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Feb 10, 2016

IHS: Omar Talpur seeks input from LMR users, administrators on potential LTE transition

Omar Talpur, market analyst for IHS Critical Communications, discusses research he is doing on a hot topic in the industry. When (or if) the much-discussed transition from LMR communication to LTE communications will happen and what factors might drive such a change. If you are an LMR user, administrator or help influence an LMR budget, you can participate in the study (and potentially win a gift card) by taking a 10-minute survey at
Jan 27, 2016

Impact Power Technologies: Ken Murphy discusses extended battery life, recent wins in California

Ken Murphy, chief operating officer (COO) for Impact Power Technologies, highlights the benefits of his company’s lithium-polymer replacement batteries, as well as a recent contract win with the police department in Murrieta, Calif., during this conversation with IWCE’s Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson....More
Jan 20, 2016

NATE: Todd Schlekeway talks about February conference, potential drone impact on industry

Todd Schlekeway, executive director of the National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE), previews his organization’s annual conference—being conducted Feb. 22-25 in New Orleans—and discusses other hot industry topics, including tower safety and the potential use of drones to conduct inspections....More
Dec 16, 2015

Hughes: Tony Bardo discusses SANDy Act, role of satellite in making communications resilient

Tony Bardo, assistant vice president for government solutions at Hughes Network Systems, talks about network-resiliency aspects of new federal legislation proposed by Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ), as well as the role that satellite can play in important initiatives such as next-generation 911 and FirstNet....More
Dec 1, 2015
Urgent Communications

Intrado: Christian Militeau discusses partnership with Gemalto on public-safety sensor software

Intrado's Christian Militeau discusses the partnership between his company and Gemalto to develop a public-safety sensor application platform....More
Nov 23, 2015
Urgent Communications

APCO: Chief Counsel Jeff Cohen updates dispatchable-location, National Emergency Address Database (NEAD) efforts for 911

Jeff Cohen, chief counsel for the Association of Public-Safety Officials (APCO), speaks about the issue of 911 call location accuracy and APCO's role in improving the issue at APCO's Emerging Technology Forum in Atlanta....More
Nov 19, 2015

Vencore: Chris Vasko outlines Vencore's application ecosystem for FirstNet and First Responder Application Challenge

Vencore has developed an application ecosystem using its Intelligent Data Exploitation and Analytics System (IDEAS), which will fulfill FirstNet's vision of having an ecosystem for safe, innovative applications for first responders....More
Nov 17, 2015

Shulman Rogers: Alan Tilles outlines post-rebanding 800 MHz interference issues, public-safety options

Alan Tilles, a partner in the law firm of Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, discusses new interference issues that 800 MHz public-safety LMR systems are receiving from cellular carriers even after rebanding is completed in a geographic area. In many cases, rules associated with the FCC's original rebanding order can be used to help rectify the problems, Tilles says in this conversation with IWCE's Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson....More

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