Urgent Communications - Urgent Communications is the technology source for the communications technology industry. http://urgentcomm.com/rss.xml en 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 What’s in a name? For FirstNet, “public-safety entity” definition is critical to system planning, business model http://urgentcomm.com/blog/what-s-name-firstnet-public-safety-entity-definition-critical-system-planning-business-model <div class="node-body blog-body">On the surface, FirstNet's proceeding asking for input on what should be a "public-safety entity" might sound trivial. In reality, the answer may not be as straightforward as some initially might think, and the final determination promises to have significant ramifications on FirstNet’s network design and self-sustaining funding plans.</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/what-s-name-firstnet-public-safety-entity-definition-critical-system-planning-business-model" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/what-s-name-firstnet-public-safety-entity-definition-critical-system-planning-business-model#comments Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NTIA/FirstNet Urgent Matters Thu, 16 Oct 2014 16:53:00 +0000 31231 at http://urgentcomm.com Safer Buildings Coalition: Alan Perdue outlines need to work with industry on public-safety in-building comms http://urgentcomm.com/das/safer-buildings-coalition-alan-perdue-outlines-need-work-industry-public-safety-building-comms <div class="node-body video-body">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.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/das/safer-buildings-coalition-alan-perdue-outlines-need-work-industry-public-safety-building-comms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/das/safer-buildings-coalition-alan-perdue-outlines-need-work-industry-public-safety-building-comms#comments DAS Local Area Public Safety Regulation Small Cells WLAN Thu, 16 Oct 2014 12:25:00 +0000 31221 at http://urgentcomm.com SafeMobile: David Rodriguez highlights features of company's SafeNet, SafeDispatch software applications http://urgentcomm.com/enterprise/safemobile-david-rodriguez-highlights-features-companys-safenet-safedispatch-software-app <div class="node-body video-body">SafeMobile's David Rodriguez explains the features of the company's SafeNet web-based fleet-management solution, as well as its client-based SafeDispatch offering during this conversation with IWCE's Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson at last week's EWA/USMSS Wireless Leadership Summit in Denver.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/enterprise/safemobile-david-rodriguez-highlights-features-companys-safenet-safedispatch-software-app" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/enterprise/safemobile-david-rodriguez-highlights-features-companys-safenet-safedispatch-software-app#comments Dispatch Enterprise Fleet Thu, 16 Oct 2014 11:52:00 +0000 31211 at http://urgentcomm.com Pacific DataVision: Morgan O'Brien, John Pescatore detail potential 900 MHz transition from LMR to LTE http://urgentcomm.com/ewa/pacific-datavision-morgan-obrien-john-pescatore-detail-potential-900-mhz-transition-lmr-lte <div class="node-body video-body">Morgan O'Brien (left) and John Pescatore of Pacific DataVision (PDV) outline the potential roadmap as the company seeks to transition its 900 MHz enhanced-dispatch offering from LMR to LTE during this conversation with IWCE's Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson during the EWA/USMSS Wireless Leadership Summit in Denver.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ewa/pacific-datavision-morgan-obrien-john-pescatore-detail-potential-900-mhz-transition-lmr-lte" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ewa/pacific-datavision-morgan-obrien-john-pescatore-detail-potential-900-mhz-transition-lmr-lte#comments Dispatch Critical Infrastructure Digital Enterprise Utility EWA Thu, 16 Oct 2014 06:16:00 +0000 31201 at http://urgentcomm.com Scenes from HetNet Expo in Chicago http://urgentcomm.com/das/scenes-hetnet-expo-chicago <div class="node-body gallery-body"></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://urgentcomm.com/das/scenes-hetnet-expo-chicago#comments DAS Wed, 15 Oct 2014 19:33:00 +0000 31181 at http://urgentcomm.com Top 5 stories: Week of Oct. 6 – 10 http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/top-5-stories-week-oct-6-10 <div class="node-body article-body">Here’s a look at the most popular stories on IWCE’s Urgent Communications from the last week.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/top-5-stories-week-oct-6-10" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/top-5-stories-week-oct-6-10#comments Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Tue, 14 Oct 2014 16:42:00 +0000 31171 at http://urgentcomm.com Pacific DataVision makes pitch for partners at EWA/USMSS Wireless Leadership Summit http://urgentcomm.com/utility/pacific-datavision-makes-pitch-partners-ewausmss-wireless-leadership-summit <div class="node-body article-body">Pacific DataVision (PDV) officials outline the company's short-term and long-term plans to provide enhanced enterprise dispatch services while noting the company’s intention to solicit dealers and other industry partners during a presentation at the EWA/USMSS Wireless Leadership Summit.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/utility/pacific-datavision-makes-pitch-partners-ewausmss-wireless-leadership-summit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/utility/pacific-datavision-makes-pitch-partners-ewausmss-wireless-leadership-summit#comments Dispatch Utility EWA FCC Tue, 14 Oct 2014 16:34:00 +0000 31161 at http://urgentcomm.com Pacific DataVision: Morgan O'Brien, John Pescatore talk about partnership opportunities http://urgentcomm.com/utility/pacific-datavision-morgan-obrien-john-pescatore-talk-about-partnership-opportunities <div class="node-body video-body">Morgan O'Brien (left) and John Pescatore of Pacific DataVision (PDV) discuss potential partnerships their company will seek with radio-industry players during this conversation with IWCE's Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson during the EWA/USMSS Wireless Leadership Summit in Denver.