. We will talk about real-world examples of how these requirements are being implemented around the country, including current challenges and potential solutions.

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Breakout Session, Secure Information Exchange

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Day 1: Technology Demonstrations

3D Indoor Localization – Easily Find Someone Hidden in the Hotel!

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 25

The SYSNAV First Responder Smart Tracker provides real-time 3D indoor localization without Global Positioning System (GPS). SYSNAV will showcase two demo scenarios to people visiting SYSNAV demo booth. The first will be an indoor navigation demonstration, where a single visitor will be equipped with the SYSNAV tracker and a smartphone/tablet to visualize his/her 3D trajectory in real time while walking inside the hotel. The second will be a hide and seek demonstration, where two visitors will be equipped simultaneously with a SYSNAV smart tracker. The first person will hide somewhere in the hotel, and the second person will use the SYSNAV smartphone app to find him/her by following the track of the first person displayed on his handheld device.

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Location Services and Situational Awareness, Tech Demo

5G-based Indoor Positioning System for Firefighters using UAVs

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 52

This demonstration showcases a 5G-based indoor positioning (5G-IPS) system. Using state-of-the-art software-defined radios and leveraging the latest advancements in 3GPP Release 16, this system accurately captures Time of Arrival (ToA) and Time Difference of Arrival (TDoA) measurements from three different base stations. Attendees will see how these measurements are used to precisely locate user devices using advanced triangulation techniques. Additionally, this demonstration includes a graphical user interface (GUI) to showcase real-time user device location. These developments are necessary for first responders as they provide precise location information in indoor environments, improving response times and situational awareness during emergencies.

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Location Services and Situational Awareness, Tech Demo

A Broadband Interoperability Platform for First Responder LTE Networks

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 68

Different long-term evolution (LTE) communications services are not inherently compatible and need translation between networks. This demonstration shows communications between push –to-talk smartphones connected to AT&T's FirstNet® Built with AT&T Service, Southern Linc's CriticalLinc™ Service, and proprietary push-to-talk BeON™ from L3Harris. Each of these networks connect to Catalyst's IntelliLink Interworking Server which manages and converts network interface differences.

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Mission Critical Services, Tech Demo

A Digital-Twin-Enabled Testbed for Public Safety Communication Technologies

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 18

This project aims to build a digital-twin-enabled testbed with state-of-the-art user interface/user experience technologies and advanced simulation models to provide a photorealistic virtual reality environment for first responders and emergency managers to engage, experience, and explore the latest sensing and communication technologies. The testbed can also function as an open platform for researchers and entrepreneurs worldwide to collaborate with first responders and emergency managers to develop next-generation sensing and communication technologies and devices for public safety usage.

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Tech Demo, User Interface / User Experience

A Platform for Experimental Research in Mission-Critical Voice Communications

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 60

This demonstration shows a testbed designed and developed at Columbia University for human-subject experiments with mission-critical voice (MCV). The testbed includes Raspberry-Pi-based emulated MCV user terminals, a modified version of the "Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes" game, software for managing the human subject studies, and an environment for data collection and analysis. At Columbia, the testbed is used to experimentally map quality of service (QoS) parameters to quality of experience (QoE) in human-subject studies involving hundreds of test subjects. In the demonstration, visitors will be able to interact with the actual testbed hardware and software.

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Mission Critical Services, Tech Demo

Aerial Tests for Evaluating System Capabilities and Operator Proficiency

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 30

Stop by and watch the Emergency Response Robots Program at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) present some of the work they have conducted on aerial tests designed to evaluate small uncrewed aircraft system (sUAS) capabilities and operator proficiency in unstructured, complex, and often hazardous environments. These aerial test methods enable repeatable and reproducible measures of performance with objective results in open, obstructed, and confined environments.

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Tech Demo, Uncrewed Aircraft Systems

AMBER alert in Indian Country provides resources to Federally Recognized Tribes

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 50

This demonstration will showcase the mission of the AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program, AMBER Alert in Indian Country (AIIC) Initiative. See how this initiative assists Tribal communities in developing programs to safely recover endangered missing or abducted children through the coordinated efforts of the tribes and their local, state, and federal partners by using training and technology to enhance response capacities and capabilities and increase public participation in protecting children.

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Location Services and Situational Awareness, Tech Demo

AROC: Augmented Reality Operations Center for Public Safety

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 12

This demonstration will showcase a fully functional holographic operations center project/product running simultaneously on the Apple Vision Pro, Meta Quest 3, and Magic Leap 2 headsets. This work is the culmination of efforts from the Public Safety Innovation Accelerator Program - Augmented Reality (PSIAP-AR) grant that concluded in 2023, as well as other active engagements with public safety stakeholders. In this demo, users will select from multiple "live" scenario storylines from historical and hypothetical events. Then, they'll experience a next-generation command center with 3D terrain and visualizations, real-time data feeds, and collaboration features. They'll also be able to watch this all from a cinematic view projected onto a 2D screen.

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Tech Demo, User Interface / User Experience

ASSUREd Safe: UAS Training for First Responders and Public Safety Officials

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 31

The ASSUREd Safe ecosystem provides an e-commerce site that links first responders to a virtual learning environment where the user can access an array of online courses that focus on first responders’ specific needs and facilitates learning to fit the first responder’s schedule. Training is designed to be scalable, repeatable, and lead to certification and credentialing of first responders, that will be maintained in specially designed database. This demonstration will showcase the uncrewed aircraft system (UAS) training courses and curriculum structure developed for first responders and public safety officials operating in the national airspace. The demo will also highlight the infrastructure that makes up its ecosystem.

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Mission Critical Services, Tech Demo, Uncrewed Aircraft Systems

Automatic Diagnosis of Video Quality Problems in Networked Camera Systems

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 10

In a networked camera system, multiple factors could cause the degradation of video quality, such as noise or motion blur during video capturing, not enough resolution, too much compression, and bad network conditions. To improve the experience of camera system users and operators, the team has developed a video quality assessment software prototype that can automatically detect video quality degradation scenarios and provide feedback to public safety technical support personnel on the cause of the quality degradation. This demonstration will highlight the capabilities of this prototype using video clips generated from a practical enterprise-level camera system.

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Tech Demo, User Interface / User Experience

BKR 9000 + InteropONE = Practical PTT over Broadband

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 61

BK Technologies continues its commitment to innovation by bringing together the new BKR 9000 multi-band Land Mobile Radio (LMR) portable radio with the InteropONE Push-to-Talk (PTT) over Broadband service to provide a practical and cost-effective solution for bringing broadband to an LMR radio. This demonstration utilizes commercial Bluetooth technology to tether the BKR 9000 with a commercial smartphone to deliver PTT over cellular or WiFi networks to/from the BKR 9000, while using InteropONE on the smartphone to deliver a rich user interface. Come and hear about the advantages of this approach while providing insight into BK Technologies’ roadmap for additional LMR/Broadband convergent services.

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Mission Critical Services, Tech Demo

BluePrint Contactless Fingerprint App

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 5

The demo will consist of capturing fingerprints using the BluePrint contactless mobile fingerprinting app and displaying the transformed black-and-white fingerprint impression. A video of the app is available at bureauofinnovation.org.

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Tech Demo, User Interface / User Experience

Boise Fire Mitigation Application

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 3

In this demonstration, attendees will see the Boise Wildfire Mitigation Application, a mobile application making use of augmented reality, computer vision, and serious games to educate homeowners on how to mitigate fuel packets around their property.

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Tech Demo, User Interface / User Experience

Bridge 4 Public Safety

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 51

Bridge 4 Public Safety (Bridge4PS) is the only exclusive, public safety collaboration platform with inherent nationwide interoperability through its directory of vetted public safety practitioners. Attendees will see how Bridge4PS is being used daily from coast to coast for real-time information sharing across regions, states, and even nationwide, for everything from planned events to daily operations and incident response.

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Secure Information Exchange, Tech Demo

BroadImPort: Importing European BroadPort MCX Concepts to USA Market Needs

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 59

This demonstration aims to showcase a 3GPP-standard compliant MCX (voice, data, video) intercommunication platform that supports interagency operations, through interconnection of different MCX systems via MCX-1 interface, to enable the rapid creation and propagation of interagency campaigns. The demo will have two MCX systems, one for a specific agency, and another one in multitenant mode hosting two agencies. Each agency will have their own tenant with their own users, groups, etc., with the ability to create interagency campaign inviting other(s) agency or agencies. After creating a campaign and the invitation being accepted by other agencies, seamless voice, data and video communication will be available between users of the groups that are participating in the campaign.

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Mission Critical Services, Tech Demo

Cell Booster Pro

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 2

Cell Booster Pro is a low-cost all-in-one base station. The Cell Booster Pro's world class modular design enables FirstNet Band 14 and 5G broadband CBAND wireless connectivity. The self-installable solution requires no manual intervention necessary for provisioning and commissioning. The demo will showcase a Cell Booster Pro through an informative, interactive presentation.

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Network and Coverage, Tech Demo

CognitiveEMS: A Cognitive Assistant for Emergency Medical Services

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 11

CognitiveEMS is a context-aware, augmented reality (AR), cognitive assistant system for cooperative situational awareness in medical emergencies deployed on Edge. CognitiveEMS integrates AR smart glasses and smartwatch devices with data analytics for real-time context inference based on multimodal sensor data (audio, video, hand motion) to provide just-in-time context-dependent feedback to responders during training. In this demo, a working prototype of the system with real-time streaming and processing of multimodal data during cardiovascular emergencies will be showcased. Preliminary results on real-time speech-to-text conversion, medical information extraction, and responder activity recognition will also be demonstrated.

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Tech Demo, User Interface / User Experience

Connected Vehicle

Outside Hotel

This demonstration will showcase the Connected Vehicle concept, highlighting technologies that can be included in vehicles and on responders to modernize and enhance response operations. These capabilities maximize the minutes public safety has to respond and provide real-time information to responders through prioritized connectivity. Connected Vehicle technologies can also reduce downtime by providing a mobile office environment, so responders can focus on serving the community and saving lives.

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Network and Coverage, Tech Demo

Creating an LMR Data Set to Support MCX Modeling of Impact on 4G/5G

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 17

As some users transition from land mobile radio (LMR) to Mission Critical Voice, Data and Video (MCX) over 4G/5G, it is important to model the impact of the priority traffic on the Long-Term Evolution (LTE) networks. The combination of the point-to-point nature of LTE and the fact that more radiofrequency (RF) is being locked up, resource blocks make this modeling the key to dealing with large scale disasters. This demo explains how the datasets were collected, managed, made accessible, and where the data originated.

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Mission Critical Services, Tech Demo

Critical Response Group — America's Common Operating Picture

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 65

This demonstration will showcase using current architectural floor plans during crisis incidents. CRG presents a common operating picture solution and will demonstrate its practical application, production, implementation, and maintenance.

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Location Services and Situational Awareness, Mission Critical Services, Tech Demo

Delivering interoperable communications through 3GPP MCX Interworking Function

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 55

Attendees will see a demonstration of a mission-critical service (MCX) solution combining a 3GPP compliant interworking function showcasing inter-RF subsystem interface (ISSI), console subsystem interface (CSSI), and digital fixed station interference (DFSI) connectivity with an APCO P25 radio system and dispatch console solution showing complete interoperability with Mission-Critical push-to-talk. This will highlight the ability to communicate between narrowband and broadband public safety systems using standard-compliant solutions. This demonstration will also show the ability to quickly setup connections between mission-critical push to talk (MCPTT) and various types of narrowband communications systems and control room environments.

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Mission Critical Services, Tech Demo

Digital Patient Tracking and Triage System (DPTTS)

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 46

This demonstration will showcase the Digital Patient Tracking and Triage System (DPTTS). DPTTS enables next-generation digital medical triage, specifically allowing first responders to transmit patients’ biomedical data to respective medical/emergency care facilities using wearable biosensors. The mission impact of this technology is for medical triage and patient tracking tool that bridges the gap from incident/emergency to the medical/emergency care facility. DPTTS integrates wearable biosensors and Internet of Things (IoT) devices to measure and transmit the patient’s biomedical data. It visually integrates this data into a common operating picture to provide situational awareness in medical emergencies to empower Emergency Medical Technicians and other emergency responders, particularly in mass casualty events.

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Location Services and Situational Awareness, Mission Critical Services, Secure Information Exchange, Tech Demo, User Interface / User Experience

Edge-supported Augmented Reality for Visual Collaboration in Indoor Scenarios

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 9

First responders routinely make split-second decisions under stressful conditions. Easy access to information can alter the outcome in scenarios ranging from fire and medical rescue to combative persons. Attendees will see the latest prototype augmented reality (AR) applications designed for indoor scenarios that leverage sensors in AR headsets for localization and mapping as well as an edge computing platform for data exchange and processing. The demo will show how visual information can be shared between team members and displayed unobtrusively in an AR view for tasks such as viewing team member or objective locations on a map, navigating to a destination, and quickly identifying and annotating objects in the environment.

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Tech Demo, User Interface / User Experience

Efficient Encrypted Communications for Disaster Management

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 42

Efficient and secure message dissemination plays is important during a disaster environment. Name-based publish/subscribe systems, especially role-based names provide an efficient framework for communications among first responders. To maintain confidentiality during communication, the team has developed an encryption framework that leverages a graph-based naming system to provide role-based communication among first responders. This framework is built on top of the dynamic role-based names and can be implemented using attribute-based encryption (ABE) or public key encryption (PKE). Attendees will see a demonstration of the framework in a typical scenario of first responders communicating during a disaster.

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Secure Information Exchange, Tech Demo

Emergency Response Information System (ERIS)

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 38

Emergency Response Information System (ERIS) is a large-scale multi-user geospatial augmented reality (AR) tool that provides situation awareness and training capabilities for first responders. Attendees will experience a multi-user demonstration in eyewear and mobile phones.

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Location Services and Situational Awareness, Open Innovation and Commercialization, Tech Demo, Uncrewed Aircraft Systems, User Interface / User Experience

Empower Public Safety: Zenext AI

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 36

Zenext AI's revolutionary voice artificial intelligence (AI) technology is tailored for public safety applications. Come experience firsthand how the platform seamlessly integrates with existing emergency response workflows to enhance operational efficiency and effectiveness. From real-time incident reporting to hands-free communication and remote telemedicine support, this demo will highlight the versatility and power of AI-driven solutions in improving emergency response capabilities.

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Open Innovation and Commercialization, Tech Demo, Uncrewed Aircraft Systems

Empowering First Responders: Coordinated Response with FirstNet Technologies

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 69

Participate in an immersive scenario, where participants engage with FirstNet Mission Critical Push-to-Talk (MCPTT) and Rapid Response technologies to manage a reported suspicious package situation. In addition, engage in a series of micro demos featuring technologies such as the FirstNet MCPTT solutions, Axon, Intrepid Response for FirstNet, and Cell Booster Pro App. From tracking geo-markers in buildings to demonstrating device configurations and provisioning with the Cell Booster Pro App, participants witness firsthand the transformative impact of technology in enhancing emergency response capabilities and ensuring responder safety.

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Location Services and Situational Awareness, Mission Critical Services, Network and Coverage, Tech Demo

Exploring MCV QoE Through Live Demonstrations of KPIs

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 63

In this mission-critical voice (MCV) demonstration, we will introduce the capabilities of our Quality of Experience (QoE) measurement system. Attendees will experience firsthand the system’s push-to-talk performance under live testing conditions with fluctuating signal strengths. This demonstration will explore the impact of these key variations on QoE, examine the key performance indicators (KPIs) critical to public safety, and illustrate their significance. Additionally, the demonstration provides an interactive experience where participants can adjust specific parameters and observe the effect that those parameters have on the user experience.

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Mission Critical Services, Tech Demo

Extended Reality for First Responders

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 6

This demonstration will highlight an extended reality helmet for firefighters with holographic thermal imaging, breath rate detection, adaptive display, and haptic feedback. This demonstration will also showcase virtual reality training for pre-flight checkups.

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Tech Demo, User Interface / User Experience

First Responder Intelligent Assistance (FRIA)

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 4

The First Responder Intelligent Assistance (FRIA) software will help first responders manage information from new technologies like drones without causing information overload. Information overload is addressed by contextualizing information for a user to determine what is relevant and how to present it, as follows: Spatio-temporal mapping organizes information into spatio-temporal database and uses that information to produce a digital twin. Contextual modalities use context models to select interaction modalities based on user context. Push notifications detect location-relevant notices about a changing emergency situation and uses context models to customize notifications. In this deom, the team will describe the approach for these techniques and illustrate progress on software to implement them.

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Tech Demo, User Interface / User Experience

First Responder Smart Tracking Challenge: Indoor Tracking for Public Safety

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 27

Attendees will learn about the First Responder Smart Tracking (FRST) Challenge, a competition aimed at identifying 3D tracking technology that can give first responders one-meter accuracy in an indoor setting. This demonstration will highlight prior and ongoing work to support innovation in indoor tracking and the other location-based service work the team is performing.

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Location Services and Situational Awareness, Tech Demo, User Interface / User Experience

FirstModulAR

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 54

FirstModulAR is an augmented reality (AR) platform designed for first responders, designed to improve operational efficiency, reduce risk, and offer support in critical scenarios. It offers innovative modular AR solutions designed to meet the unique demands of first responders across a diverse range of use cases. This demo will showcase FirstModulAR's capabilities in an emergency medical services (EMS) scenario. Attendees will see the AR modules' impact on enhancing operational procedures, specifically focusing on how they enhance situational awareness and decision-making in response to medical emergencies.

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Tech Demo, User Interface / User Experience

FirstNet Mini Compact Rapid Deployable (miniCRD)

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 56

This unique FirstNet deployable is a Customer Owned and Managed (COAM) cell site that is maintained in two ruggedized pelican cases, with low-earth orbit satellite and other backhaul capabilities. At this demo, learn more about this key asset available to FirstNet users.

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Network and Coverage, Tech Demo

FirstNet PTT/L3 Harris

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 58

FirstNet Push-To-Talk (PTT) was built upon 3GPP mission-critical standards and enhances situational awareness with mission-critical data/messaging, video and location services. This demo will showcase group calls between iOS and Android devices that have the mission critical push-to-talk (MCPTT) embedded application and an L3 Harris XL Series device.

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Mission Critical Services, Tech Demo

FirstNet Rapid Response

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 57

This demonstration will highlight FirstNet® Rapid Response, a mission-critical based push-to-talk solution that offers FirstNet-eligible customers a 3GPP-based solution that combines a rich set of features with mission-critical performance on the FirstNet Network. FirstNet® Rapid Response users can choose from a growing list of FirstNet Ready® smartphones, tablets, and push-to-talk-centric devices that are tested and certified through the FirstNet device approval process to ensure optimal performance. FirstNet® Rapid Response can seamlessly interoperate with almost any land mobile radio (LMR) system, helping to extend coverage, grow capacity, and provide a layer of redundancy while offering advanced features not typically available on the radio.

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Mission Critical Services, Tech Demo

FirstNet ROG Communications Vehicle

Outside Hotel

The FirstNet Response Operations Group (ROG™) is a dedicated team of former public safety professionals. Their mission is to receive all requests from public safety for augmented network connectivity for both planned and emergent events and to deliver the best solution. A wide range of capabilities are delivered to assist agencies in executing their mission, all at no additional charge. This demo will highlight the ROG Communications Vehicle , which functions as a base for field operations. It can provide Band 14 connectivity as well as Wi-Fi, Satellite TV, and two internal workstations. In addition, it carries over a dozen individually deployable assets to enhance communications.

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Mission Critical Services, Network and Coverage, Public Safety Operations, Tech Demo

FRST Tracking Challenge -- Hide and Seek

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 28

Can you find a lost first responder? This interactive demo will have you searching for a first responder who is hiding in the conference area. See if the innovative tracking technologies from the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) Division’s First Responder Smart Tracking Challenge can help you locate the responder.

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Location Services and Situational Awareness, Tech Demo

HazVR: Hazardous Material Training with Virtual Reality

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 53

Attendees will see a demonstration of HazVR, a hazmat air monitor training tool that empowers hazmat instructors to work with students on practicing air monitoring as if they are in actual incidents. The virtual live-action training can be used in classroom settings in tandem with traditional training material. Capabilities include realistic meter response, visualizing gases that normally can't be seen, and after-action reviews and metrics to objectively determine proficiency. HazVR is already enabling hazmat workers to quickly and safely gain crucial experience that otherwise takes years to acquire due to the most dangerous incidents being rare. The ultimate results are increased preparedness and reduced risks for hazmat workers and those they serve.

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Tech Demo, User Interface / User Experience

Hyper Location – ATAK 3D Indoor-GPS Localization and Personal Safety

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 26

Experience the Hyper Location Android Team Awareness Kit (ATAK) Plugin in action at this demo! Drawing on Epic Blue’s success in the First Responder Smart Tracking (FRST) Challenge finals, this technology enhances emergency operations by providing precise tracking for first responders in both indoor and outdoor environments. Using advanced AI algorithms, Hyper Location interprets first responder movements without relying solely on GPS, ensuring accurate positioning even in challenging scenarios. Furthermore, it includes features like GPS spoofing and jamming detection and AI-powered man-down detection, enhancing safety and security for first responders. Stop by this demo table to see firsthand how Hyper Location improves situational awareness and response efficiency.

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Location Services and Situational Awareness, Tech Demo

IamResponding Responder Reply System Integration with RapidSOS and Norfolk Southern

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 44

In this demonstration, attendees will see all that IamResponding has to offer including integration with RapidSOS, Norfolk Southern Digital Alerts, and an upcoming integration with ESO.

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Location Services and Situational Awareness, Tech Demo, User Interface / User Experience

In-Building 3D Tracking

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 13

Ravenswood was an awardee of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) Division’s First Responder Smart Tracking challenge. In this demonstration, attendees will see live indoor tracking displayed on a common operating picture. Wearing a tracking device, attendees can walk around the conference center and see their position updated in real time.

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Location Services and Situational Awareness, Tech Demo

Lidar Scans for Public Safety

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 21

At this demo table, conference attendees will have the opportunity to use a mobile lidar scanning system to create point clouds of areas within the conference center. Staff from the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) Division will be on hand to talk about how point clouds are being used in projects to support public safety indoor mapping, localization, and navigation and how software tools are now available for incorporating point clouds into artificial intelligence/machine learning systems.

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Location Services and Situational Awareness, Tech Demo

MCX Conformance Testing and Digital Twin

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 67

This demonstration highlights mission-critical service (MCX) conformance testers which test both an MCX client and an MCX server (controlling and participating roles together and separate) with MCX client and server emulators. In this demonstration, attendees will observe MCX conformance testers with digital twin emulators, a highly realistic representation of MCX systems, matching real-world networks. The demonstration will also show an interoperability test performed between the MCX server and client emulators with an actual industry MCX server.

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MegaRange: High Powered User Equipment (HPUE)

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 41

This demonstration will showcase FirstNet® MegaRange™, a solution that improves connectivity and throughput of data services to cellular towers using specialty devices. It can boost cellular transmission strength by up to six times, so FirstNet subscribers can maintain critical connectivity throughout more of their areas of operation than ever before. FirstNet is the only network that affords public safety the ability to take advantage of the highest power available with Power Class 1 High Power User Equipment (HPUE).

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NEVERLOST: Environment for Indoor Localization and Navigation

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 43

This demonstration shows attendees a prototype of wearable technology to localize emergency responders, assets and equipment, and other people (e.g., patients and trapped persons) indoors and in covered outdoor environments where Global Positioning System (GPS) signals are not available. This demonstration will also show a location-based service providing path planning and guidance for emergency responders. This navigation technology helps responders make immediate local decisions which guarantee arrival to a desirable destination (e.g., exit from a building) in a completely unknown and unstructured environment.

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NIST PSCR UAS Portfolio: Impacts to Date and Plans for the Future

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 29

Stop by the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) Division’s newest research portfolio: Uncrewed Aircraft Systems (UAS)! Learn more about accomplishments to date with pushing UAS innovation for improved first responder communications, including seven prize challenges, two market research efforts, and one workshop on cybersecurity/artificial intelligence risk management for UAS in public safety. Attendees will also learn about research endeavors in the works, including a newly launched prize challenge and PULSE Accelerator round.

