Urgent Communications - Urgent Communications is the technology source for the communications technology industry. http://urgentcomm.com/rss.xml en Newscan: New Jersey city rejects efforts to privatize 911 services http://urgentcomm.com/psap/newscan-new-jersey-city-rejects-efforts-privatize-911-services <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.nj.com/camden/index.ssf/2015/07/camden_rejects_efforts_to_privatize_911_services.html">New Jersey city rejects efforts to privatize 911 services</a></p> <p><a href="http://thehill.com/policy/technology/249004-dem-proposes-asks-faa-to-block-drones-from-interfering-with-firefighters">Lawmaker asks FAA to block drones from interfering with firefighters</a></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/psap/newscan-new-jersey-city-rejects-efforts-privatize-911-services" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/psap/newscan-new-jersey-city-rejects-efforts-privatize-911-services#comments PSAP Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:54:00 +0000 37441 at http://urgentcomm.com Top 5 stories: Week of July 20-24 http://urgentcomm.com/psap/top-5-stories-week-july-20-24 <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/psap/top-5-stories-week-july-20-24" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/psap/top-5-stories-week-july-20-24#comments NENA i3 PSAP Wireless Networks Wed, 29 Jul 2015 22:05:00 +0000 37431 at http://urgentcomm.com Charlottesville, Va.: Charles Werner details IP-based voice, data initiatives for local fire department http://urgentcomm.com/fireems/charlottesville-va-charles-werner-details-ip-based-voice-data-initiatives-local-fire-departm <div class="field-podcast-source"> <a href="/urgent-communications-podcast">The Urgent Communications Podcast</a> </div> <div class="node-body audio-body">Charles Werner, fire chief for the city of Charlottesville, Va., discusses how his department is using the SyTech RIOS gateway solution to effectively extend the coverage of its LMR radio network to cellular networks, as well as leveraging Apple iPADs that let fire personnel access key data to enhance their response efforts. </div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/fireems/charlottesville-va-charles-werner-details-ip-based-voice-data-initiatives-local-fire-departm" 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/2015/07/charles-wernerjpgcropdisplay1.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/Charles Werner podcast_0.MP3" type="audio/mpeg; length=5327590">Charles Werner podcast.MP3</a></div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/fireems/charlottesville-va-charles-werner-details-ip-based-voice-data-initiatives-local-fire-departm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/fireems/charlottesville-va-charles-werner-details-ip-based-voice-data-initiatives-local-fire-departm#comments Land-Mobile Radio Fire/EMS Interoperability Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NTIA/FirstNet Wed, 29 Jul 2015 19:52:00 +0000 37421 at http://urgentcomm.com Reform defense acquisition to reflect the challenges of the cyber age http://urgentcomm.com/blog/reform-defense-acquisition-reflect-challenges-cyber-age <div class="node-body blog-body">Currently, the defense procurement process is hallmarked by delays and under-inclusiveness. The Department of Defense and Congress must work together to accelerate the process and allow additional players in the game, so we can acquire advanced technology to effectively fight the digital war that is now upon us.</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/reform-defense-acquisition-reflect-challenges-cyber-age" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/reform-defense-acquisition-reflect-challenges-cyber-age#comments Cybersecurity Federal Government/Military Funding Network Management Software Policy Security View from the Top Wed, 29 Jul 2015 19:03:00 +0000 37411 at http://urgentcomm.com Latest NetMotion Diagnostics release enables enhanced reporting on connectivity issues, support for iOS, Android http://urgentcomm.com/network-management-software/latest-netmotion-diagnostics-release-enables-enhanced-reporting-connecti <div class="node-body article-body">​NetMotion Wireless announces NetMotion Diagnostics 3.10, which lets enterprises and other customer access raw data from the solution to generate reports from third-party tools like Splunk, Elasticsearch and Kiwi, as well as supporting usage on iOS and Android platforms.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/network-management-software/latest-netmotion-diagnostics-release-enables-enhanced-reporting-connecti" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/network-management-software/latest-netmotion-diagnostics-release-enables-enhanced-reporting-connecti#comments Incident Command/Situational Awareness Enterprise Network Management Software Public Safety System Operation Test and Measurement Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:17:00 +0000 37401 at http://urgentcomm.com FCC task force suggests NG911 funding model that includes fees for broadband connections http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/fcc-task-force-suggests-ng911-funding-model-includes-fees-broadband-connections <div class="field-byline"> Stephanie Toone </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Funding options based on assessing “technology neutral” 911 fees based on broadband connections and addressing issues with collecting 911 fees from prepaid wireless phones were discussed Monday’s meeting of the FCC Task Force on Optimal PSAP Architecture (TFOPA).