Flarion & Friends Get Gov't Gig

Flarion Technologies, IBM Corp. (NYSE: IBM), and Motorola Inc. (NYSE: MOT) are powering a much-anticipated public safety network that will be demonstrated on Tuesday in Washington, D.C.

The high-speed, wireless network is intended to provide first responders with a reliable, broadband communications channel. It is being built in response to the communications problems faced by emergency workers responding to the attacks of September 11, 2001.

The network will be unveiled with a video communications demo.

There's no word yet on what each vendor is providing for the network. But Flarion -- older readers will no doubt recall -- is known for its high-speed wide area wireless technology (see Nextel Trials Flarion's Flash).

Flarion has been working on cutting itself this particular slice of homeland security pork for a couple of years now (see Flarion Seeks Defense Contract).

— Dan Jones, Site Editor, Unstrung

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