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Nokia Drone Networks

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 1

Nokia Drone Networks, powered by 4G/LTE and 5G networks, is a fully automated end-to-end connected unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) solution for industrial and public safety use cases. This demonstration will showcase a mock-up drone, a compelling presentation, and a simulation showing how the drone is being steered remotely from the operations center.

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Peak Response: Streamlined Communication for Optimal Patient Care

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 8

Attendees will see a demonstration of Peak Response, a solution that enables first responders to capture patient observations from the very first moments on scene into a standardized electronic record that can be transferred into subsequent pre-hospital and hospital systems. At the touch of a button, Peak Response also becomes a real-time mass casualty incident coordination and situational awareness tool for responders on and off the scene.

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PSITC VR Overview

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 20

Get a high-level overview of the Public Safety Immersive Test Center (PSITC) demonstration space and new virtual reality (VR) demonstration created by the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) Division’s user interface/user experience (UI/UX) team, showcasing the latest VR and tracking technologies. In this demonstration, attendees will be able to try a limited version of the PSITC VR demo in person.

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PulseRescue — The Future of Firefighter Localization for Safety and Coordination

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 14

The nav4you geolocation solution is based on a harmonious fusion of hardware and software, enabling unit managers to track the position of their operatives in real time and in all circumstances. This demonstration is based on the Pulsar tool, a unique hardware localization device worn on the user's foot. The user's trajectory and other contextual information are visible in real time on the PulseRescue software.

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Location Services and Situational Awareness, Tech Demo, User Interface / User Experience

Rapid, Scalable Outdoor and Indoor Machine Learning-Based Mapping of Fire Department Pre-Plans

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 45

The project team will demonstrate the latest imagery and outputs from groundwork done in 2024 in partnership with the Boise Fire Department in Idaho. The GeoCam camera system will be displayed, as well as examples of the different kind of outputs that were created from the system.

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Reducing RIT Time Through GPS-Denied Location Tracking and Data Sharing

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 15

This demonstration will have two simulated Rapid Intervention Team (RIT) drills – the first without the Ascent indoor location tracking technology and the second with it. The results of the time differences will be compared to see if understanding the location of first responders helps reduce the RIT time.

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Response for FirstNet

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 47

This demonstration will showcase Response for FirstNet®, a low-cost, simple-to-use web and mobile situational awareness platform for day-to-day and emergency operations. In one deployable solution, users can have near real-time mapping, share information, mobilize teams, send emergency notifications, integrate Incident Action Planning (IAP), Incident Command System reporting, and have push-to-talk communication.

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Saving First Responder and Motorist Lives on the Roadway

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 48

This demonstration will showcase how cellular communication can enable real-time safety messaging into consumer vehicles from emergency responders and systems.

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Tech Demo

SearchAR: Cognition-tuned augmented reality wayfinding system

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 7

This demonstration will highlight SearchAR, an innovative augmented reality wayfinding system, with a suite of interactive features. Interactive mini-maps rovide users with real-time navigational maps. Landmarks and directional signage enables easy identification and following of key locations and directions. Hazard marking: alert users to potential dangers in their immediate environment. The WHISKER system is a novel tool for indicating the relative locations of targets. GlobalView Creates a “seeing through walls” effect that is particularly effective in larger spaces. Attendees will also see a demo of an integrated cognitive load analysis system, which is capable of monitoring the real-time cognitive load of users, tailoring the user interface to better suit their cognitive state.

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Secure Broadband Push-to-Talk (PTT) with Comprehensive Interoperability Options

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 70

This demonstration will show cross carrier interoperability and native inter-agency communications, critical to mutual aid scenarios. Technology in the demonstration includes broadband push-to-talk (PTT) operating on commercial smartphones and tablets (iOS and Android) and Internet of Things (IoT) radio devices (Tait AXIOM and Siyata SD7). It will also include a demonstration of land mobile radio (LMR) and dispatch interoperability using a combination of technologies, including Inter-RF Subsystem Interface (ISSI) (for P25), software development kit (SDK) integrated dispatch, and Session Recording Protocol (SIPREC) integrated call logging and recording. An introduction of a new radio over internet protocol (RoIP) solution developed in partnership with JPS Interoperability designed to simplify RoIP deployments and fulfill security requirements will be shown.

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See FRAME in Action: From Earthquake Chaos to Informed Rescue Operations

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 23

FRAME (First Responder Awareness Monitoring during Emergencies), developed in the AI3 Prize Competition, empowers first responders with critical situational awareness during emergencies. It leverages the power of Internet of Things (IoT) sensors and machine learning to transform raw data into actionable insights. This demo simulates a real-world scenario where first responders leverage FRAME in an earthquake emergency with three stages: the initial launch of the FRAME application, familiarizing viewers with the user interface and functions; data ingestion and categorization, using machine learning, from various sources in a “Smart City” environment; and data display on a map, providing real-time situational awareness for decision making.

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Smart Communities, Smart Responders: An AI for IoT Prize Competition

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 17

The rapid deployment of 5G infrastructure, Internet of Things (IoT) devices, smart buildings, transportation, and public safety data streams benefit communities across the country. However, these technologies have created a flood of data and made it difficult for public safety leaders and individual first responders to use them. The Smart Communities, Smart Responders: An Artificial Intelligence for Internet of Things Prize Competition (AI3 Prize Competition) sought to address this situation by accelerating the development of real-time data visualization with rapid IoT sensor integration, accessing various IoT data streams delivered in usable formats. The objective of the AI3 Prize Competition was to help first responders solve complex problems by interoperating and integrating sensor information, thus improving situational analysis and response time. Come see how the AI for IoT Information (AI3) Prize Competition challenged teams to create an AI System to help first responders – like firefighters, police, and Emergency Medical Technicians- leverage data from IoT devices, smart buildings, and other surrounding sources.

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Location Services and Situational Awareness, Tech Demo

Softil’s Solution for Live MCX Interoperability

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 66

This demonstration shows interoperability between currently deployed mission critical push-to-talk (MCPTT) products developed by a number of Softil partners using the Softil BEEHD mission critical services (MCX) software development kit. All devices in the demonstration are connected to the live MCX network via Long-Term Evolution and additional wireline/wireless interfaces.

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Speedtest by Ookla: Wireless and Broadband network coverage information

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 40

This demonstration will highlight Ookla's network coverage solutions. These solutions allow the public safety community to quickly and easily access reliable and up-to-date information on the state of wireless and fixed network performance and coverage. Public safety personnel can quickly understand network coverage and make necessary preparations ahead of any mission, anywhere in the world.

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UI/UX XR Research Demonstrations

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 19

Join the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) Division’s extended reality (XR) team at the user interface (UI)/user experience (UX) demonstration table to see a number of different demonstrations on display. The demo will showcase an Augmented Reality Tracking Visualization prototype, which resulted from a collaboration between the UI/UX and Location-Based Services research portfolios. In this demo, attendees can explore point clouds from behind a headset and consider how first responders can incorporate point cloud visualizations into their operations. Stop by the table to try different XR experiences and engage with UI/UX developers and researchers.

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Use of Ray Tracing to Model Ultra Wideband (UWB) Ranging

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 22

This demonstration highlights a method based on ray tracing to model the ranging error of ultra-wideband (UWB) radios. Ray tracing requires the floor plans of the building and the electromagnetic properties of the construction materials used. This simulation results exhibit a good match with actually deploying two commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) UWB nodes in a building and obtaining a range estimate from the devices.

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Z-Axis Location Tracking of First Responders in 3D Contextual Visualization

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 49

NextNav will be demonstrating Z-axis service, which delivers floor level accuracy of 9-1-1 callers and first responders. During the demonstration, attendees will observe the 3D location of first responder devices on a 3D map. Attendees will observe the NextNav team moving around the building, including on stairs, escalators, and elevators.

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Zebra's 5G FirstNet Capable handhelds and tablets

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 62

Attendees will see how Zebra's 5G FirstNet Capable handhelds and tablets can enable mission critical data and voice communications from anywhere — inside the command office, vehicle, and on the move — all from one device. This technology provides public safety users access to computer aided dispatch (CAD), mission critical push-to-talk (MCPTT), location intelligence, incident reports, video messaging, text messaging, and e-citation applications, and increases overall situational awareness.

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Zebra’s EMS Triage and Patient Tracking Solution

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 64

This demonstration will show the integration of technologies that improve patient triaging and patient tracking workflows during mass casualty and other disaster incidents. This solution allows for a streamlined linkage of records across disparate electronic medical record systems throughout the continuum of patient care (pre-hospital to hospital all the way through discharge).

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Wednesday, Jun 26

8:00 am - 8:45 am Day 2: Morning Technology Demonstrations

3D Indoor Localization – Easily Find Someone Hidden in the Hotel!

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 25

The SYSNAV First Responder Smart Tracker provides real-time 3D indoor localization without Global Positioning System (GPS). SYSNAV will showcase two demo scenarios to people visiting SYSNAV demo booth. The first will be an indoor navigation demonstration, where a single visitor will be equipped with the SYSNAV tracker and a smartphone/tablet to visualize his/her 3D trajectory in real time while walking inside the hotel. The second will be a hide and seek demonstration, where two visitors will be equipped simultaneously with a SYSNAV smart tracker. The first person will hide somewhere in the hotel, and the second person will use the SYSNAV smartphone app to find him/her by following the track of the first person displayed on his handheld device.

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5G-based Indoor Positioning System for Firefighters using UAVs

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 52

This demonstration showcases a 5G-based indoor positioning (5G-IPS) system. Using state-of-the-art software-defined radios and leveraging the latest advancements in 3GPP Release 16, this system accurately captures Time of Arrival (ToA) and Time Difference of Arrival (TDoA) measurements from three different base stations. Attendees will see how these measurements are used to precisely locate user devices using advanced triangulation techniques. Additionally, this demonstration includes a graphical user interface (GUI) to showcase real-time user device location. These developments are necessary for first responders as they provide precise location information in indoor environments, improving response times and situational awareness during emergencies.

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A Broadband Interoperability Platform for First Responder LTE Networks

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 68

Different long-term evolution (LTE) communications services are not inherently compatible and need translation between networks. This demonstration shows communications between push –to-talk smartphones connected to AT&T's FirstNet® Built with AT&T Service, Southern Linc's CriticalLinc™ Service, and proprietary push-to-talk BeON™ from L3Harris. Each of these networks connect to Catalyst's IntelliLink Interworking Server which manages and converts network interface differences.

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A Digital-Twin-Enabled Testbed for Public Safety Communication Technologies

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 18

This project aims to build a digital-twin-enabled testbed with state-of-the-art user interface/user experience technologies and advanced simulation models to provide a photorealistic virtual reality environment for first responders and emergency managers to engage, experience, and explore the latest sensing and communication technologies. The testbed can also function as an open platform for researchers and entrepreneurs worldwide to collaborate with first responders and emergency managers to develop next-generation sensing and communication technologies and devices for public safety usage.

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A Platform for Experimental Research in Mission-Critical Voice Communications

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 60

This demonstration shows a testbed designed and developed at Columbia University for human-subject experiments with mission-critical voice (MCV). The testbed includes Raspberry-Pi-based emulated MCV user terminals, a modified version of the "Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes" game, software for managing the human subject studies, and an environment for data collection and analysis. At Columbia, the testbed is used to experimentally map quality of service (QoS) parameters to quality of experience (QoE) in human-subject studies involving hundreds of test subjects. In the demonstration, visitors will be able to interact with the actual testbed hardware and software.

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Aerial Tests for Evaluating System Capabilities and Operator Proficiency

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 30

Stop by and watch the Emergency Response Robots Program at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) present some of the work they have conducted on aerial tests designed to evaluate small uncrewed aircraft system (sUAS) capabilities and operator proficiency in unstructured, complex, and often hazardous environments. These aerial test methods enable repeatable and reproducible measures of performance with objective results in open, obstructed, and confined environments.

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AMBER alert in Indian Country provides resources to Federally Recognized Tribes

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 50

This demonstration will showcase the mission of the AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program, AMBER Alert in Indian Country (AIIC) Initiative. See how this initiative assists Tribal communities in developing programs to safely recover endangered missing or abducted children through the coordinated efforts of the tribes and their local, state, and federal partners by using training and technology to enhance response capacities and capabilities and increase public participation in protecting children.

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Location Services and Situational Awareness, Tech Demo

ASSUREd Safe: UAS Training for First Responders and Public Safety Officials

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 31

The ASSUREd Safe ecosystem provides an e-commerce site that links first responders to a virtual learning environment where the user can access an array of online courses that focus on first responders’ specific needs and facilitates learning to fit the first responder’s schedule. Training is designed to be scalable, repeatable, and lead to certification and credentialing of first responders, that will be maintained in specially designed database. This demonstration will showcase the uncrewed aircraft system (UAS) training courses and curriculum structure developed for first responders and public safety officials operating in the national airspace. The demo will also highlight the infrastructure that makes up its ecosystem.

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Automatic Diagnosis of Video Quality Problems in Networked Camera Systems

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 10

In a networked camera system, multiple factors could cause the degradation of video quality, such as noise or motion blur during video capturing, not enough resolution, too much compression, and bad network conditions. To improve the experience of camera system users and operators, the team has developed a video quality assessment software prototype that can automatically detect video quality degradation scenarios and provide feedback to public safety technical support personnel on the cause of the quality degradation. This demonstration will highlight the capabilities of this prototype using video clips generated from a practical enterprise-level camera system.

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BKR 9000 + InteropONE = Practical PTT over Broadband

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 61

BK Technologies continues its commitment to innovation by bringing together the new BKR 9000 multi-band Land Mobile Radio (LMR) portable radio with the InteropONE Push-to-Talk (PTT) over Broadband service to provide a practical and cost-effective solution for bringing broadband to an LMR radio. This demonstration utilizes commercial Bluetooth technology to tether the BKR 9000 with a commercial smartphone to deliver PTT over cellular or WiFi networks to/from the BKR 9000, while using InteropONE on the smartphone to deliver a rich user interface. Come and hear about the advantages of this approach while providing insight into BK Technologies’ roadmap for additional LMR/Broadband convergent services.

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BluePrint Contactless Fingerprint App

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 5

The demo will consist of capturing fingerprints using the BluePrint contactless mobile fingerprinting app and displaying the transformed black-and-white fingerprint impression. A video of the app is available at bureauofinnovation.org.

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Boise Fire Mitigation Application

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 3

In this demonstration, attendees will see the Boise Wildfire Mitigation Application, a mobile application making use of augmented reality, computer vision, and serious games to educate homeowners on how to mitigate fuel packets around their property.

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Bridge 4 Public Safety

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 51

Bridge 4 Public Safety (Bridge4PS) is the only exclusive, public safety collaboration platform with inherent nationwide interoperability through its directory of vetted public safety practitioners. Attendees will see how Bridge4PS is being used daily from coast to coast for real-time information sharing across regions, states, and even nationwide, for everything from planned events to daily operations and incident response.

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Secure Information Exchange, Tech Demo

BroadImPort: Importing European BroadPort MCX Concepts to USA Market Needs

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 59

This demonstration aims to showcase a 3GPP-standard compliant MCX (voice, data, video) intercommunication platform that supports interagency operations, through interconnection of different MCX systems via MCX-1 interface, to enable the rapid creation and propagation of interagency campaigns. The demo will have two MCX systems, one for a specific agency, and another one in multitenant mode hosting two agencies. Each agency will have their own tenant with their own users, groups, etc., with the ability to create interagency campaign inviting other(s) agency or agencies. After creating a campaign and the invitation being accepted by other agencies, seamless voice, data and video communication will be available between users of the groups that are participating in the campaign.

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CognitiveEMS: A Cognitive Assistant for Emergency Medical Services

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 11

CognitiveEMS is a context-aware, augmented reality (AR), cognitive assistant system for cooperative situational awareness in medical emergencies deployed on Edge. CognitiveEMS integrates AR smart glasses and smartwatch devices with data analytics for real-time context inference based on multimodal sensor data (audio, video, hand motion) to provide just-in-time context-dependent feedback to responders during training. In this demo, a working prototype of the system with real-time streaming and processing of multimodal data during cardiovascular emergencies will be showcased. Preliminary results on real-time speech-to-text conversion, medical information extraction, and responder activity recognition will also be demonstrated.

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Connected Vehicle

Outside Hotel

This demonstration will showcase the Connected Vehicle concept, highlighting technologies that can be included in vehicles and on responders to modernize and enhance response operations. These capabilities maximize the minutes public safety has to respond and provide real-time information to responders through prioritized connectivity. Connected Vehicle technologies can also reduce downtime by providing a mobile office environment, so responders can focus on serving the community and saving lives.

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Network and Coverage, Tech Demo

Creating an LMR Data Set to Support MCX Modeling of Impact on 4G/5G

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 17

As some users transition from land mobile radio (LMR) to Mission Critical Voice, Data and Video (MCX) over 4G/5G, it is important to model the impact of the priority traffic on the Long-Term Evolution (LTE) networks. The combination of the point-to-point nature of LTE and the fact that more radiofrequency (RF) is being locked up, resource blocks make this modeling the key to dealing with large scale disasters. This demo explains how the datasets were collected, managed, made accessible, and where the data originated.

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Critical Response Group — America's Common Operating Picture

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 65

This demonstration will showcase using current architectural floor plans during crisis incidents. CRG presents a common operating picture solution and will demonstrate its practical application, production, implementation, and maintenance.

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Delivering interoperable communications through 3GPP MCX Interworking Function

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 55

Attendees will see a demonstration of a mission-critical service (MCX) solution combining a 3GPP compliant interworking function showcasing inter-RF subsystem interface (ISSI), console subsystem interface (CSSI), and digital fixed station interference (DFSI) connectivity with an APCO P25 radio system and dispatch console solution showing complete interoperability with Mission-Critical push-to-talk. This will highlight the ability to communicate between narrowband and broadband public safety systems using standard-compliant solutions. This demonstration will also show the ability to quickly setup connections between mission-critical push to talk (MCPTT) and various types of narrowband communications systems and control room environments.

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Digital Patient Tracking and Triage System (DPTTS)

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 46

This demonstration will showcase the Digital Patient Tracking and Triage System (DPTTS). DPTTS enables next-generation digital medical triage, specifically allowing first responders to transmit patients’ biomedical data to respective medical/emergency care facilities using wearable biosensors. The mission impact of this technology is for medical triage and patient tracking tool that bridges the gap from incident/emergency to the medical/emergency care facility. DPTTS integrates wearable biosensors and Internet of Things (IoT) devices to measure and transmit the patient’s biomedical data. It visually integrates this data into a common operating picture to provide situational awareness in medical emergencies to empower Emergency Medical Technicians and other emergency responders, particularly in mass casualty events.

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Location Services and Situational Awareness, Mission Critical Services, Secure Information Exchange, Tech Demo, User Interface / User Experience

Edge-supported Augmented Reality for Visual Collaboration in Indoor Scenarios

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 9

First responders routinely make split-second decisions under stressful conditions. Easy access to information can alter the outcome in scenarios ranging from fire and medical rescue to combative persons. Attendees will see the latest prototype augmented reality (AR) applications designed for indoor scenarios that leverage sensors in AR headsets for localization and mapping as well as an edge computing platform for data exchange and processing. The demo will show how visual information can be shared between team members and displayed unobtrusively in an AR view for tasks such as viewing team member or objective locations on a map, navigating to a destination, and quickly identifying and annotating objects in the environment.

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Efficient Encrypted Communications for Disaster Management

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 42

Efficient and secure message dissemination plays is important during a disaster environment. Name-based publish/subscribe systems, especially role-based names provide an efficient framework for communications among first responders. To maintain confidentiality during communication, the team has developed an encryption framework that leverages a graph-based naming system to provide role-based communication among first responders. This framework is built on top of the dynamic role-based names and can be implemented using attribute-based encryption (ABE) or public key encryption (PKE). Attendees will see a demonstration of the framework in a typical scenario of first responders communicating during a disaster.

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Emergency Response Information System (ERIS)

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 38

Emergency Response Information System (ERIS) is a large-scale multi-user geospatial augmented reality (AR) tool that provides situation awareness and training capabilities for first responders. Attendees will experience a multi-user demonstration in eyewear and mobile phones.

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Location Services and Situational Awareness, Open Innovation and Commercialization, Tech Demo, Uncrewed Aircraft Systems, User Interface / User Experience

Empower Public Safety: Zenext AI

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 36

Zenext AI's revolutionary voice artificial intelligence (AI) technology is tailored for public safety applications. Come experience firsthand how the platform seamlessly integrates with existing emergency response workflows to enhance operational efficiency and effectiveness. From real-time incident reporting to hands-free communication and remote telemedicine support, this demo will highlight the versatility and power of AI-driven solutions in improving emergency response capabilities.

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Open Innovation and Commercialization, Tech Demo, Uncrewed Aircraft Systems

Empowering First Responders: Coordinated Response with FirstNet Technologies

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 69

Participate in an immersive scenario, where participants engage with FirstNet Mission Critical Push-to-Talk (MCPTT) and Rapid Response technologies to manage a reported suspicious package situation. In addition, engage in a series of micro demos featuring technologies such as the FirstNet MCPTT solutions, Axon, Intrepid Response for FirstNet, and Cell Booster Pro App. From tracking geo-markers in buildings to demonstrating device configurations and provisioning with the Cell Booster Pro App, participants witness firsthand the transformative impact of technology in enhancing emergency response capabilities and ensuring responder safety.

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Location Services and Situational Awareness, Mission Critical Services, Network and Coverage, Tech Demo

Exploring MCV QoE Through Live Demonstrations of KPIs

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 63

In this mission-critical voice (MCV) demonstration, we will introduce the capabilities of our Quality of Experience (QoE) measurement system. Attendees will experience firsthand the system’s push-to-talk performance under live testing conditions with fluctuating signal strengths. This demonstration will explore the impact of these key variations on QoE, examine the key performance indicators (KPIs) critical to public safety, and illustrate their significance. Additionally, the demonstration provides an interactive experience where participants can adjust specific parameters and observe the effect that those parameters have on the user experience.

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Extended Reality for First Responders

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 6

This demonstration will highlight an extended reality helmet for firefighters with holographic thermal imaging, breath rate detection, adaptive display, and haptic feedback. This demonstration will also showcase virtual reality training for pre-flight checkups.

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First Responder Intelligent Assistance (FRIA)

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 4

The First Responder Intelligent Assistance (FRIA) software will help first responders manage information from new technologies like drones without causing information overload. Information overload is addressed by contextualizing information for a user to determine what is relevant and how to present it, as follows: Spatio-temporal mapping organizes information into spatio-temporal database and uses that information to produce a digital twin. Contextual modalities use context models to select interaction modalities based on user context. Push notifications detect location-relevant notices about a changing emergency situation and uses context models to customize notifications. In this deom, the team will describe the approach for these techniques and illustrate progress on software to implement them.

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First Responder Smart Tracking Challenge: Indoor Tracking for Public Safety

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 27

Attendees will learn about the First Responder Smart Tracking (FRST) Challenge, a competition aimed at identifying 3D tracking technology that can give first responders one-meter accuracy in an indoor setting. This demonstration will highlight prior and ongoing work to support innovation in indoor tracking and the other location-based service work the team is performing.

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FirstModulAR

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 54

FirstModulAR is an augmented reality (AR) platform designed for first responders, designed to improve operational efficiency, reduce risk, and offer support in critical scenarios. It offers innovative modular AR solutions designed to meet the unique demands of first responders across a diverse range of use cases. This demo will showcase FirstModulAR's capabilities in an emergency medical services (EMS) scenario. Attendees will see the AR modules' impact on enhancing operational procedures, specifically focusing on how they enhance situational awareness and decision-making in response to medical emergencies.

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FirstNet Mini Compact Rapid Deployable (miniCRD)

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 56

This unique FirstNet deployable is a Customer Owned and Managed (COAM) cell site that is maintained in two ruggedized pelican cases, with low-earth orbit satellite and other backhaul capabilities. At this demo, learn more about this key asset available to FirstNet users.