</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/fcc-task-force-suggests-ng911-funding-model-includes-fees-broadband-connections" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/fcc-task-force-suggests-ng911-funding-model-includes-fees-broadband-connections#comments Dispatch Funding NG-911 Policy PSAP System Design System Installation FCC Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:51:00 +0000 37391 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: After Jeep hack, Chrysler recalls 1.4 million vehicles for bug fix http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/newscan-after-jeep-hack-chrysler-recalls-14-million-vehicles-bug-fix <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.wired.com/2015/07/jeep-hack-chrysler-recalls-1-4m-vehicles-bug-fix/">After Jeep hack, Chrysler recalls 1.4 million vehicles for bug fix</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.fiercewireless.com/story/verizon-begins-deploying-carrier-aggregation-20x20-mhz-channels-4x4-mimo-fa/2015-07-24">Verizon begins to deploy carrier aggregation in 20x20 MHz channels, 4x4 MIMO for faster LTE speeds</a></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/newscan-after-jeep-hack-chrysler-recalls-14-million-vehicles-bug-fix" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/newscan-after-jeep-hack-chrysler-recalls-14-million-vehicles-bug-fix#comments Cybersecurity Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:41:00 +0000 37381 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet: Jeff Bratcher talks about new technical job opportunities in Boulder office http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-jeff-bratcher-talks-about-new-technical-job-opportunities-boulder-office <div class="field-podcast-source"> <a href="/urgent-communications-podcast">The Urgent Communications Podcast</a> </div> <div class="node-body audio-body">Jeff Bratcher, deputy chief technology officer (CTO) for FirstNet, outlines the job opportunities that will become available in the organization's CTO officer, which is based in Boulder, Colo. Two positions were posted last week on <a href="http://www.usajobs.gov" title="www.usajobs.gov">www.usajobs.gov</a>.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-jeff-bratcher-talks-about-new-technical-job-opportunities-boulder-office" 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/2015/07/firstnet-logojpgcropdisplay1.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/Jeff Bratcher podcast.MP3" type="audio/mpeg; length=5004088">Jeff Bratcher podcast.MP3</a></div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-jeff-bratcher-talks-about-new-technical-job-opportunities-boulder-office" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-jeff-bratcher-talks-about-new-technical-job-opportunities-boulder-office#comments Funding Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Design Test and Measurement Engineering NTIA/FirstNet Mon, 27 Jul 2015 16:32:00 +0000 37371 at http://urgentcomm.com Black & Veatch bids more than $3 million to buy RCC Consultants assets out of bankruptcy as early as this week http://urgentcomm.com/funding/black-veatch-bids-more-3-million-buy-rcc-consultants-assets-out-bankruptcy-early-week <div class="node-body article-body">A key point in RCC Consultants’ bankruptcy saga could be determined this week, when the consulting firm’s business and assets could be bought by Black & Veatch (B&V) for a purchase price between $3.1 million and $3.5 million, according to a motion filed by RCC Consultants in its bankruptcy court.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/funding/black-veatch-bids-more-3-million-buy-rcc-consultants-assets-out-bankruptcy-early-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/funding/black-veatch-bids-more-3-million-buy-rcc-consultants-assets-out-bankruptcy-early-week#comments Critical Infrastructure Funding Narrowbanding Public Safety State & Local Government System Design Engineering Mon, 27 Jul 2015 15:11:00 +0000 37361 at http://urgentcomm.com TCS buys Loctronix to provide inertial-navigation-based solutions to locate 911 callers, first responders http://urgentcomm.com/personnel-tracking/tcs-buys-loctronix-provide-inertial-navigation-based-solutions-locate-911-callers <div class="node-body article-body">Telecommunication Systems (TCS) recently purchased Seattle-based inertial-navigation developer Loctronix to enhance the TCS portfolio of location-based solutions that can be leveraged to help first responders find 911 callers or to map the location of public-safety personnel at an incident scene, even when they are indoors.