Urgent Communications - Urgent Communications is the technology source for the communications technology industry. http://urgentcomm.com/rss.xml en FCC preparing to tackle 911 reliability during November meeting http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/fcc-preparing-tackle-911-reliability-during-november-meeting <div class="node-body article-body">FCC commissioners next month are expected to take actions designed to establish a new regulatory framework that will be designed to help ensure the availability and reliability of 911 service as communications increasingly migrate to IP-based technologies.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/fcc-preparing-tackle-911-reliability-during-november-meeting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/fcc-preparing-tackle-911-reliability-during-november-meeting#comments NG-911 PSAP Regulation System Design System Maintenance System Management FCC Fri, 31 Oct 2014 22:21:00 +0000 31611 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: Raleigh man triggers new emergency protocol after falsely telling a 911 dispatcher he had Ebola http://urgentcomm.com/psap/newscan-raleigh-man-triggers-new-emergency-protocol-after-falsely-telling-911-dispatcher-he-had <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Web Roundup</strong><br /> <em>Items from other news organizations</em></p> <p><a href="http://www.fiercewireless.com/tech/story/firstnet-gets-earful-interest-groups-122-responses-its-rfi-63-its-public-no/2014-10-29">Raleigh man triggers new emergency protocol after falsely telling a 911 dispatcher he had Ebola</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.npr.org/2014/10/29/359725475/can-authorities-cut-off-utilities-and-pose-as-repairmen-to-search-a-home">Can authorities cut off utilities and pose as repairmen to search a home without a warrant?</a></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/psap/newscan-raleigh-man-triggers-new-emergency-protocol-after-falsely-telling-911-dispatcher-he-had" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/psap/newscan-raleigh-man-triggers-new-emergency-protocol-after-falsely-telling-911-dispatcher-he-had#comments PSAP Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:35:00 +0000 31581 at http://urgentcomm.com Webinar speakers highlight differences between TETRA and DMR Tier 3 for specific use cases http://urgentcomm.com/tetra/webinar-speakers-highlight-differences-between-tetra-and-dmr-tier-3-specific-use-cases <div class="node-body article-body">Speakers during a webinar detail the pros and cons of both the TETRA and DMR Tier 3 technologies in a variety of use cases, including the service of enterprises, critical infrastructure and first responders.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/tetra/webinar-speakers-highlight-differences-between-tetra-and-dmr-tier-3-specific-use-cases" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/tetra/webinar-speakers-highlight-differences-between-tetra-and-dmr-tier-3-specific-use-cases#comments Coverage & Interference DMR Military Public Safety System Design TETRA Transportation Utility Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:53:00 +0000 31571 at http://urgentcomm.com Mission Critical Partners: David Jones discusses 911 funding possibilities http://urgentcomm.com/funding/mission-critical-partners-david-jones-discusses-911-funding-possibilities <div class="field-podcast-source"> <a href="/urgent-communications-podcast">The Urgent Communications Podcast</a> </div> <div class="node-body audio-body">David Jones, senior vice president at Mission Critical Partners, talks about the changing technological environment for 911 and the sector's need to explore innovative funding approaches during this conversation with IWCE's Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/funding/mission-critical-partners-david-jones-discusses-911-funding-possibilities" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop imagecache-linked imagecache-med_crop_linked"><img alt="" src="http://urgentcomm.com/site-files/urgentcomm.com/files/imagecache/med_crop/uploads/2014/10/davidjones2013.jpg" title="" height="200" width="355" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop" /></a> </div> <div class="field-audio-file"> <span>Audio File:&nbsp;</span> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-audio-mpeg" alt="audio/mpeg icon" src="http://urgentcomm.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/audio-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/site-files/urgentcomm.com/files/podcast/audio/David Jones podcast.MP3" type="audio/mpeg; length=14187959">David Jones podcast.MP3</a></div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/funding/mission-critical-partners-david-jones-discusses-911-funding-possibilities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/funding/mission-critical-partners-david-jones-discusses-911-funding-possibilities#comments Funding NG-911 PSAP Regulation Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:27:00 +0000 31561 at http://urgentcomm.com Ensuring reliable first-responder communications inside buildings critical to public safety http://urgentcomm.com/blog/ensuring-reliable-first-responder-communications-inside-buildings-critical-public-safety <div class="node-body blog-body">Many emergencies occur inside structures, so first-responder communications require in-building coverage that is complete, reliable and flexible enough to support myriad technologies. All-digital DAS solutions may be the answer.