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Network and Coverage, Tech Demo

FirstNet PTT/L3 Harris

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 58

FirstNet Push-To-Talk (PTT) was built upon 3GPP mission-critical standards and enhances situational awareness with mission-critical data/messaging, video and location services. This demo will showcase group calls between iOS and Android devices that have the mission critical push-to-talk (MCPTT) embedded application and an L3 Harris XL Series device.

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FirstNet Rapid Response

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 57

This demonstration will highlight FirstNet® Rapid Response, a mission-critical based push-to-talk solution that offers FirstNet-eligible customers a 3GPP-based solution that combines a rich set of features with mission-critical performance on the FirstNet Network. FirstNet® Rapid Response users can choose from a growing list of FirstNet Ready® smartphones, tablets, and push-to-talk-centric devices that are tested and certified through the FirstNet device approval process to ensure optimal performance. FirstNet® Rapid Response can seamlessly interoperate with almost any land mobile radio (LMR) system, helping to extend coverage, grow capacity, and provide a layer of redundancy while offering advanced features not typically available on the radio.

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Mission Critical Services, Tech Demo

FRST Tracking Challenge -- Hide and Seek

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 28

Can you find a lost first responder? This interactive demo will have you searching for a first responder who is hiding in the conference area. See if the innovative tracking technologies from the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) Division’s First Responder Smart Tracking Challenge can help you locate the responder.

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Location Services and Situational Awareness, Tech Demo

HazVR: Hazardous Material Training with Virtual Reality

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 53

Attendees will see a demonstration of HazVR, a hazmat air monitor training tool that empowers hazmat instructors to work with students on practicing air monitoring as if they are in actual incidents. The virtual live-action training can be used in classroom settings in tandem with traditional training material. Capabilities include realistic meter response, visualizing gases that normally can't be seen, and after-action reviews and metrics to objectively determine proficiency. HazVR is already enabling hazmat workers to quickly and safely gain crucial experience that otherwise takes years to acquire due to the most dangerous incidents being rare. The ultimate results are increased preparedness and reduced risks for hazmat workers and those they serve.

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Tech Demo, User Interface / User Experience

Hyper Location – ATAK 3D Indoor-GPS Localization and Personal Safety

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 26

Experience the Hyper Location Android Team Awareness Kit (ATAK) Plugin in action at this demo! Drawing on Epic Blue’s success in the First Responder Smart Tracking (FRST) Challenge finals, this technology enhances emergency operations by providing precise tracking for first responders in both indoor and outdoor environments. Using advanced AI algorithms, Hyper Location interprets first responder movements without relying solely on GPS, ensuring accurate positioning even in challenging scenarios. Furthermore, it includes features like GPS spoofing and jamming detection and AI-powered man-down detection, enhancing safety and security for first responders. Stop by this demo table to see firsthand how Hyper Location improves situational awareness and response efficiency.

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Location Services and Situational Awareness, Tech Demo

IamResponding Responder Reply System Integration with RapidSOS and Norfolk Southern

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 44

In this demonstration, attendees will see all that IamResponding has to offer including integration with RapidSOS, Norfolk Southern Digital Alerts, and an upcoming integration with ESO.

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Location Services and Situational Awareness, Tech Demo, User Interface / User Experience

Lidar Scans for Public Safety

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 21

At this demo table, conference attendees will have the opportunity to use a mobile lidar scanning system to create point clouds of areas within the conference center. Staff from the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) Division will be on hand to talk about how point clouds are being used in projects to support public safety indoor mapping, localization, and navigation and how software tools are now available for incorporating point clouds into artificial intelligence/machine learning systems.

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Location Services and Situational Awareness, Tech Demo

MCX Conformance Testing and Digital Twin

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 67

This demonstration highlights mission-critical service (MCX) conformance testers which test both an MCX client and an MCX server (controlling and participating roles together and separate) with MCX client and server emulators. In this demonstration, attendees will observe MCX conformance testers with digital twin emulators, a highly realistic representation of MCX systems, matching real-world networks. The demonstration will also show an interoperability test performed between the MCX server and client emulators with an actual industry MCX server.

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Mission Critical Services, Tech Demo

MegaRange: High Powered User Equipment (HPUE)

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 41

This demonstration will showcase FirstNet® MegaRange™, a solution that improves connectivity and throughput of data services to cellular towers using specialty devices. It can boost cellular transmission strength by up to six times, so FirstNet subscribers can maintain critical connectivity throughout more of their areas of operation than ever before. FirstNet is the only network that affords public safety the ability to take advantage of the highest power available with Power Class 1 High Power User Equipment (HPUE).

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Network and Coverage, Tech Demo

NIST PSCR UAS Portfolio: Impacts to Date and Plans for the Future

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 29

Stop by the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) Division’s newest research portfolio: Uncrewed Aircraft Systems (UAS)! Learn more about accomplishments to date with pushing UAS innovation for improved first responder communications, including seven prize challenges, two market research efforts, and one workshop on cybersecurity/artificial intelligence risk management for UAS in public safety. Attendees will also learn about research endeavors in the works, including a newly launched prize challenge and PULSE Accelerator round.

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Tech Demo, Uncrewed Aircraft Systems

Nokia Drone Networks

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 1

Nokia Drone Networks, powered by 4G/LTE and 5G networks, is a fully automated end-to-end connected unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) solution for industrial and public safety use cases. This demonstration will showcase a mock-up drone, a compelling presentation, and a simulation showing how the drone is being steered remotely from the operations center.

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Network and Coverage, Tech Demo, Uncrewed Aircraft Systems

Peak Response: Streamlined Communication for Optimal Patient Care

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 8

Attendees will see a demonstration of Peak Response, a solution that enables first responders to capture patient observations from the very first moments on scene into a standardized electronic record that can be transferred into subsequent pre-hospital and hospital systems. At the touch of a button, Peak Response also becomes a real-time mass casualty incident coordination and situational awareness tool for responders on and off the scene.

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Tech Demo, User Interface / User Experience

PSITC VR Overview

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 20

Get a high-level overview of the Public Safety Immersive Test Center (PSITC) demonstration space and new virtual reality (VR) demonstration created by the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) Division’s user interface/user experience (UI/UX) team, showcasing the latest VR and tracking technologies. In this demonstration, attendees will be able to try a limited version of the PSITC VR demo in person.

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Tech Demo, User Interface / User Experience

PulseRescue — The Future of Firefighter Localization for Safety and Coordination

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 14

The nav4you geolocation solution is based on a harmonious fusion of hardware and software, enabling unit managers to track the position of their operatives in real time and in all circumstances. This demonstration is based on the Pulsar tool, a unique hardware localization device worn on the user's foot. The user's trajectory and other contextual information are visible in real time on the PulseRescue software.

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Location Services and Situational Awareness, Tech Demo, User Interface / User Experience

Rapid, Scalable Outdoor and Indoor Machine Learning-Based Mapping of Fire Department Pre-Plans

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 45

The project team will demonstrate the latest imagery and outputs from groundwork done in 2024 in partnership with the Boise Fire Department in Idaho. The GeoCam camera system will be displayed, as well as examples of the different kind of outputs that were created from the system.

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Location Services and Situational Awareness, Tech Demo

Reducing RIT Time Through GPS-Denied Location Tracking and Data Sharing

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 15

This demonstration will have two simulated Rapid Intervention Team (RIT) drills – the first without the Ascent indoor location tracking technology and the second with it. The results of the time differences will be compared to see if understanding the location of first responders helps reduce the RIT time.

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Location Services and Situational Awareness, Tech Demo, User Interface / User Experience

Response for FirstNet

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 47

This demonstration will showcase Response for FirstNet®, a low-cost, simple-to-use web and mobile situational awareness platform for day-to-day and emergency operations. In one deployable solution, users can have near real-time mapping, share information, mobilize teams, send emergency notifications, integrate Incident Action Planning (IAP), Incident Command System reporting, and have push-to-talk communication.

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Location Services and Situational Awareness, Tech Demo

Saving First Responder and Motorist Lives on the Roadway

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 48

This demonstration will showcase how cellular communication can enable real-time safety messaging into consumer vehicles from emergency responders and systems.

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Tech Demo

SearchAR: Cognition-tuned augmented reality wayfinding system

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 7

This demonstration will highlight SearchAR, an innovative augmented reality wayfinding system, with a suite of interactive features. Interactive mini-maps rovide users with real-time navigational maps. Landmarks and directional signage enables easy identification and following of key locations and directions. Hazard marking: alert users to potential dangers in their immediate environment. The WHISKER system is a novel tool for indicating the relative locations of targets. GlobalView Creates a “seeing through walls” effect that is particularly effective in larger spaces. Attendees will also see a demo of an integrated cognitive load analysis system, which is capable of monitoring the real-time cognitive load of users, tailoring the user interface to better suit their cognitive state.

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Tech Demo, User Interface / User Experience

Secure Broadband Push-to-Talk (PTT) with Comprehensive Interoperability Options

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 70

This demonstration will show cross carrier interoperability and native inter-agency communications, critical to mutual aid scenarios. Technology in the demonstration includes broadband push-to-talk (PTT) operating on commercial smartphones and tablets (iOS and Android) and Internet of Things (IoT) radio devices (Tait AXIOM and Siyata SD7). It will also include a demonstration of land mobile radio (LMR) and dispatch interoperability using a combination of technologies, including Inter-RF Subsystem Interface (ISSI) (for P25), software development kit (SDK) integrated dispatch, and Session Recording Protocol (SIPREC) integrated call logging and recording. An introduction of a new radio over internet protocol (RoIP) solution developed in partnership with JPS Interoperability designed to simplify RoIP deployments and fulfill security requirements will be shown.

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Mission Critical Services, Tech Demo

Smart Communities, Smart Responders: An AI for IoT Prize Competition

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 17

The rapid deployment of 5G infrastructure, Internet of Things (IoT) devices, smart buildings, transportation, and public safety data streams benefit communities across the country. However, these technologies have created a flood of data and made it difficult for public safety leaders and individual first responders to use them. The Smart Communities, Smart Responders: An Artificial Intelligence for Internet of Things Prize Competition (AI3 Prize Competition) sought to address this situation by accelerating the development of real-time data visualization with rapid IoT sensor integration, accessing various IoT data streams delivered in usable formats. The objective of the AI3 Prize Competition was to help first responders solve complex problems by interoperating and integrating sensor information, thus improving situational analysis and response time. Come see how the AI for IoT Information (AI3) Prize Competition challenged teams to create an AI System to help first responders – like firefighters, police, and Emergency Medical Technicians- leverage data from IoT devices, smart buildings, and other surrounding sources.

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Location Services and Situational Awareness, Tech Demo

Softil’s Solution for Live MCX Interoperability

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 66

This demonstration shows interoperability between currently deployed mission critical push-to-talk (MCPTT) products developed by a number of Softil partners using the Softil BEEHD mission critical services (MCX) software development kit. All devices in the demonstration are connected to the live MCX network via Long-Term Evolution and additional wireline/wireless interfaces.

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Mission Critical Services, Tech Demo

Speedtest by Ookla: Wireless and Broadband network coverage information

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 40

This demonstration will highlight Ookla's network coverage solutions. These solutions allow the public safety community to quickly and easily access reliable and up-to-date information on the state of wireless and fixed network performance and coverage. Public safety personnel can quickly understand network coverage and make necessary preparations ahead of any mission, anywhere in the world.

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Network and Coverage, Tech Demo

Z-Axis Location Tracking of First Responders in 3D Contextual Visualization

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 49

NextNav will be demonstrating Z-axis service, which delivers floor level accuracy of 9-1-1 callers and first responders. During the demonstration, attendees will observe the 3D location of first responder devices on a 3D map. Attendees will observe the NextNav team moving around the building, including on stairs, escalators, and elevators.

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Location Services and Situational Awareness, Tech Demo

Zebra’s EMS Triage and Patient Tracking Solution

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 64

This demonstration will show the integration of technologies that improve patient triaging and patient tracking workflows during mass casualty and other disaster incidents. This solution allows for a streamlined linkage of records across disparate electronic medical record systems throughout the continuum of patient care (pre-hospital to hospital all the way through discharge).

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Mission Critical Services, Tech Demo

9:00 am - 9:55 am Day 2: Welcome and Morning Keynotes

From Chaos to Coordination: Harnessing Innovation in Emergency Response – Keynote from Lt. Jermaine Harris

International Ballroom

Join Lieutenant Jermaine Harris of Chicago Police Department for his keynote address about innovating in crisis, drawing from his personal experiences during the civil unrest of the COVID-19 era. Through a compelling narrative, Lt. Harris will share an example of how technological advancements in communications were instrumental in managing emergency situations, including adapting to transportation disruptions and ensuring effective emergency medical response. By highlighting the role of innovation and resourcefulness in navigating these tumultuous times, Lt. Harris will emphasize the importance of leveraging technology to overcome challenges and drive resilience in the face of crisis.

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Keynote from Dr. Lori Moore-Merrell

International Ballroom

Keynote

9:55 am - 10:30 am Day 2: Awards Presentation

Chief Harlin R. McEwen Public Safety Broadband Communications Award

International Ballroom

The prestigious Chief Harlin R. McEwen Public Safety Broadband Communications Award honors an individual who has displayed remarkable leadership or made significant contributions in the field of public safety broadband communications. Established in 2017, the award recognizes the spirit of service, commitment, and dedication that is a proud tradition among public safety. Learn more.

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Innovation in Technology Award

International Ballroom

For the first time in 2024, the Innovation in Technology Award recognizes public safety champions, academics, or innovators that have collaborated with NIST PSCR to achieve great advancements in public safety communications technology. The award recognizes the dedication of individuals or organizations to help first responders more effectively carry out their mission of saving lives and property.

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Patriot Award

International Ballroom

Established in 2023, the Patriot Award recognizes individual first responders or public safety agencies that use FirstNet to make their communities safer. Recipients of the award are considered from across public safety disciplines — fire service, law enforcement, EMS, emergency management, and 911/emergency communications. The Patriot Award celebrates and recognizes trailblazers who save lives and protect communities using public safety broadband. Learn more.

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10:45 am - 11:35 am Day 2: Morning Plenary

Public Safety Advancements Around the Globe

International Ballroom

Join representatives from around the world to understand recent public safety technology advancements and unique challenges for their countries. Featuring multi-national participants who are at the helm of international nationwide public safety broadband network deployments, this session offers a fluid discussion about operational challenges, advancements, and opportunities for collaboration.

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11:45 am - 12:30 pm Day 2: Public Safety Demonstration

Chicago Fire Command Post Vehicle and Drone Kite

Outside Hotel

Attendees tour a state-of-the-art fire department command post vehicle, and learn about various situations in which the vehicle is deployed. A demonstration will be given of the command post's "kite" — a tethered drone that can provide immediate situational awareness of any emergency scene.

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Tech Demo

Oak Brook Police Mock Pursuit and Termination

Outside Hotel

A mock police pursuit will be demonstrated, involving the deployment of an innovative GPS dart device to track the location of the offender's vehicle. Officers will then demonstrate the deployment of a remotely-controlled tire deflation device to safely stop the offending vehicle.

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Tech Demo

2:00 pm - 2:50 pm Day 2: Breakout Sessions A

Augmented Reality for Public Safety: PSCR Awardee R&D Updates

State Room

Hear three User Interface/User Experience awardees from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) Public Safety Innovation Accelerator Program share the latest updates from their research and development activities. TRACLabs, University of Virginia, and University of North Carolina Greensboro will discuss advancements in augmented reality technology as it relates to search and rescue activities with drones, multimodal cognitive assistance for emergency medical services, and applications of efficient spatial user interfaces for emergency response.

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Breakout Session, User Interface / User Experience

Digital Twins and Machine Learning for Safer Cities: Public Safety Training and Pre-plans

Gold Room

Come delve into a partnership between GeoCam, NIST’s Public Safety Communications Research Division, and the Western Fire Chiefs Association that will redefine safety in urban settings. We'll explore how GeoCam's innovative system utilizes machine learning and sophisticated camera technologies to create detailed fire pre-plan maps and virtual training modules. These tools are designed to simulate real-life emergency scenarios, enhancing training for fire departments. Highlights include the use of GeoCam 360 cameras for seamless data capture and integration, automation in generating floor plans of critical infrastructures, and a testing program aimed at evaluating the effectiveness of these digital tools in improving emergency response.

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Breakout Session, Location Services and Situational Awareness

FirstNet Planning for the 2024 Democratic National Convention

Millennium Room

Join us for a panel discussion about the last year's worth of planning for the 2024 Democratic National Convention right here in Chicago, Illinois. Panelists will discuss the overall planning process, the FirstNet Authority’s Network Experience Engagement Program, how AT&T FirstNet uses the information gained from pre-planning, and the expected solutions that will be provided to support the event.

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Breakout Session, Public Safety Operations

Network Status: What Do You Want to Know and When Do You Want to Know It?

Ambassador Room

Detailed insights on wireless broadband network status enables public safety teams to make informed operational decisions. Did you know FirstNet subscribers can sign up for notifications regarding FirstNet status to inform activation of alternate communication plans? This session will dive into the deployment of outage notifications. We will also discuss what information public safety users at all levels would like to have and the timing of that information.

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Breakout Session, Network and Coverage

Understanding Cellular and LMR Networks: A Primer for FirstNet Literacy

International Ballroom

Join us for an overview of cellular and Land Mobile Radio (LMR) networks, focusing on fundamental concepts, radio signals, and signal strength, within the context of FirstNet. Participants will gain an understanding of the functionality of cellular networks and how they compare with LMR systems. They will also explore similarities and differences between the technologies, delving into architectural, technical, and operational aspects. By enhancing their literacy regarding user experiences of the two networks, attendees will be empowered to make informed decisions and effectively use FirstNet. The session will explore the implementation of Quality of Service, Priority, and Preemption (QPP) and Mission Critical Push-to-Talk (MCPTT) on FirstNet.

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Breakout Session, Network and Coverage

3:00 pm - 3:50 pm Day 2: Breakout Sessions B

Clearing the Air: The Digital Evolution of Search and Rescue

Millenium Room

Historically, Search and Rescue (SAR) missions have been managed with basic tools: paper maps, compass, and ground searchers communicating over radios to report status. Today, mission managers and ground teams use a number of advanced tools for planning and deployment. This helps them take advantage of broadband technologies — like location information, mapping, and drone video — and clear radio airwaves for essential traffic and mission critical information. Learn how broadband solutions are being deployed for SAR planning and operations, as well as how technology has greatly increased operation efficiencies and changed the landscape of SAR missions.

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Breakout Session, Public Safety Operations

FirstNet in the Pacific: Communities Solving Unique Challenges Collectively

State Room

The isolation of Hawaii and the Pacific territories requires original communications solutions. Come listen as panelists from Hawaii, Guam, Northern Marianas Islands, and American Samoa discuss the challenges facing their island communities. Normal systems, whether they are based on LMR or LTE technologies, can go down. Come learn how public safety agencies in Honolulu, Hawaii have set up their failover systems using FirstNet deployable assets like Compact Rapid Deployables, LMR devices, push-to-talk applications, and portable command and control repeaters. Using these technologies, they are able to supply emergency communications whenever needed. Can Honolulu’s solution be applied elsewhere? Panelists will also discuss how they can work together to implement solutions that will help them solve LMR and LTE communications challenges today and in their darkest days. Is your community ready?

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Breakout Session, Public Safety Operations

Future-Proofing Push-to-Talk: Key Features and Functionality for Tomorrow's MCV Applications

Ambassador Room

Join us for a deep dive on Push-to-Talk (PTT) features and functionality — what’s missing and what can evolve. This is a high-priority outcome from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) Division Mission Critical Voice (MCV) Virtual Roundtable. Facilitators from NIST PSCR’s MCV Team will moderate a discussion to gather additional information on the key PTT features needed by public safety, and what functionality is needed to enable successful critical communications.

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Breakout Session, Mission Critical Services

Structuring Public Safety Research Problems with Natural Language Processing

Gold Room

How can we design research problems to address the real needs of people working in public safety? In this session, NIST PSCR discusses the results of new work examining persistent public safety communications challenges. To better understand when technical solutions apply — and when other analytical approaches are needed — NIST conducted interviews with people working in public safety about the technologies, training, and decisions on which they rely and seek support. NIST presents the results of this work and shares how natural language processing methods allow for greater comprehension of interviewee responses. The session ends with Q&A welcoming further input from the public safety community about structuring problems in public safety so that they may be addressed effectively by researchers.

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Breakout Session, User Interface / User Experience

Yaw Ready for This? UAS 3D Mapping Innovation through Research and Prize Challenges

International Ballroom

Come see firsthand the winning solutions from the latest prize challenge from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) Uncrewed Aircraft Systems (UAS) portfolio. Our current First Responder UAS 3D Mapping Challenge (UAS 5.0). Teams were tasked with developing a high-quality 3D digital map in real-time while flying their drone through a live scenario. Last year, you saw the winning solutions in our First Responder UAS Indoor Challenge (UAS 4.0), but a lot has happened since then. You’ll hear from the UAS 5.0 winners and see their UAS designs and flight videos. The NIST PSCR UAS team will also describe some of the research and commercialization efforts and tell you about the recently launched UAS 6.0 challenge.

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Breakout Session, Open Innovation and Commercialization, Uncrewed Aircraft Systems

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Day 2: Breakout Sessions and Technology Demonstrations

3D Indoor Localization – Easily Find Someone Hidden in the Hotel!

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 25

The SYSNAV First Responder Smart Tracker provides real-time 3D indoor localization without Global Positioning System (GPS). SYSNAV will showcase two demo scenarios to people visiting SYSNAV demo booth. The first will be an indoor navigation demonstration, where a single visitor will be equipped with the SYSNAV tracker and a smartphone/tablet to visualize his/her 3D trajectory in real time while walking inside the hotel. The second will be a hide and seek demonstration, where two visitors will be equipped simultaneously with a SYSNAV smart tracker. The first person will hide somewhere in the hotel, and the second person will use the SYSNAV smartphone app to find him/her by following the track of the first person displayed on his handheld device.

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Location Services and Situational Awareness, Tech Demo

5G-based Indoor Positioning System for Firefighters using UAVs

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 52

This demonstration showcases a 5G-based indoor positioning (5G-IPS) system. Using state-of-the-art software-defined radios and leveraging the latest advancements in 3GPP Release 16, this system accurately captures Time of Arrival (ToA) and Time Difference of Arrival (TDoA) measurements from three different base stations. Attendees will see how these measurements are used to precisely locate user devices using advanced triangulation techniques. Additionally, this demonstration includes a graphical user interface (GUI) to showcase real-time user device location. These developments are necessary for first responders as they provide precise location information in indoor environments, improving response times and situational awareness during emergencies.

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Location Services and Situational Awareness, Tech Demo

A Broadband Interoperability Platform for First Responder LTE Networks

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 68

Different long-term evolution (LTE) communications services are not inherently compatible and need translation between networks. This demonstration shows communications between push –to-talk smartphones connected to AT&T's FirstNet® Built with AT&T Service, Southern Linc's CriticalLinc™ Service, and proprietary push-to-talk BeON™ from L3Harris. Each of these networks connect to Catalyst's IntelliLink Interworking Server which manages and converts network interface differences.

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Mission Critical Services, Tech Demo

A Digital-Twin-Enabled Testbed for Public Safety Communication Technologies

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 18

This project aims to build a digital-twin-enabled testbed with state-of-the-art user interface/user experience technologies and advanced simulation models to provide a photorealistic virtual reality environment for first responders and emergency managers to engage, experience, and explore the latest sensing and communication technologies. The testbed can also function as an open platform for researchers and entrepreneurs worldwide to collaborate with first responders and emergency managers to develop next-generation sensing and communication technologies and devices for public safety usage.