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/personnel-tracking/tcs-buys-loctronix-provide-inertial-navigation-based-solutions-locate-911-callers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/personnel-tracking/tcs-buys-loctronix-provide-inertial-navigation-based-solutions-locate-911-callers#comments In-Building Incident Command/Situational Awareness Applications Personnel Tracking PSAP Public Safety Regulation Test and Measurement FCC Fri, 24 Jul 2015 19:05:00 +0000 37351 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: California bill lets on-the-job firefighters take out drones http://urgentcomm.com/legislation/newscan-california-bill-lets-job-firefighters-take-out-drones <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.sfgate.com/news/article/California-bill-lets-on-the-job-firefighters-take-6395444.php">California bill lets on-the-job firefighters take out drones</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.bizjournals.com/wichita/blog/2015/07/at-t-to-offer-cloud-based-911-communications-in.html">AT&amp;T to offer cloud-based 911 communications in Kansas</a></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/legislation/newscan-california-bill-lets-job-firefighters-take-out-drones" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/legislation/newscan-california-bill-lets-job-firefighters-take-out-drones#comments Legislation Thu, 23 Jul 2015 19:03:00 +0000 37341 at http://urgentcomm.com South Korea plans to deploy mission-critical PTT over LTE this year http://urgentcomm.com/long-term-evolution/south-korea-plans-deploy-mission-critical-ptt-over-lte-year <div class="node-body article-body">Mission-critical push-to-talk (MCPTT) over LTE is scheduled to be demonstrated and deployed later this year in South Korea, which is one of multiple international efforts to determine the viability of transitioning mission-critical voice for first responders from land mobile radio (LMR) technologies to LTE, according to a Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) official.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/long-term-evolution/south-korea-plans-deploy-mission-critical-ptt-over-lte-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/long-term-evolution/south-korea-plans-deploy-mission-critical-ptt-over-lte-year#comments Land-Mobile Radio Long-Term Evolution Enterprise Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NIST/PSCR NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 23 Jul 2015 17:17:00 +0000 37331 at http://urgentcomm.com Cyber leadership void in Congress undermining efforts to address concerns http://urgentcomm.com/blog/cyber-leadership-void-congress-undermining-efforts-address-concerns <div class="node-body blog-body">Congressional leaders say they are focused on cybersecurity. But to truly address our cybersecurity vulnerabilities, Congress must turn its focus within.</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/cyber-leadership-void-congress-undermining-efforts-address-concerns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/cyber-leadership-void-congress-undermining-efforts-address-concerns#comments Cybersecurity Federal Government/Military Funding Legislation Security DHS View from the Top Thu, 23 Jul 2015 15:45:00 +0000 37321 at http://urgentcomm.com NATE: Todd Schlekeway details organization's highlights, including software app, Tower Family Foundation http://urgentcomm.com/nate/nate-todd-schlekeway-details-organizations-highlights-including-software-app-tower-family-found <div class="field-podcast-source"> <a href="/urgent-communications-podcast">The Urgent Communications Podcast</a> </div> <div class="node-body audio-body">Todd Schlekeway, executive director of the National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE), outlines NATE highlights this year, including record membership, its STAR Initiative software app, and the organization's role in the evolution of the Tower Family Foundation, which provides short-term financial aid to the families of tower workers who die or are injured on the job.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/nate/nate-todd-schlekeway-details-organizations-highlights-including-software-app-tower-family-found" 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/2015/07/todd-schlekeway-picturejpgcropdisplay1jpgcropdisplay1jpgcropdisplay1.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/NATE--Todd Schlekeway.MP3" type="audio/mpeg; length=11547658">NATE--Todd Schlekeway.MP3</a></div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/nate/nate-todd-schlekeway-details-organizations-highlights-including-software-app-tower-family-found" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/nate/nate-todd-schlekeway-details-organizations-highlights-including-software-app-tower-family-found#comments Funding Network Operations & Maintenance Policy Standards System Maintenance NATE Wed, 22 Jul 2015 14:32:00 +0000 37301 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: Goodbye Moto, or how Chicago’s greatest tech company fell to earth http://urgentcomm.com/funding/newscan-goodbye-moto-or-how-chicago-s-greatest-tech-company-fell-earth <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.chicagobusiness.com/section/goodbye-moto">Goodbye Moto, or how Chicago&rsquo;s greatest tech company fell to earth</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.fiercewireless.com/story/fcc-tentatively-sets-march-29-2016-start-date-600-mhz-incentive-auction/2015-07-20">FCC tentatively sets March 29, 2016, as the start date for 600 MHz incentive auction</a></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/funding/newscan-goodbye-moto-or-how-chicago-s-greatest-tech-company-fell-earth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/funding/newscan-goodbye-moto-or-how-chicago-s-greatest-tech-company-fell-earth#comments Funding Motorola Solutions Tue, 21 Jul 2015 20:14:00 +0000 37291 at http://urgentcomm.com Trimble integrates Zello push-to-talk app into construction-logistics software suite http://urgentcomm.com/applications/trimble-integrates-zello-push-talk-app-construction-logistics-software-suite <div class="node-body article-body">Trimble announces that its TrimFleet 6.5 software suite integrates with push-to-talk application Zello for Work to provide customers with a “voice-over-IP radio replacement” for construction logistics.