Homeland Security may tune into XM Radio?

An interesting Associated Press story at the Washington Post website outlines how the Mobile Enhanced Situational Awareness Network may get a dedicated XM channel that would be available to first responders and those needing information in an emergency. The satellite radio system apparently offers enough bandwidth to send maps and other imagery, which could be displayed on portable computers. The system might even be programmed to deliver specific messages to certain areas of the country only.

qv: Washington Post - Military Might Draft XM Satellite Radio

About Phil Yanov

Phil Yanov is a Technologist, Columnist and Public Radio Commentator.

He is the founder of Tech After Five as well as the founder and President of the GSA Technology Council and the IT Leadership Council.

His personal technology column appears in Greenville Business Magazine and the Columbia Business Journal.

He co-hosts the Your Day technology shows heard on NPR radio stations across South Carolina and is a frequent contributor to technology stories appearing on radio and television.