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Tech Demo, User Interface / User Experience

A Platform for Experimental Research in Mission-Critical Voice Communications

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 60

This demonstration shows a testbed designed and developed at Columbia University for human-subject experiments with mission-critical voice (MCV). The testbed includes Raspberry-Pi-based emulated MCV user terminals, a modified version of the "Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes" game, software for managing the human subject studies, and an environment for data collection and analysis. At Columbia, the testbed is used to experimentally map quality of service (QoS) parameters to quality of experience (QoE) in human-subject studies involving hundreds of test subjects. In the demonstration, visitors will be able to interact with the actual testbed hardware and software.

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Aerial Tests for Evaluating System Capabilities and Operator Proficiency

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 30

Stop by and watch the Emergency Response Robots Program at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) present some of the work they have conducted on aerial tests designed to evaluate small uncrewed aircraft system (sUAS) capabilities and operator proficiency in unstructured, complex, and often hazardous environments. These aerial test methods enable repeatable and reproducible measures of performance with objective results in open, obstructed, and confined environments.

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Tech Demo, Uncrewed Aircraft Systems

AMBER alert in Indian Country provides resources to Federally Recognized Tribes

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 50

This demonstration will showcase the mission of the AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program, AMBER Alert in Indian Country (AIIC) Initiative. See how this initiative assists Tribal communities in developing programs to safely recover endangered missing or abducted children through the coordinated efforts of the tribes and their local, state, and federal partners by using training and technology to enhance response capacities and capabilities and increase public participation in protecting children.

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Location Services and Situational Awareness, Tech Demo

ASSUREd Safe: UAS Training for First Responders and Public Safety Officials

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 31

The ASSUREd Safe ecosystem provides an e-commerce site that links first responders to a virtual learning environment where the user can access an array of online courses that focus on first responders’ specific needs and facilitates learning to fit the first responder’s schedule. Training is designed to be scalable, repeatable, and lead to certification and credentialing of first responders, that will be maintained in specially designed database. This demonstration will showcase the uncrewed aircraft system (UAS) training courses and curriculum structure developed for first responders and public safety officials operating in the national airspace. The demo will also highlight the infrastructure that makes up its ecosystem.

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Mission Critical Services, Tech Demo, Uncrewed Aircraft Systems

Automatic Diagnosis of Video Quality Problems in Networked Camera Systems

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 10

In a networked camera system, multiple factors could cause the degradation of video quality, such as noise or motion blur during video capturing, not enough resolution, too much compression, and bad network conditions. To improve the experience of camera system users and operators, the team has developed a video quality assessment software prototype that can automatically detect video quality degradation scenarios and provide feedback to public safety technical support personnel on the cause of the quality degradation. This demonstration will highlight the capabilities of this prototype using video clips generated from a practical enterprise-level camera system.

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Tech Demo, User Interface / User Experience

BKR 9000 + InteropONE = Practical PTT over Broadband

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 61

BK Technologies continues its commitment to innovation by bringing together the new BKR 9000 multi-band Land Mobile Radio (LMR) portable radio with the InteropONE Push-to-Talk (PTT) over Broadband service to provide a practical and cost-effective solution for bringing broadband to an LMR radio. This demonstration utilizes commercial Bluetooth technology to tether the BKR 9000 with a commercial smartphone to deliver PTT over cellular or WiFi networks to/from the BKR 9000, while using InteropONE on the smartphone to deliver a rich user interface. Come and hear about the advantages of this approach while providing insight into BK Technologies’ roadmap for additional LMR/Broadband convergent services.

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Mission Critical Services, Tech Demo

BluePrint Contactless Fingerprint App

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 5

The demo will consist of capturing fingerprints using the BluePrint contactless mobile fingerprinting app and displaying the transformed black-and-white fingerprint impression. A video of the app is available at bureauofinnovation.org.

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Tech Demo, User Interface / User Experience

Boise Fire Mitigation Application

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 3

In this demonstration, attendees will see the Boise Wildfire Mitigation Application, a mobile application making use of augmented reality, computer vision, and serious games to educate homeowners on how to mitigate fuel packets around their property.

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Tech Demo, User Interface / User Experience

Bridge 4 Public Safety

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 51

Bridge 4 Public Safety (Bridge4PS) is the only exclusive, public safety collaboration platform with inherent nationwide interoperability through its directory of vetted public safety practitioners. Attendees will see how Bridge4PS is being used daily from coast to coast for real-time information sharing across regions, states, and even nationwide, for everything from planned events to daily operations and incident response.

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Secure Information Exchange, Tech Demo

Bridging Communications Technology: A Discussion on Integrating LMR and LTE

State Room

Embark on a journey of discovery with our panel of public safety stakeholders who have spearheaded the implementation of local, regional, and/or statewide systems integrating Land Mobile Radio (LMR) networks with cellular Push-to-Talk (PTT) solutions. They will explore the challenges and considerations inherent in implementing LMR-LTE integration solutions at the local and state levels.

Our panelists will help you understand the diverse landscape of LMR-LTE integration solutions available in today’s market and explore the operational advantages and limitations of these existing solutions. Their candid assessments are based on real-world deployments, so seize this opportunity to learn from those who have walked the path of LMR-LTE integration for public safety.

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Breakout Session, Mission Critical Services

BroadImPort: Importing European BroadPort MCX Concepts to USA Market Needs

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 59

This demonstration aims to showcase a 3GPP-standard compliant MCX (voice, data, video) intercommunication platform that supports interagency operations, through interconnection of different MCX systems via MCX-1 interface, to enable the rapid creation and propagation of interagency campaigns. The demo will have two MCX systems, one for a specific agency, and another one in multitenant mode hosting two agencies. Each agency will have their own tenant with their own users, groups, etc., with the ability to create interagency campaign inviting other(s) agency or agencies. After creating a campaign and the invitation being accepted by other agencies, seamless voice, data and video communication will be available between users of the groups that are participating in the campaign.

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Mission Critical Services, Tech Demo

CognitiveEMS: A Cognitive Assistant for Emergency Medical Services

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 11

CognitiveEMS is a context-aware, augmented reality (AR), cognitive assistant system for cooperative situational awareness in medical emergencies deployed on Edge. CognitiveEMS integrates AR smart glasses and smartwatch devices with data analytics for real-time context inference based on multimodal sensor data (audio, video, hand motion) to provide just-in-time context-dependent feedback to responders during training. In this demo, a working prototype of the system with real-time streaming and processing of multimodal data during cardiovascular emergencies will be showcased. Preliminary results on real-time speech-to-text conversion, medical information extraction, and responder activity recognition will also be demonstrated.

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Tech Demo, User Interface / User Experience

Connected Vehicle

Outside Hotel

This demonstration will showcase the Connected Vehicle concept, highlighting technologies that can be included in vehicles and on responders to modernize and enhance response operations. These capabilities maximize the minutes public safety has to respond and provide real-time information to responders through prioritized connectivity. Connected Vehicle technologies can also reduce downtime by providing a mobile office environment, so responders can focus on serving the community and saving lives.

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Network and Coverage, Tech Demo

Creating an LMR Data Set to Support MCX Modeling of Impact on 4G/5G

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 17

As some users transition from land mobile radio (LMR) to Mission Critical Voice, Data and Video (MCX) over 4G/5G, it is important to model the impact of the priority traffic on the Long-Term Evolution (LTE) networks. The combination of the point-to-point nature of LTE and the fact that more radiofrequency (RF) is being locked up, resource blocks make this modeling the key to dealing with large scale disasters. This demo explains how the datasets were collected, managed, made accessible, and where the data originated.

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Mission Critical Services, Tech Demo

Critical Response Group — America's Common Operating Picture

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 65

This demonstration will showcase using current architectural floor plans during crisis incidents. CRG presents a common operating picture solution and will demonstrate its practical application, production, implementation, and maintenance.

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Location Services and Situational Awareness, Mission Critical Services, Tech Demo

Delivering interoperable communications through 3GPP MCX Interworking Function

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 55

Attendees will see a demonstration of a mission-critical service (MCX) solution combining a 3GPP compliant interworking function showcasing inter-RF subsystem interface (ISSI), console subsystem interface (CSSI), and digital fixed station interference (DFSI) connectivity with an APCO P25 radio system and dispatch console solution showing complete interoperability with Mission-Critical push-to-talk. This will highlight the ability to communicate between narrowband and broadband public safety systems using standard-compliant solutions. This demonstration will also show the ability to quickly setup connections between mission-critical push to talk (MCPTT) and various types of narrowband communications systems and control room environments.

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Mission Critical Services, Tech Demo

Digital Patient Tracking and Triage System (DPTTS)

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 46

This demonstration will showcase the Digital Patient Tracking and Triage System (DPTTS). DPTTS enables next-generation digital medical triage, specifically allowing first responders to transmit patients’ biomedical data to respective medical/emergency care facilities using wearable biosensors. The mission impact of this technology is for medical triage and patient tracking tool that bridges the gap from incident/emergency to the medical/emergency care facility. DPTTS integrates wearable biosensors and Internet of Things (IoT) devices to measure and transmit the patient’s biomedical data. It visually integrates this data into a common operating picture to provide situational awareness in medical emergencies to empower Emergency Medical Technicians and other emergency responders, particularly in mass casualty events.

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Location Services and Situational Awareness, Mission Critical Services, Secure Information Exchange, Tech Demo, User Interface / User Experience

Edge-supported Augmented Reality for Visual Collaboration in Indoor Scenarios

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 9

First responders routinely make split-second decisions under stressful conditions. Easy access to information can alter the outcome in scenarios ranging from fire and medical rescue to combative persons. Attendees will see the latest prototype augmented reality (AR) applications designed for indoor scenarios that leverage sensors in AR headsets for localization and mapping as well as an edge computing platform for data exchange and processing. The demo will show how visual information can be shared between team members and displayed unobtrusively in an AR view for tasks such as viewing team member or objective locations on a map, navigating to a destination, and quickly identifying and annotating objects in the environment.

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Tech Demo, User Interface / User Experience

Efficient Encrypted Communications for Disaster Management

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 42

Efficient and secure message dissemination plays is important during a disaster environment. Name-based publish/subscribe systems, especially role-based names provide an efficient framework for communications among first responders. To maintain confidentiality during communication, the team has developed an encryption framework that leverages a graph-based naming system to provide role-based communication among first responders. This framework is built on top of the dynamic role-based names and can be implemented using attribute-based encryption (ABE) or public key encryption (PKE). Attendees will see a demonstration of the framework in a typical scenario of first responders communicating during a disaster.

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Secure Information Exchange, Tech Demo

Emergency Response Information System (ERIS)

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 38

Emergency Response Information System (ERIS) is a large-scale multi-user geospatial augmented reality (AR) tool that provides situation awareness and training capabilities for first responders. Attendees will experience a multi-user demonstration in eyewear and mobile phones.

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Location Services and Situational Awareness, Open Innovation and Commercialization, Tech Demo, Uncrewed Aircraft Systems, User Interface / User Experience

Empower Public Safety: Zenext AI

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 36

Zenext AI's revolutionary voice artificial intelligence (AI) technology is tailored for public safety applications. Come experience firsthand how the platform seamlessly integrates with existing emergency response workflows to enhance operational efficiency and effectiveness. From real-time incident reporting to hands-free communication and remote telemedicine support, this demo will highlight the versatility and power of AI-driven solutions in improving emergency response capabilities.

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Open Innovation and Commercialization, Tech Demo, Uncrewed Aircraft Systems

Empowering First Responders: Coordinated Response with FirstNet Technologies

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 69

Participate in an immersive scenario, where participants engage with FirstNet Mission Critical Push-to-Talk (MCPTT) and Rapid Response technologies to manage a reported suspicious package situation. In addition, engage in a series of micro demos featuring technologies such as the FirstNet MCPTT solutions, Axon, Intrepid Response for FirstNet, and Cell Booster Pro App. From tracking geo-markers in buildings to demonstrating device configurations and provisioning with the Cell Booster Pro App, participants witness firsthand the transformative impact of technology in enhancing emergency response capabilities and ensuring responder safety.

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Location Services and Situational Awareness, Mission Critical Services, Network and Coverage, Tech Demo

Exploring MCV QoE Through Live Demonstrations of KPIs

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 63

In this mission-critical voice (MCV) demonstration, we will introduce the capabilities of our Quality of Experience (QoE) measurement system. Attendees will experience firsthand the system’s push-to-talk performance under live testing conditions with fluctuating signal strengths. This demonstration will explore the impact of these key variations on QoE, examine the key performance indicators (KPIs) critical to public safety, and illustrate their significance. Additionally, the demonstration provides an interactive experience where participants can adjust specific parameters and observe the effect that those parameters have on the user experience.

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Mission Critical Services, Tech Demo

Extended Reality for First Responders

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 6

This demonstration will highlight an extended reality helmet for firefighters with holographic thermal imaging, breath rate detection, adaptive display, and haptic feedback. This demonstration will also showcase virtual reality training for pre-flight checkups.

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First Responder Intelligent Assistance (FRIA)

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 4

The First Responder Intelligent Assistance (FRIA) software will help first responders manage information from new technologies like drones without causing information overload. Information overload is addressed by contextualizing information for a user to determine what is relevant and how to present it, as follows: Spatio-temporal mapping organizes information into spatio-temporal database and uses that information to produce a digital twin. Contextual modalities use context models to select interaction modalities based on user context. Push notifications detect location-relevant notices about a changing emergency situation and uses context models to customize notifications. In this deom, the team will describe the approach for these techniques and illustrate progress on software to implement them.

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First Responder Smart Tracking Challenge: Indoor Tracking for Public Safety

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 27

Attendees will learn about the First Responder Smart Tracking (FRST) Challenge, a competition aimed at identifying 3D tracking technology that can give first responders one-meter accuracy in an indoor setting. This demonstration will highlight prior and ongoing work to support innovation in indoor tracking and the other location-based service work the team is performing.

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Location Services and Situational Awareness, Tech Demo, User Interface / User Experience

FirstModulAR

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 54

FirstModulAR is an augmented reality (AR) platform designed for first responders, designed to improve operational efficiency, reduce risk, and offer support in critical scenarios. It offers innovative modular AR solutions designed to meet the unique demands of first responders across a diverse range of use cases. This demo will showcase FirstModulAR's capabilities in an emergency medical services (EMS) scenario. Attendees will see the AR modules' impact on enhancing operational procedures, specifically focusing on how they enhance situational awareness and decision-making in response to medical emergencies.

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FirstNet Mini Compact Rapid Deployable (miniCRD)

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 56

This unique FirstNet deployable is a Customer Owned and Managed (COAM) cell site that is maintained in two ruggedized pelican cases, with low-earth orbit satellite and other backhaul capabilities. At this demo, learn more about this key asset available to FirstNet users.

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Network and Coverage, Tech Demo

FirstNet PTT/L3 Harris

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 58

FirstNet Push-To-Talk (PTT) was built upon 3GPP mission-critical standards and enhances situational awareness with mission-critical data/messaging, video and location services. This demo will showcase group calls between iOS and Android devices that have the mission critical push-to-talk (MCPTT) embedded application and an L3 Harris XL Series device.

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Mission Critical Services, Tech Demo

FirstNet Rapid Response

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 57

This demonstration will highlight FirstNet® Rapid Response, a mission-critical based push-to-talk solution that offers FirstNet-eligible customers a 3GPP-based solution that combines a rich set of features with mission-critical performance on the FirstNet Network. FirstNet® Rapid Response users can choose from a growing list of FirstNet Ready® smartphones, tablets, and push-to-talk-centric devices that are tested and certified through the FirstNet device approval process to ensure optimal performance. FirstNet® Rapid Response can seamlessly interoperate with almost any land mobile radio (LMR) system, helping to extend coverage, grow capacity, and provide a layer of redundancy while offering advanced features not typically available on the radio.

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FRST Tracking Challenge -- Hide and Seek

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 28

Can you find a lost first responder? This interactive demo will have you searching for a first responder who is hiding in the conference area. See if the innovative tracking technologies from the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) Division’s First Responder Smart Tracking Challenge can help you locate the responder.

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Location Services and Situational Awareness, Tech Demo

HazVR: Hazardous Material Training with Virtual Reality

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 53

Attendees will see a demonstration of HazVR, a hazmat air monitor training tool that empowers hazmat instructors to work with students on practicing air monitoring as if they are in actual incidents. The virtual live-action training can be used in classroom settings in tandem with traditional training material. Capabilities include realistic meter response, visualizing gases that normally can't be seen, and after-action reviews and metrics to objectively determine proficiency. HazVR is already enabling hazmat workers to quickly and safely gain crucial experience that otherwise takes years to acquire due to the most dangerous incidents being rare. The ultimate results are increased preparedness and reduced risks for hazmat workers and those they serve.

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Hyper Location – ATAK 3D Indoor-GPS Localization and Personal Safety

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 26

Experience the Hyper Location Android Team Awareness Kit (ATAK) Plugin in action at this demo! Drawing on Epic Blue’s success in the First Responder Smart Tracking (FRST) Challenge finals, this technology enhances emergency operations by providing precise tracking for first responders in both indoor and outdoor environments. Using advanced AI algorithms, Hyper Location interprets first responder movements without relying solely on GPS, ensuring accurate positioning even in challenging scenarios. Furthermore, it includes features like GPS spoofing and jamming detection and AI-powered man-down detection, enhancing safety and security for first responders. Stop by this demo table to see firsthand how Hyper Location improves situational awareness and response efficiency.

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Location Services and Situational Awareness, Tech Demo

IamResponding Responder Reply System Integration with RapidSOS and Norfolk Southern

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 44

In this demonstration, attendees will see all that IamResponding has to offer including integration with RapidSOS, Norfolk Southern Digital Alerts, and an upcoming integration with ESO.

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Location Services and Situational Awareness, Tech Demo, User Interface / User Experience

Lidar Scans for Public Safety

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 21

At this demo table, conference attendees will have the opportunity to use a mobile lidar scanning system to create point clouds of areas within the conference center. Staff from the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) Division will be on hand to talk about how point clouds are being used in projects to support public safety indoor mapping, localization, and navigation and how software tools are now available for incorporating point clouds into artificial intelligence/machine learning systems.

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Location Services and Situational Awareness, Tech Demo

MCX Conformance Testing and Digital Twin

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 67

This demonstration highlights mission-critical service (MCX) conformance testers which test both an MCX client and an MCX server (controlling and participating roles together and separate) with MCX client and server emulators. In this demonstration, attendees will observe MCX conformance testers with digital twin emulators, a highly realistic representation of MCX systems, matching real-world networks. The demonstration will also show an interoperability test performed between the MCX server and client emulators with an actual industry MCX server.

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MegaRange: High Powered User Equipment (HPUE)

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 41

This demonstration will showcase FirstNet® MegaRange™, a solution that improves connectivity and throughput of data services to cellular towers using specialty devices. It can boost cellular transmission strength by up to six times, so FirstNet subscribers can maintain critical connectivity throughout more of their areas of operation than ever before. FirstNet is the only network that affords public safety the ability to take advantage of the highest power available with Power Class 1 High Power User Equipment (HPUE).

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NIST PSCR UAS Portfolio: Impacts to Date and Plans for the Future

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 29

Stop by the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) Division’s newest research portfolio: Uncrewed Aircraft Systems (UAS)! Learn more about accomplishments to date with pushing UAS innovation for improved first responder communications, including seven prize challenges, two market research efforts, and one workshop on cybersecurity/artificial intelligence risk management for UAS in public safety. Attendees will also learn about research endeavors in the works, including a newly launched prize challenge and PULSE Accelerator round.

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Tech Demo, Uncrewed Aircraft Systems

Nokia Drone Networks

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 1

Nokia Drone Networks, powered by 4G/LTE and 5G networks, is a fully automated end-to-end connected unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) solution for industrial and public safety use cases. This demonstration will showcase a mock-up drone, a compelling presentation, and a simulation showing how the drone is being steered remotely from the operations center.

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Peak Response: Streamlined Communication for Optimal Patient Care

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 8

Attendees will see a demonstration of Peak Response, a solution that enables first responders to capture patient observations from the very first moments on scene into a standardized electronic record that can be transferred into subsequent pre-hospital and hospital systems. At the touch of a button, Peak Response also becomes a real-time mass casualty incident coordination and situational awareness tool for responders on and off the scene.

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PSITC VR Overview

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 20

Get a high-level overview of the Public Safety Immersive Test Center (PSITC) demonstration space and new virtual reality (VR) demonstration created by the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) Division’s user interface/user experience (UI/UX) team, showcasing the latest VR and tracking technologies. In this demonstration, attendees will be able to try a limited version of the PSITC VR demo in person.

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Public Safety's Mission Requirements for Deployable FirstNet Coverage

Ambassador Room

Members of the FirstNet Authority’s team will host a facilitated discussion into public safety's mission requirements for deployable FirstNet coverage. We hope to solicit answers to the following questions: What are some examples of public safety's mission requirements for on-demand FirstNet coverage where macro coverage does not exist? Based on your experience and previous incidents/events, what are the top three uses of the FirstNet network? What deployable form factors are ideal? Based on your own experience, what are the limiting factors of FirstNet deployables today, and how could that change for future operational requirements?

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Breakout Session, Network and Coverage

PulseRescue — The Future of Firefighter Localization for Safety and Coordination

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 14

The nav4you geolocation solution is based on a harmonious fusion of hardware and software, enabling unit managers to track the position of their operatives in real time and in all circumstances. This demonstration is based on the Pulsar tool, a unique hardware localization device worn on the user's foot. The user's trajectory and other contextual information are visible in real time on the PulseRescue software.

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Location Services and Situational Awareness, Tech Demo, User Interface / User Experience

Rapid, Scalable Outdoor and Indoor Machine Learning-Based Mapping of Fire Department Pre-Plans

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 45

The project team will demonstrate the latest imagery and outputs from groundwork done in 2024 in partnership with the Boise Fire Department in Idaho. The GeoCam camera system will be displayed, as well as examples of the different kind of outputs that were created from the system.

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Location Services and Situational Awareness, Tech Demo

Reducing RIT Time Through GPS-Denied Location Tracking and Data Sharing

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 15

This demonstration will have two simulated Rapid Intervention Team (RIT) drills – the first without the Ascent indoor location tracking technology and the second with it. The results of the time differences will be compared to see if understanding the location of first responders helps reduce the RIT time.

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Response for FirstNet

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 47

This demonstration will showcase Response for FirstNet®, a low-cost, simple-to-use web and mobile situational awareness platform for day-to-day and emergency operations. In one deployable solution, users can have near real-time mapping, share information, mobilize teams, send emergency notifications, integrate Incident Action Planning (IAP), Incident Command System reporting, and have push-to-talk communication.

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Location Services and Situational Awareness, Tech Demo

Saving First Responder and Motorist Lives on the Roadway

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 48

This demonstration will showcase how cellular communication can enable real-time safety messaging into consumer vehicles from emergency responders and systems.

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Tech Demo

SearchAR: Cognition-tuned augmented reality wayfinding system

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 7

This demonstration will highlight SearchAR, an innovative augmented reality wayfinding system, with a suite of interactive features. Interactive mini-maps rovide users with real-time navigational maps. Landmarks and directional signage enables easy identification and following of key locations and directions. Hazard marking: alert users to potential dangers in their immediate environment. The WHISKER system is a novel tool for indicating the relative locations of targets. GlobalView Creates a “seeing through walls” effect that is particularly effective in larger spaces. Attendees will also see a demo of an integrated cognitive load analysis system, which is capable of monitoring the real-time cognitive load of users, tailoring the user interface to better suit their cognitive state.

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Secure Broadband Push-to-Talk (PTT) with Comprehensive Interoperability Options

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 70

This demonstration will show cross carrier interoperability and native inter-agency communications, critical to mutual aid scenarios. Technology in the demonstration includes broadband push-to-talk (PTT) operating on commercial smartphones and tablets (iOS and Android) and Internet of Things (IoT) radio devices (Tait AXIOM and Siyata SD7). It will also include a demonstration of land mobile radio (LMR) and dispatch interoperability using a combination of technologies, including Inter-RF Subsystem Interface (ISSI) (for P25), software development kit (SDK) integrated dispatch, and Session Recording Protocol (SIPREC) integrated call logging and recording. An introduction of a new radio over internet protocol (RoIP) solution developed in partnership with JPS Interoperability designed to simplify RoIP deployments and fulfill security requirements will be shown.

