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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

Coming soon to a computer near you: Free educational opportunities from IWCE

IWCE has nine awesome educational opportunities for you to stay up-to-date on the ever-changing world of communications technology—and they are all....More

Be a thought leader at IWCE 2017

Visit IWCE’s "Call for Speakers" page for more information and to submit your idea to present at IWCE 2017. The deadline is Aug. 24, 2016....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

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