Urgent Communications - Urgent Communications is the technology source for the communications technology industry. http://urgentcomm.com/rss.xml en Motorola Solutions agrees to multiyear extensions on Airwave, ESN contracts in the UK http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/motorola-solutions-agrees-multiyear-extensions-airwave-esn-contracts <div class="node-body article-body">United Kingdom (UK) public-safety agencies will be able to use the Airwave TETRA network through at least 2022 and Motorola Solutions-provided broadband services at least through 2024 on the new Emergency Services Network (ESN) system, according to separate statements issued today by the Home Office and Motorola Solutions. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/motorola-solutions-agrees-multiyear-extensions-airwave-esn-contracts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/motorola-solutions-agrees-multiyear-extensions-airwave-esn-contracts#comments Long-Term Evolution Federal Government/Military Funding Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet TETRA Motorola Solutions Fri, 21 Sep 2018 20:11:00 +0000 56561 at http://urgentcomm.com Richard Stanek named as vice chair of FirstNet board http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/richard-stanek-named-vice-chair-firstnet-board <div class="node-body article-body">FirstNet board veteran Richard Stanek is the new vice chair of the FirstNet board effective immediately, the FirstNet Authority announced today. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/richard-stanek-named-vice-chair-firstnet-board" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/richard-stanek-named-vice-chair-firstnet-board#comments Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 21 Sep 2018 17:04:00 +0000 56551 at http://urgentcomm.com RapidSOS partners with Google to deliver improved wireless 911 caller location to PSAPs http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/rapidsos-partners-google-deliver-improved-wireless-911-caller-location-psaps <div class="node-body article-body">RapidSOS announces a partnership with Google to deliver Android Emergency Location Service (ELS) information to public-safety answering points (PSAPs) for free, providing U.S. 911 centers with a method to access improved wireless-caller location much more quickly to enhance incident-response efforts.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/rapidsos-partners-google-deliver-improved-wireless-911-caller-location-psaps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/rapidsos-partners-google-deliver-improved-wireless-911-caller-location-psaps#comments NG-911 Fri, 21 Sep 2018 13:28:00 +0000 56541 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: AT&T swapping Los Angeles IoT services for small-cell sites http://urgentcomm.com/machine-machine/newscan-att-swapping-los-angeles-iot-services-small-cell-sites <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.rcrwireless.com/20180917/carriers/small-cell-att-iot-services">AT&amp;T swapping Los Angeles IoT services for small-cell sites</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.pdvwireless.com/nasdaq/news_releases.php?action=ShowRelease&amp;year=2018&amp;searh=&amp;releaseId=2366763">MWCA: AT&amp;T to partner with Los Angeles on smart cities</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/machine-machine/newscan-att-swapping-los-angeles-iot-services-small-cell-sites" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/machine-machine/newscan-att-swapping-los-angeles-iot-services-small-cell-sites#comments Machine-to-Machine State & Local Government Wed, 19 Sep 2018 13:34:00 +0000 56531 at http://urgentcomm.com Progress in Mexico means 800 MHz rebanding “close” to being done, FCC official tells NPSTC board http://urgentcomm.com/rebanding/progress-mexico-means-800-mhz-rebanding-close-being-done-fcc-official-tells-npstc-board <div class="node-body article-body">With key 800 MHz licensees in Mexico completing their spectrum relocation, there is a “light at the end of [the] tunnel” of the massive and oft-delayed 800 MHz rebanding initiative, an FCC official recently told the governing board of the National Public Safety Telecommunications Council (NPSTC). </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/rebanding/progress-mexico-means-800-mhz-rebanding-close-being-done-fcc-official-tells-npstc-board" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/rebanding/progress-mexico-means-800-mhz-rebanding-close-being-done-fcc-official-tells-npstc-board#comments Land-Mobile Radio P25 Policy Rebanding FCC NPSTC Wed, 19 Sep 2018 05:55:00 +0000 56521 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: British government’s data-collection regime revealed by Snowden violated human rights, court rules http://urgentcomm.com/policy/newscan-british-government-s-data-collection-regime-revealed-snowden-violated-human-rights-co <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.