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Mission Critical Services, Tech Demo

Smart Communities, Smart Responders: An AI for IoT Prize Competition

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 17

The rapid deployment of 5G infrastructure, Internet of Things (IoT) devices, smart buildings, transportation, and public safety data streams benefit communities across the country. However, these technologies have created a flood of data and made it difficult for public safety leaders and individual first responders to use them. The Smart Communities, Smart Responders: An Artificial Intelligence for Internet of Things Prize Competition (AI3 Prize Competition) sought to address this situation by accelerating the development of real-time data visualization with rapid IoT sensor integration, accessing various IoT data streams delivered in usable formats. The objective of the AI3 Prize Competition was to help first responders solve complex problems by interoperating and integrating sensor information, thus improving situational analysis and response time. Come see how the AI for IoT Information (AI3) Prize Competition challenged teams to create an AI System to help first responders – like firefighters, police, and Emergency Medical Technicians- leverage data from IoT devices, smart buildings, and other surrounding sources.

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Location Services and Situational Awareness, Tech Demo

Softil’s Solution for Live MCX Interoperability

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 66

This demonstration shows interoperability between currently deployed mission critical push-to-talk (MCPTT) products developed by a number of Softil partners using the Softil BEEHD mission critical services (MCX) software development kit. All devices in the demonstration are connected to the live MCX network via Long-Term Evolution and additional wireline/wireless interfaces.

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Mission Critical Services, Tech Demo

Speedtest by Ookla: Wireless and Broadband network coverage information

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 40

This demonstration will highlight Ookla's network coverage solutions. These solutions allow the public safety community to quickly and easily access reliable and up-to-date information on the state of wireless and fixed network performance and coverage. Public safety personnel can quickly understand network coverage and make necessary preparations ahead of any mission, anywhere in the world.

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Network and Coverage, Tech Demo

Z-Axis Location Tracking of First Responders in 3D Contextual Visualization

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 49

NextNav will be demonstrating Z-axis service, which delivers floor level accuracy of 9-1-1 callers and first responders. During the demonstration, attendees will observe the 3D location of first responder devices on a 3D map. Attendees will observe the NextNav team moving around the building, including on stairs, escalators, and elevators.

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Location Services and Situational Awareness, Tech Demo

Zebra’s EMS Triage and Patient Tracking Solution

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 64

This demonstration will show the integration of technologies that improve patient triaging and patient tracking workflows during mass casualty and other disaster incidents. This solution allows for a streamlined linkage of records across disparate electronic medical record systems throughout the continuum of patient care (pre-hospital to hospital all the way through discharge).

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Mission Critical Services, Tech Demo

Thursday, Jun 27

8:00 am - 8:45 am Day 3: Morning Technology Demonstrations

3D Indoor Localization – Easily Find Someone Hidden in the Hotel!

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 25

The SYSNAV First Responder Smart Tracker provides real-time 3D indoor localization without Global Positioning System (GPS). SYSNAV will showcase two demo scenarios to people visiting SYSNAV demo booth. The first will be an indoor navigation demonstration, where a single visitor will be equipped with the SYSNAV tracker and a smartphone/tablet to visualize his/her 3D trajectory in real time while walking inside the hotel. The second will be a hide and seek demonstration, where two visitors will be equipped simultaneously with a SYSNAV smart tracker. The first person will hide somewhere in the hotel, and the second person will use the SYSNAV smartphone app to find him/her by following the track of the first person displayed on his handheld device.

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Location Services and Situational Awareness, Tech Demo

5G-based Indoor Positioning System for Firefighters using UAVs

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 52

This demonstration showcases a 5G-based indoor positioning (5G-IPS) system. Using state-of-the-art software-defined radios and leveraging the latest advancements in 3GPP Release 16, this system accurately captures Time of Arrival (ToA) and Time Difference of Arrival (TDoA) measurements from three different base stations. Attendees will see how these measurements are used to precisely locate user devices using advanced triangulation techniques. Additionally, this demonstration includes a graphical user interface (GUI) to showcase real-time user device location. These developments are necessary for first responders as they provide precise location information in indoor environments, improving response times and situational awareness during emergencies.

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Location Services and Situational Awareness, Tech Demo

A Broadband Interoperability Platform for First Responder LTE Networks

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 68

Different long-term evolution (LTE) communications services are not inherently compatible and need translation between networks. This demonstration shows communications between push –to-talk smartphones connected to AT&T's FirstNet® Built with AT&T Service, Southern Linc's CriticalLinc™ Service, and proprietary push-to-talk BeON™ from L3Harris. Each of these networks connect to Catalyst's IntelliLink Interworking Server which manages and converts network interface differences.

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Mission Critical Services, Tech Demo

A Digital-Twin-Enabled Testbed for Public Safety Communication Technologies

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 18

This project aims to build a digital-twin-enabled testbed with state-of-the-art user interface/user experience technologies and advanced simulation models to provide a photorealistic virtual reality environment for first responders and emergency managers to engage, experience, and explore the latest sensing and communication technologies. The testbed can also function as an open platform for researchers and entrepreneurs worldwide to collaborate with first responders and emergency managers to develop next-generation sensing and communication technologies and devices for public safety usage.

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Tech Demo, User Interface / User Experience

A Platform for Experimental Research in Mission-Critical Voice Communications

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 60

This demonstration shows a testbed designed and developed at Columbia University for human-subject experiments with mission-critical voice (MCV). The testbed includes Raspberry-Pi-based emulated MCV user terminals, a modified version of the "Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes" game, software for managing the human subject studies, and an environment for data collection and analysis. At Columbia, the testbed is used to experimentally map quality of service (QoS) parameters to quality of experience (QoE) in human-subject studies involving hundreds of test subjects. In the demonstration, visitors will be able to interact with the actual testbed hardware and software.

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Aerial Tests for Evaluating System Capabilities and Operator Proficiency

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 30

Stop by and watch the Emergency Response Robots Program at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) present some of the work they have conducted on aerial tests designed to evaluate small uncrewed aircraft system (sUAS) capabilities and operator proficiency in unstructured, complex, and often hazardous environments. These aerial test methods enable repeatable and reproducible measures of performance with objective results in open, obstructed, and confined environments.

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AMBER alert in Indian Country provides resources to Federally Recognized Tribes

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 50

This demonstration will showcase the mission of the AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program, AMBER Alert in Indian Country (AIIC) Initiative. See how this initiative assists Tribal communities in developing programs to safely recover endangered missing or abducted children through the coordinated efforts of the tribes and their local, state, and federal partners by using training and technology to enhance response capacities and capabilities and increase public participation in protecting children.

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Location Services and Situational Awareness, Tech Demo

ASSUREd Safe: UAS Training for First Responders and Public Safety Officials

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 31

The ASSUREd Safe ecosystem provides an e-commerce site that links first responders to a virtual learning environment where the user can access an array of online courses that focus on first responders’ specific needs and facilitates learning to fit the first responder’s schedule. Training is designed to be scalable, repeatable, and lead to certification and credentialing of first responders, that will be maintained in specially designed database. This demonstration will showcase the uncrewed aircraft system (UAS) training courses and curriculum structure developed for first responders and public safety officials operating in the national airspace. The demo will also highlight the infrastructure that makes up its ecosystem.

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Mission Critical Services, Tech Demo, Uncrewed Aircraft Systems

Automatic Diagnosis of Video Quality Problems in Networked Camera Systems

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 10

In a networked camera system, multiple factors could cause the degradation of video quality, such as noise or motion blur during video capturing, not enough resolution, too much compression, and bad network conditions. To improve the experience of camera system users and operators, the team has developed a video quality assessment software prototype that can automatically detect video quality degradation scenarios and provide feedback to public safety technical support personnel on the cause of the quality degradation. This demonstration will highlight the capabilities of this prototype using video clips generated from a practical enterprise-level camera system.

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BKR 9000 + InteropONE = Practical PTT over Broadband

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 61

BK Technologies continues its commitment to innovation by bringing together the new BKR 9000 multi-band Land Mobile Radio (LMR) portable radio with the InteropONE Push-to-Talk (PTT) over Broadband service to provide a practical and cost-effective solution for bringing broadband to an LMR radio. This demonstration utilizes commercial Bluetooth technology to tether the BKR 9000 with a commercial smartphone to deliver PTT over cellular or WiFi networks to/from the BKR 9000, while using InteropONE on the smartphone to deliver a rich user interface. Come and hear about the advantages of this approach while providing insight into BK Technologies’ roadmap for additional LMR/Broadband convergent services.

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Mission Critical Services, Tech Demo

BluePrint Contactless Fingerprint App

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 5

The demo will consist of capturing fingerprints using the BluePrint contactless mobile fingerprinting app and displaying the transformed black-and-white fingerprint impression. A video of the app is available at bureauofinnovation.org.

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Boise Fire Mitigation Application

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 3

In this demonstration, attendees will see the Boise Wildfire Mitigation Application, a mobile application making use of augmented reality, computer vision, and serious games to educate homeowners on how to mitigate fuel packets around their property.

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Bridge 4 Public Safety

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 51

Bridge 4 Public Safety (Bridge4PS) is the only exclusive, public safety collaboration platform with inherent nationwide interoperability through its directory of vetted public safety practitioners. Attendees will see how Bridge4PS is being used daily from coast to coast for real-time information sharing across regions, states, and even nationwide, for everything from planned events to daily operations and incident response.

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Secure Information Exchange, Tech Demo

BroadImPort: Importing European BroadPort MCX Concepts to USA Market Needs

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 59

This demonstration aims to showcase a 3GPP-standard compliant MCX (voice, data, video) intercommunication platform that supports interagency operations, through interconnection of different MCX systems via MCX-1 interface, to enable the rapid creation and propagation of interagency campaigns. The demo will have two MCX systems, one for a specific agency, and another one in multitenant mode hosting two agencies. Each agency will have their own tenant with their own users, groups, etc., with the ability to create interagency campaign inviting other(s) agency or agencies. After creating a campaign and the invitation being accepted by other agencies, seamless voice, data and video communication will be available between users of the groups that are participating in the campaign.

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CognitiveEMS: A Cognitive Assistant for Emergency Medical Services

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 11

CognitiveEMS is a context-aware, augmented reality (AR), cognitive assistant system for cooperative situational awareness in medical emergencies deployed on Edge. CognitiveEMS integrates AR smart glasses and smartwatch devices with data analytics for real-time context inference based on multimodal sensor data (audio, video, hand motion) to provide just-in-time context-dependent feedback to responders during training. In this demo, a working prototype of the system with real-time streaming and processing of multimodal data during cardiovascular emergencies will be showcased. Preliminary results on real-time speech-to-text conversion, medical information extraction, and responder activity recognition will also be demonstrated.

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Connected Vehicle

Outside Hotel

This demonstration will showcase the Connected Vehicle concept, highlighting technologies that can be included in vehicles and on responders to modernize and enhance response operations. These capabilities maximize the minutes public safety has to respond and provide real-time information to responders through prioritized connectivity. Connected Vehicle technologies can also reduce downtime by providing a mobile office environment, so responders can focus on serving the community and saving lives.

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Network and Coverage, Tech Demo

Creating an LMR Data Set to Support MCX Modeling of Impact on 4G/5G

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 17

As some users transition from land mobile radio (LMR) to Mission Critical Voice, Data and Video (MCX) over 4G/5G, it is important to model the impact of the priority traffic on the Long-Term Evolution (LTE) networks. The combination of the point-to-point nature of LTE and the fact that more radiofrequency (RF) is being locked up, resource blocks make this modeling the key to dealing with large scale disasters. This demo explains how the datasets were collected, managed, made accessible, and where the data originated.

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Critical Response Group — America's Common Operating Picture

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 65

This demonstration will showcase using current architectural floor plans during crisis incidents. CRG presents a common operating picture solution and will demonstrate its practical application, production, implementation, and maintenance.

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Delivering interoperable communications through 3GPP MCX Interworking Function

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 55

Attendees will see a demonstration of a mission-critical service (MCX) solution combining a 3GPP compliant interworking function showcasing inter-RF subsystem interface (ISSI), console subsystem interface (CSSI), and digital fixed station interference (DFSI) connectivity with an APCO P25 radio system and dispatch console solution showing complete interoperability with Mission-Critical push-to-talk. This will highlight the ability to communicate between narrowband and broadband public safety systems using standard-compliant solutions. This demonstration will also show the ability to quickly setup connections between mission-critical push to talk (MCPTT) and various types of narrowband communications systems and control room environments.

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Digital Patient Tracking and Triage System (DPTTS)

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 46

This demonstration will showcase the Digital Patient Tracking and Triage System (DPTTS). DPTTS enables next-generation digital medical triage, specifically allowing first responders to transmit patients’ biomedical data to respective medical/emergency care facilities using wearable biosensors. The mission impact of this technology is for medical triage and patient tracking tool that bridges the gap from incident/emergency to the medical/emergency care facility. DPTTS integrates wearable biosensors and Internet of Things (IoT) devices to measure and transmit the patient’s biomedical data. It visually integrates this data into a common operating picture to provide situational awareness in medical emergencies to empower Emergency Medical Technicians and other emergency responders, particularly in mass casualty events.

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Edge-supported Augmented Reality for Visual Collaboration in Indoor Scenarios

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 9

First responders routinely make split-second decisions under stressful conditions. Easy access to information can alter the outcome in scenarios ranging from fire and medical rescue to combative persons. Attendees will see the latest prototype augmented reality (AR) applications designed for indoor scenarios that leverage sensors in AR headsets for localization and mapping as well as an edge computing platform for data exchange and processing. The demo will show how visual information can be shared between team members and displayed unobtrusively in an AR view for tasks such as viewing team member or objective locations on a map, navigating to a destination, and quickly identifying and annotating objects in the environment.

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Efficient Encrypted Communications for Disaster Management

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 42

Efficient and secure message dissemination plays is important during a disaster environment. Name-based publish/subscribe systems, especially role-based names provide an efficient framework for communications among first responders. To maintain confidentiality during communication, the team has developed an encryption framework that leverages a graph-based naming system to provide role-based communication among first responders. This framework is built on top of the dynamic role-based names and can be implemented using attribute-based encryption (ABE) or public key encryption (PKE). Attendees will see a demonstration of the framework in a typical scenario of first responders communicating during a disaster.

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Emergency Response Information System (ERIS)

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 38

Emergency Response Information System (ERIS) is a large-scale multi-user geospatial augmented reality (AR) tool that provides situation awareness and training capabilities for first responders. Attendees will experience a multi-user demonstration in eyewear and mobile phones.

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Empower Public Safety: Zenext AI

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 36

Zenext AI's revolutionary voice artificial intelligence (AI) technology is tailored for public safety applications. Come experience firsthand how the platform seamlessly integrates with existing emergency response workflows to enhance operational efficiency and effectiveness. From real-time incident reporting to hands-free communication and remote telemedicine support, this demo will highlight the versatility and power of AI-driven solutions in improving emergency response capabilities.

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Empowering First Responders: Coordinated Response with FirstNet Technologies

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 69

Participate in an immersive scenario, where participants engage with FirstNet Mission Critical Push-to-Talk (MCPTT) and Rapid Response technologies to manage a reported suspicious package situation. In addition, engage in a series of micro demos featuring technologies such as the FirstNet MCPTT solutions, Axon, Intrepid Response for FirstNet, and Cell Booster Pro App. From tracking geo-markers in buildings to demonstrating device configurations and provisioning with the Cell Booster Pro App, participants witness firsthand the transformative impact of technology in enhancing emergency response capabilities and ensuring responder safety.

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Exploring MCV QoE Through Live Demonstrations of KPIs

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 63

In this mission-critical voice (MCV) demonstration, we will introduce the capabilities of our Quality of Experience (QoE) measurement system. Attendees will experience firsthand the system’s push-to-talk performance under live testing conditions with fluctuating signal strengths. This demonstration will explore the impact of these key variations on QoE, examine the key performance indicators (KPIs) critical to public safety, and illustrate their significance. Additionally, the demonstration provides an interactive experience where participants can adjust specific parameters and observe the effect that those parameters have on the user experience.

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Extended Reality for First Responders

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 6

This demonstration will highlight an extended reality helmet for firefighters with holographic thermal imaging, breath rate detection, adaptive display, and haptic feedback. This demonstration will also showcase virtual reality training for pre-flight checkups.

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First Responder Intelligent Assistance (FRIA)

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 4

The First Responder Intelligent Assistance (FRIA) software will help first responders manage information from new technologies like drones without causing information overload. Information overload is addressed by contextualizing information for a user to determine what is relevant and how to present it, as follows: Spatio-temporal mapping organizes information into spatio-temporal database and uses that information to produce a digital twin. Contextual modalities use context models to select interaction modalities based on user context. Push notifications detect location-relevant notices about a changing emergency situation and uses context models to customize notifications. In this deom, the team will describe the approach for these techniques and illustrate progress on software to implement them.

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First Responder Smart Tracking Challenge: Indoor Tracking for Public Safety

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 27

Attendees will learn about the First Responder Smart Tracking (FRST) Challenge, a competition aimed at identifying 3D tracking technology that can give first responders one-meter accuracy in an indoor setting. This demonstration will highlight prior and ongoing work to support innovation in indoor tracking and the other location-based service work the team is performing.

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FirstModulAR

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 54

FirstModulAR is an augmented reality (AR) platform designed for first responders, designed to improve operational efficiency, reduce risk, and offer support in critical scenarios. It offers innovative modular AR solutions designed to meet the unique demands of first responders across a diverse range of use cases. This demo will showcase FirstModulAR's capabilities in an emergency medical services (EMS) scenario. Attendees will see the AR modules' impact on enhancing operational procedures, specifically focusing on how they enhance situational awareness and decision-making in response to medical emergencies.

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FirstNet Mini Compact Rapid Deployable (miniCRD)

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 56

This unique FirstNet deployable is a Customer Owned and Managed (COAM) cell site that is maintained in two ruggedized pelican cases, with low-earth orbit satellite and other backhaul capabilities. At this demo, learn more about this key asset available to FirstNet users.

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FirstNet PTT/L3 Harris

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 58

FirstNet Push-To-Talk (PTT) was built upon 3GPP mission-critical standards and enhances situational awareness with mission-critical data/messaging, video and location services. This demo will showcase group calls between iOS and Android devices that have the mission critical push-to-talk (MCPTT) embedded application and an L3 Harris XL Series device.

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FirstNet Rapid Response

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 57

This demonstration will highlight FirstNet® Rapid Response, a mission-critical based push-to-talk solution that offers FirstNet-eligible customers a 3GPP-based solution that combines a rich set of features with mission-critical performance on the FirstNet Network. FirstNet® Rapid Response users can choose from a growing list of FirstNet Ready® smartphones, tablets, and push-to-talk-centric devices that are tested and certified through the FirstNet device approval process to ensure optimal performance. FirstNet® Rapid Response can seamlessly interoperate with almost any land mobile radio (LMR) system, helping to extend coverage, grow capacity, and provide a layer of redundancy while offering advanced features not typically available on the radio.

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FRST Tracking Challenge -- Hide and Seek

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 28

Can you find a lost first responder? This interactive demo will have you searching for a first responder who is hiding in the conference area. See if the innovative tracking technologies from the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) Division’s First Responder Smart Tracking Challenge can help you locate the responder.

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HazVR: Hazardous Material Training with Virtual Reality

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 53

Attendees will see a demonstration of HazVR, a hazmat air monitor training tool that empowers hazmat instructors to work with students on practicing air monitoring as if they are in actual incidents. The virtual live-action training can be used in classroom settings in tandem with traditional training material. Capabilities include realistic meter response, visualizing gases that normally can't be seen, and after-action reviews and metrics to objectively determine proficiency. HazVR is already enabling hazmat workers to quickly and safely gain crucial experience that otherwise takes years to acquire due to the most dangerous incidents being rare. The ultimate results are increased preparedness and reduced risks for hazmat workers and those they serve.

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Hyper Location – ATAK 3D Indoor-GPS Localization and Personal Safety

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 26

Experience the Hyper Location Android Team Awareness Kit (ATAK) Plugin in action at this demo! Drawing on Epic Blue’s success in the First Responder Smart Tracking (FRST) Challenge finals, this technology enhances emergency operations by providing precise tracking for first responders in both indoor and outdoor environments. Using advanced AI algorithms, Hyper Location interprets first responder movements without relying solely on GPS, ensuring accurate positioning even in challenging scenarios. Furthermore, it includes features like GPS spoofing and jamming detection and AI-powered man-down detection, enhancing safety and security for first responders. Stop by this demo table to see firsthand how Hyper Location improves situational awareness and response efficiency.

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IamResponding Responder Reply System Integration with RapidSOS and Norfolk Southern

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 44

In this demonstration, attendees will see all that IamResponding has to offer including integration with RapidSOS, Norfolk Southern Digital Alerts, and an upcoming integration with ESO.

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Lidar Scans for Public Safety

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 21

At this demo table, conference attendees will have the opportunity to use a mobile lidar scanning system to create point clouds of areas within the conference center. Staff from the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) Division will be on hand to talk about how point clouds are being used in projects to support public safety indoor mapping, localization, and navigation and how software tools are now available for incorporating point clouds into artificial intelligence/machine learning systems.

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MCX Conformance Testing and Digital Twin

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 67

This demonstration highlights mission-critical service (MCX) conformance testers which test both an MCX client and an MCX server (controlling and participating roles together and separate) with MCX client and server emulators. In this demonstration, attendees will observe MCX conformance testers with digital twin emulators, a highly realistic representation of MCX systems, matching real-world networks. The demonstration will also show an interoperability test performed between the MCX server and client emulators with an actual industry MCX server.

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MegaRange: High Powered User Equipment (HPUE)

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 41

This demonstration will showcase FirstNet® MegaRange™, a solution that improves connectivity and throughput of data services to cellular towers using specialty devices. It can boost cellular transmission strength by up to six times, so FirstNet subscribers can maintain critical connectivity throughout more of their areas of operation than ever before. FirstNet is the only network that affords public safety the ability to take advantage of the highest power available with Power Class 1 High Power User Equipment (HPUE).

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NIST PSCR UAS Portfolio: Impacts to Date and Plans for the Future

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 29

Stop by the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) Division’s newest research portfolio: Uncrewed Aircraft Systems (UAS)! Learn more about accomplishments to date with pushing UAS innovation for improved first responder communications, including seven prize challenges, two market research efforts, and one workshop on cybersecurity/artificial intelligence risk management for UAS in public safety. Attendees will also learn about research endeavors in the works, including a newly launched prize challenge and PULSE Accelerator round.

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Nokia Drone Networks

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 1

Nokia Drone Networks, powered by 4G/LTE and 5G networks, is a fully automated end-to-end connected unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) solution for industrial and public safety use cases. This demonstration will showcase a mock-up drone, a compelling presentation, and a simulation showing how the drone is being steered remotely from the operations center.

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Peak Response: Streamlined Communication for Optimal Patient Care

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 8

Attendees will see a demonstration of Peak Response, a solution that enables first responders to capture patient observations from the very first moments on scene into a standardized electronic record that can be transferred into subsequent pre-hospital and hospital systems. At the touch of a button, Peak Response also becomes a real-time mass casualty incident coordination and situational awareness tool for responders on and off the scene.

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PSITC VR Overview

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 20

Get a high-level overview of the Public Safety Immersive Test Center (PSITC) demonstration space and new virtual reality (VR) demonstration created by the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) Division’s user interface/user experience (UI/UX) team, showcasing the latest VR and tracking technologies. In this demonstration, attendees will be able to try a limited version of the PSITC VR demo in person.

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PulseRescue — The Future of Firefighter Localization for Safety and Coordination

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 14

The nav4you geolocation solution is based on a harmonious fusion of hardware and software, enabling unit managers to track the position of their operatives in real time and in all circumstances. This demonstration is based on the Pulsar tool, a unique hardware localization device worn on the user's foot. The user's trajectory and other contextual information are visible in real time on the PulseRescue software.