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/view-from-the-top">View from the Top</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/ensuring-reliable-first-responder-communications-inside-buildings-critical-public-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/ensuring-reliable-first-responder-communications-inside-buildings-critical-public-safety#comments Coverage & Interference DAS Public Safety View from the Top Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:39:00 +0000 31551 at http://urgentcomm.com Tetra and DMR Tier 3: Which Open Standard Digital Trunking is Right For Me? http://urgentcomm.com/webinars/tetra-and-dmr-tier-3-which-open-standard-digital-trunking-right-me <div class="node-body article-body">Tetra and DMR Tier 3 are the leading open standard digital trunking technologies for critical communications. Both are available from a variety of manufacturers and offer excellent performance, but which technology suits particular applications?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/webinars/tetra-and-dmr-tier-3-which-open-standard-digital-trunking-right-me" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/webinars/tetra-and-dmr-tier-3-which-open-standard-digital-trunking-right-me#comments Webinars Wed, 29 Oct 2014 19:56:00 +0000 31541 at http://urgentcomm.com Commscope: Bachir Aboujaoude showcases capabilities of new ION-U DAS solution http://urgentcomm.com/das/commscope-bachir-aboujaoude-showcases-capabilities-new-ion-u-das-solution <div class="node-body video-body">Bachir Aboujaoude, business development manager for Commscope's distributed coverage and capacity solutions group, describes the features of the new ION-U, which is designed to simplify DAS planning, deployment and optimization. Aboujaoude spoke with IWCE's Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson during the recent HetNet Expo in Chicago.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/das/commscope-bachir-aboujaoude-showcases-capabilities-new-ion-u-das-solution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/das/commscope-bachir-aboujaoude-showcases-capabilities-new-ion-u-das-solution#comments DAS System Design System Installation System Maintenance System Management Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:14:00 +0000 31531 at http://urgentcomm.com VIEVU: Agencies are 'one shot away' from another Ferguson http://urgentcomm.com/mobile/vievu-agencies-are-one-shot-away-another-ferguson <div class="node-body video-body">Steve Lovell, president of VIEVU, talks about the company's new ruggedized body camera and the increased interest in body cameras in law enforcement during this conversation with IWCE's Urgent Communications Associate Editor Jill Nolin at the recent ASIS conference in Atlanta.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/mobile/vievu-agencies-are-one-shot-away-another-ferguson" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/mobile/vievu-agencies-are-one-shot-away-another-ferguson#comments Citizen Engagement Law Enforcement Mobile Personal Area Personnel Monitoring Policy Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:40:00 +0000 31521 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: FCC pushes 600 MHz incentive auction to 2016 http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/newscan-fcc-pushes-600-mhz-incentive-auction-2016 <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Web Roundup</strong><br /> <em>Items from other news organizations</em></p> <p><a href="http://www.rcrwireless.com/20141024/policy/fcc-pushes-600-mhz-incentive-auction-to-2016-tag2">FCC pushes 600 MHz incentive auction to 2016</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.controldesign.com/industrynews/2014/zebra-technologies-completes-acquisition-of-motorola-solutions-enterprise-business/">Zebra Technologies completes acquisition of Motorola Solutions&rsquo; enterprise business</a></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/newscan-fcc-pushes-600-mhz-incentive-auction-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/newscan-fcc-pushes-600-mhz-incentive-auction-2016#comments FCC Tue, 28 Oct 2014 18:09:00 +0000 31511 at http://urgentcomm.com NATE announces new Public Safety Agency membership category http://urgentcomm.com/blog/nate-announces-new-public-safety-agency-membership-category <div class="node-body blog-body">The National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE), a non-profit trade association in the wireless infrastructure industry, announces a new membership category designed to serve industry members in the government and public-safety arenas.