Alliance Launches to Ensure Open Standards for Public Safety
Wednesday, June 06, 2018 | Comments

The Public Safety Technology Alliance (PSTA) launched to ensure open standards for all broadband wireless communications and related technology used by public safety, a statement said. The alliance’s leaders are generally the same as the Public Safety Network consulting firm. 

The PSTA is comprised of telecommunications and technology industry leaders and federal, state and local public-safety officials. The PSTA is a nonprofit organization with a mission of fostering, identifying and promoting specific open, best-in-class, standards-based technology for the public-safety user community.

Through its efforts, the PSTA intends to help promote new investment in public safety and lifesaving technologies by making it clear to industry which open standards public safety wants to leverage and to clarify how they will be tested to ensure standards compliance across industry.

A statement said AT&T, JVCKENWOOD, Microsoft, Secured Communications, Sonim Technologies, TRX Systems and Verizon are “some” initial industry members. The alliance’s website said the group includes a nine-member board of directors and an executive advisory council with up to 25 members.

The PSTA CEO is TJ Kennedy, and Jason Karp is vice president and secretary. Kennedy and Karp are co-founders of the Public Safety Network.

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