Urgent Communications - Urgent Communications is the technology source for the communications technology industry. http://urgentcomm.com/rss.xml en Newscan: FirstNet CEO Mike Poth blog: The win-win-win business model http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/newscan-firstnet-ceo-mike-poth-blog-win-win-win-business-model <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Web Roundup</strong><br /> <em>Items from other news organizations</em></p> <p><a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-intersect/wp/2015/08/31/are-wifi-allergies-a-real-thing-a-quick-guide-to-electromagnetic-hypersensitivity/">Are &lsquo;Wi-Fi allergies&rsquo; a real thing? A quick guide to electromagnetic hypersensitivity</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/08/28/us-usa-defense-tech-idUSKCN0QX12D20150828">Pentagon teams up with Apple, Boeing to develop wearable tech</a></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/newscan-firstnet-ceo-mike-poth-blog-win-win-win-business-model" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/newscan-firstnet-ceo-mike-poth-blog-win-win-win-business-model#comments NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 01 Sep 2015 15:50:00 +0000 38101 at http://urgentcomm.com BluePoint Alert Solutions: John Shales details new command-and-control capabilities for company’s emergency-alert system http://urgentcomm.com/alerting-systems/bluepoint-alert-solutions-john-shales-details-new-command-and-control-capabilities- <div class="field-podcast-source"> <a href="/urgent-communications-podcast">The Urgent Communications Podcast</a> </div> <div class="node-body audio-body">John Shales, co-founder and partner at BluePoint Alert Solutions, explains how new comman-and-control functionality integrates with the company's existing pull-station technology to provide a comprehensive alerting platform for schools and other enterprises. <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/alerting-systems/bluepoint-alert-solutions-john-shales-details-new-command-and-control-capabilities-" 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/2015/09/john-shales-jpegjpgcropdisplay1.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/John Shales podcast.MP3" type="audio/mpeg; length=9317428">John Shales podcast.MP3</a></div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/alerting-systems/bluepoint-alert-solutions-john-shales-details-new-command-and-control-capabilities-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/alerting-systems/bluepoint-alert-solutions-john-shales-details-new-command-and-control-capabilities-#comments Alerting Systems Critical Infrastructure Enterprise Public Safety Security Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:43:00 +0000 38081 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet seeks to ‘rock the cyber world’ with security input via special-notice proceeding http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-seeks-rock-cyber-world-security-input-special-notice-procee <div class="node-body article-body">FirstNet will issue a special notice this month to initiate a proceeding that is designed to identify the cybersecurity requirements that will be included in the request for proposal (RFP) for the much-anticipated nationwide public-safety broadband network, FirstNet’s cybersecurity expert said during the Industry Day event last week.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-seeks-rock-cyber-world-security-input-special-notice-procee" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-seeks-rock-cyber-world-security-input-special-notice-procee#comments Cybersecurity Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Security Security System Design Tracking, Monitoring & Control NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 01 Sep 2015 12:26:00 +0000 38071 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet shares more business-case information during Industry Day event http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-shares-more-business-case-information-during-industry-day-event <div class="node-body article-body">Partnering with FirstNet is a way for wireless providers to gain access to valuable spectrum assets in less time and with less upfront costs than traditional methods, such as bidding in FCC auctions, FirstNet officials told industry representatives yesterday during an Industry Day event.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-shares-more-business-case-information-during-industry-day-event" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-shares-more-business-case-information-during-industry-day-event#comments Funding Policy Public Safety Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Design NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 28 Aug 2015 20:40:00 +0000 38061 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: As landlines disappear, so does funding for 911 http://urgentcomm.com/funding/newscan-landlines-disappear-so-does-funding-911 <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Web Roundup</strong><br /> <strong><em>Items from other news organizations</em></strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.kentucky.com/2015/08/20/3997619/as-landlines-disappear-so-does.html">As