FirstNet apps bring fleet management solutions to public safety
Via AT&T News Room
Aug 12, 2019
- AT&T, Fleet Complete, Cradlepoint Offer FirstNet Ready In-Vehicle Network Solution that Will Boost Public Safety for Communities Across the USA
Public safety agencies on FirstNet – America’s public safety communications platform – now have access to an end-to-end fleet management solution. Fleet Complete for FirstNet now offers a fully-integrated solution that gives agencies comprehensive, near real-time insights into critical fleet and in-field first responder activities. This leads to increased situational awareness, efficiency and safety for first responders and public safety fleets.
AT&T is delivering this solution in collaboration with Fleet Complete, a fully integrated telematics platform, and Cradlepoint, a leading provider of cloud-delivered LTE and 5G-ready wireless solutions.
“The FirstNet platform has an incredible capacity to get help to people who need it when they need it,” said Chris Penrose, President, Internet of Things Solutions, AT&T. “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. 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.”
Fleet Complete for FirstNet consists of a FirstNet Ready™ Cradlepoint device that can take advantage of Band 14 and two FirstNet Certified™ apps now in the FirstNet App Catalog: Fleet Complete Mobile and Fleet Complete Dispatch. The solution provides a feature-rich interface, post-install support, maintenance and fault code modules, as well as detailed reporting for historical data records. It also easily integrates with existing systems in place. Additionally, the FirstNet Ready™ Cradlepoint device supports FirstNet’s First Priority® – which provides priority and preemption for first responders.
Once installed, public safety agency administrators can remotely track vehicles in the field, run engine diagnostics, get crash notifications, and check sensors to monitor maintenance needs, fuel consumption and more.
“We are proud to work with FirstNet to provide industry leading tools like in-vehicle fleet solutions, which allow public safety to capture critical information,” says Tony Lourakis, founder and CEO of Fleet Complete. “Our first responder customers will get a holistic telematics platform that operates on FirstNet and helps ensure a robust GPS-reporting system for operations that could ultimately save lives.”
“Many first responder agencies are looking for a robust in-vehicle network solution that is FirstNet Ready™ and provides a fully integrated telematics and fleet management capability,” said Todd Krautkremer, chief marketing officer at Cradlepoint. “Our relationship with AT&T and Fleet Complete provides this complete solution in an easy-to-purchase, deploy and consume approach that helps agencies get up and running quickly.”
Built with AT&T, in public-private partnership with the First Responder Network Authority, FirstNet is designed to strengthen and advance public safety communications, helping first responders connect to the critical information they need – every day and in every emergency.
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