APCO and NPSTC Agree to Partner on Technical Standards Issues
Today the National Public Safety Telecommunications Council (NPSTC) voted during its meeting in Las Vegas to partner with the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International going forward on technical standards issues related to public safety broadband communications.
The agreement does not include any matters related to 3GPP.
“I believe that this continuing partnership will only serve to strengthen the public safety broadband communications in the U.S.,” said APCO President Terry Hall.
“As a founding member of NPSTC, it is only fitting that this relationship be enhanced as NPSTC develops broadband requirements requiring standards development to partner with APCO,” said NPSTC Chairman Ralph Haller. “This is a critical time to ensure involvement of the public safety communications community to stay involved with the requirements and standards development of broadband technology as we move into the future.”
About APCO International™ (www.apcointl.org)
APCO International is the world’s largest organization of public safety communications professionals. It serves the needs of public safety communications practitioners worldwide – and the welfare of the general public as a whole – by providing complete expertise, professional development, technical assistance, advocacy and outreach.
About NPSTC (www.npstc.org)
The National Public Safety Telecommunications Council (NPSTC) is a federation of organizations whose mission is to improve public safety communications and interoperability through collaborative leadership.