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Land mobile radio: Why moving to IT makes sense

By leveraging the combined technical expertise and practices of its IT department and traditional LMR radio personnel, the city of Richardson, Texas....More

Tips for hiring and training radio technicians

Throughout the industry, there is a shortage of good radio technicians, but dealers can close this gap by following best practices for hiring and....More

Adams County, Colo., to demonstrate first phase of its FirstNet LTE system on June 6

In his own words, the executive director of Adams County Communications Center (ADCOM911) describes the first-phase buildout of the county's public-....More

MEPs provide large-company retirement benefits for the small-business market

Multiple-employer plans (MEPs) represent a way for small-business employers—the category for most radio dealers—to provide retirement-investment....More

New Internet domains alter dynamics for protecting, promoting your business online

With the introduction of new Generic Top Level Domains (GTLDs)--from ".solutions" to ".reviews"--alert companies can benefit from new opportunities....More

Data, Data Everywhere… Making it operational in real time, in 2014 and beyond

Data is coming at your agency from all angles, but data is only as good as how it can be used. How do you operationalize all of this information that....More

Tennessee lawmakers considering new 911 funding model

Lawmakers in Tennessee are considering legislation that would transform the 911 funding model in a manner that is designed to reflect the....More

FirstNet General Manager Bill D’Agostino: We need to hear from you

FirstNet General Manager Bill D’Agostino reflects on the two-year anniversary of Congress passing the legislation that created FirstNet, which is....More

FirstNet’s business model, while difficult, is not a ‘mission impossible’

By Bill Schrier. By working with the right partners and finding all user groups related to public safety, FirstNet can have the kind of customer....More

The future of public safety: Open minds needed to achieve goals

Public safety can achieve new levels of efficiency and effectiveness by leveraging new technologies, but this can only happen if leaders--elected....More

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