View from the Top http://urgentcomm.com/blog/13130/feed en Minnesota starts regionally in pursuit of statewide text-to-911 implementation http://urgentcomm.com/blog/minnesota-starts-regionally-pursuit-statewide-text-911-implementation <div class="node-body blog-body">Deploying text-to-911 service regionally is the fastest, simplest and most efficient way to provision a lifesaving service that the public not only expects, but craves.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/minnesota-starts-regionally-pursuit-statewide-text-911-implementation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/minnesota-starts-regionally-pursuit-statewide-text-911-implementation#comments Dispatch Applications NG-911 PSAP Public Safety System Installation View from the Top Fri, 11 May 2018 09:07:00 +0000 54821 at http://urgentcomm.com Myriad applications promise to play key role in the advancement of critical communications http://urgentcomm.com/blog/myriad-applications-promise-play-key-role-advancement-critical-communications <div class="node-body blog-body">Buoyed by the promised reliability and security promised by the FirstNet system, public-safety users soon should benefit from the development of an application ecosystem that already is blossoming in the consumer and commercial markets.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/myriad-applications-promise-play-key-role-advancement-critical-communications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/myriad-applications-promise-play-key-role-advancement-critical-communications#comments Land-Mobile Radio Long-Term Evolution Applications Critical Infrastructure Enterprise Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet View from the Top Thu, 03 May 2018 08:11:00 +0000 54661 at http://urgentcomm.com In-building mapping: What’s really needed for emergency response? http://urgentcomm.com/blog/building-mapping-what-s-really-needed-emergency-response <div class="node-body blog-body">Solutions that provide accurate, updated maps of buildings are needed for first responders to benefit fully from modern location technology. The ability to get X- Y- and Z-axis location data is wonderful; but if you can’t plot that information on a map, it isn’t helpful.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/building-mapping-what-s-really-needed-emergency-response" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/building-mapping-what-s-really-needed-emergency-response#comments In-Building Incident Command/Situational Awareness Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Test and Measurement Tracking, Monitoring & Control NTIA/FirstNet View from the Top Fri, 02 Mar 2018 13:49:00 +0000 53801 at http://urgentcomm.com Let’s not just change 911—let’s revolutionize it http://urgentcomm.com/blog/let-s-not-just-change-911-let-s-revolutionize-it <div class="node-body blog-body">Disruptive innovation isn’t easy and can be a little scary—but when it occurs, it’s a beautiful thing to witness.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/let-s-not-just-change-911-let-s-revolutionize-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/let-s-not-just-change-911-let-s-revolutionize-it#comments Dispatch Incident Command/Situational Awareness NG-911 Public Safety System Operation APCO NENA View from the Top Thu, 15 Feb 2018 19:55:00 +0000 53611 at http://urgentcomm.com Some advice for new Statewide Interoperability Coordinators (SWICs) http://urgentcomm.com/blog/some-advice-new-statewide-interoperability-coordinators-swics <div class="node-body blog-body">Becoming a successful Statewide Interoperability Coordinator (SWIC) starts with defining success, developing a plan for success, and building a network to achieve success.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/some-advice-new-statewide-interoperability-coordinators-swics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/some-advice-new-statewide-interoperability-coordinators-swics#comments Interoperability Policy Public Safety Regional Coordination State & Local Government View from the Top Thu, 25 Jan 2018 22:10:00 +0000 53341 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet’s availability should ‘raise all boats,’ drive public-safety innovation, competition http://urgentcomm.com/blog/firstnet-s-availability-should-raise-all-boats-drive-public-safety-innovation-competition <div class="node-body blog-body">If the goal is truly to provide the best communications networks and products for public safety, the focus should be on building the best solutions.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/firstnet-s-availability-should-raise-all-boats-drive-public-safety-innovation-competition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/firstnet-s-availability-should-raise-all-boats-drive-public-safety-innovation-competition#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet View from the Top Tue, 16 Jan 2018 22:10:00 +0000 53231 at http://urgentcomm.com Mobile analytics can help public safety optimize its FirstNet usage http://urgentcomm.com/blog/mobile-analytics-can-help-public-safety-optimize-its-firstnet-usage <div class="node-body blog-body">Mobile analytics have emerged as a better way to access a true picture of how first responders, mobile devices and applications are using bandwidth, allowing agencies to make smarter mobile deployment decisions.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/mobile-analytics-can-help-public-safety-optimize-its-firstnet-usage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/mobile-analytics-can-help-public-safety-optimize-its-firstnet-usage#comments Analytics Applications Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Tracking, Monitoring & Control NTIA/FirstNet View from the Top Thu, 04 Jan 2018 22:12:00 +0000 53161 at http://urgentcomm.com Why drones will take the spotlight in emergency response http://urgentcomm.com/blog/why-drones-will-take-spotlight-emergency-response <div class="node-body blog-body">Drones already are being used to survey damaged areas, and it's just a matter of time before they are used as actual rescue vehicles that can deliver much-needed supplies to people in hard-to-reach locations.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/why-drones-will-take-spotlight-emergency-response" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/why-drones-will-take-spotlight-emergency-response#comments Federal Government/Military Policy Public Safety State & Local Government Tracking, Monitoring & Control Wireless Networks View from the Top Fri, 15 Dec 2017 12:15:00 +0000 52921 at http://urgentcomm.com Single core, singular priority: FirstNet policy helps protect public-safety communications http://urgentcomm.com/blog/single-core-singular-priority-firstnet-policy-helps-protect-public-safety-communications <div class="node-body blog-body">FirstNet legislation took direct aim at unsuccessful past attempts at interoperability by mandating that the public-safety network be built to open, commercially available standards. A single FirstNet core ensures interoperability among the network-based applications that first responders will use to share voice, video and data.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/single-core-singular-priority-firstnet-policy-helps-protect-public-safety-communications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/single-core-singular-priority-firstnet-policy-helps-protect-public-safety-communications#comments Long-Term Evolution Cybersecurity Interoperability Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet View from the Top Mon, 11 Dec 2017 23:39:00 +0000 52811 at http://urgentcomm.com Industry Spotlight on Selim Bouri, Airbus vice president and head of MENA and APAC http://urgentcomm.com/blog/industry-spotlight-selim-bouri-airbus-vice-president-and-head-mena-and-apac <div class="node-body blog-body">Selim Bouri, Airbus vice president and head of MENA (Middle East North Africa) and APAC (Asia Pacific), discusses technological changes in the public-safety-communications industry. Bouri notes the importance of a "hybrid" network model—integrating LTE and LMR technologies—in this question-and-answer preview of the Critical Communications MENA show, which will be conducted on Sept. 25-26 in Dubai.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/industry-spotlight-selim-bouri-airbus-vice-president-and-head-mena-and-apac" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/industry-spotlight-selim-bouri-airbus-vice-president-and-head-mena-and-apac#comments Interoperability View from the Top Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:20:00 +0000 52121 at http://urgentcomm.com