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/sep/13/gchq-data-collection-violated-human-rights-strasbourg-court-rules">British government&rsquo;s data-collection regime revealed by Snowden violated human rights, court rules</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.wfaa.com/article/news/local/nctcog-911-network-restored-after-widespread-outage-that-affected-16-million/287-593434912">911 network restored in north Texas after three-hour outage that may have affected 1.6 million</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/policy/newscan-british-government-s-data-collection-regime-revealed-snowden-violated-human-rights-co" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/policy/newscan-british-government-s-data-collection-regime-revealed-snowden-violated-human-rights-co#comments Cybersecurity Policy Fri, 14 Sep 2018 20:55:00 +0000 56511 at http://urgentcomm.com Virginia’s COMLINC: An example of a successful transition to a viable funding source http://urgentcomm.com/blog/virginia-s-comlinc-example-successful-transition-viable-funding-source <div class="node-body blog-body">With state and locality budgets facing increased pressure, the prospects of transitioning equipment purchased and maintained with grant funds to a budget line item can appear bleak. However, with the correct approach, the odds of a successful transition can be greatly increased. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/virginia-s-comlinc-example-successful-transition-viable-funding-source" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/virginia-s-comlinc-example-successful-transition-viable-funding-source#comments Funding Interoperability Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government View from the Top Fri, 14 Sep 2018 20:07:00 +0000 56501 at http://urgentcomm.com IWCE’s Critical LTE Communications provides two days of learning, discourse and networking http://urgentcomm.com/blog/iwce-s-critical-lte-communications-provides-two-days-learning-discourse-and-networking <div class="node-body blog-body">IWCE will host its third annual Critical LTE Communications Forum on Nov. 6-7 at the Four Points by Sheraton Chicago O’Hare. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/iwce-s-critical-lte-communications-provides-two-days-learning-discourse-and-networking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/iwce-s-critical-lte-communications-provides-two-days-learning-discourse-and-networking#comments Long-Term Evolution Incident Command/Situational Awareness Critical Infrastructure Interoperability NG-911 Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government All Things IWCE Fri, 14 Sep 2018 18:36:00 +0000 56491 at http://urgentcomm.com Updated: New Apple iPhones support operation on Band 14 spectrum licensed to FirstNet http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/updated-new-apple-iphones-support-operation-band-14-spectrum-license <div class="node-body article-body">New iPhones announced by Apple this week are the device maker’s first products that support operation on 700 MHz Band 14—the spectrum licensed to FirstNet, which has contracted AT&T to build and maintain the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN). </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/updated-new-apple-iphones-support-operation-band-14-spectrum-license" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/updated-new-apple-iphones-support-operation-band-14-spectrum-license#comments Long-Term Evolution Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Smart Devices NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 14 Sep 2018 12:59:00 +0000 56481 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: What wireless providers like Verizon, AT&T are doing to prepare for Hurricane Florence http://urgentcomm.com/enterprise/newscan-what-wireless-providers-verizon-att-are-doing-prepare-hurricane-florence <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.usatoday.com/story/tech/news/2018/09/11/hurricane-florence-wireless-providers-recovery/1265014002/">What wireless providers like Verizon, AT&amp;T are doing to prepare for Hurricane Florence</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.nextgov.com/analytics-data/2018/09/new-lawsuit-could-set-boundaries-employers-accessing-your-devices/151189/">A new lawsuit could set boundaries on employers accessing your devices</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/enterprise/newscan-what-wireless-providers-verizon-att-are-doing-prepare-hurricane-florence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/enterprise/newscan-what-wireless-providers-verizon-att-are-doing-prepare-hurricane-florence#comments Enterprise Wed, 12 Sep 2018 19:40:00 +0000 56471 at http://urgentcomm.com Cautious optimism surrounds CTIA announcement regarding device-based hybrid location http://urgentcomm.com/blog/cautious-optimism-surrounds-ctia-announcement-regarding-device-based-hybrid-location <div class="node-body blog-body">Wireless carriers committing to adopt technology to provide better emergency-caller location information appears to be very good news for the 911 community, but public safety needs more details about how it will work in a real-world call center.