landlines disappear, so does funding for 911</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/aug/20/feds-police-working-safe-anti-drone-technology/">Feds, police working on safe, anti-drone technology</a></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/funding/newscan-landlines-disappear-so-does-funding-911" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/funding/newscan-landlines-disappear-so-does-funding-911#comments Funding Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:38:00 +0000 38051 at http://urgentcomm.com Oku Solutions: David Witkowski outlines highlights of LTE test & measurement webinar (available on demand) http://urgentcomm.com/test-and-measurement/oku-solutions-david-witkowski-outlines-highlights-lte-test-measurement-webinar- <div class="field-podcast-source"> <a href="/urgent-communications-podcast">The Urgent Communications Podcast</a> </div> <div class="node-body audio-body">David Witkowski, chief solutions architect for Oku Solutions, highlights some of the topics he covered during Wednesday's online learning session "Testing and Measurement of LTE Technologies," including the role that LMR radio shops will play in FirstNet and tools that can be used to ensure that public-safety agencies get the coverage and throughput from an LTE provider (be it FirstNet or a commercial carrier) that they paid for.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/test-and-measurement/oku-solutions-david-witkowski-outlines-highlights-lte-test-measurement-webinar-" 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/2015/08/david-witkowski.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 Witkowski podcast.MP3" type="audio/mpeg; length=8815458">David Witkowski podcast.MP3</a></div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/test-and-measurement/oku-solutions-david-witkowski-outlines-highlights-lte-test-measurement-webinar-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/test-and-measurement/oku-solutions-david-witkowski-outlines-highlights-lte-test-measurement-webinar-#comments Land-Mobile Radio Coverage & Interference Public Safety Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Management Test and Measurement Thu, 27 Aug 2015 16:30:00 +0000 38041 at http://urgentcomm.com Testing your LTE network is vitally important http://urgentcomm.com/blog/testing-your-lte-network-vitally-important <div class="node-body blog-body">In IWCE’s online College of Technology webinar presented by David Witkowski of OKU Solutions, attendees can explore the testing and measuring LTE system coverage, capacity and performance. The webinar is available on demand.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/all-things-iwce">All Things IWCE</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/testing-your-lte-network-vitally-important" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/testing-your-lte-network-vitally-important#comments Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Test and Measurement All Things IWCE Thu, 27 Aug 2015 15:47:00 +0000 38031 at http://urgentcomm.com Panelists discuss current ransomware attacks, public safety’s need to coordinate cybersecurity efforts http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/panelists-discuss-current-ransomware-attacks-public-safety-s-need-coordinate-cybersecu <div class="node-body article-body">Cyber attacks on public safety are very real, and first-responder organizations need to cooperate to combat efforts to infect their systems and compromise sensitive data on IP-based systems, panelists said during cybersecurity session at the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) 2015 conference.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/panelists-discuss-current-ransomware-attacks-public-safety-s-need-coordinate-cybersecu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/panelists-discuss-current-ransomware-attacks-public-safety-s-need-coordinate-cybersecu#comments Cybersecurity Funding Interoperability NG-911 Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Security APCO DHS FCC Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:13:00 +0000 38021 at http://urgentcomm.com ECaTS: Stephen Fullerton outlines capabilities of company's platform for 911 data http://urgentcomm.com/apco/ecats-stephen-fullerton-outlines-capabilities-companys-platform-911-data <div class="node-body video-body">Stephen Fullerton, regional sales director for ECaTS, highlights the functionality of the company's 911 data platform, including the abillity to access information from any smart device and its dashboard solution, which was featured on the APCO 2015 show floor in a demonstration conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the state of California. </div> <div class="field-byline"> Stephanie Toone </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/apco/ecats-stephen-fullerton-outlines-capabilities-companys-platform-911-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/apco/ecats-stephen-fullerton-outlines-capabilities-companys-platform-911-data#comments Dispatch NG-911 PSAP APCO DHS Thu, 27 Aug 2015 05:49:00 +0000 38011 