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/view-from-the-top">View from the Top</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/nate-announces-new-public-safety-agency-membership-category" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/nate-announces-new-public-safety-agency-membership-category#comments NATE View from the Top Tue, 28 Oct 2014 17:14:00 +0000 31501 at http://urgentcomm.com LA-RICS helped by 700 MHz narrowband order, set to begin LTE network deployment next week http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/la-rics-helped-700-mhz-narrowband-order-set-begin-lte-network-deployment-next-week <div class="node-body article-body">The Los Angeles Regional Interoperable Communications System (LA-RICS) welcomes spectrum aid provided in the FCC’s recent 700 MHz narrowband ruling, but more channels are needed for its new P25 system to match the capacity of its existing LMR network, according to LA-RICS Executive Director Patrick Mallon.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/la-rics-helped-700-mhz-narrowband-order-set-begin-lte-network-deployment-next-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/la-rics-helped-700-mhz-narrowband-order-set-begin-lte-network-deployment-next-week#comments Legislation P25 Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Regulation FCC NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 28 Oct 2014 16:15:00 +0000 31491 at http://urgentcomm.com Top 5 stories: Week of Oct. 20 – 24 http://urgentcomm.com/spectrumfrequency-coordination/top-5-stories-week-oct-20-24 <div class="node-body article-body"><p><span style="font-size: 13px;">Here&rsquo;s a look at the most popular stories on&nbsp;</span><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/organizations/iwce?intlink=autlink" style="font-size: 13px;" title="More on IWCE"><em>IWCE</em></a><em style="font-size: 13px;">&rsquo;s&nbsp;Urgent Communications&nbsp;</em><span style="font-size: 13px;">from the last week:</span></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/spectrumfrequency-coordination/top-5-stories-week-oct-20-24" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/spectrumfrequency-coordination/top-5-stories-week-oct-20-24#comments Spectrum/Frequency Coordination Mon, 27 Oct 2014 20:34:00 +0000 31481 at http://urgentcomm.com FCC eliminates 700 MHz narrowbanding mandate, reserves channels for T-Band, air-to-ground comms http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/fcc-eliminates-700-mhz-narrowbanding-mandate-reserves-channels-t-band-air-ground-comms <div class="node-body article-body">The FCC issues a report and order eliminating requirements associated with the planned deadline to transition 700 MHz public-safety narrowband systems from 12.5 kHz to 6.25 kHz channels by Dec. 31, 2016, as well as designating some channels in the band for voice communications for current T-Band licensees and other for communications with helicopters and other aircraft.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/fcc-eliminates-700-mhz-narrowbanding-mandate-reserves-channels-t-band-air-ground-comms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/fcc-eliminates-700-mhz-narrowbanding-mandate-reserves-channels-t-band-air-ground-comms#comments Land-Mobile Radio Legislation Public Safety Regulation FCC Mon, 27 Oct 2014 18:17:00 +0000 31471 at http://urgentcomm.com Thermal Imaging Radar CTO: "Computers love thermal" http://urgentcomm.com/site/thermal-imaging-radar-cto-computers-love-thermal <div class="node-body video-body">Thermal Imaging Radar CTO Mike Dortch discusses the benefits of thermal cameras and why more organizations--particularly critical-infrastructure entities--are utilizing the technology. Dortch talked to IWCE's Urgent Communications Associate Editor Jill Nolin at the recent ASIS conference in Atlanta. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/site/thermal-imaging-radar-cto-computers-love-thermal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/site/thermal-imaging-radar-cto-computers-love-thermal#comments Fixed Infrastructure Personnel Tracking Site Utility Mon, 27 Oct 2014 16:39:00 +0000 31461 at http://urgentcomm.com Multistate 911 outage could lead to changes in emergency-calling regulations, operations http://urgentcomm.com/blog/multistate-911-outage-could-lead-changes-emergency-calling-regulations-operations <div class="node-body blog-body">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.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/urgent-matters">Urgent Matters</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/multistate-911-outage-could-lead-changes-emergency-calling-regulations-operations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/multistate-911-outage-could-lead-changes-emergency-calling-regulations-operations#comments Legislation NG-911 PSAP Regulation FCC NENA Urgent Matters Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:10:00 +0000 31411 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: FEMA administrator warns of cellphone vulnerabilities during disasters, calls for FM-radio integration http://urgentcomm.com/commercial/newscan-fema-administrator-warns-cellphone-vulnerabilities-during-disasters-calls-fm-radi <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Web