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/cautious-optimism-surrounds-ctia-announcement-regarding-device-based-hybrid-location" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/cautious-optimism-surrounds-ctia-announcement-regarding-device-based-hybrid-location#comments Incident Command/Situational Awareness NG-911 APCO FCC View from the Top Wed, 12 Sep 2018 17:05:00 +0000 56461 at http://urgentcomm.com Commercial carriers commit to adopting technologies to improve 911 location accuracy http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/commercial-carriers-commit-adopting-technologies-improve-911-location-accuracy <div class="node-body article-body">All four nationwide wireless carriers—AT&amp;T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint—will add device-based hybrid (DBH) location technologies that are designed to improve wireless emergency-caller location information, even within buildings, but public-safety officials expressed concerns about efforts surrounding vertical-location data. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/commercial-carriers-commit-adopting-technologies-improve-911-location-accuracy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/commercial-carriers-commit-adopting-technologies-improve-911-location-accuracy#comments Incident Command/Situational Awareness NG-911 Policy Public Safety Test and Measurement Tracking, Monitoring & Control APCO FCC NENA NPSTC Wed, 12 Sep 2018 16:11:00 +0000 56451 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: Samsung is set to unveil a foldable smartphone this year http://urgentcomm.com/subscriber-devices/newscan-samsung-set-unveil-foldable-smartphone-year <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.cnbc.com/2018/09/04/samsung-unveiling-a-foldable-smartphone-this-year.html">Samsung is set to unveil a foldable smartphone this year</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.tomsguide.com/us/galaxy-x-specs-screen-size,news-27984.html">Samsung&rsquo;s foldable phone will stretch a gigantic 7.3 inches</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.govtech.com/public-safety/FirstNet-Goes-Local.html">Will first responders embrace new technology from public-safety networks like FirstNet?</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/subscriber-devices/newscan-samsung-set-unveil-foldable-smartphone-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/subscriber-devices/newscan-samsung-set-unveil-foldable-smartphone-year#comments Subscriber Devices Fri, 07 Sep 2018 16:27:00 +0000 56441 at http://urgentcomm.com Florida judge recommends dismissal of Harris protest, award of statewide P25 contract to Motorola Solutions http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/florida-judge-recommends-dismissal-harris-protest-award-statewide-p25-contract-mo <div class="node-body article-body">A Florida administrative law judge recommended that the state’s Department of Management Services (DMS) dismiss a protest from incumbent vendor Harris and award Motorola Solutions a contract worth as much as $687.8 million to provide a P25 statewide law-enforcement radio system (SLERS) to Florida first responders.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/florida-judge-recommends-dismissal-harris-protest-award-statewide-p25-contract-mo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/florida-judge-recommends-dismissal-harris-protest-award-statewide-p25-contract-mo#comments Land-Mobile Radio Coverage & Interference P25 Policy Public Safety State & Local Government Harris Motorola Solutions Fri, 07 Sep 2018 08:18:00 +0000 56431 at http://urgentcomm.com Ed Horowitz named FirstNet chairman http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/ed-horowitz-named-firstnet-chairman <div class="node-body article-body">Veteran FirstNet board member Ed Horowitz will be the new chairman for the authority that is tasked with the buildout and maintenance of the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) that is being built by contractor AT&T, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced today. