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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

Technology enables agile storm response by utilities

The weather forecast calls for events that will cause more potential outages, and this poses significant challenges to even the best-prepared....More

Modern portable radios can meet first responders' needs today and into the future2

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....More

Speech recognition improves important reporting processes for public-safety services

By utilizing speech-recognition software, public-safety officers find that they can spend more protecting citizens and less time on paperwork....More

Developing response protocols for emergency situations critical to facilities managers, first responders

During the last year, the security industry has seen a greater emphasis placed on combining high-functioning security systems with mechanisms that....More

Wireless backhaul can help support the next generation of public-safety technology

Whether the purpose is to provide additional bandwidth capacity or redundant connectivity to a cell site, wireless backhaul solutions can be used to....More

Sanders is wrong—Clinton’s cybersecurity blunder is a 'real issue facing America'2

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....More

Modern public-safety networks can support more than first responders1

Modern communications networks are making it possible for public-safety networks to more effectively support their traditional mission-critical....More

FirstNet is sending out an invite (RFP). Will anyone come?2

By Andrew Seybold. FirstNet's final request for proposal (RFP) needs to structured to be friendly to commercial partner(s), because this public-....More

Preventing a devastating, OPM-like hack of FirstNet

By Patrick Flynn. FirstNet is poised to be a game changer in the public-safety communities, but we can’t lose sight of the importance of applying the....More
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