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  • May 21, 2015
    Commentary

    What’s the right infrastructure for public-safety DAS?

    When deploying a distributed antenna system (DAS) to provide in-building coverage, some vendors recommend a separate overlay for the public-safety network, while others recommend integrating public-safety coverage and capacity into the cellular wireless network. Which is the right approach?...More
  • Feb 24, 2015
    Commentary

    Three years after its creation, it is time for FirstNet to begin making key decisions

    Three years after being established by Congress, FirstNet has not made as much deployment progress as many public-safety and industry officials had hoped. However, most of the main components appear to be in place, so 2015 should see the FirstNet board make key decisions about the much-anticipated nationwide broadband network for first responders....More
  • Feb 18, 2015
    audio

    Advent C3: Steve Macke outlines what attendees can expect from March 3 TETRA course

    Steve Macke, principal for Advent C3, describes some of the teaching points he will emphasize in his upcoming paid course, entitled "TETRA in the U.S," that will be conducted from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3. Attendees can click here to register for the course....More
  • Aug 7, 2014
    Video
    Urgent Communications

    NIST: Feedback needed on security requirements for mobile apps

    Michael Ogata, a computer scientist with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), talks about a recent NIST white paper regarding public-safety requirements for mobile applications and the kind of feedback being sought. The public comment period ends Sept. 13....More
  • Jun 27, 2014
    audio

    Harris: CTO Dennis Martinez talks about the LTE standards process for mission-critical voice

    Dennis Martinez, chief technology officer (CTO) and vice president for public-safety LTE for Harris, explains the company's position that a mission-critical voice standard should be developed by 3GPP and that the standard needs to enable interoperability with legacy LMR systems....More

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