In this exciting installment of the RIot Underground, we’re joined by Tony Sammarco, the Director of Technology Strategy for Device Solutions, who shares insights into the transformative ATSC 3.0  project. Funded by the Department of Homeland Security, this initiative explores the repurposing spectrum for emergency services and promises to enhance emergency communication, particularly in rural areas. Listen in as Tony discusses the successful trial of ATSC 3.0 in the Winterville, NC Fire Station, and how the outdated, unreliable paging technology used by emergency responders is set to be revolutionized by this cutting-edge datacasting technology.

We also delve into the realm of the Internet of Things (IoT) and how Device Solutions is contributing to economic development through IoT opportunities. Tony also sheds light on the role of partners such as the Wireless Research Center of North Carolina and the North Carolina Department of Information Technology in the ATSC 3.0 project. Tune in to hear about this game-changing technology, and how it’s paving the way for better reliability, coverage, and situational awareness for our first responders. This is an episode you won’t want to miss!