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: Can drones be an alternative to police helicopters? Some police think so http://urgentcomm.com/incident-commandsituational-awareness/newscan-can-drones-be-alternative-police-helicopters-some-poli <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.sbsun.com/government-and-politics/20150814/can-drones-be-alternative-to-police-helicopters-some-police-think-so">Can drones be an alternative to police helicopters? Some police think so</a></p> <p><u><a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/08/24/us-wyndham-ftc-cybersecurity-idUSKCN0QT1UP20150824?feedType=RSS&amp;feedName=technologyNews">FTC has power to police cybersecurity, says appeals court</a></u></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/incident-commandsituational-awareness/newscan-can-drones-be-alternative-police-helicopters-some-poli" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/incident-commandsituational-awareness/newscan-can-drones-be-alternative-police-helicopters-some-poli#comments Incident Command/Situational Awareness Tue, 25 Aug 2015 18:59:00 +0000 38001 at http://urgentcomm.com Cybersecurity could be the biggest challenge for FirstNet, next-gen 911 http://urgentcomm.com/blog/cybersecurity-could-be-biggest-challenge-firstnet-next-gen-911 <div class="node-body blog-body">Industry engineers are making great progress developing IP-based solutions that address the myriad functionality needs of public safety and critical-infrastructure entities more efficiently. Whether they can develop solutions that also lower the risk of problems caused by software glitches and cyberattacks is a bigger question. </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/cybersecurity-could-be-biggest-challenge-firstnet-next-gen-911" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/cybersecurity-could-be-biggest-challenge-firstnet-next-gen-911#comments Software Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Funding NG-911 Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Security APCO FCC IWCE Urgent Matters Tue, 25 Aug 2015 17:13:00 +0000 37991 at http://urgentcomm.com Top 5 stories: Week of Aug. 17-21 http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/top-5-stories-week-aug-17-21 <div class="field-byline"> Stephanie Toone </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Here's a look at the most popular stories on IWCE's Urgent Communications from last week.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/top-5-stories-week-aug-17-21" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/top-5-stories-week-aug-17-21#comments Disaster Response NG-911 P25 Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Design APCO FCC Harris Nokia Siemens Tue, 25 Aug 2015 15:12:00 +0000 37981 at http://urgentcomm.com Hughes: Tony Bardo says satellite no longer 'old, slow and expensive' http://urgentcomm.com/satellite/hughes-tony-bardo-says-satellite-no-longer-old-slow-and-expensive <div class="node-body video-body">Tony Bardo, assistant vice president for government solutions at Hughes Network Systems, explains how the company's Spaceway satellite solution can provide the backhaul needed to support public-safety LTE, such as when deployable systems are leveraged in areas outside of the fixed terrestrial network. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/satellite/hughes-tony-bardo-says-satellite-no-longer-old-slow-and-expensive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/satellite/hughes-tony-bardo-says-satellite-no-longer-old-slow-and-expensive#comments Coverage & Interference Funding Public Safety Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Satellite System Design Tue, 25 Aug 2015 12:41:00 +0000 37971 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet plans to release cybersecurity information this fall, Kennedy says http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/firstnet-plans-release-cybersecurity-information-fall-kennedy-says <div class="node-body article-body">FirstNet officials will provide information about the organization’s cybersecurity strategy this fall, beginning with its Industry Day next week, FirstNet President TJ Kennedy said this week during a panel session at the APCO 2015 show.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/firstnet-plans-release-cybersecurity-information-fall-kennedy-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/firstnet-plans-release-cybersecurity-information-fall-kennedy-says#comments Cybersecurity Public Safety Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Security Security System Design APCO DHS NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 21 Aug 2015 18:28:00 +0000 37961 at http://urgentcomm.com Prince George’s County, Md., partners with Motorola Solutions on NG911-ready communications center, construction of new public-safety complex http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/prince-george-s-county-md-partners-motorola-solutions-ng911-ready-communications- <div class="field-byline"> Stephanie Toone </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Prince George’s County, Md., partners with Motorola to construct a state-of-the-art facility for a county once considered lacking in interoperable communications. The partnership has also led to construction of a new public safety complex, including homeland security and a 911 backup center. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/prince-george-s-county-md-partners-motorola-solutions-ng911-ready-communications-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/prince-george-s-county-md-partners-motorola-solutions-ng911-ready-communications-#comments Interoperability Interoperability NG-911 P25 Public Safety Regional Planning System Design System Installation System Operation APCO Motorola Solutions Fri, 21 Aug 2015 16:12:00 +0000 37951 at http://urgentcomm.com Cox, Horowitz named as new FirstNet board members http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/cox-horowitz-named-new-firstnet-board-members <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker announces that Neil Cox and Edward Horowitz will serve as new board members for FirstNet—replacing Tim Bryan and Frank Plastina—and that Kevin McGinnis and Annise Parker have been reappointed to the board.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/cox-horowitz-named-new-firstnet-board-members" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/cox-horowitz-named-new-firstnet-board-members#comments Federal Government/Military Legislation Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet APCO NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 20 Aug 2015 17:55:00 +0000 37941 at http://urgentcomm.com Oceus Networks: James Patterson discusses company's role in New Jersey deployable LTE project http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/oceus-networks-james-patterson-discusses-companys-role-new-jersey-de <div class="node-body video-body">James Patterson, vice president of public and federal solutions for Oceus Networks, details some of the design and engineering challenges associated with the deployable LTE sites—both systems on wheels (SOWs) and cells on wheels (COWs)—being leveraged in the New Jersey public-safety LTE system, which is scheduled to be completed by Sept. 30.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/oceus-networks-james-patterson-discusses-companys-role-new-jersey-de" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/oceus-networks-james-patterson-discusses-companys-role-new-jersey-de#comments Coverage & Interference Public Safety Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Design System Installation APCO NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 20 Aug 2015 16:00:00 +0000 37931 at http://urgentcomm.com Harris: Paul May demonstrates impact of quality-of-service changes on public-safety applications http://urgentcomm.com/harris/harris-paul-may-demonstrates-impact-quality-service-changes-public-safety-applications <div class="node-body video-body">Paul May, senior product manager at Harris RF Communications, demonstrates how quality-of-service technology and policies can be used to ensure that public-safety applications have the appropriate amount of bandwidth when network capacity is stressed.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/harris/harris-paul-may-demonstrates-impact-quality-service-changes-public-safety-applications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/harris/harris-paul-may-demonstrates-impact-quality-service-changes-public-safety-applications#comments Policy Public Safety Public Safety System Design APCO Video Harris Thu, 20 Aug 2015 15:19:00 +0000 37911 at http://urgentcomm.com Bryan does not seek reappointment to FirstNet board, cites potential perception for conflict of interest http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/bryan-does-not-seek-reappointment-firstnet-board-cites-potential-perception-conflict-in <div class="node-body article-body">Rural telecom executive Tim Bryan says he did not seek reappointment to the FirstNet board, because he was worried that his full-time job could be perceived as a conflict of interest that might jeopardize the organization’s procurement as it tries to build a nationwide public-safety broadband network.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/bryan-does-not-seek-reappointment-firstnet-board-cites-potential-perception-conflict-in" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/bryan-does-not-seek-reappointment-firstnet-board-cites-potential-perception-conflict-in#comments Funding Policy Public Safety Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:46:00 +0000 37881 at http://urgentcomm.com FCC Chairman Wheeler says Congress should help fund next-gen 911 rollout, mapping and cybersecurity resources http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/fcc-chairman-wheeler-says-congress-should-help-fund-next-gen-911-rollout-mapping-and-cybersec <div class="node-body article-body">Describing the current adoption of next-generation 911 (NG911) as “too slow and too ragged,” FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler yesterday called on Congress to accelerate the process by approving legislation that provides support in the key areas of funding, mapping and cybersecurity.