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  • Oct 24, 2014
    Commentary

    Multistate 911 outage could lead to changes in emergency-calling regulations, operations

    After a state regulator acknowledged that IP-based components of 911 are "interstate in nature," it appears that table is set for the FCC and other federal-government agencies to take a more active role in the evolution to next-generation 911. Whether that comes in the form of regulation, legislation and/or funding remains to be seen, but it is likely that the current 911 landscape--particularly the relationship between carriers and third-party 911 vendors--will change in the near future....More
  • Oct 22, 2014
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    iCERT: Chairman Darrin Reilly discusses organization's mission, 911 funding challenges

    Darrin Reilly, chairman for the Industry Council of Emergency Response Technologies (iCERT), talks about the organization's mission, funding challenges for 911, and some topics for the Nov. 12 webinar during this discussion with IWCE's Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson....More
  • Oct 16, 2014
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    Safer Buildings Coalition: Alan Perdue outlines need to work with industry on public-safety in-building comms

    Alan Perdue, executive director of the Safer Buildings Coalition, discusses the importance of working with DAS and small-cell manufacturers on strategies that ensure in-building communications for public safety during this conversation with IWCE's Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson yesterday at the HetNet Expo in Chicago....More
  • Oct 10, 2014
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    Airbus DS Communications: Bob Freinberg discusses company's status as sale looms

    Bob Freinberg, President and CEO of Airbus DS Communications, talks about customer relationships, product initiatives and distribution channels as the company awaits its sale by parent Europe-based Airbus Defense & Space....More
  • Oct 9, 2014
    Video
    Urgent Communications

    Genesis: Company enters 911 arena with Pulse solution

    Genesis President Jim Nipp discusses the features in the company's Pulse product, which is designed to provide dispatchers with the real-time information necessary to help agencies meet contracted response times, during this discussion with IWCE's Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson at the EWA Wireless Summit in Denver....More
  • Oct 3, 2014
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    Steve Devine: Lack of 700 MHz narrowbanding decision leaves agencies in limbo

    Steve Devine, assistant director for the Missouri Statewide Wireless Interoperability Network (MOSWIN), outlines the problems facing public-safety agencies as they await clarification from the FCC regarding existing deadlines for 700 MHz narrowbanding....More
  • Oct 2, 2014
    Commentary

    Ideas for managing the growth and complexity of public-safety LTE networks

    Newfield Wireless CEO Marc Bensadoun explores the challenges facing FirstNet and carriers wanting to provide broadband mobile data services over LTE to public-safety users that require higher levels of coverage and reliability than commercial systems traditionally have provided....More

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