UNC-TV Announces New Public Safety Research Center Partnership

UNC-TV Public Media North Carolina announces a groundbreaking partnership with the North Carolina Department of Information Technology (NC DIT) and the Wireless Research Center of North Carolina (WRC) that will develop and operate a public safety research center. This breakthrough center will be tasked with developing and testing new products and services for first responders, beginning with innovative applications for ATSC 3.0/Next Gen TV to improve public safety response.

This new partnership consists of UNC-TV Public Media North Carolina and its Chief Technology Officer Fred Engel, focusing on strategy, operations, technical talent and training; the NC DIT and its Director of the First Responder Emerging Technologies Program Red Grasso, focusing on public safety initiatives and government interactions; and WRC and its President and CEO Gerard (Gerry) Hayes, PhD, focusing on research design, execution and data science.

Read more about this endeavor here.