IWCE - Connecting Critical Communications

August 24-28, 2020 | Las Vegas, NV
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IWCE will take place August 24-28, 2020.

For over 40 years the International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) has been North America's leading critical communications event, bringing together critical communication technology professionals gather to evaluate, learn and network with industry leaders.

The conference features a five-day program and an 80,000 square foot exhibit hall with nearly 400 exhibitors. The event will host 6,500+ industry professionals from around the world, from government, public safety, utilities, transportation, enterprise, professional services and the dealer community.

The agenda features 17 tracks, including 4 new tracks on 5G, Safe Cities, In-Building Wireless and Smart X.

Our analyst Ken Rehbehn, research and analyst associate director, will be speaking at IWCE. Contact us to arrange a meeting at the conference, and plan on attending these sessions:

"New Technologies Paving the Way for the Public Safety Industry," moderated by Ken Rehbehn, August 26, 10:15-11:30 am. The shift from P25 and other mature technologies to broadband for public safety has enabled innovations such as body cams, sensors, drones, enhanced cyber-security, and the addition of mental health technicians into the 911 Public Safety response system. Explore some of the current innovations being deployed and the system owners who are early adopters of these new, cutting-edge technologies, and how public safety can take advantage of the Internet of Things (IoT) due to the enormous amounts of data that can be leveraged. Billions of sensors are currently in place in the home and businesses, such as wearable and implantable medical devices, traffic sensors, video surveillance systems, and gunshot/flood detection sensors. Each of these sensors send data back to enable first responders to make better, faster decisions to assist their communities.

"Advances in Location Technologies," moderated by Ken Rehbehn, August 27, 2:15-3:30 pm. Situational awareness tools with map data, indoor and outdoor personnel location, as well as integration of physiological and hazmat sensors using IOT protocols, can now deliver enhanced common operating pictures for on-scene and remote commanders. 3D mapping and location systems deliver a clear view of maps – and real-time personnel location – even within buildings and underground. In addition, environmental and health sensors can provide real-time assessment of the operating conditions and vital statistics of both responders and victims in critical situations. Explore how advancements in 3D locations technologies can augment PTT services and assist in location for 911 callers by directing first responders to their accurate locations, as well as keep track of agents in the field through new, state of the art mapping and situational awareness tools.

"Industrial Communications Reboot with CBRS-Enabled Private LTE," moderated by Ken Rehbehn, April 2, 3:45-5:00 pm. Following the September 2019 CBRS initial commercial deployment, the stage is set for new private LTE network deployments serving manufacturing, logistics centers, transportation hubs, and campuses. Significant benefits come when data communications shift from inefficient Wi-Fi networks to deterministic LTE networks. Learn how the new Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) combines with private LTE to benefit small, medium, and large enterprises across the US. The advantage of CBRS is greater network control for enhanced throughput, priority, and quality-of-service that enables higher device density and enhanced performance. Hear how private LTE on CBRS could be a game-changer for enterprise voice and data deployments.

"Are Private LTE/5G Networks a Viable Alternative for Public Safety?", a panel with Ken Rehbehn, August 28, 9:45-11:00 am. Hear the main advantages of a Private LTE network for mission critical applications, including a privately owned and hybrid (carrier operated) network´s advantages. Review of the most important points to take into consideration when evaluating and existent two-way radio communication system, as you consider moving from a private LMR network to a private LTE system.

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Speakers and Attendees

  • Ken Rehbehn
    Directing Analyst, Critical Communications
    Ken Rehbehn is a mobile communications analyst at Omdia, specializing in mission-critical and business-critical communications technologies used for public safety and industry.
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