Urgent Communications - Urgent Communications is the technology source for the communications technology industry. http://urgentcomm.com/rss.xml en Police vests go broadband: How body-worn cameras affect mission critical infrastructure http://urgentcomm.com/blog/police-vests-go-broadband-how-body-worn-cameras-affect-mission-critical-infrastructure <div class="node-body blog-body">Body-worn cameras on police officers promise many benefits, but developing a secure, fast method to upload the video content is critical to the technology being used to its full potential.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/police-vests-go-broadband-how-body-worn-cameras-affect-mission-critical-infrastructure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/police-vests-go-broadband-how-body-worn-cameras-affect-mission-critical-infrastructure#comments Backhaul Public Safety View from the Top Thu, 25 Aug 2016 21:00:00 +0000 47571 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: FirstNet releases agenda for tomorrow’s budget-focused board meeting http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/newscan-firstnet-releases-agenda-tomorrow-s-budget-focused-board-meeting <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Web Roundup</strong><br /> <em>Items from other news organizations</em></p> <p><a href="http://fedscoop.com/experts-states-play-key-role-in-coordinating-firstnet-next-gen-911-efforts">Experts: States play key role in coordinating FirstNet, next-gen 911 efforts</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.multichannel.com/news/distribution/round-15-bidders-hit-first-spectrum-auction-benchmark/407259">In round 15, bidders hit first benchmark by topping $16 billion in FCC&rsquo;s incentive auction</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/newscan-firstnet-releases-agenda-tomorrow-s-budget-focused-board-meeting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/newscan-firstnet-releases-agenda-tomorrow-s-budget-focused-board-meeting#comments NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 25 Aug 2016 20:55:00 +0000 47561 at http://urgentcomm.com PTT-over-cellular solutions make compelling case for LMR replacement, webinar speakers say http://urgentcomm.com/land-mobile-radio/ptt-over-cellular-solutions-make-compelling-case-lmr-replacement-webinar-speakers- <div class="node-body article-body">Trials of mission-critical push-to-talk (MCPTT) services meeting the 3GPP standard are expected to begin next year, but push-to-talk-over-cellular (PoC) solutions have evolved enough during the past year to be considered as an LMR replacement for non-public-safety users, panelists said during a webinar exploring the topic.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/land-mobile-radio/ptt-over-cellular-solutions-make-compelling-case-lmr-replacement-webinar-speakers-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/land-mobile-radio/ptt-over-cellular-solutions-make-compelling-case-lmr-replacement-webinar-speakers-#comments Land-Mobile Radio Long-Term Evolution Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Design Anritsu Zetron Thu, 25 Aug 2016 19:25:00 +0000 47551 at http://urgentcomm.com PSAC: Harlin McEwen discusses Identity, Credential and Access Management (ICAM) report for FirstNet http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/psac-harlin-mcewen-discusses-identity-credential-and-access-management-icam-report-firs <div class="node-body video-body">Harlin McEwen, chairman of the Public Safety Advisory Committee (PSAC), highlights some of the key findings from the PSAC working group's report to FirstNet about the implementation of Identity, Credential and Access Management (ICAM) on the proposed nationwide public-safety broadband network.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/psac-harlin-mcewen-discusses-identity-credential-and-access-management-icam-report-firs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/psac-harlin-mcewen-discusses-identity-credential-and-access-management-icam-report-firs#comments Cybersecurity Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Security System Design APCO NTIA/FirstNet Wed, 24 Aug 2016 15:46:00 +0000 47541 at http://urgentcomm.com Reappointment of Swenson to top spot on FirstNet board is great news for public safety http://urgentcomm.com/blog/reappointment-swenson-top-spot-firstnet-board-great-news-public-safety <div class="node-body blog-body">Sue Swenson's reappointment as chairwoman of FirstNet should be viewed as a big win for public safety, based on Swenson's contributions to date and her expertise in operating wireless networks.