Urgent Communications - Urgent Communications is the technology source for the communications technology industry. http://urgentcomm.com/rss.xml en FirstNet allows more time for public-notice responses, announces plans for Industry Day series http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-allows-more-time-public-notice-responses-announces-plans-industry-day-series <div class="node-body article-body">Stakeholders wanting to give input to FirstNet about its public notice regarding “opt-out” states will have an extra week—until April 20—to submit responses, in accordance with numerous request made since the proceeding was initiated earlier this month, according to FirstNet officials. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-allows-more-time-public-notice-responses-announces-plans-industry-day-series" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-allows-more-time-public-notice-responses-announces-plans-industry-day-series#comments Funding Policy Public Safety Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:50:00 +0000 34471 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: National 911 Program office releases 2014 progress report http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/newscan-national-911-program-office-releases-2014-progress-report <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.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/mar/21/911-center-setup-slowed-response-to-deadly-dc-subw/">911 call setup slowed response to deadly subway smoke</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/dc-politics/widespread-problems-hampering-new-911-fire-dispatch-system-in-dc/2015/03/24/345e16d0-d23c-11e4-a62f-ee745911a4ff_story.html">Widespread problems hampering new 911 fire dispatch system in D.C.</a></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/newscan-national-911-program-office-releases-2014-progress-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/newscan-national-911-program-office-releases-2014-progress-report#comments NG-911 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:06:00 +0000 34461 at http://urgentcomm.com Motorola Solutions: Dane Windsor demonstrates collaboration of APX 8000, LEX L10 devices http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-dane-windsor-demonstrates-collaboration-apx-8000-lex-l10-devic <div class="node-body video-body">Dane Windsor, business development manager and technical sales consultant for Motorola Solutions, demonstrates how the new APX 8000 P25 portable and the LEX L10 handheld LTE device can be used in collaboration to improve communications for a public-safety user.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-dane-windsor-demonstrates-collaboration-apx-8000-lex-l10-devic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-dane-windsor-demonstrates-collaboration-apx-8000-lex-l10-devic#comments P25 Portables Public Safety Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Smart Devices Motorola Solutions Thu, 26 Mar 2015 06:30:00 +0000 34451 at http://urgentcomm.com Harris: Todd Perdieu discusses features of new XG-15 P25 radio http://urgentcomm.com/harris/harris-todd-perdieu-discusses-features-new-xg-15-p25-radio <div class="node-body video-body">Todd Perdieu, Harris' terminal product manager for RF communications, talks about the company's new XG-15 portable radio, which is designed to provide public-service workers with reliable access to a P25 network at a price point that is lower than a full-featured public-safety P25 radio.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/harris/harris-todd-perdieu-discusses-features-new-xg-15-p25-radio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/harris/harris-todd-perdieu-discusses-features-new-xg-15-p25-radio#comments Critical Infrastructure Enterprise P25 State & Local Government IWCE Harris Thu, 26 Mar 2015 06:00:00 +0000 34441 at http://urgentcomm.com JVCKENWOOD: Kentaro Abe showcases company's biometrics solution http://urgentcomm.com/kenwood/jvckenwood-kentaro-abe-showcases-companys-biometrics-solution <div class="node-body video-body">Kentaro Abe, product manager for JVCKENWOOD, demonstrates how the company's biometrics solution can help incident commanders monitor the on-scene health of responders. The solution is expected to be commercially available this summer.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/kenwood/jvckenwood-kentaro-abe-showcases-companys-biometrics-solution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/kenwood/jvckenwood-kentaro-abe-showcases-companys-biometrics-solution#comments Biometrics Local Area Public Safety Kenwood Thu, 26 Mar 2015 05:27:00 +0000 34431 at http://urgentcomm.com Senate Commerce Committee approves markup for bill to extend positive-train-control deadline by five years http://urgentcomm.com/positive-train-control/senate-commerce-committee-approves-markup-bill-extend-positive-train-control- <div class="node-body article-body">​Members of the Senate Commerce Committee approve the markup of a bill that would extend the deadline for affected rail companies to implement positive-train-control (PTC) technology until Dec. 31, 2020, instead of the current deadline that would require implementation by the end of this year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/positive-train-control/senate-commerce-committee-approves-markup-bill-extend-positive-train-control-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/positive-train-control/senate-commerce-committee-approves-markup-bill-extend-positive-train-control-#comments Legislation Positive Train Control System Installation Transportation Thu, 26 Mar 2015 05:07:00 +0000 34421 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet board does not vote on proposed draft RFP, will meet again in the 'very near future' http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-board-does-not-vote-proposed-draft-rfp-will-meet-again-very-near-future <div class="node-body article-body">​Expressing a desire to ensure that the draft request for proposal (RFP) “right” before releasing it, FirstNet board members say they will revisit the document during a meeting in the "very near future” to address remaining issues—specifically some financial aspects of the proposed nationwide public-safety broadband network.