The Safer Buildings Coalition (SBC) announced that iBwave, an expert in in-building wireless software and training globally, has joined SBC as a charter member. SBC is a non-profit organization established to make buildings safer during emergencies for occupants and first responders through industry awareness, policy and deployment best-practice education aimed at improving indoor wireless communications capabilities.
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“SBC welcomes iBwave and the extensive in-building wireless expertise and global perspective the company brings to our organization,” commented Alan Perdue, SBC executive director. “A significant percentage of wireless usage occurs indoors. That, combined with a need to ensure the reliability of indoor two-way radio communications for first responders, makes now a pivotal time to bring industry leaders together to enhance the coverage, capacity and dependability of wireless networks inside buildings.”
iBwave president and CEO Mario Bouchard added, “iBwave appreciates and fully supports the Safer Buildings Coalition and its efforts to spur and unite wireless industry leaders to address and solve in-building communications challenges. With the migration to 4G LTE from 2G and 3G technology and the unavoidable complexities of designing and deploying reliable indoor wireless networks, it’s critical that our company and others work closely with the SBC to more effectively focus on this important public safety issue.”
For more information on SBC, visit www.saferbuildings.org.