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/reappointment-swenson-top-spot-firstnet-board-great-news-public-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/reappointment-swenson-top-spot-firstnet-board-great-news-public-safety#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NTIA/FirstNet Urgent Matters Tue, 23 Aug 2016 20:02:00 +0000 47531 at http://urgentcomm.com City of Richardson (Texas): Steve Graves describes transition from LMR to enhanced PTT offering http://urgentcomm.com/land-mobile-radio/city-richardson-texas-steve-graves-describes-transition-lmr-enhanced-ptt-offering <div class="node-body video-body">Steve Graves, chief information officer for the city of Richardson, Texas, describes the operational and financial benefits achieved by having general-government employees leverage a carrier-based push-to-talk (PTT) service. Public-safety users also plan to use the carrier PTT technology to supplement communications on the existing P25 system. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/land-mobile-radio/city-richardson-texas-steve-graves-describes-transition-lmr-enhanced-ptt-offering" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/land-mobile-radio/city-richardson-texas-steve-graves-describes-transition-lmr-enhanced-ptt-offering#comments Land-Mobile Radio Long-Term Evolution Funding Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government APCO Fri, 19 Aug 2016 15:26:00 +0000 47521 at http://urgentcomm.com Swenson, Johnson, Takei reappointed to the FirstNet board http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/swenson-johnson-takei-reappointed-firstnet-board <div class="node-body article-body">FirstNet Chairwoman Sue Swenson, Vice Chairman Jeff Johnson and board member Teri Tekai have been reappointed to serve additional three-year terms on the board of FirstNet, according to an announcement today from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/swenson-johnson-takei-reappointed-firstnet-board" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/swenson-johnson-takei-reappointed-firstnet-board#comments Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 18 Aug 2016 19:01:00 +0000 47511 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet names eight recipients in $26.8 million grant program to relocate 700 MHz narrowband systems http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-names-eight-recipients-268-million-grant-program-relocate-7 <div class="node-body article-body">FirstNet announces that eight public-safety entities will receive a total of $26.8 million to fund the relocation of their narrowband systems to different 700 MHz frequencies, clearing the airwaves for FirstNet’s nationwide public-safety broadband network that is scheduled to be built during the next several years.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-names-eight-recipients-268-million-grant-program-relocate-7" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-names-eight-recipients-268-million-grant-program-relocate-7#comments Land-Mobile Radio Public Safety Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 18 Aug 2016 16:35:00 +0000 47501 at http://urgentcomm.com PSAC: Chairman Harlin McEwen highlights key points of local-control report to FirstNet http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/psac-chairman-harlin-mcewen-highlights-key-points-local-control-report-firstnet <div class="node-body video-body">Harlin McEwen, chairman of the Public-Safety Advisory Committee (PSAC), says he believes that public-safety agencies will be able to have an adequate level of local control on the proposed FirstNet nationwide broadband system for first responders. The PSAC recently submitted its local-control report to FirstNet. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/psac-chairman-harlin-mcewen-highlights-key-points-local-control-report-firstnet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/psac-chairman-harlin-mcewen-highlights-key-points-local-control-report-firstnet#comments Policy Public Safety Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Regional Planning NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 18 Aug 2016 06:30:00 +0000 47491 at http://urgentcomm.com Fairfax County: Michael Newburn explains replacement of general-government LMR system with carrier enhanced PTT service http://urgentcomm.com/land-mobile-radio/fairfax-county-michael-newburn-explains-replacement-general-government-lmr-system- <div class="node-body video-body">Michael Newburn, wireless manager for Fairfax County, Va., outlines the reasoning behind the decision to replace an aging analog LMR system for general government employees with an enhanced push-to-talk (PTT) service. The decision saved the county more than $16 million in upfront costs and more than $2 million annually. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/land-mobile-radio/fairfax-county-michael-newburn-explains-replacement-general-government-lmr-system-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/land-mobile-radio/fairfax-county-michael-newburn-explains-replacement-general-government-lmr-system-#comments Land-Mobile Radio Long-Term Evolution Interoperability Public Safety State & Local Government APCO Thu, 18 Aug 2016 04:33:00 +0000 47481 at http://urgentcomm.com When your hands are full, new technology may let your eyes carry the load http://urgentcomm.com/blog/when-your-hands-are-full-new-technology-may-let-your-eyes-carry-load <div class="node-body blog-body">Public-safety personnel in the field want the information that broadband applications can deliver, but they often need to keep their heads up and their hands free, precluding the use of typical consumer devices. Motorola Solutions' proof-of-concept virtual-reality demonstration featuring Eyefluence technology may provide the seed of a solution to this problem.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/when-your-hands-are-full-new-technology-may-let-your-eyes-carry-load" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/when-your-hands-are-full-new-technology-may-let-your-eyes-carry-load#comments Land-Mobile Radio Long-Term Evolution Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Design APCO Motorola Solutions Urgent Matters Wed, 17 Aug 2016 13:33:00 +0000 47471 at http://urgentcomm.com Motorola Solutions: Craig Siddoway highlights efforts to make virtual-reality technology beneficial to public safety http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-craig-siddoway-highlights-efforts-make-virtual-reality-technol <div class="node-body video-body">Craig Siddoway, director of advanced concepts at Motorola Solutions, explains how the company is exploring how virtual reality could be used to help public safety while team members conduct a proof-of-concept demonstration of the technology—featuring technology from eyeFluence that allows a user to navigate through applications by moving only their eyes—at APCO 2016 in Orlando.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-craig-siddoway-highlights-efforts-make-virtual-reality-technol" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-craig-siddoway-highlights-efforts-make-virtual-reality-technol#comments Incident Command/Situational Awareness Public Safety APCO Motorola Solutions Wed, 17 Aug 2016 09:26:00 +0000 47461 at http://urgentcomm.com Airbus DS Communications: CEO Bob Freinberg explains how VESTA NEXT addresses gap between carriers and PSAPs http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/airbus-ds-communications-ceo-bob-freinberg-explains-how-vesta-next-addresses-gap-between-carr <div class="node-body video-body">Airbus DS Communications CEO Bob Freinberg highlights features of VESTA NEXT, the company's new platform that provides next-generation 911 (NG911) services from a carrier's central office to a public-safety answering point (PSAP) during this conversation with IWCE's Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson at ACPO 2016 in Orlando.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/airbus-ds-communications-ceo-bob-freinberg-explains-how-vesta-next-addresses-gap-between-carr" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/airbus-ds-communications-ceo-bob-freinberg-explains-how-vesta-next-addresses-gap-between-carr#comments NG-911 Policy Public Safety APCO Cassidian Wed, 17 Aug 2016 09:02:00 +0000 47451 at http://urgentcomm.com Incomplete, inaccurate 911 maps ‘are killing people,’ FCC official says http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/incomplete-inaccurate-911-maps-are-killing-people-fcc-official-says <div class="node-body article-body">Industry and federal regulators are making strides to improve location information associated with emergency calls from wireless devices, but such efforts will be undermined if the maps used by public-safety answering points (PSAPs) are not complete and accurate—a circumstance that is the case “too often,” according to an FCC official speaking at APCO 2016.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/incomplete-inaccurate-911-maps-are-killing-people-fcc-official-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/incomplete-inaccurate-911-maps-are-killing-people-fcc-official-says#comments FCC Tue, 16 Aug 2016 11:49:00 +0000 47441 at http://urgentcomm.com JVCKENWOOD: Mark Jasin, John Suzuki showcase P25 portable radio developed jointly by JVCKENWOOD USA, EF Johnson http://urgentcomm.com/kenwood/jvckenwood-mark-jasin-john-suzuki-showcase-p25-portable-radio-developed-jointly-jvckenwood-u <div class="node-body video-body">Mark Jasin, CEO of JVCKENWOOD USA, and John Suzuki, CEO of EF Johnson Technologies, discuss the new Kenwood Viking 6000 P25 portable radio that is being unveiled this week at APCO 2016 in Orlando. