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How should states prepare for FirstNet opt-out decision?

Most states have not taken any formal actions to prepare for the FirstNet opt-out decisions that their governors are expected to make next year....More

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

Learn more about next-generation transition at Critical LTE Communications Forum on Nov. 2-3 in Chicago

What can enterprises—transportation, utility/energy, oil and gas and more—learn from the early trials of FirstNet and public-safety broadband? This....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

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