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SBC Program at In-Building Wireless Congress (IBW)
Planet Hollywood
3667 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 1:40 PM EST to Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Category: Industry Event


Tuesday, June 11, 2019 – Congress Day One
Track Three: In-Building Communications for Public Safety, Security and Operations 

1:40-2:30 p.m. Panel Discussion 

Key Considerations for Designing and Deploying In-building Public Safety Communications Systems 

This session features some of the top minds in Radio Frequency engineering and design, and also explores the SBC Codes and Standards technical work group.

  • Meeting the requirements of public safety for indoor coverage 
    • Preventing interference 
    • Signal strength 
    • Extending coverage to basements and stairwells 
  • Design and deployment considerations – what is commercially feasible and technically rational? 
    • Spectrum environment 
    • Building parameters 
    • Users’ operational needs 
  • Operational challenges associated with combined cellular/public safety DAS 
    • Balancing the needs of carriers and public safety regulations and requirements

Panelists to be confirmed 

Additional panelists to be confirmed 

2:30-3:10 p.m. Presentation 

Meeting National and Local Code Regulations and Requirements for Public Safety Communications 

  • Recent and planned code updates – NFPA, IFC, UL 
  • Focus on Clark County, NV, and other local jurisdictions
    • Local Requirements
    • Existing Buildings 
    • Economic Considerations

Chief Alan Perdue (ret.), CFO, FM, MIFireE 
Executive Director 
Safer Buildings Coalition 

Additional Panelists from Clark County, NV Public Safety and other local Jurisdictions to be confirmed

3:10-3:50 p.m. Networking and Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall 

3:50-4:30 p.m. Presentation

Doing Well While Doing Good: How Public Safety Communication Mandates are Expanding In-Building Opportunities 

It goes without saying that protecting lives and property is worthwhile. Recent widespread adoption of Fire and Building codes has moved in-building connectivity infrastructure projects “nice-to-have” into “table stakes”, especially in markets where enforcement is pervasive and construction activity is high. 

You will learn: 

  • Which Markets are most active in enforcing the codes? 
  • Where does this intersect with high construction activity? 
  • What markets are requiring coverage in existing buildings? 
  • How is FirstNet being pushed inside buildings? 
  • How do day two monitoring and maintenance rules turn these projects into long-term clients? 
  • Why property owners should take advantage of the mandate to fund public safety infrastructure to piggy-back cellular connectivity and smart-building application projects – improving building assets and ROI
  • What funding models are available to enable property owners to maximize the benefits of in building infrastructure?

John Foley 
General Manager 
Safer Buildings Coalition

Justin Marron 
Strategic Venue Partners 

4:30-5:10 p.m. Presentation 

Monitoring and Managing Public Safety Systems 

  • Maintenance 
  • Reliability of system 
  • Liability 
  • Annual testing best practices 

David Adams 
Senior Product Manager 
PCTEL RF Solutions

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 – Congress Day Two

9:00-9:40 a.m. Panel Discussion 

Locating 911 Callers Quickly and Accurately – Regulatory, Technological, and Business Considerations

This session discusses 911 Location Accuracy, the possible technology solutions, the NEAD (National Emergency Address Database), and the possible commercial benefits that infrastructure supporting robust Location Based Services may provide.


  • One Minute = 10,000 Lives: Why this is so important
  • FCC Location Accuracy Benchmarks - Update
  • Device Based or Network Based Location? 
  • NEAD Database – What is it? 
  • Privacy Concerns
  • Possible Commercial Benefits

Eric Toenjes [Invited]
National Marketing Manager, Mobility 

Alan Tilles, ESQ [Invited]
Shulman Rodgers

Art King [Invited]
Director of Enterprise Services & Technologies 
Corning / SpiderCloud Wireless 

9:40-10:30 p.m. Presentation

The Lines are Blurred! – LMR? LTE? What is the future for Public Safety Communications?  

This presentation provides an update on Public Safety LTE and how it is augmenting, and at times replacing, Land Mobile Radio (LMR). Understand what functionality is available today, and how public-safety agencies can acquire these capabilities now. Discuss some of the initial plans for deployable networks, applications, resiliency and cybersecurity, as well as how these new functionalities may impact public-safety operations.

John Foley 
General Manager 
Safer Buildings Coalition

Chief Alan Perdue (ret.), CFO, FM, MIFireE 
Executive Director 
Safer Buildings Coalition