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NCJ Number: NCJ 217104     Find in a Library
Title: Migrating From Cellular Digital Packet Data
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Corporate Author: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 03/2007
Page Count: 2
  Annotation: This paper briefly discusses the migration of public safety agencies’ network connectivity from cellular digital packet data (CDPD) to commercial/private wireless broadband services.
Abstract: Key points identified in the move from cellular digital packet data include: (1) public safety agencies that use commercial cellular digital packet data (CDPD) will soon be forced to migrate to another method of communication; (2) commercial companies are now offering wireless data services that transmit data at significantly higher speeds than CDPD; (3) several factors should be considered when migrating to a new service, including reliability, bandwidth, subscriber fees, and coverage; and (4) private mobile networks consisting of radio frequency network data systems or wireless broadband networks are also viable options. The most popular form of network connectivity for public safety agencies, CDPD, will soon be unavailable due to failing equipment and an insufficient user base. CDPD can be replaced by wireless broadband systems. However, the end of the CDPD era will have significant financial, technical, and operational implications for public safety data communications. The new era of wireless broadband services should be embraced with an open but informed mind. It will likely open the door to some exciting new public safety features. 2 notes
Main Term(s): Automation
Index Term(s): Computer Terminals ; Computer hardware systems ; Computer software ; Policing innovation ; Computer program models ; Technical evolution ; Police computer training
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
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Type: Report (Technical)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
Note: NIJ In Short--Toward Criminal Justice Solutions, March 2007
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