JerseyNet first responder broadband network to feature deployable nodes for rapid response
HAZLET, N.J. – January 7, 2015 – PMC Associates, a New Jersey based company specializing in mission-critical radio solutions for first responders, announced today that it has teamed with Oceus Networks and Fujitsu Network Communications to build JerseyNet, a dedicated first responder network for the state of New Jersey.
JerseyNet will provide public safety users with priority access to the network and a hardened system to ensure resiliency during natural disasters, incidents and man-made threats. PMC Associates is providing integration and support services, Oceus Networks will supply the LTE core – the company’s own Xiphos™ Responder – and the radio access network (RAN), while Fujitsu Network Communications will design, equip, and manage the wireless and wireline backhaul portions of the network.
The JerseyNet project represents the nation’s first public safety-grade 4G LTE broadband network with deployable network nodes to provide first responders a secure, resilient, and sustainable network that can deliver remote, mobile, mission-critical capabilities. Deployable network elements can be fielded on towable trailers, SUVs, vans and other platforms to be quickly deployed where and when coverage is needed. The end-to-end network infrastructure will facilitate secure and reliable communications in remote locations, emergency response situations and large scale public gatherings. More importantly, the non-proprietary, standards-based approach to the network design will help improve inter-communications between public safety personnel from different jurisdictions or disciplines.
“PMC is pleased to be working with the JerseyNet team on such a ground breaking initiative,” stated Bryan Casciano, PMC’s Vice President of Sales. “New Jersey is the first state in the country to implement deployable networks utilizing Cells on Wheels (COWs) and Systems on Wheels (SOWs). The networks will be capable of delivering data to boost existing communications or provide communications where existing nodes have been compromised, in some of the most congested areas in the U.S. We are confident that the combined expertise of our team, along with Oceus Networks and Fujitsu Network Communications, will help JerseyNet achieve their vision.”
About PMC Associates
PMC Associates is a family owned, NJ based Public Safety communications integrator that was founded in 1988. The company provides innovative solutions to the Public Safety, Education, Transportation, and Utility sectors in NY, NJ, PA, DE, MD, DC, and VA. For more information visit www.PMC-Wireless.com.
About Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc.
Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc. is a trusted partner to a broad spectrum of customers across all industries, enabling them to realize the maximum value from their communications networks. We are a market-leading US-based manufacturer of network equipment and a top US patent-holder in optical networking. Our solutions combine the best wireline, wireless, and software technology with extensive multivendor services expertise to deliver custom, end-to-end network integration and management solutions. For more information, please see: http://us.fujitsu.com/telecom
About Oceus Networks, Inc.
Oceus Networks Inc. provides customized broadband products and solutions to governments and enterprise customers across the globe leveraging the latest in standards-based commercial technology. Oceus Networks specializes in the delivery of mobile solutions, integrating fixed and wireless broadband technologies that enable secure, high-speed voice, video and data communications. Privately U.S.-owned and operated, Oceus Networks’ headquarters are located in Reston, Virginia, with labs in Reston and Plano, Texas. Visit www.oceusnetworks.com to learn more.
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