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/applications/trimble-integrates-zello-push-talk-app-construction-logistics-software-suite" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/applications/trimble-integrates-zello-push-talk-app-construction-logistics-software-suite#comments Applications Enterprise Fleet Hospital/Medical Retail/Warehouse Tue, 21 Jul 2015 19:35:00 +0000 37281 at http://urgentcomm.com Accurate GIS data critical to PSAPs migrating to next-gen 911 http://urgentcomm.com/gismapping/accurate-gis-data-critical-psaps-migrating-next-gen-911 <div class="node-body article-body">As public-safety answering points (PSAPs) attempt to forge migration paths from legacy 911 systems to the IP-based next-generation 911 (NG911) architecture, overlooking or postponing work to ensure that valid geographic information systems (GIS) data can delay NG911 implementation by more than a year, according to 911 experts.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/gismapping/accurate-gis-data-critical-psaps-migrating-next-gen-911" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/gismapping/accurate-gis-data-critical-psaps-migrating-next-gen-911#comments Dispatch Funding GIS/Mapping NENA i3 NG-911 PSAP Regional Coordination Tue, 21 Jul 2015 16:23:00 +0000 37271 at http://urgentcomm.com Top 5 stories: Week of July 13-July 17 http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/top-5-stories-week-july-13-july-17 <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/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/top-5-stories-week-july-13-july-17" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/top-5-stories-week-july-13-july-17#comments Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Tue, 21 Jul 2015 13:51:00 +0000 37261 at http://urgentcomm.com PSCR: Dereck Orr highlights job opportunities for PSCR, new Communication Technology Laboratories (CTL) http://urgentcomm.com/test-and-measurement/pscr-dereck-orr-highlights-job-opportunities-pscr-new-communication-technology- <div class="field-podcast-source"> <a href="/urgent-communications-podcast">The Urgent Communications Podcast</a> </div> <div class="node-body audio-body">Dereck Orr, division chief for the Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) program, details plans for his organization to hire about 15 people during the next year to conduct research work in new focus areas—for instance, analytics and location-based services—as well as LMR and LTE communications. PSCR is located in Boulder, Colo., as is the new Communication Technology Laboratory (CTL) and the FirstNet technical team.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/test-and-measurement/pscr-dereck-orr-highlights-job-opportunities-pscr-new-communication-technology-" 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/2015/07/dereck-orr-3jpgcropdisplay1.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/Dereck Orr--hiring opportunities.MP3" type="audio/mpeg; length=10804944">Dereck Orr--hiring opportunities.MP3</a></div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/test-and-measurement/pscr-dereck-orr-highlights-job-opportunities-pscr-new-communication-technology-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/test-and-measurement/pscr-dereck-orr-highlights-job-opportunities-pscr-new-communication-technology-#comments Land-Mobile Radio Analytics Public Safety Test and Measurement NIST/PSCR Mon, 20 Jul 2015 13:44:00 +0000 37251 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: Video of Gardena shooting a rare view into police tactics under stress http://urgentcomm.com/mobile/newscan-video-gardena-shooting-rare-view-police-tactics-under-stress <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.latimes.com/local/crime/la-me-gardena-shooting-video-20150716-story.html#page=1">Video of Gardena shooting a rare view into police tactics under stress</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.healthdatamanagement.com/news/Statewide-Emergency-Communications-Network-Aids-Indiana-Hospitals-50868-1.html">Statewide emergency-communications network aids Indiana hospitals</a></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/mobile/newscan-video-gardena-shooting-rare-view-police-tactics-under-stress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/mobile/newscan-video-gardena-shooting-rare-view-police-tactics-under-stress#comments Mobile Thu, 16 Jul 2015 21:24:00 +0000 37241 at http://urgentcomm.com Cost, coverage will be key to public-safety adoption of FirstNet, state officials say http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/cost-coverage-will-be-key-public-safety-adoption-firstnet-state-offi <div class="node-body article-body">FirstNet is tasked with building a nationwide broadband network dedicated to public safety, but cost and coverage—not just prioritized service—will be critical factors in determining first responders’ willingness to subscribe to the much-anticipated FirstNet system, state officials said today. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/cost-coverage-will-be-key-public-safety-adoption-firstnet-state-offi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/cost-coverage-will-be-key-public-safety-adoption-firstnet-state-offi#comments Public Safety Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Regional Coordination System Design Thu, 16 Jul 2015 21:15:00 +0000 37231 at http://urgentcomm.com VIEVU: CEO Steve Ward describes video-storage solution that leverages Microsoft's secure cloud http://urgentcomm.com/mobile/vievu-ceo-steve-ward-describes-video-storage-solution-leverages-microsofts-secure-cloud <div class="field-podcast-source"> <a href="/urgent-communications-podcast">The Urgent Communications Podcast</a> </div> <div class="node-body audio-body">Steve Ward, CEO of VIEVU—the police body-camera maker that recently was purchased by Safariland—describes the company's cloud-storage offering that leverages the Microsoft Azure platform in this conversation with IWCE's Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/mobile/vievu-ceo-steve-ward-describes-video-storage-solution-leverages-microsofts-secure-cloud" 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/2015/07/vievutransparent72dpi600x189-newpngcropdisplay1_0.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/Steve Ward 2--VIEVU Solution.MP3" type="audio/mpeg; length=5046302">Steve Ward 2--VIEVU Solution.MP3</a></div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/mobile/vievu-ceo-steve-ward-describes-video-storage-solution-leverages-microsofts-secure-cloud" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/mobile/vievu-ceo-steve-ward-describes-video-storage-solution-leverages-microsofts-secure-cloud#comments Applications Mobile Personnel Monitoring Policy Public Safety System Operation Thu, 16 Jul 2015 17:00:00 +0000 37081 at http://urgentcomm.com What does Voice over LTE mean to the enterprise and public safety? Join us on July 22 to find out http://urgentcomm.com/blog/what-does-voice-over-lte-mean-enterprise-and-public-safety-join-us-july-22-find-out <div class="node-body blog-body">Join us on Wednesday, June 22, from 2 p.m . to 3 p.m. Eastern time, for our next eLearning session, which is entitled ““Voice over LTE for the Enterprise and Public Safety.“ Emil Olbrich of Signals Research and Andrew Thiessen of Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) will provide insights about VoLTE development and adoption, including an update on the progress toward developing a standard for mission-critical voice.</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/what-does-voice-over-lte-mean-enterprise-and-public-safety-join-us-july-22-find-out" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/what-does-voice-over-lte-mean-enterprise-and-public-safety-join-us-july-22-find-out#comments Long-Term Evolution IWCE All Things IWCE Thu, 16 Jul 2015 15:44:00 +0000 37211 at http://urgentcomm.com Crisis Text Line sheds light on next-generation 911 possibilities http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/crisis-text-line-sheds-light-next-generation-911-possibilities <div class="field-byline"> Stephanie Toone </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A national text hotline has received more than 7.2 million text messages from individuals in crisis—from those battling with suicidal thoughts to victims of domestic violence. National Emergency Number Association’s Trey Fogerty applauds the organization’s vision and details the takeaways for the 911 community.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/crisis-text-line-sheds-light-next-generation-911-possibilities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/crisis-text-line-sheds-light-next-generation-911-possibilities#comments Dispatch Mobiles NG-911 PSAP PSAP Telecommunicators NENA Thu, 16 Jul 2015 15:37:00 +0000 37221 at http://urgentcomm.com Rave Mobile Safety: Todd Piett demonstrates capabilities of company's Smart911 solution http://urgentcomm.com/dispatch/rave-mobile-safety-todd-piett-demonstrates-capabilities-companys-smart911-solution <div class="node-body video-body">Todd Piett, Rave Mobile Safety's chief product officer, describes the features within the Smart911 platform during this demonstration for IWCE's Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson on the exhibit-hall floor of the NENA 2015 Conference & Expo in Denver.