General Dynamics Successfully Completes PSCR Interoperability Tests for Public
Safety Communications Equipment
General Dynamics Broadband delivers cost-effective, tested and proven network
solutions for first responders working in Colorado and New York City.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., May 13, 2013
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics Broadband (GD
Broadband), a business area of General Dynamics C4 Systems, announced today
that the company's eNodeB and Evolved Packet Core (EPC) products have
successfully completed phase one and phase three of the long-term evolution
(LTE) network tests at the Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR)
program at the Commerce Department's Boulder Laboratories in Colorado. The
successful testing is a significant milestone in demonstrating that GD
Broadband equipment is capable of supporting the nation's FirstNet initiative.
FirstNet will provide secure broadband communications and interoperability
among more than 60,000 federal, state, local and tribal agencies and across
"GD Broadband's wireless broadband products are part of the ADCOM 911
high-speed LTE public safety network that is being built in Adams County,
Colorado," said Manny Mora, a senior vice president with General Dynamics C4
Systems. "These products meet the unique communication needs of law
enforcement and public safety personnel and the success of these tests
demonstrate that GD Broadband has the right products for FirstNet networks."
The ADCOM911 system is one of seven Broadband Technology Opportunities Program
(BTOP) locations that the FirstNet board of directors is considering for
continued operation. GD Broadband's products are also connecting police, fire
and other emergency first responders to the New York City Wireless Information
"We congratulate General Dynamics for completing the phase one and phase three
interoperability tests for Band Class 14," said Bill Malone, director of Adams
County Communications Center (ADCOM911). "Technical interoperability is
fundamental to the interconnection of ADCOM911 and the North Central Colorado
Region with other jurisdictions licensed to operate in the Public Safety radio
spectrum. By collaborating with PSCR, General Dynamics has demonstrated its
commitment to ADCOM911 and validates the company's commitment to open
architectures and a multi-vendor ecosystem."
"Holding vendors to open and robust interoperability standards is critical to
the success of next-generation public safety communication networks like
FirstNet. Vendors that pass these rigorous tests play a key role in ensuring a
more cost-effective future of public safety communications," said John Santo,
a retired Department of Homeland Security executive and an advisor to General
Dynamics on public safety communications.
The PSCR program is a joint effort of two U.S. Department of Commerce
agencies, the Law Enforcement Standards Office (OLES) of the National
Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Institute for
Telecommunication Sciences (ITS) of the National Telecommunications and
Information Administration (NTIA). For more information about the PSCR
program, visit www.pscr.gov.
General Dynamics Broadband is a leader in building and integrating complex
communication networks with 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) wireless broadband
and secure wireless mesh networks. For more information about GD Broadband's
eNodeB, Evolved Packet Core and related public safety solutions visit
General Dynamics C4 Systems is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).
For more information about General Dynamics visit www.gd.com.
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Contact: Media: James Norton, General Dynamics C4 Systems, (703) 769-1507, or
Investors: Erin Linnihan, General Dynamics, (703) 876- 3583
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