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City of Oakland deploys CalAmp LTE routers in fire trucks

October 21, 2015

CalAmp, a provider of wireless products, services and products, announced that the City of Oakland, California successfully deployed its Fusion multi-network broadband routers in Oakland Fire's engines and fire trucks. The Fusion deployment was a key element of the core infrastructure upgrade that enables broadband communication of a wide variety of mission critical information to first responders, particularly in the area of situational intelligence.

Fusion routers deployed with the Oakland Fire Department leverage Verizon's commercial wireless network and are equipped with WiFi and GPS to support various client-server and web-based applications for fire, rescue and EMS. Fusion provides first responders in Oakland with access to resources including building plans, fire records and inspection reports via 4G/LTE. It also facilitates access to essential databases such as GIS data for the Port of Oakland, providing occupancy and other information on the map using Esri mapping software.

Fusion enables reliable communication for mission critical field applications such as the ShotSpotter gunshot detection and location system, which notifies first responders by providing location information about where gunshots have been fired before they arrive at the incident. The Fusion deployment also paved the way for Oakland's subsequent upgrades to its computer aided dispatch (CAD) and automatic vehicle location (AVL) systems, which has further accelerated mission critical communications.

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