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/fcc-chairman-wheeler-says-congress-should-help-fund-next-gen-911-rollout-mapping-and-cybersec" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/fcc-chairman-wheeler-says-congress-should-help-fund-next-gen-911-rollout-mapping-and-cybersec#comments Incident Command/Situational Awareness Cybersecurity Funding NG-911 PSAP Security System Design APCO FCC Thu, 20 Aug 2015 13:54:00 +0000 37871 at http://urgentcomm.com Harris County to expand public-safety LTE network, other early builders prepare to complete projects http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/harris-county-expand-public-safety-lte-network-other-early-builders- <div class="node-body article-body">Commissioners for Harris County, Texas, have approved $5.8 million in local funds to expand the county’s public-safety LTE network, while several other early-builder entities work to complete their broadband projects by the Sept. 30 deadline for the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP), representatives said during a panel at the APCO 2015 show.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/harris-county-expand-public-safety-lte-network-other-early-builders-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/harris-county-expand-public-safety-lte-network-other-early-builders-#comments Funding Legislation Public Safety Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government System Installation System Operation APCO Wed, 19 Aug 2015 13:01:00 +0000 37851 at http://urgentcomm.com Motorola Solutions: Tom Quirke discusses enhancements to ASTRO 25, public-safety LTE platforms http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-tom-quirke-discusses-enhancements-astro-25-public-safety-lte-p <div class="node-body video-body">Tom Quirke, vice president of global marketing at Motorola Solutions, outlines enhancements included in the latest release of the company's ASTRO 25 and public-safety LTE platforms during this conversation with IWCE's Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson at the APCO 2015 show in Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-tom-quirke-discusses-enhancements-astro-25-public-safety-lte-p" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-tom-quirke-discusses-enhancements-astro-25-public-safety-lte-p#comments Land-Mobile Radio Interoperability P25 Public Safety APCO Motorola Solutions Wed, 19 Aug 2015 11:07:00 +0000 37841 at http://urgentcomm.com Harris-Nokia: Tim Romanelli, Dharmesh Tyagi highlight capabilities of new network-in-a-box platform supporting BeOn, other apps http://urgentcomm.com/harris/harris-nokia-tim-romanelli-dharmesh-tyagi-highlight-capabilities-new-network-box-platform-sup <div class="node-body video-body">Tim Romanelli, business development manager of RF Communications at Harris, and Dharmesh Tyagi, system architect director for Nokia Networks, discuss the capabilities of the Nokia network-in-a-box solution that supports public-safety applications like Harris BeOn, which enables LTE voice interoperability with P25 networks and a host of other functions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/harris/harris-nokia-tim-romanelli-dharmesh-tyagi-highlight-capabilities-new-network-box-platform-sup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/harris/harris-nokia-tim-romanelli-dharmesh-tyagi-highlight-capabilities-new-network-box-platform-sup#comments Land-Mobile Radio Cybersecurity Interoperability P25 Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Harris Wed, 19 Aug 2015 10:47:00 +0000 37831 at http://urgentcomm.com Establishing appropriate policies in-building wireless systems a key to safety of citizens, first responders http://urgentcomm.com/blog/establishing-appropriate-policies-building-wireless-systems-key-safety-citizens-first-responder <div class="node-body blog-body">With a growing number of households depending on wireless technologies to be able to call 911 for help during an emergency—and be located by public safety—and the need for first responders to be able to communicate indoors to do their jobs, it is time to establish appropriate policies to ensure that in-building wireless are built to be effective and in the most cost-efficient manner.</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/establishing-appropriate-policies-building-wireless-systems-key-safety-citizens-first-responder" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/establishing-appropriate-policies-building-wireless-systems-key-safety-citizens-first-responder#comments In-Building Personnel Tracking Policy Public Safety Standards State & Local Government System Design Urgent Matters Wed, 19 Aug 2015 04:29:00 +0000 37821 at http://urgentcomm.com Mutualink: Joe Boucher demonstrates features of company's collaboration platform within New Jersey public-safety LTE system http://urgentcomm.com/interoperability/mutualink-joe-boucher-demonstrates-features-companys-collaboration-platform-within- <div class="node-body video-body">Mutualink CTO Joe Boucher explains how his company’s tactical node and collaboration platform will be used in the New Jersey public-safety LTE early-builder project that utilizes deployable communications during this conversation with IWCE’s Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson during APCO 2015 in Washington, D.C. The New Jersey project is scheduled to be finished by Sept. 30. