MuniWireless08: East; Philadelphia, PA; June 10-11, 2008

Creating the Blueprint For Municipal Wireless Success Stories
Spotlight on Public Safety and WiMAX

MuniWireless08: East
Philadelphia, PA
June 10-11, 2008
Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue

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The municipal wireless market is projected to grow more than 40 percent in 2008, driven by the rising number of applications being deployed on those networks. Whether it’s public safety, video surveillance, automated meter reading/AMI, telehealth, traffic management or digital inclusion, the market’s focus has swung decidedly toward planning, implementing and supporting those applications. Municipalities, service providers and systems integrators all are clamoring for more information about instances where applications are being successfully deployed – and that’s what you’ll get when you come to MuniWireless08:East in Philadelphia.

This conference builds on MuniWireless’ insightful content sessions and expert speakers with an expanded exposition and exhibit hall, where attendees will learn more about applications that are making a difference for municipal governments and their community audiences. In particular, the conference will focus heavily upon the single-most-deployed municipal wireless application: Public Safety. You’ll hear police and fire chiefs, municipal CIOs, and integrators and service providers talk about actual deployments with tangible return on investment. One of the most important elements of Public Safety applications that you’ll learn about is the all-important topic of how best to fund these projects – how to convince city officials to allocate money in their capital or operating budgets; how and where to apply for grants, and other funding sources you probably never imagined.

Another key focal point of this conference will be WiMAX, which is fast emerging as a critical technology as networks cover larger geographic areas and require faster backhaul. Our special WiMAX content track will include case studies, technology overviews and innovative ways to design municipal wireless networks using WiMAX. Combined with other municipal wireless technologies as WiFi, mesh networks, wireless clients, microwave and affordable CPE equipment, our WiMAX content will give you a more complete view of your technology options.

And, of course, you’ll get an update on the status of municipal wireless in Philadelphia, one of the earliest adopters of this important technology among major U.S. cities.

Who Should Attend?
Like all MuniWireless conferences, MuniWireless08:East delivers content in both general sessions and a series of simultaneous, audience-specific breakout sessions. This makes the conference ideal for a wide variety of audiences who need to know more about municipal wireless, including:

  • Municipal Leaders and Elected Officials: How to use municipal wireless to make government more efficient and serve local constituencies.
  • Municipal CIOs, IT executives and network managers: Ensuring successful projects, from selecting technologies to deploying applications and managing projects.
  • Service Providers: Working with municipalities to develop the right business models and validate project ROI.
  • Systems Integrators: Building networks “with legs” that can be expanded over time to deliver more value in the most cost-effective way possible.
  • Applications Developers: Learn what municipalities need and how they prioritize their applications needs.
  • Infrastructure Product Vendors: Create a personal dialogue with forward-thinking municipalities, service providers and integrators as they plot their buying strategies.
  • Non-Profit Organizations: How to put municipal wireless to work for the community at large and for underserved audiences.