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  • Dec 23, 2014
    Commentary

    Gifts of clarity would be huge for critical communications in 2015

    Aside from a bunch of money, most of the best gifts for the critical-communications sector for 2015 involve clarity, so the various stakeholders are equipped to make decisions for future plans....More
  • Nov 24, 2014
    Commentary

    AWS-3 auction bidding bodes well for FirstNet’s short-term funding, long-term sustainability opportunities 1

    The recent success of the FCC's AWS-3 spectrum auction means that FirstNet soon will receive the full funding that Congress anticipated. More important, the auction is an indication that there is sufficient market demand for FirstNet to be hopeful that it can forge partnership agreement that will ensure long-term sustainability for the public-safety broadband system....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
  • Nov 8, 2014
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    VIEVU: Steve Ward says adoption of body-worn cameras increasing after Ferguson events

    VIEVU CEO and co-founder Steve Ward discusses the rapid increase in public-safety agencies purchasing body-worn cameras since the tumultuous events began occurring this summer in Ferguson, Mo. Ward also highlights his company's partnerships with industry giants like Motorola Solutions and Microsoft during this conversation with IWCE's Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson....More
  • Oct 31, 2014
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    TCS: Tim Lorello contrasts past 911 funding issues with current IP-based challenges

    Tim Lorello, senior vice president at TeleCommunication Systems (TCS), talks about historical 911 financial issues and compares them to today emergency-calling funding challenges during this conversation with IWCE's Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson. A webinar exploring 911 funding--as well as new research on matter being conducted by iCERT--will be conducted on Nov. 12....More

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