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Covia Labs CEO to Address LTE, FirstNet and Alternatives for Public Safety Communications on IWCE Panel

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIF. –– March 5, 2013 –– Covia Labs Inc. today announced that David Kahn, CEO of Covia Labs, will participate on the “LTE: What If You’re Not Ready Yet?” panel at the 2013 International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) in Las Vegas, Nevada on March 13 at 4:15 p.m. PT.

The panel will review the benefits and challenges of LTE and P25 LMR for public safety communications in the context of the planned development of FirstNet. It will also review alternatives, including software options or commercial cellular for data, as public safety agencies evaluate the future of their legacy systems.

Along with Kahn, co-panelists include: Steve Marzolf, Integrated Services Program Director, Virginia Information Technologies Agency; Robert Shapiro PE, Independent LMR Consultant, and; John Powell, Member, P25 Steering Committee/APCO.

Kahn will share experiences from Covia Labs’ work with U.S Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate’s (S&T) on mission critical voice, and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

The panel will be held from 4:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. PT at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Room N233. There is a registration fee to see Kahn’s session, registration still available at www.iwceexpo.com. Use the code SPK and receive a 25% discount off the conference fee (for new registrations only). For more information about the conference, visit http://www.iwceexpo.com/iwce2013/Public/enter.aspx.

Covia Labs, Inc. is the developer of the only software platform that enables secure interoperable communications across an unlimited number of diverse devices, from smart phones to proprietary police and fire department radios to weapons systems. Covia’s technology enables diverse entities to work as a united team in order to accomplish a singular mission. By empowering personnel from different organizations with real-time information regardless of infrastructure or equipment, first responders and military personnel can improve operational capabilities and save lives. The company was named a “Top Performing Technology” at the U.S. Military’s 2010 CWID (Coalition Warrior Interoperability Demonstration) events and has engaged in contracts with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).