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/utility/pacific-datavision-morgan-obrien-john-pescatore-talk-about-partnership-opportunities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/utility/pacific-datavision-morgan-obrien-john-pescatore-talk-about-partnership-opportunities#comments Dispatch Transportation Utility Tue, 14 Oct 2014 16:24:00 +0000 31151 at http://urgentcomm.com USMSS: Bill Dow says 'this is the time' for name change to International Technology Resource Network (ITRN) http://urgentcomm.com/system-maintenance/usmss-bill-dow-says-time-name-change-international-technology-resource-network-it <div class="node-body video-body">Bill Dow, executive director for USMSS, explains the reasoning and significance behind the organization's expected name change to the International Technology Resource Network (ITRN) during this conversation with IWCE's Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson during last week's EWA/USMSS Wireless Leadership 2014 in Denver.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/system-maintenance/usmss-bill-dow-says-time-name-change-international-technology-resource-network-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/system-maintenance/usmss-bill-dow-says-time-name-change-international-technology-resource-network-it#comments Network Operations & Maintenance System Installation System Maintenance Mon, 13 Oct 2014 18:15:00 +0000 31141 at http://urgentcomm.com Pictures from the EWA/USMSS Wireless Leadership Summit 2014 in Denver http://urgentcomm.com/ewa/pictures-ewausmss-wireless-leadership-summit-2014-denver <div class="field-byline"> By Donny Jackson </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body">A photo gallery of scenes from the EWA/USMSS Wireless Leadership Summit 2014 conducted last week in Denver.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ewa/pictures-ewausmss-wireless-leadership-summit-2014-denver" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ewa/pictures-ewausmss-wireless-leadership-summit-2014-denver#comments EWA Mon, 13 Oct 2014 15:48:00 +0000 31131 at http://urgentcomm.com Airbus DS Communications: Bob Freinberg discusses company's status as sale looms http://urgentcomm.com/cassidian/airbus-ds-communications-bob-freinberg-discusses-companys-status-sale-looms <div class="field-podcast-source"> <a href="/urgent-communications-podcast">The Urgent Communications Podcast</a> </div> <div class="node-body audio-body">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. </div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/cassidian/airbus-ds-communications-bob-freinberg-discusses-companys-status-sale-looms" 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/airbuscapture.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/Bob Freinberg podcast.MP3" type="audio/mpeg; length=14873830">Bob Freinberg podcast.MP3</a></div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/cassidian/airbus-ds-communications-bob-freinberg-discusses-companys-status-sale-looms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/cassidian/airbus-ds-communications-bob-freinberg-discusses-companys-status-sale-looms#comments CAD NG-911 PSAP Cassidian Fri, 10 Oct 2014 19:34:00 +0000 31121 at http://urgentcomm.com Bionym: Wearable device makes personal authentication more secure, convenient http://urgentcomm.com/biometrics/bionym-wearable-device-makes-personal-authentication-more-secure-convenient <div class="node-body video-body">Balaji Gopalan, director of platform for Toronto-based startup Bionym, demonstrates the company’s Nymi bracelet, which is designed to leverages the person’s unique electrocardiogram signature to provide “persistent authentication” that can be used—instead of passwords and cards—to enable access into secure environment. Gopalan spoke with IWCE’s Urgent Communications Associate Editor Jill Nolin during the recent ASIS conference in Atlanta.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/biometrics/bionym-wearable-device-makes-personal-authentication-more-secure-convenient" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/biometrics/bionym-wearable-device-makes-personal-authentication-more-secure-convenient#comments Biometrics Fri, 10 Oct 2014 15:51:00 +0000 31111 at http://urgentcomm.com Testing is crucial to determine possible radio issues, Houston IT official says during webinar http://urgentcomm.com/anritsu/testing-crucial-determine-possible-radio-issues-houston-it-official-says-during-webinar <div class="node-body article-body">Testing is a significant piece of the preventative-maintenance strategy for the city of Houston's P25 system, as well as potential opportunities with LTE technology, a city official said during a recent IWCE's Urgent Communications webinar sponsored by Anritsu.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/anritsu/testing-crucial-determine-possible-radio-issues-houston-it-official-says-during-webinar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/anritsu/testing-crucial-determine-possible-radio-issues-houston-it-official-says-during-webinar#comments Anritsu Fri, 10 Oct 2014 12:52:00 +0000 31101 at http://urgentcomm.com Test and Measurement for P25 and LTE: Should you learn either or both? http://urgentcomm.com/webinars/test-and-measurement-p25-and-lte-should-you-learn-either-or-both <div class="node-body article-body">P25 continues to gain momentum as the technology of choice for public-safety agencies in the United States. During this webinar, learn how to test P25 infrastructure and devices according to the latest TIA standards. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/webinars/test-and-measurement-p25-and-lte-should-you-learn-either-or-both" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/webinars/test-and-measurement-p25-and-lte-should-you-learn-either-or-both#comments P25 Webinars Thu, 09 Oct 2014 20:18:00 +0000 31091 at http://urgentcomm.com