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Rapid, Scalable Outdoor and Indoor Machine Learning-Based Mapping of Fire Department Pre-Plans

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 45

The project team will demonstrate the latest imagery and outputs from groundwork done in 2024 in partnership with the Boise Fire Department in Idaho. The GeoCam camera system will be displayed, as well as examples of the different kind of outputs that were created from the system.

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Reducing RIT Time Through GPS-Denied Location Tracking and Data Sharing

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 15

This demonstration will have two simulated Rapid Intervention Team (RIT) drills – the first without the Ascent indoor location tracking technology and the second with it. The results of the time differences will be compared to see if understanding the location of first responders helps reduce the RIT time.

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Response for FirstNet

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 47

This demonstration will showcase Response for FirstNet®, a low-cost, simple-to-use web and mobile situational awareness platform for day-to-day and emergency operations. In one deployable solution, users can have near real-time mapping, share information, mobilize teams, send emergency notifications, integrate Incident Action Planning (IAP), Incident Command System reporting, and have push-to-talk communication.

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Saving First Responder and Motorist Lives on the Roadway

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 48

This demonstration will showcase how cellular communication can enable real-time safety messaging into consumer vehicles from emergency responders and systems.

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SearchAR: Cognition-tuned augmented reality wayfinding system

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 7

This demonstration will highlight SearchAR, an innovative augmented reality wayfinding system, with a suite of interactive features. Interactive mini-maps rovide users with real-time navigational maps. Landmarks and directional signage enables easy identification and following of key locations and directions. Hazard marking: alert users to potential dangers in their immediate environment. The WHISKER system is a novel tool for indicating the relative locations of targets. GlobalView Creates a “seeing through walls” effect that is particularly effective in larger spaces. Attendees will also see a demo of an integrated cognitive load analysis system, which is capable of monitoring the real-time cognitive load of users, tailoring the user interface to better suit their cognitive state.

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Secure Broadband Push-to-Talk (PTT) with Comprehensive Interoperability Options

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 70

This demonstration will show cross carrier interoperability and native inter-agency communications, critical to mutual aid scenarios. Technology in the demonstration includes broadband push-to-talk (PTT) operating on commercial smartphones and tablets (iOS and Android) and Internet of Things (IoT) radio devices (Tait AXIOM and Siyata SD7). It will also include a demonstration of land mobile radio (LMR) and dispatch interoperability using a combination of technologies, including Inter-RF Subsystem Interface (ISSI) (for P25), software development kit (SDK) integrated dispatch, and Session Recording Protocol (SIPREC) integrated call logging and recording. An introduction of a new radio over internet protocol (RoIP) solution developed in partnership with JPS Interoperability designed to simplify RoIP deployments and fulfill security requirements will be shown.

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Smart Communities, Smart Responders: An AI for IoT Prize Competition

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 17

The rapid deployment of 5G infrastructure, Internet of Things (IoT) devices, smart buildings, transportation, and public safety data streams benefit communities across the country. However, these technologies have created a flood of data and made it difficult for public safety leaders and individual first responders to use them. The Smart Communities, Smart Responders: An Artificial Intelligence for Internet of Things Prize Competition (AI3 Prize Competition) sought to address this situation by accelerating the development of real-time data visualization with rapid IoT sensor integration, accessing various IoT data streams delivered in usable formats. The objective of the AI3 Prize Competition was to help first responders solve complex problems by interoperating and integrating sensor information, thus improving situational analysis and response time. Come see how the AI for IoT Information (AI3) Prize Competition challenged teams to create an AI System to help first responders – like firefighters, police, and Emergency Medical Technicians- leverage data from IoT devices, smart buildings, and other surrounding sources.

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Softil’s Solution for Live MCX Interoperability

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 66

This demonstration shows interoperability between currently deployed mission critical push-to-talk (MCPTT) products developed by a number of Softil partners using the Softil BEEHD mission critical services (MCX) software development kit. All devices in the demonstration are connected to the live MCX network via Long-Term Evolution and additional wireline/wireless interfaces.

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Speedtest by Ookla: Wireless and Broadband network coverage information

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 40

This demonstration will highlight Ookla's network coverage solutions. These solutions allow the public safety community to quickly and easily access reliable and up-to-date information on the state of wireless and fixed network performance and coverage. Public safety personnel can quickly understand network coverage and make necessary preparations ahead of any mission, anywhere in the world.

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Z-Axis Location Tracking of First Responders in 3D Contextual Visualization

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 49

NextNav will be demonstrating Z-axis service, which delivers floor level accuracy of 9-1-1 callers and first responders. During the demonstration, attendees will observe the 3D location of first responder devices on a 3D map. Attendees will observe the NextNav team moving around the building, including on stairs, escalators, and elevators.

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Zebra’s EMS Triage and Patient Tracking Solution

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 64

This demonstration will show the integration of technologies that improve patient triaging and patient tracking workflows during mass casualty and other disaster incidents. This solution allows for a streamlined linkage of records across disparate electronic medical record systems throughout the continuum of patient care (pre-hospital to hospital all the way through discharge).

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9:00 am - 10:30 am Day 3: Morning Keynote and Plenary

Keynote from Chief Richard Carrizzo

International Ballroom

Keynote

Results from the First Responder Smart Tracking (FRST) Challenge

International Ballroom

The First Responder Smart Tracking (FRST) Challenge aims to provide better situational awareness technologies for first responders. Come hear about the results and see the action from the advanced field testing phase of six cutting-edge tracking technologies. View exclusive video footage from the event and hear from FRST responders who tested the gear. This plenary session will provide a brief overview of the challenge, show the performance results of these devices in first responder exercises, and share how attendees can get involved in the next steps of the challenge. Learn about the FRST Challenge.

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10:45 am - 11:30 am Day 3: Breakout Sessions and Technology Demonstrations

3D Indoor Localization – Easily Find Someone Hidden in the Hotel!

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 25

The SYSNAV First Responder Smart Tracker provides real-time 3D indoor localization without Global Positioning System (GPS). SYSNAV will showcase two demo scenarios to people visiting SYSNAV demo booth. The first will be an indoor navigation demonstration, where a single visitor will be equipped with the SYSNAV tracker and a smartphone/tablet to visualize his/her 3D trajectory in real time while walking inside the hotel. The second will be a hide and seek demonstration, where two visitors will be equipped simultaneously with a SYSNAV smart tracker. The first person will hide somewhere in the hotel, and the second person will use the SYSNAV smartphone app to find him/her by following the track of the first person displayed on his handheld device.

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5G-based Indoor Positioning System for Firefighters using UAVs

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 52

This demonstration showcases a 5G-based indoor positioning (5G-IPS) system. Using state-of-the-art software-defined radios and leveraging the latest advancements in 3GPP Release 16, this system accurately captures Time of Arrival (ToA) and Time Difference of Arrival (TDoA) measurements from three different base stations. Attendees will see how these measurements are used to precisely locate user devices using advanced triangulation techniques. Additionally, this demonstration includes a graphical user interface (GUI) to showcase real-time user device location. These developments are necessary for first responders as they provide precise location information in indoor environments, improving response times and situational awareness during emergencies.

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A Broadband Interoperability Platform for First Responder LTE Networks

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 68

Different long-term evolution (LTE) communications services are not inherently compatible and need translation between networks. This demonstration shows communications between push –to-talk smartphones connected to AT&T's FirstNet® Built with AT&T Service, Southern Linc's CriticalLinc™ Service, and proprietary push-to-talk BeON™ from L3Harris. Each of these networks connect to Catalyst's IntelliLink Interworking Server which manages and converts network interface differences.

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A Digital-Twin-Enabled Testbed for Public Safety Communication Technologies

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 18

This project aims to build a digital-twin-enabled testbed with state-of-the-art user interface/user experience technologies and advanced simulation models to provide a photorealistic virtual reality environment for first responders and emergency managers to engage, experience, and explore the latest sensing and communication technologies. The testbed can also function as an open platform for researchers and entrepreneurs worldwide to collaborate with first responders and emergency managers to develop next-generation sensing and communication technologies and devices for public safety usage.

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A Platform for Experimental Research in Mission-Critical Voice Communications

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 60

This demonstration shows a testbed designed and developed at Columbia University for human-subject experiments with mission-critical voice (MCV). The testbed includes Raspberry-Pi-based emulated MCV user terminals, a modified version of the "Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes" game, software for managing the human subject studies, and an environment for data collection and analysis. At Columbia, the testbed is used to experimentally map quality of service (QoS) parameters to quality of experience (QoE) in human-subject studies involving hundreds of test subjects. In the demonstration, visitors will be able to interact with the actual testbed hardware and software.

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Aerial Tests for Evaluating System Capabilities and Operator Proficiency

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 30

Stop by and watch the Emergency Response Robots Program at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) present some of the work they have conducted on aerial tests designed to evaluate small uncrewed aircraft system (sUAS) capabilities and operator proficiency in unstructured, complex, and often hazardous environments. These aerial test methods enable repeatable and reproducible measures of performance with objective results in open, obstructed, and confined environments.

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AMBER alert in Indian Country provides resources to Federally Recognized Tribes

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 50

This demonstration will showcase the mission of the AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program, AMBER Alert in Indian Country (AIIC) Initiative. See how this initiative assists Tribal communities in developing programs to safely recover endangered missing or abducted children through the coordinated efforts of the tribes and their local, state, and federal partners by using training and technology to enhance response capacities and capabilities and increase public participation in protecting children.

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ASSUREd Safe: UAS Training for First Responders and Public Safety Officials

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 31

The ASSUREd Safe ecosystem provides an e-commerce site that links first responders to a virtual learning environment where the user can access an array of online courses that focus on first responders’ specific needs and facilitates learning to fit the first responder’s schedule. Training is designed to be scalable, repeatable, and lead to certification and credentialing of first responders, that will be maintained in specially designed database. This demonstration will showcase the uncrewed aircraft system (UAS) training courses and curriculum structure developed for first responders and public safety officials operating in the national airspace. The demo will also highlight the infrastructure that makes up its ecosystem.

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Automatic Diagnosis of Video Quality Problems in Networked Camera Systems

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 10

In a networked camera system, multiple factors could cause the degradation of video quality, such as noise or motion blur during video capturing, not enough resolution, too much compression, and bad network conditions. To improve the experience of camera system users and operators, the team has developed a video quality assessment software prototype that can automatically detect video quality degradation scenarios and provide feedback to public safety technical support personnel on the cause of the quality degradation. This demonstration will highlight the capabilities of this prototype using video clips generated from a practical enterprise-level camera system.

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BKR 9000 + InteropONE = Practical PTT over Broadband

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 61

BK Technologies continues its commitment to innovation by bringing together the new BKR 9000 multi-band Land Mobile Radio (LMR) portable radio with the InteropONE Push-to-Talk (PTT) over Broadband service to provide a practical and cost-effective solution for bringing broadband to an LMR radio. This demonstration utilizes commercial Bluetooth technology to tether the BKR 9000 with a commercial smartphone to deliver PTT over cellular or WiFi networks to/from the BKR 9000, while using InteropONE on the smartphone to deliver a rich user interface. Come and hear about the advantages of this approach while providing insight into BK Technologies’ roadmap for additional LMR/Broadband convergent services.

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BluePrint Contactless Fingerprint App

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 5

The demo will consist of capturing fingerprints using the BluePrint contactless mobile fingerprinting app and displaying the transformed black-and-white fingerprint impression. A video of the app is available at bureauofinnovation.org.

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Boise Fire Mitigation Application

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 3

In this demonstration, attendees will see the Boise Wildfire Mitigation Application, a mobile application making use of augmented reality, computer vision, and serious games to educate homeowners on how to mitigate fuel packets around their property.

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Bridge 4 Public Safety

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 51

Bridge 4 Public Safety (Bridge4PS) is the only exclusive, public safety collaboration platform with inherent nationwide interoperability through its directory of vetted public safety practitioners. Attendees will see how Bridge4PS is being used daily from coast to coast for real-time information sharing across regions, states, and even nationwide, for everything from planned events to daily operations and incident response.

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Secure Information Exchange, Tech Demo

BroadImPort: Importing European BroadPort MCX Concepts to USA Market Needs

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 59

This demonstration aims to showcase a 3GPP-standard compliant MCX (voice, data, video) intercommunication platform that supports interagency operations, through interconnection of different MCX systems via MCX-1 interface, to enable the rapid creation and propagation of interagency campaigns. The demo will have two MCX systems, one for a specific agency, and another one in multitenant mode hosting two agencies. Each agency will have their own tenant with their own users, groups, etc., with the ability to create interagency campaign inviting other(s) agency or agencies. After creating a campaign and the invitation being accepted by other agencies, seamless voice, data and video communication will be available between users of the groups that are participating in the campaign.

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Mission Critical Services, Tech Demo

CognitiveEMS: A Cognitive Assistant for Emergency Medical Services

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 11

CognitiveEMS is a context-aware, augmented reality (AR), cognitive assistant system for cooperative situational awareness in medical emergencies deployed on Edge. CognitiveEMS integrates AR smart glasses and smartwatch devices with data analytics for real-time context inference based on multimodal sensor data (audio, video, hand motion) to provide just-in-time context-dependent feedback to responders during training. In this demo, a working prototype of the system with real-time streaming and processing of multimodal data during cardiovascular emergencies will be showcased. Preliminary results on real-time speech-to-text conversion, medical information extraction, and responder activity recognition will also be demonstrated.

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Tech Demo, User Interface / User Experience

Connected Vehicle

Outside Hotel

This demonstration will showcase the Connected Vehicle concept, highlighting technologies that can be included in vehicles and on responders to modernize and enhance response operations. These capabilities maximize the minutes public safety has to respond and provide real-time information to responders through prioritized connectivity. Connected Vehicle technologies can also reduce downtime by providing a mobile office environment, so responders can focus on serving the community and saving lives.

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Network and Coverage, Tech Demo

Creating an LMR Data Set to Support MCX Modeling of Impact on 4G/5G

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 17

As some users transition from land mobile radio (LMR) to Mission Critical Voice, Data and Video (MCX) over 4G/5G, it is important to model the impact of the priority traffic on the Long-Term Evolution (LTE) networks. The combination of the point-to-point nature of LTE and the fact that more radiofrequency (RF) is being locked up, resource blocks make this modeling the key to dealing with large scale disasters. This demo explains how the datasets were collected, managed, made accessible, and where the data originated.

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Mission Critical Services, Tech Demo

Critical Response Group — America's Common Operating Picture

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 65

This demonstration will showcase using current architectural floor plans during crisis incidents. CRG presents a common operating picture solution and will demonstrate its practical application, production, implementation, and maintenance.

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Location Services and Situational Awareness, Mission Critical Services, Tech Demo

Delivering interoperable communications through 3GPP MCX Interworking Function

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 55

Attendees will see a demonstration of a mission-critical service (MCX) solution combining a 3GPP compliant interworking function showcasing inter-RF subsystem interface (ISSI), console subsystem interface (CSSI), and digital fixed station interference (DFSI) connectivity with an APCO P25 radio system and dispatch console solution showing complete interoperability with Mission-Critical push-to-talk. This will highlight the ability to communicate between narrowband and broadband public safety systems using standard-compliant solutions. This demonstration will also show the ability to quickly setup connections between mission-critical push to talk (MCPTT) and various types of narrowband communications systems and control room environments.

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Mission Critical Services, Tech Demo

Digital Patient Tracking and Triage System (DPTTS)

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 46

This demonstration will showcase the Digital Patient Tracking and Triage System (DPTTS). DPTTS enables next-generation digital medical triage, specifically allowing first responders to transmit patients’ biomedical data to respective medical/emergency care facilities using wearable biosensors. The mission impact of this technology is for medical triage and patient tracking tool that bridges the gap from incident/emergency to the medical/emergency care facility. DPTTS integrates wearable biosensors and Internet of Things (IoT) devices to measure and transmit the patient’s biomedical data. It visually integrates this data into a common operating picture to provide situational awareness in medical emergencies to empower Emergency Medical Technicians and other emergency responders, particularly in mass casualty events.

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Location Services and Situational Awareness, Mission Critical Services, Secure Information Exchange, Tech Demo, User Interface / User Experience

Edge-supported Augmented Reality for Visual Collaboration in Indoor Scenarios

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 9

First responders routinely make split-second decisions under stressful conditions. Easy access to information can alter the outcome in scenarios ranging from fire and medical rescue to combative persons. Attendees will see the latest prototype augmented reality (AR) applications designed for indoor scenarios that leverage sensors in AR headsets for localization and mapping as well as an edge computing platform for data exchange and processing. The demo will show how visual information can be shared between team members and displayed unobtrusively in an AR view for tasks such as viewing team member or objective locations on a map, navigating to a destination, and quickly identifying and annotating objects in the environment.

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Tech Demo, User Interface / User Experience

Efficient Encrypted Communications for Disaster Management

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 42

Efficient and secure message dissemination plays is important during a disaster environment. Name-based publish/subscribe systems, especially role-based names provide an efficient framework for communications among first responders. To maintain confidentiality during communication, the team has developed an encryption framework that leverages a graph-based naming system to provide role-based communication among first responders. This framework is built on top of the dynamic role-based names and can be implemented using attribute-based encryption (ABE) or public key encryption (PKE). Attendees will see a demonstration of the framework in a typical scenario of first responders communicating during a disaster.

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Secure Information Exchange, Tech Demo

Emergency Response Information System (ERIS)

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 38

Emergency Response Information System (ERIS) is a large-scale multi-user geospatial augmented reality (AR) tool that provides situation awareness and training capabilities for first responders. Attendees will experience a multi-user demonstration in eyewear and mobile phones.

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Location Services and Situational Awareness, Open Innovation and Commercialization, Tech Demo, Uncrewed Aircraft Systems, User Interface / User Experience

Empower Public Safety: Zenext AI

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 36

Zenext AI's revolutionary voice artificial intelligence (AI) technology is tailored for public safety applications. Come experience firsthand how the platform seamlessly integrates with existing emergency response workflows to enhance operational efficiency and effectiveness. From real-time incident reporting to hands-free communication and remote telemedicine support, this demo will highlight the versatility and power of AI-driven solutions in improving emergency response capabilities.

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Open Innovation and Commercialization, Tech Demo, Uncrewed Aircraft Systems

Empowering First Responders: Coordinated Response with FirstNet Technologies

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 69

Participate in an immersive scenario, where participants engage with FirstNet Mission Critical Push-to-Talk (MCPTT) and Rapid Response technologies to manage a reported suspicious package situation. In addition, engage in a series of micro demos featuring technologies such as the FirstNet MCPTT solutions, Axon, Intrepid Response for FirstNet, and Cell Booster Pro App. From tracking geo-markers in buildings to demonstrating device configurations and provisioning with the Cell Booster Pro App, participants witness firsthand the transformative impact of technology in enhancing emergency response capabilities and ensuring responder safety.

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Location Services and Situational Awareness, Mission Critical Services, Network and Coverage, Tech Demo

Exploring MCV QoE Through Live Demonstrations of KPIs

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 63

In this mission-critical voice (MCV) demonstration, we will introduce the capabilities of our Quality of Experience (QoE) measurement system. Attendees will experience firsthand the system’s push-to-talk performance under live testing conditions with fluctuating signal strengths. This demonstration will explore the impact of these key variations on QoE, examine the key performance indicators (KPIs) critical to public safety, and illustrate their significance. Additionally, the demonstration provides an interactive experience where participants can adjust specific parameters and observe the effect that those parameters have on the user experience.

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Mission Critical Services, Tech Demo

Extended Reality for First Responders

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 6

This demonstration will highlight an extended reality helmet for firefighters with holographic thermal imaging, breath rate detection, adaptive display, and haptic feedback. This demonstration will also showcase virtual reality training for pre-flight checkups.

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First Responder Intelligent Assistance (FRIA)

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 4

The First Responder Intelligent Assistance (FRIA) software will help first responders manage information from new technologies like drones without causing information overload. Information overload is addressed by contextualizing information for a user to determine what is relevant and how to present it, as follows: Spatio-temporal mapping organizes information into spatio-temporal database and uses that information to produce a digital twin. Contextual modalities use context models to select interaction modalities based on user context. Push notifications detect location-relevant notices about a changing emergency situation and uses context models to customize notifications. In this deom, the team will describe the approach for these techniques and illustrate progress on software to implement them.

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Tech Demo, User Interface / User Experience

First Responder Smart Tracking Challenge: Indoor Tracking for Public Safety

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 27

Attendees will learn about the First Responder Smart Tracking (FRST) Challenge, a competition aimed at identifying 3D tracking technology that can give first responders one-meter accuracy in an indoor setting. This demonstration will highlight prior and ongoing work to support innovation in indoor tracking and the other location-based service work the team is performing.

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Location Services and Situational Awareness, Tech Demo, User Interface / User Experience

FirstModulAR

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 54

FirstModulAR is an augmented reality (AR) platform designed for first responders, designed to improve operational efficiency, reduce risk, and offer support in critical scenarios. It offers innovative modular AR solutions designed to meet the unique demands of first responders across a diverse range of use cases. This demo will showcase FirstModulAR's capabilities in an emergency medical services (EMS) scenario. Attendees will see the AR modules' impact on enhancing operational procedures, specifically focusing on how they enhance situational awareness and decision-making in response to medical emergencies.

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Tech Demo, User Interface / User Experience

FirstNet Mini Compact Rapid Deployable (miniCRD)

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 56

This unique FirstNet deployable is a Customer Owned and Managed (COAM) cell site that is maintained in two ruggedized pelican cases, with low-earth orbit satellite and other backhaul capabilities. At this demo, learn more about this key asset available to FirstNet users.

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Network and Coverage, Tech Demo

FirstNet PTT/L3 Harris

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 58

FirstNet Push-To-Talk (PTT) was built upon 3GPP mission-critical standards and enhances situational awareness with mission-critical data/messaging, video and location services. This demo will showcase group calls between iOS and Android devices that have the mission critical push-to-talk (MCPTT) embedded application and an L3 Harris XL Series device.

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Mission Critical Services, Tech Demo

FirstNet Rapid Response

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 57

This demonstration will highlight FirstNet® Rapid Response, a mission-critical based push-to-talk solution that offers FirstNet-eligible customers a 3GPP-based solution that combines a rich set of features with mission-critical performance on the FirstNet Network. FirstNet® Rapid Response users can choose from a growing list of FirstNet Ready® smartphones, tablets, and push-to-talk-centric devices that are tested and certified through the FirstNet device approval process to ensure optimal performance. FirstNet® Rapid Response can seamlessly interoperate with almost any land mobile radio (LMR) system, helping to extend coverage, grow capacity, and provide a layer of redundancy while offering advanced features not typically available on the radio.

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Mission Critical Services, Tech Demo

FRST Tracking Challenge -- Hide and Seek

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 28

Can you find a lost first responder? This interactive demo will have you searching for a first responder who is hiding in the conference area. See if the innovative tracking technologies from the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) Division’s First Responder Smart Tracking Challenge can help you locate the responder.

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Location Services and Situational Awareness, Tech Demo

HazVR: Hazardous Material Training with Virtual Reality

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 53

Attendees will see a demonstration of HazVR, a hazmat air monitor training tool that empowers hazmat instructors to work with students on practicing air monitoring as if they are in actual incidents. The virtual live-action training can be used in classroom settings in tandem with traditional training material. Capabilities include realistic meter response, visualizing gases that normally can't be seen, and after-action reviews and metrics to objectively determine proficiency. HazVR is already enabling hazmat workers to quickly and safely gain crucial experience that otherwise takes years to acquire due to the most dangerous incidents being rare. The ultimate results are increased preparedness and reduced risks for hazmat workers and those they serve.

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Tech Demo, User Interface / User Experience

Hyper Location – ATAK 3D Indoor-GPS Localization and Personal Safety

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 26

Experience the Hyper Location Android Team Awareness Kit (ATAK) Plugin in action at this demo! Drawing on Epic Blue’s success in the First Responder Smart Tracking (FRST) Challenge finals, this technology enhances emergency operations by providing precise tracking for first responders in both indoor and outdoor environments. Using advanced AI algorithms, Hyper Location interprets first responder movements without relying solely on GPS, ensuring accurate positioning even in challenging scenarios. Furthermore, it includes features like GPS spoofing and jamming detection and AI-powered man-down detection, enhancing safety and security for first responders. Stop by this demo table to see firsthand how Hyper Location improves situational awareness and response efficiency.

