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  • Jul 12, 2016
    News

    ‘Bomb robot’ usage in Dallas underscores importance of mission-critical data, not just voice 3

    Mission-critical voice is a fundamental tool for public safety, but data often has been considered somewhat less vital to first-responder operations. But the use of remote-controlled "bomb robot" in Dallas to deliver lethal force to the suspected gunman should cause many to reconsider any perceptions about the need for mission-critical data connectivity during times of crisis....More
  • Jun 21, 2016
    Commentary

    Kudos to FCC for beginning to tackle key noise-floor issue in technical inquiry 2

    With the proliferation of wireless networks, small cells and smart devices, some have wondered what is happening to the RF noise floor. Thankfully, the FCC has launched a technical inquiry to begin an examination of the issue....More
  • Jun 2, 2016
    Commentary

    FirstNet’s bidding deadline has passed—what we know now

    FirstNet provided only a cryptic statement as Tuesday's bid deadline passed, but it was enough to provide public safety and key decision makers with some key information as they pursue future plans....More
  • May 5, 2016
    Commentary

    As technology changes rapidly, policies lag too far behind

    A lot is happening in the technology arena, with innovations happening constantly in the IP and wireless sectors. But policy development lags well behind technology advances, and that could be dangerous as the new applications are used in more critical settings....More
  • Apr 20, 2016
    Video
    Urgent Communications

    RCA: John Facella outlines new website features, previews annual meeting in November

    John Facella, a director for the Radio Club of America (RCA), describes some of the new features on the organization’s revamped website and provides a brief preview to the annual meeting in November, which will be conducted in New York City this year....More
  • Apr 14, 2016
    Video
    Urgent Communications

    Vertex Standard: Ozzie Ansari, Mike Petersen discuss company's 60th anniversary, future

    Ozzie Ansari (left), president of Vertex Standard dealer Surplus Two Way Radio, and Mike Petersen, director and general manager at Vertex Standard, talk about Vertex Standard's 60th anniversary and the radio manufacturer's outlook for the future....More

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