Raytheon will test-integrate smartphones and tablets with a mobile radio at the APCO International 2013 conference and expo in Anaheim, Calif.
The open standards-based INTEROP-7000 suite aims to help police, fire and rescue workers use smartphones and tablets that have been unified with land mobile radios, Raytheon said Monday.
Mike Bostic, director of customer advocacy for public safety and security at Raytheon’s integrated defense systems business unit, said the technology works to connect commercial mobile devices with radio systems.
INTEROP-7000 is meant for the First Responder Network Authority, intended as the first nationwide public safety broadband network.
The system also aims to link current and upgraded communications equipment and help users decide when to upgrade to land mobile radio systems and broadband communications, the company says.