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First responders need access to life-saving, 3D location technology

For public safety, the location of an incident and where its personnel resources are during a response are critical pieces of information. With this....More

From festivals to football, emergency preplanning for assembly events is critical

Bad things can happen when large gatherings of people occur, particularly in today's era of terrorist attacks. By planning for emergencies long....More

Reliable high-speed backhaul vital for delivering mission-critical HD multimedia services to first responders

Technology exists to support systems that can deliver high-definition video to first responders in real time—a potentially very valuable application....More

Geospatial data exchange is needed now to improve efficiencies, save lives

It would allow critical information to be shared at a moment's notice, even across county lines—a capability that could be the difference between....More

Police vests go broadband: How body-worn cameras affect mission critical infrastructure

Body-worn cameras on police officers promise many benefits, but developing a secure, fast method to upload the video content is critical to the....More

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in the PSAP: Strategic planning for data integrity

Users at the PSAP must have up-to-date, reliable GIS data to ensure accurate location information is available for dispatch, because it can help save....More

FirstNet flying under the radar but ready to soar

While most August headlines are focused on the political arena during this election year, let’s not forget that an important public-safety initiative....More

Here is a suggested process to help states make FirstNet opt-in/opt-out decision

Many state officials have been talking about the opt-out option for years, but how would the decision-making and logistics work? Consultant Dominick....More

Taking a bite out of public-safety hazards, one byte at a time

The new possibilities that information and communications technology (ICT) innovations enable—particularly in the area of mobility—are tremendous....More

New telecommunicator-training guidelines mean a much brighter day has dawned for 911

After three years of consensus-building work, recommended minimum training guidelines for 911 telecommunicators have been established, which could....More

Go for the Gold: Integrated text-to-911 for PSAPs

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....More

FirstNet is coming. Are you prepared?

FirstNet is inching its way toward creating a nationwide wireless broadband network that will vastly improve the delivery of public safety services....More

What’s up with WhatsApp for emergency communications?

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....More

Yosemite National Park P25 installation shows simulcast BER test methodology can save time, money

Learn how Yosemite National Park leveraged bit-error-rate (BER) testing to ensure optimal site selection for its P25 network while saving time and....More

Public-safety wearables are catching the technological-innovation wave

Innovation in the public-safety wearables space is happening at an unprecedented pace, thanks largely to the fact that key software, hardware, tools....More
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