• Dec 18, 2014

    It’s a busy time, but 911 practitioners should share their location-accuracy opinions with the FCC 1

    One of the hottest debates in the public-safety industry has revolved around the issue of FCC location-accuracy requirements for 911 calls made with cell phones that are being used inside a building. Those in the 911 community should consider sharing their views about what these location-accuracy rules should include, because they promise to impact the effectiveness of emergency responses for years to come....More
  • Nov 24, 2014

    AWS-3 auction bidding bodes well for FirstNet’s short-term funding, long-term sustainability opportunities 1

    The recent success of the FCC's AWS-3 spectrum auction means that FirstNet soon will receive the full funding that Congress anticipated. More important, the auction is an indication that there is sufficient market demand for FirstNet to be hopeful that it can forge partnership agreement that will ensure long-term sustainability for the public-safety broadband system....More
  • Nov 22, 2014

    There is an optimistic future for 911 wireless location accuracy

    By George Rice, iCERT.By leveraging readily available technologies like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, carriers can provide public-safety answering points (PSAPs) with better accuracy and dispatchable addresses that can be conveyed quickly to first responders when 911 emergency calls are made, even if the communication is initiated from a wireless device from inside a building....More
  • Nov 20, 2014
    Urgent Communications

    AOptix: Amit Khetawat discusses company's high-bandwidth backhaul capabilities to meet public-safety deployable needs

    Amit Khetawat, director of products for AOptix Technologies, talks about the ability for his company's wireless backhaul technology--using a combination of free-space optics and millimeter-wave technologies--to deliver at least 2 GB/s backhaul throughput, even in situations that require quick setups times. Khetawat made the comments during a conversation with IWCE's Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson during the LTE North America show in Dallas....More

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