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/ed-horowitz-named-firstnet-chairman" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/ed-horowitz-named-firstnet-chairman#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NTIA/FirstNet Wed, 05 Sep 2018 18:43:00 +0000 56421 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet CEO Mike Poth announces plans to resign http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-ceo-mike-poth-announces-plans-resign <div class="node-body article-body">FirstNet Authority CEO Mike Poth will resign this month to pursue a private-sector opportunity, marking another leadership change for the organization charged with overseeing the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN), according to FirstNet and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-ceo-mike-poth-announces-plans-resign" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-ceo-mike-poth-announces-plans-resign#comments NTIA/FirstNet Wed, 05 Sep 2018 17:57:00 +0000 56411 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: Vegas shooting report: Radios, responders were overwhelmed http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety/newscan-vegas-shooting-report-radios-responders-were-overwhelmed <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.newspressnow.com/news/national/vegas-shooting-report-radios-responders-were-overwhelmed/article_ddf4fa74-48ed-57f0-8c99-0f2b557d3697.html">Vegas shooting report: Radios, responders were overwhelmed</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/01/science/sonic-attack-cuba-microwave.html">Microwave weapons are prime suspects in ills of U.S. Embassy workers</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety/newscan-vegas-shooting-report-radios-responders-were-overwhelmed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety/newscan-vegas-shooting-report-radios-responders-were-overwhelmed#comments Public Safety Wed, 05 Sep 2018 15:28:00 +0000 56401 at http://urgentcomm.com ITC to review portions of Hytera-Moto patent dispute, target date extended to Nov. 16 http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/itc-review-portions-hytera-moto-patent-dispute-target-date-extended-nov-16 <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) members will review several key aspects of an administrative law judge’s initial determination that Hytera Communications infringed on patents held by Motorola Solutions and that certain Hytera products should not be imported into the United States, according to an ITC filing.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/itc-review-portions-hytera-moto-patent-dispute-target-date-extended-nov-16" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/itc-review-portions-hytera-moto-patent-dispute-target-date-extended-nov-16#comments Land-Mobile Radio Critical Infrastructure Enterprise Policy Hytera Motorola Solutions Wed, 05 Sep 2018 14:00:00 +0000 56391 at http://urgentcomm.com AT&T closes deal for AlienVault, appoints CEO as head of new cybersecurity unit http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/att-closes-deal-alienvault-appoints-ceo-head-new-cybersecurity-unit <div class="node-body article-body">AT&T completes its acquisition of cybersecurity firm AlienVault and established a new cybersecurity-solutions unit that will be led by AlienVault CEO Barmak Meftah, who says he wants AT&T to “simplify” cybersecurity, especially in the critical-infrastructure sector.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/att-closes-deal-alienvault-appoints-ceo-head-new-cybersecurity-unit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/att-closes-deal-alienvault-appoints-ceo-head-new-cybersecurity-unit#comments Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Machine-to-Machine Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Security Security Fri, 31 Aug 2018 14:17:00 +0000 56381 at http://urgentcomm.com Public-safety adoption of FirstNet spikes during the past month, according to AT&T http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/public-safety-adoption-firstnet-spikes-during-past-month-according-a <div class="node-body article-body">FirstNet has seen a marked increase in public-safety agency adoption, with more than 1,000 subscribing to the service during the past month, according to officials from AT&T, which is tasked with building and maintaining the nationwide public-safety broadband network. