This drill happened yesterday at the WTC site through NYC's Dept. of Information Technology & Telecommunications. "Officials tested sending surveillance video from the building's 50th floor to the network operations center and from there to the fire department's operations center in Brooklyn, allowing them to monitor the scene remotely...."
Northrop Grumman, a global defense and technology company with more than 120,000 employees, will equip, build and maintain the system for five years and provide technical support to city technology officials.
MobileShield might be the product they're testing.
They were also testing the ability to send blueprints electronically before the firefighters are dispatched.
This is part of the $500 million citywide data network including the formation of an elite group of firefighters, which are expected to be operational in spring 2008.