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2014 VQiPS Workshop was held April 29 - May 1, 2014.
This year’s workshop commemorated the five-year anniversary of the VQiPS project and verified the path forward. Workshop attendees interacted with other first responders and listened to case studies about efforts in different cities to establish video systems and use them for daily operations. Workshop attendees departed with a shared understanding of the VQiPS tools available to the end user community, an increased awareness of new video technologies, and insight into how first responders use video in the field. Highlights of this year’s workshop included a Public Safety Video Applications Lab; a preview of the Digital Video Quality Handbook – Version 2; updates from the National Public Safety Telecommunications Council (NPSTC), the Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) Program, and FirstNet; and sessions on the Command Center Experience and an Introduction of Public Safety Broadband Issues. The workshop also featured case study presentations from Chicago, Illinois; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Seattle, Washington; Houston, Texas; Baltimore, Maryland; Beverly Hills, California; and Washington, D.C. The case study presentations highlighted policy issues each city faces with video systems, such as retention rates. Attendees can use the lessons learned from these presentations to support efforts to establish their own video systems.