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-board-does-not-vote-proposed-draft-rfp-will-meet-again-very-near-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-board-does-not-vote-proposed-draft-rfp-will-meet-again-very-near-future#comments Funding Public Safety Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NTIA/FirstNet Wed, 25 Mar 2015 19:27:00 +0000 34411 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet finance committee delays vote to recommend draft RFP ‘for a few weeks’ http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-finance-committee-delays-vote-recommend-draft-rfp-few-weeks <div class="node-body article-body">FirstNet board member tomorrow will not vote to approve the complete draft request for proposal (RFP), as many had hoped. Instead, FirstNet’s finance committee today opted against voting to recommend the proposed draft RFP until staff members can address a few lingering business-plan questions at another meeting “in a few weeks,” according to Tim Bryan, chairman of FirstNet’s finance committee.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-finance-committee-delays-vote-recommend-draft-rfp-few-weeks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-finance-committee-delays-vote-recommend-draft-rfp-few-weeks#comments Funding Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 24 Mar 2015 23:20:00 +0000 34401 at http://urgentcomm.com NTIA releases second phase of planning grants as FirstNet identifies data for states to collect http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/ntia-releases-second-phase-planning-grants-firstnet-identifies-data-states-collect <div class="node-body article-body">States and territories can use $58 million in planning grants from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to gather data in their jurisdictions regarding their first responders’ needs for coverage, capacity and other key functionalities from FirstNet’s nationwide public-safety broadband network, NTIA and FirstNet announce.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/ntia-releases-second-phase-planning-grants-firstnet-identifies-data-states-collect" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/ntia-releases-second-phase-planning-grants-firstnet-identifies-data-states-collect#comments Coverage & Interference Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Regional Coordination State & Local Government System Design NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 24 Mar 2015 18:12:00 +0000 34391 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: The link between Title II, law enforcement and surveillance http://urgentcomm.com/regulation/newscan-link-between-title-ii-law-enforcement-and-surveillance <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.techpolicydaily.com/communications/title-ii-law-enforcement-and-surveillance/">The link between Title II, law enforcement and surveillance</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.broadcastingcable.com/news/washington/nab-asks-fcc-suspend-white-spaces-database/138945">NAB asks FCC to suspend TV white-spaces database</a></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/regulation/newscan-link-between-title-ii-law-enforcement-and-surveillance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/regulation/newscan-link-between-title-ii-law-enforcement-and-surveillance#comments Regulation Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:55:00 +0000 34381 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet should not rely on state and local governments as key network-infrastructure partners, Mirgon says http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-should-not-rely-state-and-local-governments-key-network-inf <div class="node-body article-body">State and local governments are not reliable enough to be major infrastructure partners for the nationwide public-safety broadband network being built by FirstNet, according to Richard Mirgon, a consultant and former president of the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO).</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-should-not-rely-state-and-local-governments-key-network-inf" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-should-not-rely-state-and-local-governments-key-network-inf#comments Funding Policy Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 24 Mar 2015 06:50:00 +0000 34371 at http://urgentcomm.com Beverly Hills PD: Ronald Derderian outlines benefits of Motorola Solutions' APX 8000 to users, radio shop http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/beverly-hills-pd-ronald-derderian-outlines-benefits-motorola-solutions-apx-8000-u <div class="node-body video-body">Ronald Derderian, an officer in the Beverly Hills police department, explains the reason for his department's excitement for Motorola Solutions' APX 8000, an all-band portable radio in a small form factor that features high-quality audio and Wi-Fi connectivity, which enables speedy software updates. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/beverly-hills-pd-ronald-derderian-outlines-benefits-motorola-solutions-apx-8000-u" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/beverly-hills-pd-ronald-derderian-outlines-benefits-motorola-solutions-apx-8000-u#comments Law Enforcement Multiband Radio P25 Portables Public Safety Motorola Solutions Tue, 24 Mar 2015 05:34:00 +0000 34361 at http://urgentcomm.com Kenwood USA: Dave Brandkamp highlights flexibility of new NX-5000 series of portables, mobiles http://urgentcomm.com/kenwood/kenwood-usa-dave-brandkamp-highlights-flexibility-new-nx-5000-series-portables-mobiles <div class="node-body video-body">Dave Brandkamp, eastern region sales manager for Kenwood USA, outlines the capabilities of the company's new NX-5000 series of portable and mobile radios. With the ability to operate in P25 Phase I or Phase II, as well as NEXEDGE analog and digital modes, NX-5000 series radios can be useful tools for entities seeking a technology migration path and/or an interoperability solution. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/kenwood/kenwood-usa-dave-brandkamp-highlights-flexibility-new-nx-5000-series-portables-mobiles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/kenwood/kenwood-usa-dave-brandkamp-highlights-flexibility-new-nx-5000-series-portables-mobiles#comments Analog Digital Interoperability NXDN P25 Kenwood Tue, 24 Mar 2015 04:21:00 +0000 34351 at http://urgentcomm.com Firefighters’ union claims of RF dangers jeopardizes LA-RICS public-safety LTE project http://urgentcomm.com/policy/firefighters-union-claims-rf-dangers-jeopardizes-la-rics-public-safety-lte-project <div class="node-body article-body">Complaints from a firefighters union that radio-frequency (RF) emissions from LTE sites being installed at several Los Angeles-area fire stations are a health hazard could derail the regional public-safety LTE system, according to an official with the Los Angeles Regional Interoperable Communications System (LA-RICS), which is building the network. <p>LA-RICS has reduced the number of LTE sites in its planned deployment from 232 to 177, according to LA-RICS Executive Director Pat Mallon.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/policy/firefighters-union-claims-rf-dangers-jeopardizes-la-rics-public-safety-lte-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/policy/firefighters-union-claims-rf-dangers-jeopardizes-la-rics-public-safety-lte-project#comments Tower & Site Fire/EMS Policy Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Installation NTIA/FirstNet Mon, 23 Mar 2015 16:30:00 +0000 34341 at http://urgentcomm.com Texas: Lesia Dickson talks about state's online FirstNet course offering http://urgentcomm.com/state-local-government/texas-lesia-dickson-talks-about-states-online-firstnet-course-offering <div class="node-body video-body">Lesia Dickson, outreach and education coordinator for the Texas Public Safety Broadband Program, discusses the state's online-education initiative that is designed to inform stakeholders about FirstNet, which is tasked with building a nationwide public-safety broadband network for first responders. Although created for FirstNet stakeholders in the state of Texas, the information is applicable to anyone in the country. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/state-local-government/texas-lesia-dickson-talks-about-states-online-firstnet-course-offering" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/state-local-government/texas-lesia-dickson-talks-about-states-online-firstnet-course-offering#comments Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government Fri, 20 Mar 2015 04:51:00 +0000 34331 at http://urgentcomm.com Rivada Networks: Peter Tenerelli explains proposal to let FirstNet generate revenue from excess capacity on its LTE network http://urgentcomm.com/funding/rivada-networks-peter-tenerelli-explains-proposal-let-firstnet-generate-revenue-excess-capac <div class="node-body video-body">Peter Tenerelli, director of technology adoption for Rivada Networks, describes how the company's dynamic-spectrum-arbitrage (DSA) technology and associated auction market would let commercial operators bid for excess capacity on the FirstNet system, which can generate revenue that ultimately will lower the fees that public-safety entities would pay to use the dedicated LTE network. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/funding/rivada-networks-peter-tenerelli-explains-proposal-let-firstnet-generate-revenue-excess-capac" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/funding/rivada-networks-peter-tenerelli-explains-proposal-let-firstnet-generate-revenue-excess-capac#comments Funding Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 20 Mar 2015 04:26:00 +0000 34321 at http://urgentcomm.com Read Our Newsletters From IWCE 2015 http://urgentcomm.com/feature/read-our-newsletters-iwce-2015 <div class="node-body article-body">Each day during IWCE 2015, IWCE's Urgent Communications delivered newsletters containing the latest headlines, insights and video from the conference. Follow the links to check them out.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/feature/read-our-newsletters-iwce-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/feature/read-our-newsletters-iwce-2015#comments Feature Fri, 20 Mar 2015 03:32:00 +0000 34311 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet system will support non-mission-critical voice from Day 1, officials say http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-system-will-support-non-mission-critical-voice-day-1-offici <div class="node-body article-body">​LAS VEGAS—FirstNet officials yesterday offered insights about progress toward building the much-anticipated nationwide public-safety broadband network, including a commitment that the system will support voice calls from the outset.