Roundup</strong><br /> <em>Items from other news organizations</em></p> <p><a href="http://thehill.com/policy/technology/221301-fema-administrator-warns-of-cell-vulnerabilities-during-disasters">FEMA administrator warns of cellphone vulnerabilities during disasters, calls for FM-radio integration</a></p> <p><a href="http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/10/california-woman-charged-with-using-spyware-to-tap-a-police-officers-phone/">California woman charged with using spyware to tap police officer&rsquo;s phone</a></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/commercial/newscan-fema-administrator-warns-cellphone-vulnerabilities-during-disasters-calls-fm-radi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/commercial/newscan-fema-administrator-warns-cellphone-vulnerabilities-during-disasters-calls-fm-radi#comments Commercial Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:46:00 +0000 31391 at http://urgentcomm.com Motorola Solutions announces new public-safety LTE device, will showcase at IACP http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-announces-new-public-safety-lte-device-will-showcase-iacp <div class="node-body article-body">Motorola Solutions announces the LEX L10, a mission-critical LTE handheld device that operates on 700 MHz Band 14 spectrum licensed to FirstNet and features the company’s new Public Safety Experience (PSX) user interface.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-announces-new-public-safety-lte-device-will-showcase-iacp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-announces-new-public-safety-lte-device-will-showcase-iacp#comments Commercial Public Safety Motorola Solutions Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:02:00 +0000 31381 at http://urgentcomm.com Partnerships are much more than contracts—an important distinction for FirstNet http://urgentcomm.com/blog/partnerships-are-much-more-contracts-important-distinction-firstnet <div class="node-body blog-body">By Andrew M. Seybold. Partnerships are vital to FirstNet. Given this, FirstNet must have the ability to seek out and discuss potential partnership agreements, without having to resort to RFI/RFP rigid rules and regulations that hamper all those who work in the federal environment.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/view-from-the-top">View from the Top</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/partnerships-are-much-more-contracts-important-distinction-firstnet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/partnerships-are-much-more-contracts-important-distinction-firstnet#comments Funding Legislation Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Design NTIA/FirstNet View from the Top Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:42:00 +0000 31371 at http://urgentcomm.com iCERT: Chairman Darrin Reilly discusses organization's mission, 911 funding challenges http://urgentcomm.com/funding/icert-chairman-darrin-reilly-discusses-organizations-mission-911-funding-challenges <div class="field-podcast-source"> <a href="/urgent-communications-podcast">The Urgent Communications Podcast</a> </div> <div class="node-body audio-body">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.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/funding/icert-chairman-darrin-reilly-discusses-organizations-mission-911-funding-challenges" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop imagecache-linked imagecache-med_crop_linked"><img alt="" src="http://urgentcomm.com/site-files/urgentcomm.com/files/imagecache/med_crop/uploads/2014/10/darrinreilly09302013.jpg" title="" height="200" width="355" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop" /></a> </div> <div class="field-audio-file"> <span>Audio File:&nbsp;</span> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-audio-mpeg" alt="audio/mpeg icon" src="http://urgentcomm.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/audio-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/site-files/urgentcomm.com/files/podcast/audio/Darrin Reilly podcast.MP3" type="audio/mpeg; length=15220528">Darrin Reilly podcast.MP3</a></div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/funding/icert-chairman-darrin-reilly-discusses-organizations-mission-911-funding-challenges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/funding/icert-chairman-darrin-reilly-discusses-organizations-mission-911-funding-challenges#comments Dispatch Funding NG-911 PSAP Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:12:00 +0000 31361 at http://urgentcomm.com iBwave: Mekki Bennis demonstrates mobile application to model in-building coverage http://urgentcomm.com/system-design/ibwave-mekki-bennis-demonstrates-mobile-application-model-building-coverage <div class="node-body video-body">Mekki Bennis, sales engineer for iBwave, demonstrates the capabilities of the company's new Mobile Planner, which lets users model Wi-Fi and small-cell coverage for customized in-building system designs on a tablet, at the HetNet Expo in Chicago. