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 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> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/view-from-the-top">View from the Top</a></li> </ul></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> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/view-from-the-top">View from the Top</a></li> </ul></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> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/view-from-the-top">View from the Top</a></li> </ul></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> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/view-from-the-top">View from the Top</a></li> </ul></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> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/view-from-the-top">View from the Top</a></li> </ul></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> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/view-from-the-top">View from the Top</a></li> </ul></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 Developing response protocols for emergency situations critical to facilities managers, first responders http://urgentcomm.com/blog/developing-response-protocols-emergency-situations-critical-facilities-managers-first-responder <div class="node-body blog-body">During the last year, the security industry has seen a greater emphasis placed on combining high-functioning security systems with mechanisms that ultimately will serve to reduce law-enforcement response times and equip first responders with valuable information. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/view-from-the-top">View from the Top</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/developing-response-protocols-emergency-situations-critical-facilities-managers-first-responder" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/developing-response-protocols-emergency-situations-critical-facilities-managers-first-responder#comments Alerting Systems Critical Infrastructure Enterprise Interoperability Public Safety Security View from the Top Thu, 03 Dec 2015 14:29:00 +0000 39631 at http://urgentcomm.com Wireless backhaul can help support the next generation of public-safety technology http://urgentcomm.com/blog/wireless-backhaul-can-help-support-next-generation-public-safety-technology <div class="node-body blog-body">Whether the purpose is to provide additional bandwidth capacity or redundant connectivity to a cell site, wireless backhaul solutions can be used to help public-safety agencies realize their requirements for reliable high-speed data throughput to support applications such as next-generation 911.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/view-from-the-top">View from the Top</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/wireless-backhaul-can-help-support-next-generation-public-safety-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/wireless-backhaul-can-help-support-next-generation-public-safety-technology#comments Backhaul View from the Top Tue, 27 Oct 2015 04:48:00 +0000 38991 at http://urgentcomm.com Sanders is wrong—Clinton’s cybersecurity blunder is a 'real issue facing America' http://urgentcomm.com/blog/sanders-wrong-clinton-s-cybersecurity-blunder-real-issue-facing-america <div class="node-body blog-body">It may be true that Americans are fatigued by the “gotcha” politics surrounding the Hillary Clinton e-mail server debate, but what should not be overlooked is that the issue has everything to do with one of the most important issues of our time—defending the nation from cyber attacks. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/view-from-the-top">View from the Top</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/sanders-wrong-clinton-s-cybersecurity-blunder-real-issue-facing-america" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/sanders-wrong-clinton-s-cybersecurity-blunder-real-issue-facing-america#comments Cybersecurity Policy View from the Top Thu, 22 Oct 2015 17:41:00 +0000 38961 at http://urgentcomm.com Modern public-safety networks can support more than first responders http://urgentcomm.com/blog/modern-public-safety-networks-can-support-more-first-responders <div class="node-body blog-body">Modern communications networks are making it possible for public-safety networks to more effectively support their traditional mission-critical requirements, while at the same time transforming government communications—whether it is municipal, statewide or regional—to support a range of additional public services.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/view-from-the-top">View from the Top</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/modern-public-safety-networks-can-support-more-first-responders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/modern-public-safety-networks-can-support-more-first-responders#comments Land-Mobile Radio Long-Term Evolution Public Safety State & Local Government System Design View from the Top Wed, 30 Sep 2015 20:11:00 +0000 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