Addressing several misconceptions and misunderstandings about communications interoperability that continue to limit capabilities in the field, this unique book provides a detailed examination of the subject, focusing on the use of voice, data, and video systems for public safety and emergency response. This practical resource makes in-depth recommendations spanning technical, planning, and procedural approaches to provide efficient public safety response performance. Readers find coverage of the many approaches used to achieve interoperability, including a synopsis of the enabling technologies and systems intended to provide radio interoperability. Featuring specific examples nationwide, the book takes practitioners from strategy to proper implementation, using enterprise architecture, systems engineering, and systems integration planning.
Robert I. Desourdis, Jr. is a senior systems architect at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). He holds an M.S. in technology and policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.S. in electrical engineering and B.S. in mathematics from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He is also the coauthor of Emerging Public Safety Wireless Communication Systems (Artech House, 2002).
Foreword. Interoperability in History. System Architecture: Operations, Systems, and Technologies. Operability and Interoperability. Strategic Interoperability Planning. Implementing the Strategy. Technologies and Systems. Operational Protocols and their Support. Beyond Interoperability: From Publish and Subscribe to Sense and Respond. Fixing Interoperability: A Nationwide Approach.