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/dispatch/rave-mobile-safety-todd-piett-demonstrates-capabilities-companys-smart911-solution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/dispatch/rave-mobile-safety-todd-piett-demonstrates-capabilities-companys-smart911-solution#comments Dispatch Cybersecurity Dispatch NG-911 PSAP Wed, 15 Jul 2015 20:31:00 +0000 37191 at http://urgentcomm.com Mindshare by CSS: Doug Ehlers highlights features of company's flexible dispatch system http://urgentcomm.com/dispatch/mindshare-css-doug-ehlers-highlights-features-companys-flexible-dispatch-system <div class="field-podcast-source"> <a href="/urgent-communications-podcast">The Urgent Communications Podcast</a> </div> <div class="node-body audio-body">Doug Ehlers, president of Mindshare by CSS, discusses the history and capabilities of the dispatch-communications company—the provider of a flexible platform that is capable of interfacing with any kind of LMR radio system—as well as the offerings of its sister company, Time Machines by CSS.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/dispatch/mindshare-css-doug-ehlers-highlights-features-companys-flexible-dispatch-system" 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/2015/07/dougs-head-shot.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/Doug Ehlers--Mindshare by CSS.MP3" type="audio/mpeg; length=8665830">Doug Ehlers--Mindshare by CSS.MP3</a></div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/dispatch/mindshare-css-doug-ehlers-highlights-features-companys-flexible-dispatch-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/dispatch/mindshare-css-doug-ehlers-highlights-features-companys-flexible-dispatch-system#comments Land-Mobile Radio Dispatch Dispatch Interoperability PSAP Wed, 15 Jul 2015 19:33:00 +0000 37181 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: OPM director resigns after news that hack affected 21.5 million people http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/newscan-opm-director-resigns-after-news-hack-affected-215-million-people <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Web Roundup</strong><br /> <em>Items from other news organizations</em></p> <p><a href="http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/07/opm-director-resigns-after-news-that-hack-affected-21-5-million-people/">OPM director resigns after news that hack affected 21.5 million people</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2015/07/13/its-not-just-opm-cybersecurity-across-the-federal-government-is-pretty-awful/">It&rsquo;s not just OPM: Cybersecurity across the federal government is pretty awful</a></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/newscan-opm-director-resigns-after-news-hack-affected-215-million-people" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/newscan-opm-director-resigns-after-news-hack-affected-215-million-people#comments Cybersecurity Tue, 14 Jul 2015 18:59:00 +0000 37171 at http://urgentcomm.com LA-RICS works toward September public-safety LTE deadline, opponents still claim RF-emissions danger http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/la-rics-works-toward-september-public-safety-lte-deadline-opponents- <div class="node-body article-body">There is a lot of work to be done, but the Los Angeles Regional Interoperable Communications System (LA-RICS) still plans to complete the deployment of its public-safety LTE system by the end of September, although the project continues to receive opposition from groups claiming dangers from radio-frequency (RF) emissions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/la-rics-works-toward-september-public-safety-lte-deadline-opponents-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/la-rics-works-toward-september-public-safety-lte-deadline-opponents-#comments Funding Interoperability Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Design System Installation NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 14 Jul 2015 18:13:00 +0000 37161 at http://urgentcomm.com LA-RICS works toward September public-safety LTE deadline, struggles with RF-emissions opposition http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/la-rics-works-toward-september-public-safety-lte-deadline-struggles- <div class="node-body article-body">There is a lot of work to be done, but the Los Angeles Regional Interoperable Communications System (LA-RICS) still plans to complete the deployment of its public-safety LTE system by the end of September, although the project continues to receive opposition from groups claiming dangers from radio-frequency (RF) emissions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/la-rics-works-toward-september-public-safety-lte-deadline-struggles-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/la-rics-works-toward-september-public-safety-lte-deadline-struggles-#comments Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Tue, 14 Jul 2015 18:13:00 +0000 37151 at http://urgentcomm.com Top 5 stories: Week of July 6-10 http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/top-5-stories-week-july-6-10 <div class="field-byline"> Stephanie Toone </div> <div class="field-deck"> Here’s a look at the most popular stories on IWCE’s Urgent Communications from last week. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p style="margin-left:.25in;">&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/top-5-stories-week-july-6-10" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/top-5-stories-week-july-6-10#comments Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Mon, 13 Jul 2015 21:40:00 +0000 37141 at http://urgentcomm.com