View from the Top http://urgentcomm.com/blog/13130/feed Forward-looking perspectives from top leaders, regarding where our industry is today and, more importantly, where it is heading. en Taking a bite out of public-safety hazards, one byte at a time http://urgentcomm.com/blog/taking-bite-out-public-safety-hazards-one-byte-time <div class="node-body blog-body">The new possibilities that information and communications technology (ICT) innovations enable—particularly in the area of mobility—are tremendous. When they are applied to a service as indispensable as public safety, the net result is safer, healthier and more stable communities that provide a dramatically higher quality of life for all.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/taking-bite-out-public-safety-hazards-one-byte-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/taking-bite-out-public-safety-hazards-one-byte-time#comments Incident Command/Situational Awareness Subscriber Devices Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Operation Tracking, Monitoring & Control View from the Top Tue, 21 Jun 2016 18:58:00 +0000 46511 at http://urgentcomm.com New telecommunicator-training guidelines mean a much brighter day has dawned for 911 http://urgentcomm.com/node/46411 <div class="node-body blog-body">After three years of consensus-building work, recommended minimum training guidelines for 911 telecommunicators have been established, which could provide a foundation for a future in which a baseline level of emergency-calling service can be achieved nationwide.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/node/46411" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/node/46411#comments Dispatch NG-911 Policy PSAP PSAP Telecommunicators NENA View from the Top Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:48:00 +0000 46411 at http://urgentcomm.com Go for the Gold: Integrated text-to-911 for PSAPs http://urgentcomm.com/blog/go-gold-integrated-text-911-psaps <div class="node-body blog-body">Integrated text-to-911 technology makes it easier for call-takers in even more public-safety answering points (PSAPs) to manage SMS text-to-911 messages by simplifying the process of text-to-911 call delivery.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/go-gold-integrated-text-911-psaps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/go-gold-integrated-text-911-psaps#comments Dispatch NG-911 PSAP System Design APCO NENA Intrado View from the Top Mon, 13 Jun 2016 17:19:00 +0000 46381 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet is coming. Are you prepared? http://urgentcomm.com/blog/firstnet-coming-are-you-prepared <div class="node-body blog-body">FirstNet is inching its way toward creating a nationwide wireless broadband network that will vastly improve the delivery of public safety services to 320 million people. With numerous trials underway, many of the public-safety officials we’ve spoken with are anxious to get started, but they’re just not sure where to begin.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/firstnet-coming-are-you-prepared" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/firstnet-coming-are-you-prepared#comments Long-Term Evolution Incident Command/Situational Awareness Applications Cybersecurity Interoperability Public Safety Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NTIA/FirstNet NetMotion View from the Top Mon, 16 May 2016 18:48:00 +0000 45791 at http://urgentcomm.com What’s up with WhatsApp for emergency communications? http://urgentcomm.com/blog/what-s-whatsapp-emergency-communications <div class="node-body blog-body">When terror struck Brussels last month, one thing that quickly became evident was how much more needs to be done to ensure effective and efficient communications for first responders worldwide.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/what-s-whatsapp-emergency-communications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/what-s-whatsapp-emergency-communications#comments Incident Command/Situational Awareness Applications Federal Government/Military Interoperability Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government DHS NTIA/FirstNet View from the Top Thu, 07 Apr 2016 18:51:00 +0000 44521 at http://urgentcomm.com Yosemite National Park P25 installation shows simulcast BER test methodology can save time, money http://urgentcomm.com/blog/yosemite-national-park-p25-installation-shows-simulcast-ber-test-methodology-can-save-time-mone <div class="node-body blog-body">Learn how Yosemite National Park leveraged bit-error-rate (BER) testing to ensure optimal site selection for its P25 network while saving time and money.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/yosemite-national-park-p25-installation-shows-simulcast-ber-test-methodology-can-save-time-mone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/yosemite-national-park-p25-installation-shows-simulcast-ber-test-methodology-can-save-time-mone#comments Land-Mobile Radio Coverage & Interference Enterprise Federal Government/Military Network Management Software P25 System Design System Operation View from the Top Thu, 03 Mar 2016 21:06:00 +0000 43501 at http://urgentcomm.com Public-safety wearables are catching the technological-innovation wave http://urgentcomm.com/blog/public-safety-wearables-are-catching-technological-innovation-wave <div class="node-body blog-body">Innovation in the public-safety wearables space is happening at an unprecedented pace, thanks largely to the fact that key software, hardware, tools and platforms are easily and inexpensively available.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/public-safety-wearables-are-catching-technological-innovation-wave" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/public-safety-wearables-are-catching-technological-innovation-wave#comments Incident Command/Situational Awareness Subscriber Devices Public Safety System Design Tracking, Monitoring & Control View from the Top Fri, 05 Feb 2016 17:32:00 +0000 42631 at http://urgentcomm.com Technology enables agile storm response by utilities http://urgentcomm.com/blog/technology-enables-agile-storm-response-utilities <div class="node-body blog-body">The weather forecast calls for events that will cause more potential outages, and this poses significant challenges to even the best-prepared utilities. But the good news is utilities can win the battle, especially if they properly use mobile technologies to prepare for storms and execute the appropriate response as quickly as possible. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/technology-enables-agile-storm-response-utilities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/technology-enables-agile-storm-response-utilities#comments Utility View from the Top Tue, 19 Jan 2016 18:38:00 +0000 41011 at http://urgentcomm.com Modern portable radios can meet first responders' needs today and into the future http://urgentcomm.com/blog/modern-portable-radios-can-meet-first-responders-needs-today-and-future <div class="node-body blog-body">First-responder technology is changing, and the tools used by police, fire, EMS, public works and others must keep pace. Right now, users need a rock-solid radio that works on today's systems and can be upgraded in the future as public-safety communications continue to evolve.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/modern-portable-radios-can-meet-first-responders-needs-today-and-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/modern-portable-radios-can-meet-first-responders-needs-today-and-future#comments Land-Mobile Radio Long-Term Evolution Software Interoperability P25 Portables System Design Harris View from the Top Thu, 14 Jan 2016 19:26:00 +0000 40741 at http://urgentcomm.com Speech recognition improves important reporting processes for public-safety services http://urgentcomm.com/blog/speech-recognition-improves-important-reporting-processes-public-safety-services <div class="node-body blog-body">By utilizing speech-recognition software, public-safety officers find that they can spend more protecting citizens and less time on paperwork.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/speech-recognition-improves-important-reporting-processes-public-safety-services" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/speech-recognition-improves-important-reporting-processes-public-safety-services#comments Incident Command/Situational Awareness Applications Field Reporting Public Safety View from the Top Tue, 22 Dec 2015 20:07:00 +0000 40011 at http://urgentcomm.com