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On-Demand Public Safety Innovation Webinar Series: Deploy advanced communication with Cradlepoint & L3Harris

Mission critical communications networks and Wireless WAN work in concert to enable first responders to make informed decisions and act quickly

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First responders rely on network connectivity as a critical need. This comes in two major forms: Land Mobile Radio (LMR) network and Wireless Wide Area Networks (WAN) access for the applications and devices in and around vehicles. These two baseline connectivity services are public safety lifelines, and together they coexist to stream agile, precise and united field communications.

In this virtual event, we’ll explore how these technologies enable first responders to have the services, information and correspondence needed to make informed decisions and act quickly. Join Nick Bruckner, Lexipol SVP, along with Michael Dickens, Global Sales Engineer, Cradlepoint, Alan Close, President Cleveland Communications, Inc., T.J. Martin, Public Information Officer/Radio Communications Coordinator, City of Parma Fire Department, and Rob Butts, Market Manager, L3Harris, as they discuss the power achieved with the relationship between Cradlepoint’s Wireless WAN communication and the mission-critical solutions provided by L3Harris.

You’ll learn about:

  • Public safety uses of Wireless WAN.
  • Innovations that 5G enables.
  • The increased communications interoperability produced with converged Cradlepoint and L3 Harris first responder devices and services.
  • How the city of Parma enhanced their critical communications shortfalls with interoperable systems and FirstNet Public Safety Broadband.
  • How to bring advanced network connectivity technology to your organization.

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Alan Close, President, Cleveland Communications, Inc.



Close is a native of Cleveland, Ohio, where he currently serves as the CEO of Cleveland Communications, Inc. after joining the company in 1990 and purchased it in 2006. His experience in the U.S. Army, where he served as an MP, founding member of the Aberdeen Proving Ground SRT (Army SWAT) and trained in Protective Services, Firearms and Investigation; helped him establish an understanding of the importance of mission critical communications. Close has been instrumental in securing many firsts within the mission critical communications world, including First MASTR-III Migration from EDACS to P-25; Industry First AT&T – to – ISSI Connection; First Telex – to – CSSI Interface; and Industry First DFSI interface with Tait P-25 and L3Harris VIDA System.

T.J. Martin, Public Information Officer/Radio Communications Coordinator, City of Parma Fire Department

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Martin is a 30 year veteran of the City of Parma, Ohio Fire Department. In his current role, he provides strategic public outreach through local and national media outlets, social media and professional organizations. He managed the operations of the department’s 800 MHz LMR radio system as well as the strategic implementation of FirstNet connectivity through the ISSI interface. Martin also develops and implements system-wide technology solutions, including the integration of a fiberoptic data platform. He serves as a voting member of the Cuyahoga County (Ohio) CESAB radio communications board.

Rob Butts, Professional Communications Market Manager, Communication Systems Business Segment, L3Harris Technologies

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Butts is responsible for managing the utilities, transportation and industrial vertical markets, expanding the product portfolio by leveraging L3Harris product platforms, and leading partnership strategies with well-matched offerings from members of the Mission Critical Alliance. He also manages the professional communications voice of the customer initiatives by investigating market feedback and bringing new solutions to meet customer demand. Butts joined L3Harris in 2020 following a 37-year career with Southern Company, working in the telecommunications group at Southern Linc, where he led the Product Engineering organization responsible for developing, testing and launching voice and data products on both the iDEN and LTE networks.

Michael Dickens, Global Sales Engineer, Cradlepoint

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Dickens has brought Cradlepoint from a consumer-based applications company to full robust enterprise solutions over his eight-year tenure. Previously, he worked on DoD networks, ISPs and data center management.


Nick Bruckner, Chief Revenue Officer, Lexipol Digital Media Communities

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Bruckner oversees the day-to-day sales strategy and growth for Police1. Previously, he served as executive vice president, marketing platform at Praetorian Digital. In these roles, Bruckner has more than 15 years of revenue growth leadership and personally secured some of the largest agreements on record with brands like Verizon and GP.

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