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/public-safety-adoption-firstnet-spikes-during-past-month-according-a" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/public-safety-adoption-firstnet-spikes-during-past-month-according-a#comments Long-Term Evolution Funding Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Operation NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 31 Aug 2018 10:04:00 +0000 56371 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: FBI surveillance devices may interfere with 911 calls, U.S. senator says http://urgentcomm.com/policy/newscan-fbi-surveillance-devices-may-interfere-911-calls-us-senator-says <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/business/2018/08/24/fbi-surveillance-devices-may-interfere-with-calls-us-senator-says/">FBI surveillance devices may interfere with 911 calls, U.S. senator says</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/08/blog-post-wyden-911-disruption-css">Sen. Wyden confirms cell-site simulators disrupt emergency calls</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/policy/newscan-fbi-surveillance-devices-may-interfere-911-calls-us-senator-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/policy/newscan-fbi-surveillance-devices-may-interfere-911-calls-us-senator-says#comments Coverage & Interference Federal Government/Military Policy Public Safety Wed, 29 Aug 2018 15:03:00 +0000 56361 at http://urgentcomm.com Motorola Solutions unveils Critical Connect interop service to link ASTRO 25, carrier PoC communications http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-unveils-critical-connect-interop-service-link-astro-25-carrier <div class="node-body article-body">Motorola Solutions announces the availability of Critical Connect, a cloud-based ISSI platform that is designed to support interoperability between public-safety agencies using ASTRO 25 and/or carrier-integrated push-to-talk-over-cellular (PoC) services without the need to purchase ISSI equipment.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-unveils-critical-connect-interop-service-link-astro-25-carrier" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-unveils-critical-connect-interop-service-link-astro-25-carrier#comments Long-Term Evolution Interoperability P25 Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Motorola Solutions Wed, 29 Aug 2018 14:51:00 +0000 56351 at http://urgentcomm.com Motorola Solutions: Devin Barreto showcases new APX 8000 P25 radios designed for hazardous locations http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-devin-barreto-showcases-new-apx-8000-p25-radios-designed-hazar <div class="node-body video-body">Devin Barreto, a product planner at Motorola Solutions, displays the APX 8000H and APX 8000HXE, which are versions of the APX 8000 and APX 8000XE—the company’s popular all-band P25 portable radios—that are designed to meet the highest rating of hazardous-location usage. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-devin-barreto-showcases-new-apx-8000-p25-radios-designed-hazar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-devin-barreto-showcases-new-apx-8000-p25-radios-designed-hazar#comments Land-Mobile Radio Critical Infrastructure P25 Public Safety APCO Motorola Solutions Tue, 28 Aug 2018 13:05:00 +0000 56341 at http://urgentcomm.com Motorola Solutions: Aaron Bravo highlights functionality within CommandCentral Aware platform http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-aaron-bravo-highlights-functionality-within-commandcentral-awa <div class="node-body video-body">Aaron Bravo, a solutions advisor at Motorola Solutions, outlines key benefits of CommandCentral Aware, which is designed to let public-safety officials view—and perform analytics leveraging—information and video from multiple sources on a single platform. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-aaron-bravo-highlights-functionality-within-commandcentral-awa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-aaron-bravo-highlights-functionality-within-commandcentral-awa#comments Analytics Incident Command/Situational Awareness Public Safety Tracking, Monitoring & Control APCO Video Motorola Solutions Tue, 28 Aug 2018 04:50:00 +0000 56101 at http://urgentcomm.com NICE: Patrick Botz highlights new features within company's Inform 9 platform http://urgentcomm.com/dispatch/nice-patrick-botz-highlights-new-features-within-companys-inform-9-platform <div class="node-body video-body">Patrick Botz, director of engagement for NICE Public Safety, describes new features within Inform 9, the latest version of the company’s recording and digital-information-management platform that now integrates with computer-aided-dispatch (CAD) systems.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/dispatch/nice-patrick-botz-highlights-new-features-within-companys-inform-9-platform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/dispatch/nice-patrick-botz-highlights-new-features-within-companys-inform-9-platform#comments Analytics Dispatch Incident Command/Situational Awareness Interoperability Public Safety APCO Tue, 28 Aug 2018 03:49:00 +0000 56331 at http://urgentcomm.com ITC judge releases full determination, says Hytera employees 'unquestionably copied' Motorola tech http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/itc-judge-releases-full-determination-says-hytera-employees-unquestionably-copied <div class="node-body article-body">Hytera Communications “unquestionably copied” Motorola Solutions technologies and infringed on four Motorola Solutions patents, three of which should be the subject of U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) remedies, according to an ITC administrative law judge’s detailed determination.