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May 22, 2018
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Focused Mission: David Craig describes Puerto Rico recovery challenges after Hurricane Maria

David Craig, co-founder of Focused Mission, explains how Puerto Rico communications in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria was a "real-life case study of what can happens when everything fails." However, by utilizing low-data-rate satellite communications, Focused Mission was able to help process credit cards, support hospitals and help survivors deliver personal communications....More
May 20, 2018
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Swarm Technology: Alfonso Iniguez demos 'intent-based autonomy' technology for coordinating drones

Alfonso Iniguez, founder and CEO of Swarm Technology, demonstrates how the startup company's patented technology lets connected drones and robots respond as a coordinated group to mission-focused commands as efficiently as possible, rather than having each object controlled individually. Based on concepts developed after years of observing ants, this "solidarity cell architure" provides the distributed artificial intelligence needed to coordinate the robots or drones....More
May 18, 2018
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Avnet: Peter Fenn talks about AT&T partnership, company's IoT solutions portfolio

Peter Fenn, Avnet's global technical marketing manager for microcontrollers and wireless connectivity, showcases components that are available to developers through its partnership with AT&T and highlights Avnet's versatility in the Internet of Things (IoT) space....More
May 18, 2018
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FirstNet: Bill Schrier outlines key IoT technologies that are relevant to public safety

FirstNet senior advisor Bill Schrier discusses current and future Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities that can help public-safety entities respond more effectively, as well as the need for data-sharing agreements in the sector....More
May 1, 2018
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Minn. National Guard: Thomas Simota showcases capabilities of deployable communications unit

Sergeant First Class (SFC) Thomas Simota, interoperable communications manager for the Minnesota National Guard, highlights the features of a Minnesota National Guard deployable unit, which is designed to support interoperable communications between the military and public-safety entities....More
May 1, 2018
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Minnesota PSCC: Dana Wahlberg outlines approach to implementing text-to-911 service statewide

Dana Wahlberg, director of Minnesota's Emergency Communications Networks (ECN) division, explains how Minnesota began providing text-to-911 service at seven regional centers before expanding the capability statewide....More
Apr 26, 2018
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Minnesota PSCC: Red Grasso, Ed Mills discuss changing relationship between states and FirstNet

Red Grasso of North Carolina (left) and Ed Mills of Colorado explain how state obligations to be vendor-neutral about public-safety broadband providers have caused their roles to change since FirstNet named AT&T as its nationwide contractor a year ago....More
Apr 5, 2018
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PSCR: Dereck Orr highlights new features of Stakeholder Meeting in June

Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) Program Manager Dereck Orr outlines his organization's 10th annual Public Safety Broadband Stakeholder Meeting, which will be conducted June 5-8 in the San Diego Convention Center....More
Apr 2, 2018
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JVCKENWOOD USA: John Grabowski offers glimpse into future, leveraging parent company's technologies

John Grabowski, JVCKENWOOD USA's director of marketing and communications for the communications sector, describes the conceptual Emergency Response Solution, which highlights some potential synergies that JVCKENWOOD—the Japan-based parent company of JVCKENWOOD USA—hopes to leverage by integrating products from its various business units....More
Mar 29, 2018
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JVCKENWOOD: Sara Isoardo highlights versatility of new DMR Tier III base station

Sara Isoardo of JVCKENWOOD highlights the versatility of a software-defined base station developed by Radio Activity, the Italy-based manufacurer that JVCKENWOOD purchased early this year. The versatile base station supports a host of LMR protocols—from analog to digital DMR and P25 Phase 1—and provides network operators with multiple migration paths....More

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