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First responders may utilize the computing power of a smartphone throughout the workday to complete myriad tasks requiring connectivity in the foreseeable future, according to a Samsung official helping lead the company’s U.S. public-safety initiatives. He evaluates that It is a disruption that’s happening in communications for first responders.

Reg Jones, Samsung’s director of sales and solutions for the public sector, thinks that “it’s the right time for first responders to take advantage of strong mobile compute and begin to look at it as a way to complement their daily workflow and also for them to begin seeing how to leverage it in more mission-critical situations”.

Samsung plans to deliver LTE-based first-responder solutions with a strong security posture. At the center of this vision are Samsung’s devices, including the new Galaxy S9 and S9+, both of which include the capability of operating on the Band 14 spectrum licensed to FirstNet, the US first responder network.

One key feature of the Galaxy S9 and other Samsung devices are their considerable computer-processing capabilities, and Samsung hopes to lead the development of an ecosystem that leverages this strength in myriad environments, Jones said. For instance, when a device is docked in the Samsung DeX — short for desktop experience — first responders can use the computing and connectivity capabilities of the smart device to have a PC-like experience, with the added benefit of charging the smart device, he said, according to urgentcomm.com.