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Virginia’s COMLINC: An example of a successful transition to a viable funding source

With state and locality budgets facing increased pressure, the prospects of transitioning equipment purchased and maintained with grant funds to a....More

IWCE’s Critical LTE Communications provides two days of learning, discourse and networking

IWCE will host its third annual Critical LTE Communications Forum on Nov. 6-7 at the Four Points by Sheraton Chicago O’Hare....More

Cautious optimism surrounds CTIA announcement regarding device-based hybrid location

Wireless carriers committing to adopt technology to provide better emergency-caller location information appears to be very good news for the 911....More

Minnesota starts regionally in pursuit of statewide text-to-911 implementation

Deploying text-to-911 service regionally is the fastest, simplest and most efficient way to provision a lifesaving service that the public not only....More

Myriad applications promise to play key role in the advancement of critical communications

Buoyed by the promised reliability and security promised by the FirstNet system, public-safety users soon should benefit from the development of an....More

IWCE’s IoT Saving Lives provides public-safety leaders with information about the Internet of Things

Join us on May 14 in Santa Clara, Calif., for IWCE's IoT Saving Lives, a one-day workshop that will explore the Internet of Life Saving Things (IoLST....More

In-building mapping: What’s really needed for emergency response?

Solutions that provide accurate, updated maps of buildings are needed for first responders to benefit fully from modern location technology. The....More

Let’s not just change 911—let’s revolutionize it

Disruptive innovation isn’t easy and can be a little scary—but when it occurs, it’s a beautiful thing to witness....More

Some advice for new Statewide Interoperability Coordinators (SWICs)

Becoming a successful Statewide Interoperability Coordinator (SWIC) starts with defining success, developing a plan for success, and building a....More

FirstNet’s availability should ‘raise all boats,’ drive public-safety innovation, competition

If the goal is truly to provide the best communications networks and products for public safety, the focus should be on building the best solutions....More

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