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Expect the unexpected: PSAP planning for atypical events is challenging, but necessary

How can a public-safety answering point (PSAP) prepare for events that happen so infrequently they barely register on the radar screen or fall....More

Congressional hearing on FirstNet offers fresh insight into potential opportunities, challenges for commercial partners2

Carriers, vendors, owners of network infrastructure, and other entities that wish to partner with FirstNet should keep in mind some of the key....More

How to make multi-agency collaboration a reality in a FirstNet world

A fundamental goal of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) is to enable multimedia communication and collaboration between all first-....More

FCC takes initial steps to unlock AWS-3 spectrum auction revenue for public-safety initiatives

The AWS-3 auction’s record-breaking $41.3 billion in estimated net revenue is expected to cover all of the funding priorities outlined in the....More

Critical infrastructure demanding more from communications technology

Critical-infrastructure industries are emerging as the biggest adopters of machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, connecting more people, devices....More

Body-worn cameras for law enforcement: A really big deal and really, really Big Data2

Author Edmond Vea outlines some of the capabilities and technical challenges associated with use of body-worn cameras by law-enforcement officers,....More

Why carrier-hosted P25 as a Service provides a roadmap for greater agency participation

Public-safety agencies have been reluctant to adopt shared P25 service offerings due to undesirable governance policies, but carrier-hosted P25 as a....More

Taller deployable towers could provide a 'light at the end of the fiber' for disaster response

Development of deployable towers that are taller than 500 feet would be very useful in the aftermath of disasters such as Hurricane Katrina, where....More
Dec 17, 2014

Wireless Spectrum Changes Bring New Opportunities in 2015

Maybe it’s always about spectrum at the FCC, but not too often about spectrum for Business/Industrial and Land Transportation (B/ILT) entities. If B/....More

TRNI loses extraordinary leader with the passing of Dave Robison

Technology Resource Network, International (TRNI), formerly known as USMSS, lost the chairman of its board of directors on Friday, Dec. 5, when Dave....More

There is an optimistic future for 911 wireless location accuracy

By George Rice, iCERT.By leveraging readily available technologies like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, carriers can provide public-safety answering points (....More

Beyond asset management: Critical real-time information improves public safety

Public-safety agencies have unique “human asset” management needs, because it encounters scenarios that are much more time-sensitive and life-....More

Ensuring reliable first-responder communications inside buildings critical to public safety

Many emergencies occur inside structures, so first-responder communications require in-building coverage that is complete, reliable and flexible....More

NATE announces new Public Safety Agency membership category

The National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE), a non-profit trade association in the wireless infrastructure industry, announces a new membership....More

Partnerships are much more than contracts—an important distinction for FirstNet2

By Andrew M. Seybold. Partnerships are vital to FirstNet. Given this, FirstNet must have the ability to seek out and discuss potential partnership....More
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