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  • Mar 5, 2015
    Commentary

    Arizona outage highlights need for strong network design, monitoring capability in critical communications 1

    When a single conduit housing multiple fiber lines was cut last week, much of northern Arizona was unable to access the Internet, call 911, use cellular devices, pay with credit cards or get cash from ATMs for about 15 hours, according to multiple news reports. The episode should serve as a reminder of the necessity for reliability and diversity characteristics in critical networks that cannot afford downtime....More
  • Mar 3, 2015
    Commentary

    How to make multi-agency collaboration a reality in a FirstNet world

    A fundamental goal of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) is to enable multimedia communication and collaboration between all first-responder agencies, which is a challenging task. The good news is that numerous advanced technologies are available today to help deliver on the promise of secure, seamless multi-agency collaboration....More
  • Feb 26, 2015
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    NISC: Charles Werner discusses key outcomes from the recent DisasterTech hackathon

    Charles Werner, National Information Sharing Consortium (NISC) chairman and fire chief for Charlottesville, Va., discusses the value of hackathons to public safety, as well as some of the applications developed at the recent hackathon conducted in conjunction with the International Disaster Conference & Expo (IDCE) in New Orleans....More
  • Feb 22, 2015
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    Raven Electronics: Brett Dawson discusses interoperability features of company's M4x platform

    Brett Dawson, owner and president of Raven Electronics, describes the interoperability capabilities of the company's M4x technology platform, which also enables network managment. The solution lets end users communicate seamlessly between LMR and cellular technologies, which enable myriad partnership opportunities with dealers and other solutions providers....More

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