The City of Seattle Fire Department provides fire suppression and emergency medical services for this large, diverse city, responding to nearly 80,000 incidents each year. The department needs to support critical communications and applications in emergency vehicles, including the high-speed transfer of photos and large files. At the same time, they need to optimize bandwidth utilization over the communications network they share with other city agencies.
Today, the department uses the InMotion Solutions oMG2000 Mobile Gateway as the central communications platform for emergency vehicles. The mobile routing solutions provide secure, highly reliable voice, video, and data connectivity in the field, along with seamless switching between multiple WiFi and cellular broadband networks, without the need for responder devices with multiple radios. The upgradeable InMotion Solution will also help keep total cost of ownership low, because the department will be able to update responder radios without having to replace the oMG gateway.