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Location Services and Situational Awareness, Tech Demo

IamResponding Responder Reply System Integration with RapidSOS and Norfolk Southern

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 44

In this demonstration, attendees will see all that IamResponding has to offer including integration with RapidSOS, Norfolk Southern Digital Alerts, and an upcoming integration with ESO.

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Location Services and Situational Awareness, Tech Demo, User Interface / User Experience

Lidar Scans for Public Safety

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 21

At this demo table, conference attendees will have the opportunity to use a mobile lidar scanning system to create point clouds of areas within the conference center. Staff from the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) Division will be on hand to talk about how point clouds are being used in projects to support public safety indoor mapping, localization, and navigation and how software tools are now available for incorporating point clouds into artificial intelligence/machine learning systems.

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Location Services and Situational Awareness, Tech Demo

MCX Conformance Testing and Digital Twin

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 67

This demonstration highlights mission-critical service (MCX) conformance testers which test both an MCX client and an MCX server (controlling and participating roles together and separate) with MCX client and server emulators. In this demonstration, attendees will observe MCX conformance testers with digital twin emulators, a highly realistic representation of MCX systems, matching real-world networks. The demonstration will also show an interoperability test performed between the MCX server and client emulators with an actual industry MCX server.

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MegaRange: High Powered User Equipment (HPUE)

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 41

This demonstration will showcase FirstNet® MegaRange™, a solution that improves connectivity and throughput of data services to cellular towers using specialty devices. It can boost cellular transmission strength by up to six times, so FirstNet subscribers can maintain critical connectivity throughout more of their areas of operation than ever before. FirstNet is the only network that affords public safety the ability to take advantage of the highest power available with Power Class 1 High Power User Equipment (HPUE).

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Network and Coverage, Tech Demo

NIST PSCR UAS Portfolio: Impacts to Date and Plans for the Future

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 29

Stop by the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) Division’s newest research portfolio: Uncrewed Aircraft Systems (UAS)! Learn more about accomplishments to date with pushing UAS innovation for improved first responder communications, including seven prize challenges, two market research efforts, and one workshop on cybersecurity/artificial intelligence risk management for UAS in public safety. Attendees will also learn about research endeavors in the works, including a newly launched prize challenge and PULSE Accelerator round.

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Tech Demo, Uncrewed Aircraft Systems

Nokia Drone Networks

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 1

Nokia Drone Networks, powered by 4G/LTE and 5G networks, is a fully automated end-to-end connected unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) solution for industrial and public safety use cases. This demonstration will showcase a mock-up drone, a compelling presentation, and a simulation showing how the drone is being steered remotely from the operations center.

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Network and Coverage, Tech Demo, Uncrewed Aircraft Systems

Peak Response: Streamlined Communication for Optimal Patient Care

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 8

Attendees will see a demonstration of Peak Response, a solution that enables first responders to capture patient observations from the very first moments on scene into a standardized electronic record that can be transferred into subsequent pre-hospital and hospital systems. At the touch of a button, Peak Response also becomes a real-time mass casualty incident coordination and situational awareness tool for responders on and off the scene.

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Tech Demo, User Interface / User Experience

PSITC VR Overview

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 20

Get a high-level overview of the Public Safety Immersive Test Center (PSITC) demonstration space and new virtual reality (VR) demonstration created by the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) Division’s user interface/user experience (UI/UX) team, showcasing the latest VR and tracking technologies. In this demonstration, attendees will be able to try a limited version of the PSITC VR demo in person.

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PulseRescue — The Future of Firefighter Localization for Safety and Coordination

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 14

The nav4you geolocation solution is based on a harmonious fusion of hardware and software, enabling unit managers to track the position of their operatives in real time and in all circumstances. This demonstration is based on the Pulsar tool, a unique hardware localization device worn on the user's foot. The user's trajectory and other contextual information are visible in real time on the PulseRescue software.

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Location Services and Situational Awareness, Tech Demo, User Interface / User Experience

Rapid, Scalable Outdoor and Indoor Machine Learning-Based Mapping of Fire Department Pre-Plans

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 45

The project team will demonstrate the latest imagery and outputs from groundwork done in 2024 in partnership with the Boise Fire Department in Idaho. The GeoCam camera system will be displayed, as well as examples of the different kind of outputs that were created from the system.

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Location Services and Situational Awareness, Tech Demo

Reducing RIT Time Through GPS-Denied Location Tracking and Data Sharing

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 15

This demonstration will have two simulated Rapid Intervention Team (RIT) drills – the first without the Ascent indoor location tracking technology and the second with it. The results of the time differences will be compared to see if understanding the location of first responders helps reduce the RIT time.

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Location Services and Situational Awareness, Tech Demo, User Interface / User Experience

Response for FirstNet

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 47

This demonstration will showcase Response for FirstNet®, a low-cost, simple-to-use web and mobile situational awareness platform for day-to-day and emergency operations. In one deployable solution, users can have near real-time mapping, share information, mobilize teams, send emergency notifications, integrate Incident Action Planning (IAP), Incident Command System reporting, and have push-to-talk communication.

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Location Services and Situational Awareness, Tech Demo

Saving First Responder and Motorist Lives on the Roadway

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 48

This demonstration will showcase how cellular communication can enable real-time safety messaging into consumer vehicles from emergency responders and systems.

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Tech Demo

SearchAR: Cognition-tuned augmented reality wayfinding system

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 7

This demonstration will highlight SearchAR, an innovative augmented reality wayfinding system, with a suite of interactive features. Interactive mini-maps rovide users with real-time navigational maps. Landmarks and directional signage enables easy identification and following of key locations and directions. Hazard marking: alert users to potential dangers in their immediate environment. The WHISKER system is a novel tool for indicating the relative locations of targets. GlobalView Creates a “seeing through walls” effect that is particularly effective in larger spaces. Attendees will also see a demo of an integrated cognitive load analysis system, which is capable of monitoring the real-time cognitive load of users, tailoring the user interface to better suit their cognitive state.

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Secure Broadband Push-to-Talk (PTT) with Comprehensive Interoperability Options

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 70

This demonstration will show cross carrier interoperability and native inter-agency communications, critical to mutual aid scenarios. Technology in the demonstration includes broadband push-to-talk (PTT) operating on commercial smartphones and tablets (iOS and Android) and Internet of Things (IoT) radio devices (Tait AXIOM and Siyata SD7). It will also include a demonstration of land mobile radio (LMR) and dispatch interoperability using a combination of technologies, including Inter-RF Subsystem Interface (ISSI) (for P25), software development kit (SDK) integrated dispatch, and Session Recording Protocol (SIPREC) integrated call logging and recording. An introduction of a new radio over internet protocol (RoIP) solution developed in partnership with JPS Interoperability designed to simplify RoIP deployments and fulfill security requirements will be shown.

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Mission Critical Services, Tech Demo

Smart Communities, Smart Responders: An AI for IoT Prize Competition

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 17

The rapid deployment of 5G infrastructure, Internet of Things (IoT) devices, smart buildings, transportation, and public safety data streams benefit communities across the country. However, these technologies have created a flood of data and made it difficult for public safety leaders and individual first responders to use them. The Smart Communities, Smart Responders: An Artificial Intelligence for Internet of Things Prize Competition (AI3 Prize Competition) sought to address this situation by accelerating the development of real-time data visualization with rapid IoT sensor integration, accessing various IoT data streams delivered in usable formats. The objective of the AI3 Prize Competition was to help first responders solve complex problems by interoperating and integrating sensor information, thus improving situational analysis and response time. Come see how the AI for IoT Information (AI3) Prize Competition challenged teams to create an AI System to help first responders – like firefighters, police, and Emergency Medical Technicians- leverage data from IoT devices, smart buildings, and other surrounding sources.

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Location Services and Situational Awareness, Tech Demo

Softil’s Solution for Live MCX Interoperability

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 66

This demonstration shows interoperability between currently deployed mission critical push-to-talk (MCPTT) products developed by a number of Softil partners using the Softil BEEHD mission critical services (MCX) software development kit. All devices in the demonstration are connected to the live MCX network via Long-Term Evolution and additional wireline/wireless interfaces.

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Speedtest by Ookla: Wireless and Broadband network coverage information

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 40

This demonstration will highlight Ookla's network coverage solutions. These solutions allow the public safety community to quickly and easily access reliable and up-to-date information on the state of wireless and fixed network performance and coverage. Public safety personnel can quickly understand network coverage and make necessary preparations ahead of any mission, anywhere in the world.

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Network and Coverage, Tech Demo

Using FirstNet COAMs and Agency-Driven Solutions to Improve Communications

Ambassador Room

Join us for a conversation with two Virginia jurisdictions who enhanced their FirstNet communications with Customer-Owned and Maintained (COAM) deployables and agency-driven solutions. Engage with the City of Chesapeake, Virginia’s Department of Information Technology who developed a comprehensive checklist for its FirstNet Compact Rapid Deployables (CRD), helping the agency stay ready to provide optimal functionality in critical situations. For agencies looking for an in-house solution for specific operational needs, discover how the Isle of Wight County Virginia Fire Rescue retrofitted a command unit with cutting-edge FirstNet technology, bolstering communication capabilities and response effectiveness. This session offers invaluable knowledge and practical strategies to enhance your organization's readiness and resilience.

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Breakout Session, Public Safety Operations

Z-Axis Location Tracking of First Responders in 3D Contextual Visualization

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 49

NextNav will be demonstrating Z-axis service, which delivers floor level accuracy of 9-1-1 callers and first responders. During the demonstration, attendees will observe the 3D location of first responder devices on a 3D map. Attendees will observe the NextNav team moving around the building, including on stairs, escalators, and elevators.

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Location Services and Situational Awareness, Tech Demo

Zebra’s EMS Triage and Patient Tracking Solution

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 64

This demonstration will show the integration of technologies that improve patient triaging and patient tracking workflows during mass casualty and other disaster incidents. This solution allows for a streamlined linkage of records across disparate electronic medical record systems throughout the continuum of patient care (pre-hospital to hospital all the way through discharge).

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Mission Critical Services, Tech Demo

11:40 am - 12:30 pm Day 3: Breakout Sessions A

Bridging the Distance Divide: Using FirstNet to Bring Care to Rural Communities

State Room

The Emergency Medical Services community has much to offer rural America where healthcare options are dwindling. Staffing shortages, travel distances, and budget constraints are closing doors of much-needed rural health services.

The remote area of Jackman, Maine, was experiencing such constraints, especially on nights and weekends when the local health clinic was closed. Through an innovative telehealth project, the region now has 24/7 urgent care. Paramedics can now treat patients after hours using technology to consult — in real time — with emergency physicians at a hospital 120 miles away. Come learn about the keys to the program’s success, including public safety broadband, widely available technology, and advanced medical training for local paramedics.

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Breakout Session, Public Safety Operations

Federal Event and Incident Response

International Ballroom

Come explore how the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) resources and uses FirstNet during all-hazards responses. FEMA’s mission is to enable interoperable communications to ensure coordination and collaboration among federal, state, tribal, territorial, and local governments, as well as the private sector and non-governmental organizations. Attendees will learn from FEMA’s experiences with communications resiliency and discover helpful federal government resources for all-hazards planning, mitigation, and recovery.

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Breakout Session, Public Safety Operations

FirstNet in Indian Country: Innovation, Collaboration and Practical Application

Millenium Room

Join us for a panel discussion that explores the benefits and opportunities of integrating the FirstNet network into Indian Country public safety operations. This session will bring together tribal public safety and emergency management leaders and federal partners to discuss how they implemented FirstNet. They will also explore FirstNet’s role in enhancing communication within tribal specific areas, as well as the exchange of situational awareness and outreach with other tribal, state, and federal agencies. Learn about the FirstNet infrastructure buildout supporting tribal communities and the technology solutions that can further boost connectivity to help first responders operate faster, safer, and more efficiently.

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Breakout Session, Public Safety Operations

Next-Gen Services for the First Responder: How Can Public Safety Utilize New Technologies?

Ambassador Room

Ready to dive deep into next-generation (Next-Gen) mission critical services? This is a high-priority outcome from the Mission Critical Voice (MCV) Virtual Roundtable. Facilitators from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) Mission Critical Voice team will moderate a discussion to identify relevant Next-Gen services such as video, sensors, and artificial intelligence to determine how public safety sees using these technologies operationally, and identify gaps that these technologies can fill.

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Breakout Session, Mission Critical Services

Two Sides of the Coin: Risks and Possibilities with AI-Enhanced Drones

Gold Room

Panel experts will discuss some of the risks faced by using Uncrewed Aircraft Systems (UAS) in public safety and how those risks can be managed. UAS increasingly use artificial intelligence (AI) for autonomous flying and other functions that benefit from rapid real-time processing of data onboard the aircraft. Operations, such as search and rescue, can benefit from AI. Yet, there is a risk for agencies that integrate AI into an aircraft system, similar to the security risks of connecting any networked Internet of Things (IoT) device. This panel will focus on questions to help public safety management personnel, such as fire and police chiefs, to start the discussion with their IT staff, vendors, and other people in the UAS ecosystem, around improving AI risk management in their agencies.

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Breakout Session, Uncrewed Aircraft Systems

2:00 pm - 2:50 pm Day 3: Breakout Sessions B

5G-based Indoor Positioning System (5G-IPS) for Firefighters using UAVs

Millennium Room

This session will provide an update on the Public Safety Innovation Accelerator Program 2022 awarded “5G-enabled Indoor Positioning System for Firefighters using UAVs (5G-IPS).” George Mason University, together with Virginia Tech and Arlington County Fire Department, are prototyping a precise 5G-based Indoor Positioning System (5G-IPS) for firefighters, leveraging 5G NR positioning, network slicing, Open RAN architecture, MEC, and agile Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) deployment. This 5G-IPS system promises enhanced situational awareness for first responders, offering precise location tracking and seamless communication among key team members, crucial for their safety in hazardous environments. Stop by our demo table for an in-depth look at our latest demonstration of the 5G-IPS system.

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Breakout Session, Location Services and Situational Awareness

D2D and V2X Communications for Mission Critical Public Safety Applications

Gold Room

Our agenda will explore the evolution of device-to-device (D2D) communications in bolstering support for first responders. Solutions range from Sidelink communication for improved coverage, to single-hop relay, to the upcoming multi-hop relay, to the advancements in vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication. Our goal is to share findings from our research and gain insights into stakeholder interests in D2D research opportunities and mission-critical communication applications. Through this collaboration, we will shape future planning by brainstorming new D2D communication functionalities that can have a significant operational effect on public safety.

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Breakout Session, Mission Critical Services

Federal Law Enforcement Use of FirstNet

State Room

Public safety agencies across the nation have explored the use of FirstNet as they navigate budget cycles and search for cost-saving supplements to land mobile radio networks — Federal law enforcement agencies are no exception. During this session, federal law enforcement agencies will share their experiences with new tools such as push-to-talk over cellular and tactical awareness kits (TAK) to support and enhance their operations. Attendees will hear the federal perspective on these and other interoperability solutions, including what works and does not work, and engage in a question-and-answer session to share best practices.

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Breakout Session, Mission Critical Services

Joint Courage: Exploring the Development Journey of an Emergency Response App

State Room

Listen in on this engaging panel discussion as we delve into the captivating narrative behind a groundbreaking mobile application, Peak Response, forged in the crucible of the Tech-2-Protect Program. We will trace its evolution from inception to market-ready solution. Don’t miss our exploration of development challenges and strategic pivots made along the way based on the invaluable input and collaboration with public safety entities. Notably, we will discuss the application's use at a mass casualty incident exercise held in April 2024 in San Francisco, which provided opportunities for the vendor to refine and optimize the application's functionality under simulated emergency scenarios.

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Breakout Session, User Interface / User Experience

Something Old, Something New: Secrets to a perfect LMR and LTE marriage

Ambassador Room

This deep dive discussion will center around the successes, lessons learned, and opportunities that come with connecting LMR and LTE networks together to provide the best MCPTT experience for all users. Share your user stories and operational needs on topics such as shared talk group planning, device form factors that best suit different user segments, cost and coverage considerations, and policy implications.

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Breakout Session, Mission Critical Services

3:00 pm - 3:50 pm Day 3: Breakout Sessions C

5x5 Interact! A Public Safety Scavenger Hunt Deep Dive

Ambassador Room

Get hands-on experience using public safety solutions in this interactive session. During the scavenger hunt phase, participants will use situational awareness applications and complete clue-based challenges. Come explore the functionalities and capabilities of the solutions so YOU get firsthand insight into their potential application in public safety operations.

Following the scavenger hunt, participants will convene for a deep-dive discussion, during which you can share your experience and provide feedback. During this dialogue, we will identify strengths, challenges, and areas for improvement in the featured solutions. We hope to facilitate meaningful insights and recommendations to enhance the effectiveness and usability of public safety technologies.

Don't miss this opportunity to engage with innovative solutions, collaborate with fellow public safety professionals, and contribute to the advancement of technology in the field of public safety. Join us for an unforgettable experience that combines hands-on learning with meaningful discussions, shaping the future of public safety solutions.

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Breakout Session, Public Safety Operations

AI3 Challenge: Shaping the Future of First Responder Situational Awareness with IoT Integration

Gold Room

This session discusses NIST PSCR’s Artificial Intelligence for IoT Information (AI3) Prize Challenge with representatives from NIST PSCR, Texas A&M, and challenge winners. We will cover the challenge's inception, execution, and how its outcomes will benefit public safety information gathering.

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Breakout Session, Open Innovation and Commercialization

Facing Incidents/Disasters with FirstNet: Preparedness, Response and Recovery

International Ballroom

How do you use FirstNet in event, incident, and disaster preparedness, response, and recovery? Our panel will talk about their experiences and share lessons learned on how they operationalized FirstNet in disasters. Preparedness plans are key to successful incident and disaster response operations. The FirstNet Authority provides pre-planning engagements to help public safety prepare for using FirstNet during public safety events, incidents, and disasters. The FirstNet Authority works closely with AT&T and our public safety stakeholders to meet their operational requirements during disaster response and recovery.

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Breakout Session, Public Safety Operations

Operational XR: Supporting First Responders’ Missions with Today’s AR/VR Technology

State Room

By providing immersive 3D content via a mobile and hands-free display, XR technologies create new possibilities for emergency response scenarios. Yet, the needs of first responders must be paramount in design and implementation of an XR solution for use in an operation. The hardware needs to be rugged and durable; user interfaces must be easy to learn and not detract from the mission; and the system must provide value at a reasonable price point. Before, these constraints prevented first responders from deploying XR solutions. Now, advancements to XR hardware and user interfaces can enable more operational XR deployments. In this session, panelists will present their solutions for enhancing emergency response operations through AR or VR. They will also discuss unique challenges and design consideration for such interfaces and the testing and validation of their respective systems. Join us as we seek to inform work toward more robust XR solutions that target operational scenarios.

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Breakout Session, User Interface / User Experience

Why Wellness? Identifying upstream solutions to reduce downstream effects

Millennium Room

Many studies show that a career in emergency response can detrimentally affect the health and wellness of public safety professionals. Compared to the general population, first responders experience higher rates of depression, post-traumatic stress, anxiety, and other issues. This panel discussion will explore the conditions and situations driving first responders to face these challenges and will discuss early intervention solutions.

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Breakout Session, User Interface / User Experience

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Day 3: Afternoon Technology Demonstrations

3D Indoor Localization – Easily Find Someone Hidden in the Hotel!

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 25

The SYSNAV First Responder Smart Tracker provides real-time 3D indoor localization without Global Positioning System (GPS). SYSNAV will showcase two demo scenarios to people visiting SYSNAV demo booth. The first will be an indoor navigation demonstration, where a single visitor will be equipped with the SYSNAV tracker and a smartphone/tablet to visualize his/her 3D trajectory in real time while walking inside the hotel. The second will be a hide and seek demonstration, where two visitors will be equipped simultaneously with a SYSNAV smart tracker. The first person will hide somewhere in the hotel, and the second person will use the SYSNAV smartphone app to find him/her by following the track of the first person displayed on his handheld device.

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Location Services and Situational Awareness, Tech Demo

5G-based Indoor Positioning System for Firefighters using UAVs

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 52

This demonstration showcases a 5G-based indoor positioning (5G-IPS) system. Using state-of-the-art software-defined radios and leveraging the latest advancements in 3GPP Release 16, this system accurately captures Time of Arrival (ToA) and Time Difference of Arrival (TDoA) measurements from three different base stations. Attendees will see how these measurements are used to precisely locate user devices using advanced triangulation techniques. Additionally, this demonstration includes a graphical user interface (GUI) to showcase real-time user device location. These developments are necessary for first responders as they provide precise location information in indoor environments, improving response times and situational awareness during emergencies.

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Location Services and Situational Awareness, Tech Demo

A Broadband Interoperability Platform for First Responder LTE Networks

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 68

Different long-term evolution (LTE) communications services are not inherently compatible and need translation between networks. This demonstration shows communications between push –to-talk smartphones connected to AT&T's FirstNet® Built with AT&T Service, Southern Linc's CriticalLinc™ Service, and proprietary push-to-talk BeON™ from L3Harris. Each of these networks connect to Catalyst's IntelliLink Interworking Server which manages and converts network interface differences.

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Mission Critical Services, Tech Demo

A Digital-Twin-Enabled Testbed for Public Safety Communication Technologies

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 18

This project aims to build a digital-twin-enabled testbed with state-of-the-art user interface/user experience technologies and advanced simulation models to provide a photorealistic virtual reality environment for first responders and emergency managers to engage, experience, and explore the latest sensing and communication technologies. The testbed can also function as an open platform for researchers and entrepreneurs worldwide to collaborate with first responders and emergency managers to develop next-generation sensing and communication technologies and devices for public safety usage.

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Tech Demo, User Interface / User Experience

A Platform for Experimental Research in Mission-Critical Voice Communications

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 60

This demonstration shows a testbed designed and developed at Columbia University for human-subject experiments with mission-critical voice (MCV). The testbed includes Raspberry-Pi-based emulated MCV user terminals, a modified version of the "Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes" game, software for managing the human subject studies, and an environment for data collection and analysis. At Columbia, the testbed is used to experimentally map quality of service (QoS) parameters to quality of experience (QoE) in human-subject studies involving hundreds of test subjects. In the demonstration, visitors will be able to interact with the actual testbed hardware and software.

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Mission Critical Services, Tech Demo

Aerial Tests for Evaluating System Capabilities and Operator Proficiency

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 30

Stop by and watch the Emergency Response Robots Program at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) present some of the work they have conducted on aerial tests designed to evaluate small uncrewed aircraft system (sUAS) capabilities and operator proficiency in unstructured, complex, and often hazardous environments. These aerial test methods enable repeatable and reproducible measures of performance with objective results in open, obstructed, and confined environments.

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Tech Demo, Uncrewed Aircraft Systems

AMBER alert in Indian Country provides resources to Federally Recognized Tribes

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 50

This demonstration will showcase the mission of the AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program, AMBER Alert in Indian Country (AIIC) Initiative. See how this initiative assists Tribal communities in developing programs to safely recover endangered missing or abducted children through the coordinated efforts of the tribes and their local, state, and federal partners by using training and technology to enhance response capacities and capabilities and increase public participation in protecting children.

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Location Services and Situational Awareness, Tech Demo

ASSUREd Safe: UAS Training for First Responders and Public Safety Officials

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 31

The ASSUREd Safe ecosystem provides an e-commerce site that links first responders to a virtual learning environment where the user can access an array of online courses that focus on first responders’ specific needs and facilitates learning to fit the first responder’s schedule. Training is designed to be scalable, repeatable, and lead to certification and credentialing of first responders, that will be maintained in specially designed database. This demonstration will showcase the uncrewed aircraft system (UAS) training courses and curriculum structure developed for first responders and public safety officials operating in the national airspace. The demo will also highlight the infrastructure that makes up its ecosystem.

