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Source: pcworld.com - Posted by Vincenzo Ciaglia   
Wireless Security Law enforcement agencies across the country may one day link to a broadband wireless network that lets them view streaming video of felonies and identify criminals more quickly. . . . Law enforcement agencies across the country may one day link to a broadband wireless network that lets them view streaming video of felonies and identify criminals more quickly.


However, the legislation necessary to make the network a reality isn't moving at the same pace as the technology.


The Spectrum Coalition for Public Safety, a national coalition of cities, counties, public safety associations, and law enforcement officials, held a press conference this week to demonstrate the potential of the network and urge Congress to allocate the spectrum needed.


"[There is] a pressing need for a national, wireless broadband network like we see here today," said Lt. Charles B. Smith, a coalition member who works for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

Accompanying Coalition members were representatives from IBM; Insight (a provider of technology products and services to businesses); Motorola; and Flarion Technologies (a broadband communications company), who showed off the products and technology available for a wireless public safety network.

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