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  • Apr 17, 2015
    blog

    FCC E911 location ruling the first step in journey to improved emergency-response times

    By John Vetter, Sunsight Instruments The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) should be commended for its recent unanimous ruling in favor of increased horizontal-axis location accuracy requirements for Wireless Enhanced 911 (E911) systems, and for providing guidance on a path to develop and implement vertical-axis solutions and requirements....More
  • Apr 15, 2015
    Commentary

    Tiger Teams and the FCC Enforcement Bureau 10

    The FCC has announced plans to reduce the staff of its Enforcement Bureau. Given the explosion in the use of wireless devices across all markets—thereby increasing the potential for interference—wouldn't it make more sense to expand the Enforcement Bureau's capabilities instead of trying to consolidate them?...More
  • Apr 15, 2015
    Commentary

    Three two-way-radio licensing myths … busted

    Some things you might have heard about frequency coordination may not be true....More
  • Apr 13, 2015
    audio

    BluePoint Alert Solutions: John McNutt describes emergency-alert system for schools, other enterprises

    John McNutt, co-founder and CEO of BluePoint Alert Solutions, outlines the company's emergency-alert system, which includes pull alarms that initiate contact with law-enforcement agencies within seconds. Designed initially for schools to use in active-shooter scenarios, the BluePoint Alert Solutions system also is applicable in other enterprises that company officials hope to reach by bolstering sales channels via deals with new certified partners....More
  • Apr 10, 2015
    blog

    Public-safety agencies should get ready for carrier-provided P25 managed services 5

    Governments no longer are required to buy, build, own, and operate costly P25 radio networks in-house. That's because carrier-provided P25 as a service has proven to be more reliable, more scalable, more interoperable, more secure and ultimately will be more affordable than traditional privately-owned P25 systems....More

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