Supplier: FirstNet - Built with AT&T
Platform: iOS, Android
Released: March 30, 2018
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Give Public Safety Entities the ‘oomph’ they need to perform during emergencies. Device uplift enables apps running on the device to receive a higher Quality of Service (QoS) during possible network congestion.
Check if devices are eligible for uplift using a single API call. Uplift groups of devices together and receive notification when the devices have been uplifted.
During emergencies, public safety relies on the ability to communicate without interruption. In responding to an incident, it is critical that our country’s law enforcement officers, firefighters, paramedics, and other first responders have a higher priority on the network to reliably communicate and share information.
FirstNet is providing first responders with an evolving set of QoS, priority and preemption capabilities unavailable to them previously. One such capability is to give Public Safety Entities the ability to s uplift the priority of users on the network which is invaluable during emergencies and network congestion.
First Priority Device Uplift API provides public safety applications the ability to
An example use of the First Priority Device Uplift API is in incident management applications. With First Priority Device Uplift capability in the incident management application, Incident Managers have the ability to uplift a single device or the entire group of devices responding to the incident. All applications on an uplifted device receive the highest Quality of Service (QoS) even during network congestion. Some possible uses may include the delivery of 911 call information to mobile responders, patient and diagnostic apps to enable the timely delivery of critical data to hospital ERs prior to patient arrival, real time interactive and communication apps to collaborate and share data, machine-to-machine apps, and many more.
FirstNet – Built with AT&T
For public safety, by public safety
Due to communications challenges during the response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the 9/11 Commission recommended the establishment of a single, interoperable network for public safety. For years, public safety organizations lobbied Congress to make this recommendation a reality. Therefore, when Congress established the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) in 2012, it based its mission on public safety’s express concerns and desires.
To truly design the FirstNet network for public safety by public safety – a distinction that makes it unique in American telecommunications history – FirstNet continuously consults with local, state/territory, tribal and federal public safety agencies across the country.
Over the past several years, FirstNet has collaborated with public safety stakeholders and leadership from each state and territory. Never before has the public safety community had the opportunity to provide input towards the creation of a nationwide broadband network tailored specifically to meet their needs as they save lives and protect communities across the nation.