More than 100 FirstNet Ready™ devices and 100 approved apps in the FirstNet App Catalog

December 17, 2019

by AT&T

FirstNet goes beyond delivering reliable, unthrottled connectivity to public safety. Public safety agencies on FirstNet now have access to more than 100 FirstNet Ready™ devices and 100 approved apps in the FirstNet App Catalog. The innovative tools in the FirstNet ecosystem are cost-effective and help  advance routine and emergency responses.

For example, a public safety agency in Massachusetts is using the FirstNet Listed application Vizsafe to enhance situational awareness for its hazmat teams.

“Using Vizsafe on FirstNet, the agency can now broadcast and view live video streams from first responders,” said Peter Mottur, CEO of Vizsafe. “They can track near real-time user location on the front lines and share insights with command staff to improve decision making and streamline response.”

FirstNet also plans to launch FirstNet Push-to-Talk in early 2020. This is a standards-compliant, mission-centric solution that’s being purpose-built for public safety. It’s designed to further advance first responders’ communication capabilities with reliable, high-performance calling.

“Since its launch, FirstNet has created a dedicated marketplace for public safety broadband communications that never existed before, and we are only scratching the surface on the innovations this network is driving,” said FirstNet Authority’s Edward Parkinson. “Public safety’s critical communications needs will always be at the center of their network, and we are proud to support more than 10,000 agencies using more than 1 million FirstNet connections across the country. We look forward to continuing to work hand-in-hand with public safety and AT&T as we head into a new year of network expansion and growth.”

FirstNet is public safety's dedicated, nationwide communications platform. It's bringing public safety communications into the 21st century with new, innovative capabilities to strengthen first responders' incident response. And it's helping them connect to the critical information they need – every day and in every emergency.