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/interoperability/mutualink-joe-boucher-demonstrates-features-companys-collaboration-platform-within-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/interoperability/mutualink-joe-boucher-demonstrates-features-companys-collaboration-platform-within-#comments Applications Interoperability Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Installation APCO Wed, 19 Aug 2015 03:35:00 +0000 37811 at http://urgentcomm.com Clear skies or stormy weather on FirstNet’s horizon? http://urgentcomm.com/blog/clear-skies-or-stormy-weather-firstnet-s-horizon <div class="node-body blog-body">FirstNet should consider satellite options as it seeks cost-effective methods to first responders with broadband coverage in vast rural and low-density locations.</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/clear-skies-or-stormy-weather-firstnet-s-horizon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/clear-skies-or-stormy-weather-firstnet-s-horizon#comments Disaster Response Funding Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Satellite NTIA/FirstNet View from the Top Tue, 18 Aug 2015 15:23:00 +0000 37801 at http://urgentcomm.com Rockwell Collins announces plans to offer nationwide disaster communications system via HF radio http://urgentcomm.com/disaster-response/rockwell-collins-announces-plans-offer-nationwide-disaster-communications-system-h <div class="node-body article-body">Rockwell Collins announces plans for ARINC UrgentLink, a nationwide high-frequency (HF) radio network that is designed to provide communications between public-safety and critical-infrastructure entities when local terrestrial networks have been destroyed by a man-made or natural disaster.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/disaster-response/rockwell-collins-announces-plans-offer-nationwide-disaster-communications-system-h" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/disaster-response/rockwell-collins-announces-plans-offer-nationwide-disaster-communications-system-h#comments Incident Command/Situational Awareness Disaster Response Tue, 18 Aug 2015 14:55:00 +0000 37791 at http://urgentcomm.com Albright talks about Iraq War, current crises in the Middle East during APCO 2015 address http://urgentcomm.com/apco/albright-talks-about-iraq-war-current-crises-middle-east-during-apco-2015-address <div class="field-byline"> Stephanie Toone </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright offered insight on diplomatic approaches to problems in the Middle East while delivering a keynote speech during the opening session at the APCO 2015 show.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/apco/albright-talks-about-iraq-war-current-crises-middle-east-during-apco-2015-address" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/apco/albright-talks-about-iraq-war-current-crises-middle-east-during-apco-2015-address#comments Federal Government/Military Policy APCO Tue, 18 Aug 2015 11:59:00 +0000 37781 at http://urgentcomm.com Harris unveils multiband P25 portable radio with Wi-Fi, LTE capability http://urgentcomm.com/harris/harris-unveils-multiband-p25-portable-radio-wi-fi-lte-capability <div class="node-body article-body">Harris announces the XL-200P, a portable multiband P25 radio that supports broadband communications—via a standard Wi-Fi feature and an optional LTE modem—and unprecedented volume levels in a rugged package.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/harris/harris-unveils-multiband-p25-portable-radio-wi-fi-lte-capability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/harris/harris-unveils-multiband-p25-portable-radio-wi-fi-lte-capability#comments Land-Mobile Radio Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Maintenance APCO Harris Tue, 18 Aug 2015 10:24:00 +0000 37771 at http://urgentcomm.com Kodiak-Airbus: Bruce Lawler, Marty Christensen demonstrate push-to-talk interoperability between standards-based P25, LTE solutions http://urgentcomm.com/interoperability/kodiak-airbus-bruce-lawler-marty-christensen-demonstrate-push-talk-interoperability <div class="node-body video-body">Bruce Lawler, chief product officer and co-founder of Kodiak Networks, and Marty Christensen, product area business manager for Airbus DS Communications, demonstrate push-to-talk interoperability between a P25 network and an LTE network utilizing the Kodiak solution, which is embedded within carriers’ network with quality-of-service assurances instead of being an over-the-top offering.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/interoperability/kodiak-airbus-bruce-lawler-marty-christensen-demonstrate-push-talk-interoperability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/interoperability/kodiak-airbus-bruce-lawler-marty-christensen-demonstrate-push-talk-interoperability#comments Land-Mobile Radio Long-Term Evolution Interoperability P25 Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet APCO Cassidian Tue, 18 Aug 2015 05:06:00 +0000 37761 at http://urgentcomm.com