• Mar 9, 2015

    iCERT: Bill Schrier discusses cybersecurity issues for 911, FirstNet

    Bill Schrier, the FirstNet single point of contact for the state of Washington and former CTO for the city of Seattle, outlines some of key topics addressed during last week's cybersecurity forum hosted by the Industry Council for Emergency-Response Technologies (iCERT)....More
  • Mar 5, 2015

    Arizona outage highlights need for strong network design, monitoring capability in critical communications 1

    When a single conduit housing multiple fiber lines was cut last week, much of northern Arizona was unable to access the Internet, call 911, use cellular devices, pay with credit cards or get cash from ATMs for about 15 hours, according to multiple news reports. The episode should serve as a reminder of the necessity for reliability and diversity characteristics in critical networks that cannot afford downtime....More
  • Oct 27, 2014
    Urgent Communications

    Thermal Imaging Radar CTO: "Computers love thermal"

    Thermal Imaging Radar CTO Mike Dortch discusses the benefits of thermal cameras and why more organizations--particularly critical-infrastructure entities--are utilizing the technology. Dortch talked to IWCE's Urgent Communications Associate Editor Jill Nolin at the recent ASIS conference in Atlanta....More
  • Jul 11, 2014

    ITEC: Walt Magnussen highlights potential synergies between next-gen 911 and public-safety LTE

    Walt Magnussen, director of the Texas A&M University Internet2 Technology Evaluation Center (ITEC), outlines the potential benefits of next-generation 911 and public-safety LTE working in concert, as well as some of the challenges to making the vision a reality....More

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