Video Conferencing for First Responders
State, county, municipal, and local governments fund and operate the emergency services that would respond in the event of a terrorist attack. Many have established anti-terrorism task forces. Many have also published or are preparing homeland security strategies, some based on existing plans for dealing with natural disasters.
Government agencies throughout the United States are using visual communications to speed decision-making, provide employees with increased access to experts and information and to provide real-time public safety responses.
Every agency in a community should be ready to respond to an emergency. Video communications provides the most complete and accurate picture of a scene, and enables two-way interaction for even greater assurance.
Each level of government must coordinate with other levels to minimize redundancies in homeland security actions and ensure integration of efforts.
Video communication keeps decision-makers connected. Incident assessment, remote triage, tele-healthcare, mass communication and training are areas that benefit from live video interaction
Video Conferencing Equipment
TANDBERG's proven technology leadership and mission-specific designs make TANDBERG the manufacturer of choice for civilian and government agencies standardizing their video communication protocol.
The Department of Homeland Security lists the TANDBERG product line as trusted equipment for First Responders. Please see the below web site for additional information:
- Responder Equipment Knowledge Base: Trusted, integrated, on-line source of information on equipment and related items
- This Knowledge Base has been built specifically to serve the needs of Emergency Responders. It contains information on currently available products, along with a wealth of related information such as standards, training, and grants. All vendor information is screened before posting
Video Conferencing Applications
Homeland security and governmental emergency response agencies dispatched to disaster areas can use the TANDBERG Tactical II videoconference system to conduct on-site briefings between field personnel and off-site coordinators to enhance relief efforts via live multi-media briefings.
Law enforcement agencies can establish temporary mobile field command posts that take advantage of the Tactical II's highly portable, easy-to-use profile and configuration.
Military training and field personnel can utilize the TANDBERG Tactical II for training or deployment briefings, thanks to its DoD-compliant architecture and support of satellite communications.
Benefits of the TANDBERG Solution for First Responders:
- Standards-based for easy integration into existing solution
- Scalable solution for growth
- Easy to use functionality, important during a crisis
- Built-in AES Encryption for secure communications, KG194/KIV-7 capable
- Multiple network interfaces in one box—V.35, ISDN, IP, etc.
- Compatible with secure DoD networks
Government organizations around the world use TANDBERG video communication technology for collaborative communications internally and externally. National, regional and local government agencies are taking advantage of TANDBERG's simplicity, quality and value.
Using TANDBERG solutions, Homeland Security Agencies and First Responders can:
- Communicate in real-time with police, fire and medical teams in the field
- Provide more efficient and effective training for personnel, military functions and the public
- Reach more people with fewer medical personnel
Critical Video Applications
- Secure communications—including "war room" meetings and briefings
- Tactical communications—including on the battlefield
- Security and surveillance—from remote cameras in airports to law enforcement
- Emergency response—from first responders in the field to command centers
- Training and distance learning—including live, on-demand, and interactive
- Telemedicine—from federal healthcare in rural towns to sailors at sea
IVCi is a Platinum Reseller of all TANDBERG video conferencing systems and is listed on TANDBERG's GSA (GS-35F-0511T) schedule as well as many state contracts.
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For additional information regarding video conferencing for Homeland Security and First Responders, please call 1-800-224-7083, or click here to have an IVCi Representative contact you.