NEC member Raytheon unveiled its new INTEROP-7000 system that will improve communication between various public safety officials at a conference this week. The system will streamline communication between newer devices, such as cell phones and tablets, and traditional two-way radios through the use of a central server. An emergency pays no attention to an agency’s jurisdiction or means of communication and now neither will the individuals responding to one.
The ability of responders to communicate during and after an emergency can have a direct effect on people’s lives and public safety. Information in a crisis can provide a crucial break in the investigation or a sense of security to the public. Raytheon’s new system will allow for information to be shared by any device as a means for communicating amongst different law enforcement agencies, the media, or government officials.
“Many in public safety already use cellphones on commercial cellular networks, but these devices are often not part of the broader emergency communications network,” said Mike Bostic, director of customer advocacy for Public Safety and Security at Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems business in a statement. “By delivering technology that enables commercial smartphones to communicate with existing land mobile radio systems, Raytheon will allow public safety officials to use the best device in any situation.”
The INTEROP-7000 system will be yet another product produced by Raytheon that will improve our security and defense infrastructure. It is sure to help the company build on its solid second quarter net sales of $6.11 billion. The New England Council congratulates Raytheon Corporation on the launch of this new product that will surely contribute to public safety.