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  • Nov 9, 2016
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    Urgent Communications

    Potomac Spectrum Partners: Bruce Scapier outlines how TASSTA enables interoperable LMR, smartphone nets

    Bruce Scapier, president and managing member of Potomac Spectrum Partners, explains how the interoperability solution from partner TASSTA will be leveraged to make the company's proposed TETRA system beneficial to non-TETRA users in the United States, including those who have other LMR devices and smartphones. TASSTA is one of three integral partners in the Potomac Spectrum Partners initiative, with the others being TETRA technology partner PowerTrunk and Space Data, which deploys near-space balloons that act as "towers in the sky" to maximize the coverage footprint....More
  • Oct 25, 2016
    Commentary

    Latest DDoS attack exposes significant security vulnerability associated with some IoT devices 1

    Last Friday's distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that caused significant web-site outages throughout the U.S. should be a wakeup call to the tech industry, as lackluster security on many Internet of Things (IoT) devices is being cited as a key reason the attack was possible....More
  • Oct 11, 2016
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    IWCE: Tim Downs highlights key features of Critical LTE Communications Forum on Nov. 2-3 in Chicago

    Tim Downs, conference director for the Critical LTE Communications Forum, discusses key issues—from LMR-to-LTE migration to user applications—that will be discussed during educational sessions during the event. The Critical LTE Communications Forum will be conducted on Nov. 2-3 at the McCormick Center in Chicago. For more information and to register, visit http://www.criticalltecommunications.net/....More
  • Sep 21, 2016
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    EWA: Sarah Beerbower outlines highlights of Wireless Leadership Summit on Oct. 5-7

    Sarah Beerbower, executive director of marketing and membership for the Enterprise Wireless Alliance (EWA), identifies some of the sessions, exhibit-hall and networking opportunities that attendees can expect to find at the upcoming Wireless Leadership Summit, which is presented by EWA and the Technology Resource Network....More
  • Sep 8, 2016
    Video
    Urgent Communications

    Motorola Solutions: Randy Long describes benefits of SchoolSAFE solution

    Randy Long of SchoolSAFE Communications describes how the dealer-developed solution supports daily communications on educational campuses, as well as interoperability with public-safety personnel during times of emergency....More
  • Aug 17, 2016
    Commentary

    When your hands are full, new technology may let your eyes carry the load

    Public-safety personnel in the field want the information that broadband applications can deliver, but they often need to keep their heads up and their hands free, precluding the use of typical consumer devices. Motorola Solutions' proof-of-concept virtual-reality demonstration featuring Eyefluence technology may provide the seed of a solution to this problem....More
  • Aug 11, 2016
    Commentary

    Learn more about next-generation transition at Critical LTE Communications Forum on Nov. 2-3 in Chicago

    What can enterprises—transportation, utility/energy, oil and gas and more—learn from the early trials of FirstNet and public-safety broadband? This is the big question for the entire critical-communications community and the question we hope to confront at the inaugural Critical LTE Communications conference, according to conference director Timothy Downs....More

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