FirstNet Devices Emerge to Increase Situational Awareness

Emergency “drop kits”, handsets, modems, and Internet of Things (IoT) modules are all emerging and will be available soon (if not already) for First Responders looking to utilize FirstNet.  Following the recent APCO show in Las Vegas, RCR Wireless News reported several product announcements including a handset developed by Motorola Solutions and a modem by Cradlepoint.


  • New devices available to address first responder connectivity challenges.
  • A new suite of mobile applications to increase situational awareness for first responders to be launched.
  • Solutions to satisfy a variety of new use cases are being developed such as a proof-of-concept “emergency drop kit” that creates a 300-foot connectivity bubble.

“FirstNet is transforming how our first responders operate on a day-to-day basis and coordinate incident management. Motorola Solutions is dedicated to providing the cutting-edge solutions first responders require to take advantage of FirstNet’s capabilities through technology like the LEX L11,” says Mary Doherty, vice president of sales and services, Motorola Solutions.

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