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-system-will-support-non-mission-critical-voice-day-1-offici" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-system-will-support-non-mission-critical-voice-day-1-offici#comments Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Thu, 19 Mar 2015 14:45:00 +0000 34301 at http://urgentcomm.com Expect the unexpected: PSAP planning for atypical events is challenging, but necessary http://urgentcomm.com/blog/expect-unexpected-psap-planning-atypical-events-challenging-necessary <div class="node-body blog-body">How can a public-safety answering point (PSAP) prepare for events that happen so infrequently they barely register on the radar screen or fall outside the scope of a PSAP’s normal responsibilities? It's a challenging task, but a failure to take such events into account could have disastrous consequences for the citizen in need, the PSAP and the public safety agency it serves.</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/expect-unexpected-psap-planning-atypical-events-challenging-necessary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/expect-unexpected-psap-planning-atypical-events-challenging-necessary#comments Dispatch Policy PSAP View from the Top Thu, 19 Mar 2015 12:51:00 +0000 34291 at http://urgentcomm.com JVC Kenwood: Masa Hishida demonstrates hybrid LTE/P25 portable radio, cites 2018 target for commercial release http://urgentcomm.com/kenwood/jvc-kenwood-masa-hishida-demonstrates-hybrid-ltep25-portable-radio-cites-2018-target-commerc <div class="node-body video-body">Masa Hishida, senior engineering specialist for JVC Kenwood's broadband task force, displays a functional prototype of the company's hybrid LTE/P25 device. JVC Kenwood hopes to release the radio in a smaller form factor in 2018, Hishida says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/kenwood/jvc-kenwood-masa-hishida-demonstrates-hybrid-ltep25-portable-radio-cites-2018-target-commerc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/kenwood/jvc-kenwood-masa-hishida-demonstrates-hybrid-ltep25-portable-radio-cites-2018-target-commerc#comments Land-Mobile Radio P25 Public Safety Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Kenwood Thu, 19 Mar 2015 07:54:00 +0000 34281 at http://urgentcomm.com Harris: Todd Perdieu highlights features of new fire speaker microphone http://urgentcomm.com/harris/harris-todd-perdieu-highlights-features-new-fire-speaker-microphone <div class="node-body video-body">Todd Perdieu, Harris' terminal product manager for RF communications, talks about the company's new fire speaker microphone that delivers loud audio, is fully immersible and can operate in temperatures exceeding 300 degrees Fahrenheit. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/harris/harris-todd-perdieu-highlights-features-new-fire-speaker-microphone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/harris/harris-todd-perdieu-highlights-features-new-fire-speaker-microphone#comments Land-Mobile Radio Fire/EMS Portables Harris Thu, 19 Mar 2015 07:47:00 +0000 34271 at http://urgentcomm.com Zetron: James Retych highlights key features of new video-surveillance system http://urgentcomm.com/zetron/zetron-james-retych-highlights-key-features-new-video-surveillance-system <div class="node-body video-body">James Retych, market intelligence manager for Zetron, demonstrates the functionality of Zetron's new video-surveillance system, which includes motion-sensor alerting and the ability to control pan-tilt-zoom cameras remotely.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/zetron/zetron-james-retych-highlights-key-features-new-video-surveillance-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/zetron/zetron-james-retych-highlights-key-features-new-video-surveillance-system#comments Dispatch NG-911 PSAP Public Safety Video Surveillance Video Zetron Thu, 19 Mar 2015 07:41:00 +0000 34261 at http://urgentcomm.com pdvWireless: Dan Starr demonstrates capabilities of DispatchPlus offering http://urgentcomm.com/dispatch/pdvwireless-dan-starr-demonstrates-capabilities-dispatchplus-offering <div class="node-body video-body">Dan Starr, vice president of sales for the central and south regions for pdvWireless, highlights the functionality of the company's DispatchPlus service, noting the potential return-on-investment (ROI) opportunities.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/dispatch/pdvwireless-dan-starr-demonstrates-capabilities-dispatchplus-offering" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/dispatch/pdvwireless-dan-starr-demonstrates-capabilities-dispatchplus-offering#comments Dispatch Dispatch Fleet Utility Thu, 19 Mar 2015 06:53:00 +0000 34251 at http://urgentcomm.com HZO: Andrew Jones demonstrates company's waterproofing capability http://urgentcomm.com/technology/hzo-andrew-jones-demonstrates-companys-waterproofing-capability <div class="node-body video-body">Andrew Jones, HZO marketing coordinator, explains how the company's waterproofing approach keeps sensitive components operational, even when fully submerged.