Hitech Declares Support for FirstNet Initiative

After attending a FirstNet event last week, Hitech declares its support.

Hitech Systems, Inc. attended FirstNet Colorado's XPSLTE 2016 event in Brighton, Colorado last week with LanguageMAPS. Together, they represented their integrated public safety software solution featuring LanguageMAPS's 1st Minute application and Hitech's SafetyNet CAD software.

The FirstNet event was directed at public safety professionals and included the opportunity to use devices, accessories, and applications that simulate the communications and coordination that occur during a real-life emergency response. The focus was on how public safety professionals can use a dedicated broadband network built on LTE technology.

FirstNet is an independent government authority, and its mission is explained on its website: "...to build, operate and maintain the first high-speed, nationwide wireless broadband network dedicated to public safety. FirstNet will provide a single interoperable platform for emergency and daily public safety communications."

The FirstNet initiative will facilitate communication at every level of public safety. It will provide a stable communication network between agencies, between communication centers, and between dispatchers and first responders in the field. The importance of such a network cannot be overlooked.

Holly Blanks, Director of International Business Development at Hitech Systems, Inc.

Hitech has been a longtime FirstNet supporter and is publicly declaring its support.

"The FirstNet initiative will facilitate communication at every level of public safety," explained Hitech representative Holly Blanks, Director of International Business Development. "It will provide a stable communication network between agencies, between communication centers, and between dispatchers and first responders in the field. The importance of such a network cannot be overlooked."

Lance Manning, CEO of LanguageMAPS, agrees. "FirstNet leadership is bringing public safety technology up to speed with that of other industries. A nationwide wireless broadband network will give first responders in the field the ability to use tools they otherwise can't without Internet access. Translation and location services are just the beginning."

Please contact Holly Blanks, Director of International Business Development at Hitech Systems, Inc., at hblanks@hitech.com if you are interested in learning more about Hitech's participation at XPSLTE 2016 and its commitment to FirstNet.

About Hitech Systems, Inc.:

Hitech Systems, Inc., has established itself as a leader in the public safety software industry since 1986. The company prides itself on meeting the needs of each public safety agency with its SafetyNet Suite software. Hitech is committed to tailoring its SafetyNet product line to adapt to the changing technology of this mission-critical industry.

www.hitech.com

About LanguageMAPS, Inc.:

LanguageMAPS, Inc., was formed in November 2014 after a group of creative individuals came together in June of that year to win first place in the AT&T Public Safety Hackathon event held in Dallas, Texas. Last summer, they were part of the EMERGE program sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security.

www.1stminuteapp.com

About The FirstNet Colorado Governing Body (FNCGB):

The FirstNet Colorado Governing Body's (FNCGB) Charter is to strategically guide the FirstNet State Consultation process and possible implementation of the FirstNet network or an alternative solution. The Governing Body also provides general oversight and direction of the State and Local Implementation Grant Program (SLIGP) activities in Colorado.

https://sites.google.com/a/state.co.us/firstnetcolorado /home

About FirstNet:

FirstNet is an independent authority within the U.S. Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration. FirstNet is governed by a 15-member Board consisting of the Attorney General of the United States, the Secretary of Homeland Security, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, and 12 members appointed by the Secretary of Commerce. The FirstNet Board is composed of representatives from public safety; local, state and federal government; and the wireless industry. These dedicated individuals bring their expertise, experience and commitment to serving public safety and meeting the FirstNet mission.

http://www.firstnet.gov

Source: Hitech Systems, Inc.