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  • Nov 22, 2014
    Commentary

    There is an optimistic future for 911 wireless location accuracy

    By George Rice, iCERT.By leveraging readily available technologies like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, carriers can provide public-safety answering points (PSAPs) with better accuracy and dispatchable addresses that can be conveyed quickly to first responders when 911 emergency calls are made, even if the communication is initiated from a wireless device from inside a building....More
  • Nov 20, 2014
    News
    Urgent Communications

    AOptix: Amit Khetawat discusses company's high-bandwidth backhaul capabilities to meet public-safety deployable needs

    Amit Khetawat, director of products for AOptix Technologies, talks about the ability for his company's wireless backhaul technology--using a combination of free-space optics and millimeter-wave technologies--to deliver at least 2 GB/s backhaul throughput, even in situations that require quick setups times. Khetawat made the comments during a conversation with IWCE's Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson during the LTE North America show in Dallas....More
  • Nov 13, 2014
    Commentary

    Differences on ‘public-safety entity’ definition may be addressable by FirstNet 1

    In recent filings with FirstNet regarding the definition of a "public-safety entity" that would be eligible for priority-access consideration, commercial wireless carrier AT&T and utilities associations approach the matter very differently, but their final conclusions include a lot of similarities....More
  • Nov 11, 2014
    Commentary

    911 funding models should reflect modern communications trends

    There seems to be consensus agreement that the funding model for 911 needs to change in many states and locations, but exactly how it should be done—and whether the federal government should be part of the equation, particularly as we migrate to next-gen 911—promises to be a lively debate for some time. Please join us tomorrow for a free webinar to be part of this important dialog....More
  • Nov 11, 2014
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    Zetron: Ellen O'Hara talks about 911 funding models, challenges facing PSAPs

    Zetron President and CEO Ellen O'Hara talks about key features of effective 911 funding models and the difficulties that public-safety answering points (PSAPs) face as they make buying decisions to prepare to receive new technologies in the future....More

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