</div> <div class="field-byline"> Derek Prall </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/technology/hzo-andrew-jones-demonstrates-companys-waterproofing-capability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/technology/hzo-andrew-jones-demonstrates-companys-waterproofing-capability#comments Subscriber Devices Test and Measurement Operations Technology Thu, 19 Mar 2015 06:26:00 +0000 34201 at http://urgentcomm.com IWCE keynote Roger Cressey: If you're reacting to a cyber attack, you're too late http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/iwce-keynote-roger-cressey-if-youre-reacting-cyber-attack-youre-too-late <div class="field-byline"> Derek Prall </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Roger Cressey, one of IWCE 2015's keynote speakers, encourages attendees to be proactive in their responses to the looming threat of cyber attacks. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/iwce-keynote-roger-cressey-if-youre-reacting-cyber-attack-youre-too-late" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/iwce-keynote-roger-cressey-if-youre-reacting-cyber-attack-youre-too-late#comments Cybersecurity Enterprise Network Management Software State & Local Government IWCE Thu, 19 Mar 2015 04:51:00 +0000 34181 at http://urgentcomm.com <p>Roger Cressey, <em>NBC News&rsquo;</em> counter-terrorism analyst and former presidential advisor, was a Keynote speaker at IWCE 2015. He urged attendees to be proactive about cyber security. Photo by Derek Prall.</p> Gallery: IWCE 2015 exhibit hall (Wednesday) http://urgentcomm.com/iwce/gallery-iwce-2015-exhibit-hall-wednesday <div class="field-byline"> Derek Prall </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body">On Wednesday, March 18, the IWCE vendor showroom opened to attendees. Here's a quick look at the action on the floor.</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/iwce/gallery-iwce-2015-exhibit-hall-wednesday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/iwce/gallery-iwce-2015-exhibit-hall-wednesday#comments IWCE Bonus Content Thu, 19 Mar 2015 04:19:00 +0000 34161 at http://urgentcomm.com Rivada Networks: Peter Tenerelli explains proposal to ensure public-safety prioritization, preemption on a shared FirstNet system http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/rivada-networks-peter-tenerelli-explains-proposal-ensure-public-sa-0 <div class="node-body video-body">Peter Tenerelli, director of technology adoption for Rivada Networks, describes how the company's dynamic-spectrum-arbitrage (DSA) technology could be used ensure that public-safety personnel have immediate access to any capacity on the FirstNet broadband network when needed but also support revenue-generating commercial users most of the time.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/rivada-networks-peter-tenerelli-explains-proposal-ensure-public-sa-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/rivada-networks-peter-tenerelli-explains-proposal-ensure-public-sa-0#comments Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NTIA/FirstNet Wed, 18 Mar 2015 16:02:00 +0000 34151 at http://urgentcomm.com Rivada Networks: Peter Tenerelli, explains proposal to ensure public-safety prioritization, preemption on shared FirstNet system http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/rivada-networks-peter-tenerelli-explains-proposal-ensure-public-safe <div class="node-body video-body">Peter Tenerelli, director of technology adoption for Rivada Networks, describes how the company's dynamic-spectrum-arbitrage (DSA) technology could be used ensure that public-safety personnel have immediate access to any capacity on the FirstNet broadband network when needed but also support revenue-generating commercial users most of the time.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/rivada-networks-peter-tenerelli-explains-proposal-ensure-public-safe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/rivada-networks-peter-tenerelli-explains-proposal-ensure-public-safe#comments Long-Term Evolution Funding Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Operation NTIA/FirstNet Wed, 18 Mar 2015 15:30:00 +0000 34141 at http://urgentcomm.com Motorola Solutions unveils all-band P25 radio with Wi-Fi connectivity http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-unveils-all-band-p25-radio-wi-fi-connectivity <div class="node-body article-body">Motorola Solutions announces the APX 8000, a P25 radio that includes Wi-Fi connectivity, operates in all public-safety bands, and has an adaptive audio engine that automatically changes the voice-quality settings in the radio in a manner that works in the user’s current environment.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-unveils-all-band-p25-radio-wi-fi-connectivity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-unveils-all-band-p25-radio-wi-fi-connectivity#comments Land-Mobile Radio P25 Motorola Solutions Wed, 18 Mar 2015 15:00:00 +0000 34131 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet’s role as spectrum licensee critical as states consider opt-out alternative http://urgentcomm.com/blog/firstnet-s-role-spectrum-licensee-critical-states-consider-opt-out-alternative <div class="node-body blog-body">FirstNet's relationship with opt-out states or territories is explored in a public notice released last week. It includes a lot of legal detail, but interested parties should remember the fundamentals associated with FirstNet's role as the spectrum licensee. </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/firstnet-s-role-spectrum-licensee-critical-states-consider-opt-out-alternative" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/firstnet-s-role-spectrum-licensee-critical-states-consider-opt-out-alternative#comments Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government FCC IWCE NTIA/FirstNet Urgent Matters Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:25:00 +0000 34121 at http://urgentcomm.com