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Land mobile radio: Why moving to IT makes sense

By leveraging the combined technical expertise and practices of its IT department and traditional LMR radio personnel, the city of Richardson, Texas....More

Tips for hiring and training radio technicians

Throughout the industry, there is a shortage of good radio technicians, but dealers can close this gap by following best practices for hiring and....More
Jun 24, 2014

Who Receives New Spectrum is a Pivotal Decision

The last time we had a new allocation of spectrum for industrial/business licensees was in 1985. Reagan was president, the first dot-com was....More

Adams County, Colo., to demonstrate first phase of its FirstNet LTE system on June 6

In his own words, the executive director of Adams County Communications Center (ADCOM911) describes the first-phase buildout of the county's public-....More

MEPs provide large-company retirement benefits for the small-business market

Multiple-employer plans (MEPs) represent a way for small-business employers—the category for most radio dealers—to provide retirement-investment....More

New Internet domains alter dynamics for protecting, promoting your business online

With the introduction of new Generic Top Level Domains (GTLDs)--from ".solutions" to ".reviews"--alert companies can benefit from new opportunities....More

Data, Data Everywhere… Making it operational in real time, in 2014 and beyond

Data is coming at your agency from all angles, but data is only as good as how it can be used. How do you operationalize all of this information that....More
Mar 19, 2014

Enough ...

No one should be surprised that the FCC has announced that effective April 1, 2014, they will no longer accept license renewal applications in the....More

Tennessee lawmakers considering new 911 funding model

Lawmakers in Tennessee are considering legislation that would transform the 911 funding model in a manner that is designed to reflect the....More

FirstNet General Manager Bill D’Agostino: We need to hear from you

FirstNet General Manager Bill D’Agostino reflects on the two-year anniversary of Congress passing the legislation that created FirstNet, which is....More
Dec 11, 2013

Seven questions going into 2014

EWA's president and CEO answers some of the more critical questions posed recently by members, which cover a wide range of wireless issues....More

FirstNet’s business model, while difficult, is not a ‘mission impossible’

By Bill Schrier. By working with the right partners and finding all user groups related to public safety, FirstNet can have the kind of customer....More

The future of public safety: Open minds needed to achieve goals

Public safety can achieve new levels of efficiency and effectiveness by leveraging new technologies, but this can only happen if leaders--elected....More

FirstNet invites participation in human-factors study that will be crucial to success

FirstNet needs to understand how the new network will affect the way law-enforcement, fire and emergency-medical-services personnel carry out their....More

Will LTE broadband replace public-safety, mission-critical LMR voice systems in 3-5 years? I don’t think so.

FirstNet's broadband network will offer public safety new tools to help accomplish the mission and, for many years, will supplement—rather than....More
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