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Top 5 stories: Week of Dec. 8-12
Here’s a look at the most popular stories on IWCE’s Urgent Communications from the last week.
Improved worker safety an opportunity for employer cost savings, former OSHA head says
Potential cost savings in the area of healthcare and worker’s compensation could one day elevate the importance of safety within organizations, says a former head of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Top 5 stories: Week of Nov. 24 to 28

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Top 5 stories: Week of Nov. 17 - 21
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FCC approves rules to ensure 911 reliability, but dissenters worry about ‘federal takeover’ of emergency-calling system
FCC commissioners vote to propose measures designed to increase accountability and communication among service providers as 911 call centers transition to IP-based technologies, but a Republican dissenter calls the action a regulatory "federal takeover" of the emergency-calling system that traditionally has been overseen at state and local levels.
Congressional subcommittee pushes for FirstNet timeline, more SWICs
Members of Congress pressed FirstNet Acting General Manager TJ Kennedy for a projected timeframe regarding the state-consultation process during Tuesday’s U.S. House Homeland Security subcommittee hearing on the progress of interoperable communications since the tragic events of 9/11.
FirstNet devotes half its budget to RFP development
FirstNet's finance committee allocates $42.5 million and $22.3 million, respectively, toward completing its two primary goals for 2015: developing the comprehensive request for proposals (RFP) that identify partners for the public-safety broadband network and conducting state consultations and outreach.
New iCERT study seeks answers to funding questions for next-gen 911 transition
Funding models, legal issues and a lack of urgency are among the early findings of research being done to examine the challenges associated with the transition from legacy 911 systems to a next-generation architecture, according to speakers during a recent webinar on the subject.
Top 5 stories: Week of Nov. 3-7

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Webinar participants say wireless priority status essential for utilities
Utility companies have an increasing array of options to consider when charting a path forward for their communications systems, but the prospect of utilizing priority wireless access—especially on spectrum licensed to FirstNet for the first nationwide broadband network for public safety—remains a challenge.
With WaveContact, FreeWave aims to bring the Internet of Things to the most extreme industrial settings
FreeWave releases its new WaveContact wireless input/output (I/O) product family, which is designed to help industrial customers broaden the use of sensors in some of the harshest, most remote environments.
Guardly: IPS solution zeroes in on indoor location, including the elusive Z coordinate
Guardly CEO Rob Moffat talks about the company's Indoor Positioning System with IWCE's Urgent Communications Associate Editor Jill Nolin at the recent ASIS conference in Atlanta..
Top 5 stories: Week of Oct. 27 – 31

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Webinar speakers highlight differences between TETRA and DMR Tier 3 for specific use cases
Speakers during a webinar detail the pros and cons of both the TETRA and DMR Tier 3 technologies in a variety of use cases, including the service of enterprises, critical infrastructure and first responders.
VIEVU: Agencies are 'one shot away' from another Ferguson
Steve Lovell, president of VIEVU, talks about the company's new ruggedized body camera and the increased interest in body cameras in law enforcement during this conversation with IWCE's Urgent Communications Associate Editor Jill Nolin at the recent ASIS conference in Atlanta.

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