A General Dynamics division has completed a series of tests for a Commerce Department public safety communications research program intended to connect federal, state, local and public safety agencies to broadband technology.
General Dynamics Broadband's eNodeB and Evolved Packet Core products passed the phase one and phase three of the long-term evolution tests at the Commerce Department's Boulder Laboratories in Colorado, General Dynamics said Monday.
The tests sought to demonstrate the products' ability to support the FirstNet program, which aims to provide a national broadband network for more than 60,000 public safety agencies.
“GD Broadband's wireless broadband products are part of the Adams County Communications Center high-speed LTE public safety network that is being built in Adams County, Colorado,“ said Manny Mora, a senior vice president for General Dynamics’ C4 systems unit.
ENodeB and EPC products connect police, fire and other emergency first responders to New York City’s wireless information network, according to the company.
Two Commerce Department agencies, the National Institute of Standards and Technology's law enforcement standards office and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration's institute for telecommunication sciences collaborated for the tests.