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/itc-judge-releases-full-determination-says-hytera-employees-unquestionably-copied" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/itc-judge-releases-full-determination-says-hytera-employees-unquestionably-copied#comments Hytera Motorola Solutions Mon, 27 Aug 2018 21:06:00 +0000 56321 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: California State Assembly plans hearing on Verizon throttling of firefighters’ data http://urgentcomm.com/policy/newscan-california-state-assembly-plans-hearing-verizon-throttling-firefighters-data <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.mercurynews.com/2018/08/23/california-state-assembly-plans-hearing-on-verizon-throttling-of-firefighters-data/">California State Assembly plans hearing on Verizon throttling of firefighters&rsquo; data</a></p> <p><a href="https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/08/fire-dept-rejects-verizons-customer-support-mistake-excuse-for-throttling/">Fire department rejects Verizon&rsquo;s &lsquo;customer-support mistake&rsquo; excuse for throttling</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/policy/newscan-california-state-assembly-plans-hearing-verizon-throttling-firefighters-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/policy/newscan-california-state-assembly-plans-hearing-verizon-throttling-firefighters-data#comments Policy Fri, 24 Aug 2018 17:04:00 +0000 56311 at http://urgentcomm.com California county calls data throttling of firefighters ‘ridiculous,’ Verizon apologizes for 'process failure' http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/california-county-calls-data-throttling-firefighters-ridiculous-veri <div class="node-body article-body">Verizon officials apologize for a “process failure” that caused a Santa Clara County fire department unit’s broadband data speeds to be throttled significantly multiple times this summer while the unit tried to coordinate resources from throughout the state to fight the worst wildfire in California history—an action characterized as "ridiculous" by a county official.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/california-county-calls-data-throttling-firefighters-ridiculous-veri" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/california-county-calls-data-throttling-firefighters-ridiculous-veri#comments Long-Term Evolution Funding Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government FCC NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 24 Aug 2018 13:23:00 +0000 56301 at http://urgentcomm.com Verizon to lift wireless data caps on public safety next week, with immediate help for Hawaii, West Coast http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/verizon-lift-wireless-data-caps-public-safety-next-week-immediate-he <div class="node-body article-body">Verizon announces that its public-safety customers nationwide will be eligible for unlimited data plans with no data caps—and no price increase to existing subscription packages—starting next week, with the new plans being implemented immediately in Hawaii and on the West Coast to address expected near-term emergency situations.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/verizon-lift-wireless-data-caps-public-safety-next-week-immediate-he" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/verizon-lift-wireless-data-caps-public-safety-next-week-immediate-he#comments Long-Term Evolution Federal Government/Military Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government System Operation NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 24 Aug 2018 05:14:00 +0000 56291 at http://urgentcomm.com Pyramid: Michael Foley explains how vehicular-repeater enhances coverage for EF Johnson P25 portables http://urgentcomm.com/efjohnson/pyramid-michael-foley-explains-how-vehicular-repeater-enhances-coverage-ef-johnson-p25-por <div class="node-body video-body">Michael Foley, Pyramid Communications’ Western regional sales manager, outlines the capabilities of the EF Johnson-Pyramid Enhanced Vehicular Repeater Solution that works exclusively with EF Johnson Viking P25 subscribers to increase portable-radio coverage while supporting trunking features.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/efjohnson/pyramid-michael-foley-explains-how-vehicular-repeater-enhances-coverage-ef-johnson-p25-por" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/efjohnson/pyramid-michael-foley-explains-how-vehicular-repeater-enhances-coverage-ef-johnson-p25-por#comments Land-Mobile Radio P25 Public Safety APCO EFJohnson Kenwood Thu, 23 Aug 2018 13:16:00 +0000 56281 at http://urgentcomm.com