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/system-design/ibwave-mekki-bennis-demonstrates-mobile-application-model-building-coverage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/system-design/ibwave-mekki-bennis-demonstrates-mobile-application-model-building-coverage#comments Enterprise Field Reporting Local Area Small Cells System Design WLAN Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:46:00 +0000 31351 at http://urgentcomm.com USMSS: Bill Dow outlines plans to study self-insurance group options for membership http://urgentcomm.com/funding/usmss-bill-dow-outlines-plans-study-self-insurance-group-options-membership <div class="node-body video-body">Bill Dow, executive director of USMSS--soon to be renamed International Technology Resource Network (ITRN)--outlines the organization's plans to explore a group health-insurance option that can be offered as an option to its dealer membership, which is struggling with rising employee healthcare costs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/funding/usmss-bill-dow-outlines-plans-study-self-insurance-group-options-membership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/funding/usmss-bill-dow-outlines-plans-study-self-insurance-group-options-membership#comments Funding Legislation Regulation EWA Tue, 21 Oct 2014 22:16:00 +0000 31341 at http://urgentcomm.com Fair warning from Sprint: We can’t buy 800 MHz spectrum we just returned to the FCC http://urgentcomm.com/spectrumfrequency-coordination/fair-warning-sprint-we-can-t-buy-800-mhz-spectrum-we-just-returned-fc <div class="node-body article-body">On the surface, it might seem logical to expect that Sprint would be interested in 800 MHz spectrum that recently was made available, but FCC rules associated with rebanding forbid the carrier to hold licenses for frequencies between 851 MHz and 862 MHz. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/spectrumfrequency-coordination/fair-warning-sprint-we-can-t-buy-800-mhz-spectrum-we-just-returned-fc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/spectrumfrequency-coordination/fair-warning-sprint-we-can-t-buy-800-mhz-spectrum-we-just-returned-fc#comments Enterprise Regulation Spectrum/Frequency Coordination EWA FCC Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:24:00 +0000 31331 at http://urgentcomm.com Top 5 stories: Week of Oct. 13 - 17 http://urgentcomm.com/coverage-interference/top-5-stories-week-oct-13-17 <div class="node-body article-body"><p><span style="font-size: 13px;">Here&rsquo;s a look at the most popular stories on&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.iwceexpo.com/iwce2015/public/enter.aspx" style="font-size: 13px;"><em>IWCE&rsquo;s</em></a><em style="font-size: 13px;"> Urgent Communications&nbsp;</em><span style="font-size: 13px;">from the last week:</span></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/coverage-interference/top-5-stories-week-oct-13-17" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/coverage-interference/top-5-stories-week-oct-13-17#comments Coverage & Interference Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:07:00 +0000 31321 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: 9/11 Commission warns: ‘Pattern seems to be repeating itself in the cyber realm’ http://urgentcomm.com/security/newscan-911-commission-warns-pattern-seems-be-repeating-itself-cyber-realm <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Web Roundup</strong><br /> <em>Items from other news organizations</em></p> <p><a href="http://thehill.com/policy/technology/221070-9-11-commission-warns-pattern-seems-to-be-repeating-itself">9/11 Commission warns: &lsquo;Pattern seems to be repeating itself in the cyber realm&rsquo;</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.nationaljournal.com/tech/fbi-demands-internet-wiretapping-powers-20141016">The FBI wants Internet wiretapping powers</a></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/security/newscan-911-commission-warns-pattern-seems-be-repeating-itself-cyber-realm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/security/newscan-911-commission-warns-pattern-seems-be-repeating-itself-cyber-realm#comments Cybersecurity Security Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:01:00 +0000 31311 at http://urgentcomm.com SafeMobile: Darren Kastner demonstrates solution to bridge two-way radio, Android communications http://urgentcomm.com/interoperability/safemobile-darren-kastner-demonstrates-solution-bridge-two-way-radio-android-commun <div class="node-body video-body">Darren Kastner, SafeMobile's vice president of sales, demonstrates how the company's radioPad Base Station application lets user control two-way-radio functions via Wi-Fi and he SafeBridge LAN unit during this conversation with IWCE's Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson at the EWA/USMSS Wireless Leadership Summit in Denver. