Choosing the right mobile data solution for a particular application can seem like a daunting task. There are many choices in the market and more within the mesh networking segment than most realize.
The key to avoiding the pitfalls and making the right decision is performing due diligence, both within the public safety agency and with prospective vendors. A thorough review of agency needs and requirements, followed by an analysis of how those needs stack up against the product offerings, will help ensure the ultimate choice is one that will serve the agency's needs many years into the future.
Ryan Canning is the NovaRoam product manager with L-3 Communications Nova Engineering (www.l-3com.com/nova), an applied technology company in Cincinnati, Ohio. NovaRoam is the company's mobile mesh networking solution for public safety.