NPSTC Releases MCPTT Consoles Report
Friday, July 10, 2020 | Comments

The National Public Safety Telecommunications Council (NPSTC) released a new report on mission-critical push to talk (MCPTT) technology and consoles.

The report, titled “Considerations for Mission Critical Push to Talk (MCPTT) Consoles Report,” provides an overview of selected technical and operational issues associated with the implementation of MCPTT using the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet), specifically focusing on consoles used by public-safety agencies. New console technology will be required to access and control MCPTT features and capabilities. MCPTT consoles may exist in different form factors that are suitable for use in an emergency communications centers (ECCs) or at other fixed locations, including emergency operations centers (EOCs) and hospitals.

Portable and transportable versions of MCPTT consoles will be needed to provide communications support at the scene of a large-scale tactical incident or during disaster operations when cellular infrastructure is unavailable. The report highlights six important conclusions, including the need for first responders to understand the way MCPTT works and issues involving standards and interoperability.

The full report is here.

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