Fleet management solution added to AT&T FirstNet offering
AT&T, Cradlepoint, Fleet Complete partner for public safety fleet management
As it continues to build out its dedicated public safety network and sign up first responder organizations around the country, AT&T and its partners are working to offer a range of connected solutions with the latest being a fleet management solution.
AT&T is about 65% through construction of the FirstNet network with its 700 MHz spectrum up and running in some 650 markets. The carrier reported FirstNet has attracted 750,000 subscribers from 9,000 agencies.
The solution consists of a FirstNet-ready Cradlepoint router for use inside vehicles, and a pair of apps from Fleet Complete. Administrators can leverage connectivity to track vehicles, monitor telemetry, receive crash notifications, monitor fuel consumption and so forth.
“Think of the ability to quickly dispatch police cars and ambulances to the scene or get nearly instantaneous insight if a school bus breaks down,” Chris Penrose, President, Internet of Things Solutions, AT&T, said in a statement. “With this collaboration, first responders get a holistic solution that helps them stay better connected to their workers and vehicles while keeping us all safer.”
During the APCO event this week in Baltimore, AT&T also spotlighted new capabilities that it plans to add to FirstNet by the end of the year. Mission-critical push-to-talk is expected to debut by the end of this year, and the carrier said that it is working with Assured Wireless on High-Power User Equipment (HPUE), which can operate in Band 14 to transmit stronger signals.