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  • Aug 19, 2015
    blog

    Establishing appropriate policies in-building wireless systems a key to safety of citizens, first responders

    With a growing number of households depending on wireless technologies to be able to call 911 for help during an emergency—and be located by public safety—and the need for first responders to be able to communicate indoors to do their jobs, it is time to establish appropriate policies to ensure that in-building wireless are built to be effective and in the most cost-efficient manner....More
  • Aug 16, 2015
    Video
    Urgent Communications

    Bittium: Jani Lyrintzis talks about company's name change from Elektrobit, surprises with durability demo of Tough Mobile smartphone

    Jani Lyrintzis, vice president and general manager at Bittium—the public-safety LTE device maker formerly known as Elektrobit—discusses the company's name change and future plans, as well as providing a surprising demonstration of the Tough Mobile smartphone during this conversation with IWCE's Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson at the APCO 2015 show in Washington, D.C....More
  • Jul 22, 2015
    audio

    NATE: Todd Schlekeway details organization's highlights, including software app, Tower Family Foundation

    Todd Schlekeway, executive director of the National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE), outlines NATE highlights this year, including record membership, its STAR Initiative software app, and the organization's role in the evolution of the Tower Family Foundation, which provides short-term financial aid to the families of tower workers who die or are injured on the job....More
  • Jul 2, 2015
    Video
    Urgent Communications

    TCS: Erik Wallace outlines risk-based cybersecurity strategy for public safety

    Erik Wallace, director of commercial cyber services for the cyber intelligence group at TeleCommunication Systems (TCS), explains how public safety can benefit from the risk-based cybersecurity framework established by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) during this conversation with IWCE’s Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson at the NENA 2015 Conference & Expo in Denver....More
  • Jun 24, 2015
    Commentary

    The skills gap in America and the nature of work in the wireless industry 3

    Trade-press articles regularly cite a shortage of trained professionals in several industries, including wireless communications. While this appears to be the case, technology continues to automate many tasks once done by humans. This article examines the changing landscape for wireless professionals and various approaches to giving them relevant training....More

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