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/interoperability/safemobile-darren-kastner-demonstrates-solution-bridge-two-way-radio-android-commun" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/interoperability/safemobile-darren-kastner-demonstrates-solution-bridge-two-way-radio-android-commun#comments Land-Mobile Radio Dispatch Fleet Hospital/Medical Interoperability Local Area Retail/Warehouse System Management Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:03:00 +0000 31301 at http://urgentcomm.com JMA Wireless: Todd Landry highlights company's indoor, outdoor solutions for enterprises, public safety http://urgentcomm.com/infrastructure/jma-wireless-todd-landry-highlights-companys-indoor-outdoor-solutions-enterprises-pub <div class="node-body video-body">Todd Landry, corporate vice president of product and market strategy for JMA Wireless, explains how the company's indoor DAS systems and small-cell outdoor solutions provide reliable coverage for both commercial operators and public-safety agencies during this conversation with IWCE's Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson at the HetNet Expo in Chicago. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/infrastructure/jma-wireless-todd-landry-highlights-companys-indoor-outdoor-solutions-enterprises-pub" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/infrastructure/jma-wireless-todd-landry-highlights-companys-indoor-outdoor-solutions-enterprises-pub#comments Land-Mobile Radio Commercial DAS Infrastructure Local Area Small Cells Sun, 19 Oct 2014 22:12:00 +0000 31291 at http://urgentcomm.com FCC Chairman Wheeler describes multistate 911 outage report as ‘terrifying,’ vows to take action quickly http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/fcc-chairman-wheeler-describes-multistate-911-outage-report-terrifying-vows-take-action-quick <div class="node-body article-body">FCC commissioners say they want to take action soon in an effort to prevent 911 outages, such as one in April that resulted in more than 6,000 emergency calls being unanswered in seven states during a six-hour period.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/fcc-chairman-wheeler-describes-multistate-911-outage-report-terrifying-vows-take-action-quick" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/fcc-chairman-wheeler-describes-multistate-911-outage-report-terrifying-vows-take-action-quick#comments Disaster Response NG-911 PSAP Regulation System Design FCC Fri, 17 Oct 2014 21:44:00 +0000 31281 at http://urgentcomm.com Guardian 8 pepper-spray device integrates Bluetooth, video and audio alarm http://urgentcomm.com/enterprise/guardian-8-pepper-spray-device-integrates-bluetooth-video-and-audio-alarm <div class="node-body article-body">Guardian 8’s Pro V2 pepper-spray device has a video camera, a Bluetooth module and an audible alarm that are all simultaneously activated when the trigger is lightly pulled (a full squeeze discharges the pepper spray).</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/enterprise/guardian-8-pepper-spray-device-integrates-bluetooth-video-and-audio-alarm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/enterprise/guardian-8-pepper-spray-device-integrates-bluetooth-video-and-audio-alarm#comments Campus Enterprise Fixed Video Surveillance Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:17:00 +0000 31261 at http://urgentcomm.com Guardian 8: Bluetooth/video-enabled pepper-spray device could help security, teachers protect students http://urgentcomm.com/campus/guardian-8-bluetoothvideo-enabled-pepper-spray-device-could-help-security-teachers-protect-st <div class="node-body video-body">Paul Hughes, chief operating officer for Guardian 8, demonstrates the capabilities of the company's G8 Pro V2, which is a pepper-spray device that includes an integrated audio alarm and video-recording functionality. Hughes tells IWCE's Urgent Communications Associate Editor Jill Nolin that the device is ideal for security personnel and teachers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/campus/guardian-8-bluetoothvideo-enabled-pepper-spray-device-could-help-security-teachers-protect-st" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/campus/guardian-8-bluetoothvideo-enabled-pepper-spray-device-could-help-security-teachers-protect-st#comments Campus Mobile Personal Area Video Surveillance Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:27:00 +0000 31251 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: New rules would protect cell-tower workers http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/newscan-new-rules-would-protect-cell-tower-workers <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Web Roundup</strong><br /> <em>Items from other news organizations</em></p> <p><a href="http://thehill.com/regulation/220709-new-rules-would-protect-cell-tower-workers">New rules would protect cell-tower workers</a></p> <p><a href="http://schrier.wordpress.com/">Oregon&rsquo;s FirstNet consultation&mdash;first impressions</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.emergencymgmt.com/safety/First-Responders-Left-in-the-Dark-Public-Safety-Network.html">First responders left in the dark on public-safety network</a></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/newscan-new-rules-would-protect-cell-tower-workers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/newscan-new-rules-would-protect-cell-tower-workers#comments Regulation FCC Thu, 16 Oct 2014 17:48:00 +0000 31241 at http://urgentcomm.com