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Next-Gen MCPTT

Seed and Progress Award

Progress Round Amount: $70,000

Seed Round Amount: $30,000 

This video is a demonstration of NextGen MCPTT's final Tech to Protect project.

Challenge Award 

This image shows a headshot of K.K. Ramakrishnan and Dr. Jiachen Chen, with a red ribbon marked "Superior"

Project Summary

We dramatically improve the efficiency of MCPTT. We enable store, pause, and replay of messages, SMS, speech-to-text, and text-to-speech. Users may speak without waiting for the floor – the app sends messages when the floor becomes available. A map function allows dispatchers to view the geo-location of units and manage groups dynamically. We will distribute apps to first responders in training exercises, Google Play Store, and FirstNet App Catalog.

    Next-Gen PPT was one of the top 25 contestants in NIST's Tech to Protect Challenge.

    Created August 4, 2020, Updated December 17, 2020