• Jan 9, 2014

    Extreme cold reminds of need to protect tower and site workers

    Under the best of conditions, climbing a radio tower is a dangerous job. In the extreme cold, the best idea normally is to avoid site maintenance, according to an official with the National Association of Tower Erectors....More
  • Dec 11, 2013

    Avtec discusses the importance of open standards

    Kevin Williams, vice president of product development for Avtec, discusses why open standards mean so much to those who are evaluating dispatch consoles, and explains why entities increasingly are opting for IP- and software-based solutions....More
  • Nov 13, 2013
    Urgent Communications

    Simoco Americas to offer Tier 3 DMR soon

    Ron Lyons, vice president of sales and business development for Simoco Americas, outlines the company's plans to offer Tier 3 DMR at the end of the month during a discussion with UC Editor Donny Jackson at this week's Communications Marketing Association (CMA) conference in Nashville, Tenn....More
  • Oct 10, 2013

    Grandfathering would defeat the purpose of 911 certification

    If a national training-and-certification program for 911 telecommunicators is established, some advocate that experienced 911 personnel should be "grandfathered," so they don't have to meet the new standards. But grandfathering would undermine the purpose of establishing such 911 standards....More
  • Jul 8, 2013
    Urgent Communications

    Congress needs to act on telecommunicator standards

    UC Editor-in-Chief Glenn Bischoff spoke with Jamison Peevyhouse, emergency 911 director for Weakley County, Tenn., about the need for nationwide training and certification for 911 telecommunicators--and some of the challenges that stand in the way of that goal--at the recent National Emergency Number Association (NENA) conference in Charlotte, N.C....More
  • Jun 11, 2013

    Global ecosystem for public-safety LTE begins to look realistic 2

    The prospect of a global public-safety standard could have a massive impact on pricing for equipment and applications, if managed correctly....More

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