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Mission Critical Services, Tech Demo, Uncrewed Aircraft Systems

Automatic Diagnosis of Video Quality Problems in Networked Camera Systems

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 10

In a networked camera system, multiple factors could cause the degradation of video quality, such as noise or motion blur during video capturing, not enough resolution, too much compression, and bad network conditions. To improve the experience of camera system users and operators, the team has developed a video quality assessment software prototype that can automatically detect video quality degradation scenarios and provide feedback to public safety technical support personnel on the cause of the quality degradation. This demonstration will highlight the capabilities of this prototype using video clips generated from a practical enterprise-level camera system.

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Tech Demo, User Interface / User Experience

BKR 9000 + InteropONE = Practical PTT over Broadband

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 61

BK Technologies continues its commitment to innovation by bringing together the new BKR 9000 multi-band Land Mobile Radio (LMR) portable radio with the InteropONE Push-to-Talk (PTT) over Broadband service to provide a practical and cost-effective solution for bringing broadband to an LMR radio. This demonstration utilizes commercial Bluetooth technology to tether the BKR 9000 with a commercial smartphone to deliver PTT over cellular or WiFi networks to/from the BKR 9000, while using InteropONE on the smartphone to deliver a rich user interface. Come and hear about the advantages of this approach while providing insight into BK Technologies’ roadmap for additional LMR/Broadband convergent services.

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Mission Critical Services, Tech Demo

BluePrint Contactless Fingerprint App

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 5

The demo will consist of capturing fingerprints using the BluePrint contactless mobile fingerprinting app and displaying the transformed black-and-white fingerprint impression. A video of the app is available at bureauofinnovation.org.

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Tech Demo, User Interface / User Experience

Boise Fire Mitigation Application

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 3

In this demonstration, attendees will see the Boise Wildfire Mitigation Application, a mobile application making use of augmented reality, computer vision, and serious games to educate homeowners on how to mitigate fuel packets around their property.

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Tech Demo, User Interface / User Experience

Bridge 4 Public Safety

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 51

Bridge 4 Public Safety (Bridge4PS) is the only exclusive, public safety collaboration platform with inherent nationwide interoperability through its directory of vetted public safety practitioners. Attendees will see how Bridge4PS is being used daily from coast to coast for real-time information sharing across regions, states, and even nationwide, for everything from planned events to daily operations and incident response.

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Secure Information Exchange, Tech Demo

BroadImPort: Importing European BroadPort MCX Concepts to USA Market Needs

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 59

This demonstration aims to showcase a 3GPP-standard compliant MCX (voice, data, video) intercommunication platform that supports interagency operations, through interconnection of different MCX systems via MCX-1 interface, to enable the rapid creation and propagation of interagency campaigns. The demo will have two MCX systems, one for a specific agency, and another one in multitenant mode hosting two agencies. Each agency will have their own tenant with their own users, groups, etc., with the ability to create interagency campaign inviting other(s) agency or agencies. After creating a campaign and the invitation being accepted by other agencies, seamless voice, data and video communication will be available between users of the groups that are participating in the campaign.

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Mission Critical Services, Tech Demo

CognitiveEMS: A Cognitive Assistant for Emergency Medical Services

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 11

CognitiveEMS is a context-aware, augmented reality (AR), cognitive assistant system for cooperative situational awareness in medical emergencies deployed on Edge. CognitiveEMS integrates AR smart glasses and smartwatch devices with data analytics for real-time context inference based on multimodal sensor data (audio, video, hand motion) to provide just-in-time context-dependent feedback to responders during training. In this demo, a working prototype of the system with real-time streaming and processing of multimodal data during cardiovascular emergencies will be showcased. Preliminary results on real-time speech-to-text conversion, medical information extraction, and responder activity recognition will also be demonstrated.

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Tech Demo, User Interface / User Experience

Connected Vehicle

Outside Hotel

This demonstration will showcase the Connected Vehicle concept, highlighting technologies that can be included in vehicles and on responders to modernize and enhance response operations. These capabilities maximize the minutes public safety has to respond and provide real-time information to responders through prioritized connectivity. Connected Vehicle technologies can also reduce downtime by providing a mobile office environment, so responders can focus on serving the community and saving lives.

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Network and Coverage, Tech Demo

Creating an LMR Data Set to Support MCX Modeling of Impact on 4G/5G

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 17

As some users transition from land mobile radio (LMR) to Mission Critical Voice, Data and Video (MCX) over 4G/5G, it is important to model the impact of the priority traffic on the Long-Term Evolution (LTE) networks. The combination of the point-to-point nature of LTE and the fact that more radiofrequency (RF) is being locked up, resource blocks make this modeling the key to dealing with large scale disasters. This demo explains how the datasets were collected, managed, made accessible, and where the data originated.

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Mission Critical Services, Tech Demo

Critical Response Group — America's Common Operating Picture

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 65

This demonstration will showcase using current architectural floor plans during crisis incidents. CRG presents a common operating picture solution and will demonstrate its practical application, production, implementation, and maintenance.

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Location Services and Situational Awareness, Mission Critical Services, Tech Demo

Delivering interoperable communications through 3GPP MCX Interworking Function

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 55

Attendees will see a demonstration of a mission-critical service (MCX) solution combining a 3GPP compliant interworking function showcasing inter-RF subsystem interface (ISSI), console subsystem interface (CSSI), and digital fixed station interference (DFSI) connectivity with an APCO P25 radio system and dispatch console solution showing complete interoperability with Mission-Critical push-to-talk. This will highlight the ability to communicate between narrowband and broadband public safety systems using standard-compliant solutions. This demonstration will also show the ability to quickly setup connections between mission-critical push to talk (MCPTT) and various types of narrowband communications systems and control room environments.

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Mission Critical Services, Tech Demo

Digital Patient Tracking and Triage System (DPTTS)

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 46

This demonstration will showcase the Digital Patient Tracking and Triage System (DPTTS). DPTTS enables next-generation digital medical triage, specifically allowing first responders to transmit patients’ biomedical data to respective medical/emergency care facilities using wearable biosensors. The mission impact of this technology is for medical triage and patient tracking tool that bridges the gap from incident/emergency to the medical/emergency care facility. DPTTS integrates wearable biosensors and Internet of Things (IoT) devices to measure and transmit the patient’s biomedical data. It visually integrates this data into a common operating picture to provide situational awareness in medical emergencies to empower Emergency Medical Technicians and other emergency responders, particularly in mass casualty events.

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Location Services and Situational Awareness, Mission Critical Services, Secure Information Exchange, Tech Demo, User Interface / User Experience

Edge-supported Augmented Reality for Visual Collaboration in Indoor Scenarios

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 9

First responders routinely make split-second decisions under stressful conditions. Easy access to information can alter the outcome in scenarios ranging from fire and medical rescue to combative persons. Attendees will see the latest prototype augmented reality (AR) applications designed for indoor scenarios that leverage sensors in AR headsets for localization and mapping as well as an edge computing platform for data exchange and processing. The demo will show how visual information can be shared between team members and displayed unobtrusively in an AR view for tasks such as viewing team member or objective locations on a map, navigating to a destination, and quickly identifying and annotating objects in the environment.

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Tech Demo, User Interface / User Experience

Efficient Encrypted Communications for Disaster Management

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 42

Efficient and secure message dissemination plays is important during a disaster environment. Name-based publish/subscribe systems, especially role-based names provide an efficient framework for communications among first responders. To maintain confidentiality during communication, the team has developed an encryption framework that leverages a graph-based naming system to provide role-based communication among first responders. This framework is built on top of the dynamic role-based names and can be implemented using attribute-based encryption (ABE) or public key encryption (PKE). Attendees will see a demonstration of the framework in a typical scenario of first responders communicating during a disaster.

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Secure Information Exchange, Tech Demo

Emergency Response Information System (ERIS)

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 38

Emergency Response Information System (ERIS) is a large-scale multi-user geospatial augmented reality (AR) tool that provides situation awareness and training capabilities for first responders. Attendees will experience a multi-user demonstration in eyewear and mobile phones.

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Location Services and Situational Awareness, Open Innovation and Commercialization, Tech Demo, Uncrewed Aircraft Systems, User Interface / User Experience

Empower Public Safety: Zenext AI

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 36

Zenext AI's revolutionary voice artificial intelligence (AI) technology is tailored for public safety applications. Come experience firsthand how the platform seamlessly integrates with existing emergency response workflows to enhance operational efficiency and effectiveness. From real-time incident reporting to hands-free communication and remote telemedicine support, this demo will highlight the versatility and power of AI-driven solutions in improving emergency response capabilities.

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Open Innovation and Commercialization, Tech Demo, Uncrewed Aircraft Systems

Empowering First Responders: Coordinated Response with FirstNet Technologies

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 69

Participate in an immersive scenario, where participants engage with FirstNet Mission Critical Push-to-Talk (MCPTT) and Rapid Response technologies to manage a reported suspicious package situation. In addition, engage in a series of micro demos featuring technologies such as the FirstNet MCPTT solutions, Axon, Intrepid Response for FirstNet, and Cell Booster Pro App. From tracking geo-markers in buildings to demonstrating device configurations and provisioning with the Cell Booster Pro App, participants witness firsthand the transformative impact of technology in enhancing emergency response capabilities and ensuring responder safety.

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Location Services and Situational Awareness, Mission Critical Services, Network and Coverage, Tech Demo

Exploring MCV QoE Through Live Demonstrations of KPIs

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 63

In this mission-critical voice (MCV) demonstration, we will introduce the capabilities of our Quality of Experience (QoE) measurement system. Attendees will experience firsthand the system’s push-to-talk performance under live testing conditions with fluctuating signal strengths. This demonstration will explore the impact of these key variations on QoE, examine the key performance indicators (KPIs) critical to public safety, and illustrate their significance. Additionally, the demonstration provides an interactive experience where participants can adjust specific parameters and observe the effect that those parameters have on the user experience.

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Mission Critical Services, Tech Demo

Extended Reality for First Responders

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 6

This demonstration will highlight an extended reality helmet for firefighters with holographic thermal imaging, breath rate detection, adaptive display, and haptic feedback. This demonstration will also showcase virtual reality training for pre-flight checkups.

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Tech Demo, User Interface / User Experience

First Responder Intelligent Assistance (FRIA)

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 4

The First Responder Intelligent Assistance (FRIA) software will help first responders manage information from new technologies like drones without causing information overload. Information overload is addressed by contextualizing information for a user to determine what is relevant and how to present it, as follows: Spatio-temporal mapping organizes information into spatio-temporal database and uses that information to produce a digital twin. Contextual modalities use context models to select interaction modalities based on user context. Push notifications detect location-relevant notices about a changing emergency situation and uses context models to customize notifications. In this deom, the team will describe the approach for these techniques and illustrate progress on software to implement them.

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First Responder Smart Tracking Challenge: Indoor Tracking for Public Safety

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 27

Attendees will learn about the First Responder Smart Tracking (FRST) Challenge, a competition aimed at identifying 3D tracking technology that can give first responders one-meter accuracy in an indoor setting. This demonstration will highlight prior and ongoing work to support innovation in indoor tracking and the other location-based service work the team is performing.

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Location Services and Situational Awareness, Tech Demo, User Interface / User Experience

FirstModulAR

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 54

FirstModulAR is an augmented reality (AR) platform designed for first responders, designed to improve operational efficiency, reduce risk, and offer support in critical scenarios. It offers innovative modular AR solutions designed to meet the unique demands of first responders across a diverse range of use cases. This demo will showcase FirstModulAR's capabilities in an emergency medical services (EMS) scenario. Attendees will see the AR modules' impact on enhancing operational procedures, specifically focusing on how they enhance situational awareness and decision-making in response to medical emergencies.

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FirstNet Mini Compact Rapid Deployable (miniCRD)

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 56

This unique FirstNet deployable is a Customer Owned and Managed (COAM) cell site that is maintained in two ruggedized pelican cases, with low-earth orbit satellite and other backhaul capabilities. At this demo, learn more about this key asset available to FirstNet users.

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Network and Coverage, Tech Demo

FirstNet PTT/L3 Harris

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 58

FirstNet Push-To-Talk (PTT) was built upon 3GPP mission-critical standards and enhances situational awareness with mission-critical data/messaging, video and location services. This demo will showcase group calls between iOS and Android devices that have the mission critical push-to-talk (MCPTT) embedded application and an L3 Harris XL Series device.

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Mission Critical Services, Tech Demo

FirstNet Rapid Response

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 57

This demonstration will highlight FirstNet® Rapid Response, a mission-critical based push-to-talk solution that offers FirstNet-eligible customers a 3GPP-based solution that combines a rich set of features with mission-critical performance on the FirstNet Network. FirstNet® Rapid Response users can choose from a growing list of FirstNet Ready® smartphones, tablets, and push-to-talk-centric devices that are tested and certified through the FirstNet device approval process to ensure optimal performance. FirstNet® Rapid Response can seamlessly interoperate with almost any land mobile radio (LMR) system, helping to extend coverage, grow capacity, and provide a layer of redundancy while offering advanced features not typically available on the radio.

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Mission Critical Services, Tech Demo

FRST Tracking Challenge -- Hide and Seek

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 28

Can you find a lost first responder? This interactive demo will have you searching for a first responder who is hiding in the conference area. See if the innovative tracking technologies from the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) Division’s First Responder Smart Tracking Challenge can help you locate the responder.

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Location Services and Situational Awareness, Tech Demo

HazVR: Hazardous Material Training with Virtual Reality

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 53

Attendees will see a demonstration of HazVR, a hazmat air monitor training tool that empowers hazmat instructors to work with students on practicing air monitoring as if they are in actual incidents. The virtual live-action training can be used in classroom settings in tandem with traditional training material. Capabilities include realistic meter response, visualizing gases that normally can't be seen, and after-action reviews and metrics to objectively determine proficiency. HazVR is already enabling hazmat workers to quickly and safely gain crucial experience that otherwise takes years to acquire due to the most dangerous incidents being rare. The ultimate results are increased preparedness and reduced risks for hazmat workers and those they serve.

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Tech Demo, User Interface / User Experience

Hyper Location – ATAK 3D Indoor-GPS Localization and Personal Safety

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 26

Experience the Hyper Location Android Team Awareness Kit (ATAK) Plugin in action at this demo! Drawing on Epic Blue’s success in the First Responder Smart Tracking (FRST) Challenge finals, this technology enhances emergency operations by providing precise tracking for first responders in both indoor and outdoor environments. Using advanced AI algorithms, Hyper Location interprets first responder movements without relying solely on GPS, ensuring accurate positioning even in challenging scenarios. Furthermore, it includes features like GPS spoofing and jamming detection and AI-powered man-down detection, enhancing safety and security for first responders. Stop by this demo table to see firsthand how Hyper Location improves situational awareness and response efficiency.

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Location Services and Situational Awareness, Tech Demo

IamResponding Responder Reply System Integration with RapidSOS and Norfolk Southern

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 44

In this demonstration, attendees will see all that IamResponding has to offer including integration with RapidSOS, Norfolk Southern Digital Alerts, and an upcoming integration with ESO.

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Location Services and Situational Awareness, Tech Demo, User Interface / User Experience

Lidar Scans for Public Safety

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 21

At this demo table, conference attendees will have the opportunity to use a mobile lidar scanning system to create point clouds of areas within the conference center. Staff from the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) Division will be on hand to talk about how point clouds are being used in projects to support public safety indoor mapping, localization, and navigation and how software tools are now available for incorporating point clouds into artificial intelligence/machine learning systems.

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Location Services and Situational Awareness, Tech Demo

MCX Conformance Testing and Digital Twin

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 67

This demonstration highlights mission-critical service (MCX) conformance testers which test both an MCX client and an MCX server (controlling and participating roles together and separate) with MCX client and server emulators. In this demonstration, attendees will observe MCX conformance testers with digital twin emulators, a highly realistic representation of MCX systems, matching real-world networks. The demonstration will also show an interoperability test performed between the MCX server and client emulators with an actual industry MCX server.

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MegaRange: High Powered User Equipment (HPUE)

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 41

This demonstration will showcase FirstNet® MegaRange™, a solution that improves connectivity and throughput of data services to cellular towers using specialty devices. It can boost cellular transmission strength by up to six times, so FirstNet subscribers can maintain critical connectivity throughout more of their areas of operation than ever before. FirstNet is the only network that affords public safety the ability to take advantage of the highest power available with Power Class 1 High Power User Equipment (HPUE).

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Network and Coverage, Tech Demo

NIST PSCR UAS Portfolio: Impacts to Date and Plans for the Future

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 29

Stop by the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) Division’s newest research portfolio: Uncrewed Aircraft Systems (UAS)! Learn more about accomplishments to date with pushing UAS innovation for improved first responder communications, including seven prize challenges, two market research efforts, and one workshop on cybersecurity/artificial intelligence risk management for UAS in public safety. Attendees will also learn about research endeavors in the works, including a newly launched prize challenge and PULSE Accelerator round.

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Tech Demo, Uncrewed Aircraft Systems

Nokia Drone Networks

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 1

Nokia Drone Networks, powered by 4G/LTE and 5G networks, is a fully automated end-to-end connected unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) solution for industrial and public safety use cases. This demonstration will showcase a mock-up drone, a compelling presentation, and a simulation showing how the drone is being steered remotely from the operations center.

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Peak Response: Streamlined Communication for Optimal Patient Care

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 8

Attendees will see a demonstration of Peak Response, a solution that enables first responders to capture patient observations from the very first moments on scene into a standardized electronic record that can be transferred into subsequent pre-hospital and hospital systems. At the touch of a button, Peak Response also becomes a real-time mass casualty incident coordination and situational awareness tool for responders on and off the scene.

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Tech Demo, User Interface / User Experience

PSITC VR Overview

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 20

Get a high-level overview of the Public Safety Immersive Test Center (PSITC) demonstration space and new virtual reality (VR) demonstration created by the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) Division’s user interface/user experience (UI/UX) team, showcasing the latest VR and tracking technologies. In this demonstration, attendees will be able to try a limited version of the PSITC VR demo in person.

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PulseRescue — The Future of Firefighter Localization for Safety and Coordination

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 14

The nav4you geolocation solution is based on a harmonious fusion of hardware and software, enabling unit managers to track the position of their operatives in real time and in all circumstances. This demonstration is based on the Pulsar tool, a unique hardware localization device worn on the user's foot. The user's trajectory and other contextual information are visible in real time on the PulseRescue software.

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Location Services and Situational Awareness, Tech Demo, User Interface / User Experience

Rapid, Scalable Outdoor and Indoor Machine Learning-Based Mapping of Fire Department Pre-Plans

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 45

The project team will demonstrate the latest imagery and outputs from groundwork done in 2024 in partnership with the Boise Fire Department in Idaho. The GeoCam camera system will be displayed, as well as examples of the different kind of outputs that were created from the system.

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Location Services and Situational Awareness, Tech Demo

Reducing RIT Time Through GPS-Denied Location Tracking and Data Sharing

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 15

This demonstration will have two simulated Rapid Intervention Team (RIT) drills – the first without the Ascent indoor location tracking technology and the second with it. The results of the time differences will be compared to see if understanding the location of first responders helps reduce the RIT time.

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Location Services and Situational Awareness, Tech Demo, User Interface / User Experience

Response for FirstNet

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 47

This demonstration will showcase Response for FirstNet®, a low-cost, simple-to-use web and mobile situational awareness platform for day-to-day and emergency operations. In one deployable solution, users can have near real-time mapping, share information, mobilize teams, send emergency notifications, integrate Incident Action Planning (IAP), Incident Command System reporting, and have push-to-talk communication.

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Location Services and Situational Awareness, Tech Demo

Saving First Responder and Motorist Lives on the Roadway

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 48

This demonstration will showcase how cellular communication can enable real-time safety messaging into consumer vehicles from emergency responders and systems.

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Tech Demo

SearchAR: Cognition-tuned augmented reality wayfinding system

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 7

This demonstration will highlight SearchAR, an innovative augmented reality wayfinding system, with a suite of interactive features. Interactive mini-maps rovide users with real-time navigational maps. Landmarks and directional signage enables easy identification and following of key locations and directions. Hazard marking: alert users to potential dangers in their immediate environment. The WHISKER system is a novel tool for indicating the relative locations of targets. GlobalView Creates a “seeing through walls” effect that is particularly effective in larger spaces. Attendees will also see a demo of an integrated cognitive load analysis system, which is capable of monitoring the real-time cognitive load of users, tailoring the user interface to better suit their cognitive state.

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Tech Demo, User Interface / User Experience

Secure Broadband Push-to-Talk (PTT) with Comprehensive Interoperability Options

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 70

This demonstration will show cross carrier interoperability and native inter-agency communications, critical to mutual aid scenarios. Technology in the demonstration includes broadband push-to-talk (PTT) operating on commercial smartphones and tablets (iOS and Android) and Internet of Things (IoT) radio devices (Tait AXIOM and Siyata SD7). It will also include a demonstration of land mobile radio (LMR) and dispatch interoperability using a combination of technologies, including Inter-RF Subsystem Interface (ISSI) (for P25), software development kit (SDK) integrated dispatch, and Session Recording Protocol (SIPREC) integrated call logging and recording. An introduction of a new radio over internet protocol (RoIP) solution developed in partnership with JPS Interoperability designed to simplify RoIP deployments and fulfill security requirements will be shown.

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Mission Critical Services, Tech Demo

Smart Communities, Smart Responders: An AI for IoT Prize Competition

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 17

The rapid deployment of 5G infrastructure, Internet of Things (IoT) devices, smart buildings, transportation, and public safety data streams benefit communities across the country. However, these technologies have created a flood of data and made it difficult for public safety leaders and individual first responders to use them. The Smart Communities, Smart Responders: An Artificial Intelligence for Internet of Things Prize Competition (AI3 Prize Competition) sought to address this situation by accelerating the development of real-time data visualization with rapid IoT sensor integration, accessing various IoT data streams delivered in usable formats. The objective of the AI3 Prize Competition was to help first responders solve complex problems by interoperating and integrating sensor information, thus improving situational analysis and response time. Come see how the AI for IoT Information (AI3) Prize Competition challenged teams to create an AI System to help first responders – like firefighters, police, and Emergency Medical Technicians- leverage data from IoT devices, smart buildings, and other surrounding sources.

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Location Services and Situational Awareness, Tech Demo

Softil’s Solution for Live MCX Interoperability

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 66

This demonstration shows interoperability between currently deployed mission critical push-to-talk (MCPTT) products developed by a number of Softil partners using the Softil BEEHD mission critical services (MCX) software development kit. All devices in the demonstration are connected to the live MCX network via Long-Term Evolution and additional wireline/wireless interfaces.

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Mission Critical Services, Tech Demo

Speedtest by Ookla: Wireless and Broadband network coverage information

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 40

This demonstration will highlight Ookla's network coverage solutions. These solutions allow the public safety community to quickly and easily access reliable and up-to-date information on the state of wireless and fixed network performance and coverage. Public safety personnel can quickly understand network coverage and make necessary preparations ahead of any mission, anywhere in the world.

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Network and Coverage, Tech Demo

Z-Axis Location Tracking of First Responders in 3D Contextual Visualization

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 49

NextNav will be demonstrating Z-axis service, which delivers floor level accuracy of 9-1-1 callers and first responders. During the demonstration, attendees will observe the 3D location of first responder devices on a 3D map. Attendees will observe the NextNav team moving around the building, including on stairs, escalators, and elevators.

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Location Services and Situational Awareness, Tech Demo

Zebra’s EMS Triage and Patient Tracking Solution

Imperial Ballroom | Table # 64

This demonstration will show the integration of technologies that improve patient triaging and patient tracking workflows during mass casualty and other disaster incidents. This solution allows for a streamlined linkage of records across disparate electronic medical record systems throughout the continuum of patient care (pre-hospital to hospital all the way through discharge).

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Mission Critical Services, Tech Demo