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/kenwood/jvckenwood-mark-jasin-john-suzuki-showcase-p25-portable-radio-developed-jointly-jvckenwood-u" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/kenwood/jvckenwood-mark-jasin-john-suzuki-showcase-p25-portable-radio-developed-jointly-jvckenwood-u#comments Land-Mobile Radio EFJohnson Kenwood Tue, 16 Aug 2016 03:28:00 +0000 47431 at http://urgentcomm.com Icom America: Mobile communications van features company's interoperability gear http://urgentcomm.com/icom/icom-america-mobile-communications-van-features-companys-interoperability-gear <div class="node-body video-body">Ray Novak of Icom America and Mike Lee, a communications unit leader (COML) for a Florida county, highlight the capabilities of a mobile communications van that includes Icom interoperability products that enable communications between myriad radio and commercial technologies. The van is being featured in the Icom America booth at APCO 2016 in Orlando.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/icom/icom-america-mobile-communications-van-features-companys-interoperability-gear" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/icom/icom-america-mobile-communications-van-features-companys-interoperability-gear#comments Land-Mobile Radio Long-Term Evolution Interoperability APCO Icom Tue, 16 Aug 2016 02:37:00 +0000 47421 at http://urgentcomm.com Motorola Solutions announces new mobile radio, enhancements to its P25 platform http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-announces-new-mobile-radio-enhancements-its-p25-platform <div class="node-body article-body">Motorola Solutions will unveil a new P25 mobile radio that operates on its ASTRO 25 systems and will highlight key features enabled by the 7.17 release of ASTRO 25 software today at APCO 2016.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-announces-new-mobile-radio-enhancements-its-p25-platform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-announces-new-mobile-radio-enhancements-its-p25-platform#comments Land-Mobile Radio Long-Term Evolution P25 Public Safety System Design Motorola Solutions Mon, 15 Aug 2016 12:22:00 +0000 47411 at http://urgentcomm.com APCO: Jeff Cohen makes case for public-safety telecommunicators' job to be classified in protective services category http://urgentcomm.com/apco/apco-jeff-cohen-makes-case-public-safety-telecommunicators-job-be-classified-protective-service <div class="node-body video-body">Jeff Cohen, APCO International's chief counsel for law and policy and director of government relations, explains why APCO believes public-safety telecommunicators should be reclassified with others in the federal government's "protective" occupation. Currently, telecommunicators are listed in a category with secretaries and clerks.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/apco/apco-jeff-cohen-makes-case-public-safety-telecommunicators-job-be-classified-protective-service" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/apco/apco-jeff-cohen-makes-case-public-safety-telecommunicators-job-be-classified-protective-service#comments NG-911 Policy PSAP APCO Mon, 15 Aug 2016 01:14:00 +0000 47401 at http://urgentcomm.com APCO says what many in public safety believe, calling story about FirstNet ‘inaccurate’ and ‘inflammatory’ http://urgentcomm.com/blog/apco-says-what-many-public-safety-believe-calling-story-about-firstnet-inaccurate-and-inflammat <div class="node-body blog-body">Is FirstNet obsolete before being built? APCO certainly doesn't think so.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/apco-says-what-many-public-safety-believe-calling-story-about-firstnet-inaccurate-and-inflammat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/apco-says-what-many-public-safety-believe-calling-story-about-firstnet-inaccurate-and-inflammat#comments Long-Term Evolution Funding Policy Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet APCO NTIA/FirstNet Urgent Matters Fri, 12 Aug 2016 00:41:00 +0000 47391 at http://urgentcomm.com Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in the PSAP: Strategic planning for data integrity http://urgentcomm.com/blog/geographic-information-systems-gis-psap-strategic-planning-data-integrity <div class="node-body blog-body">Users at the PSAP must have up-to-date, reliable GIS data to ensure accurate location information is available for dispatch, because it can help save lives. To optimize GIS, there must be a viable-yet-flexible relationship between the GIS data, the GIS software, and the people accessing or using these resources.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/geographic-information-systems-gis-psap-strategic-planning-data-integrity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/geographic-information-systems-gis-psap-strategic-planning-data-integrity#comments Dispatch Dispatch GIS/Mapping NG-911 Policy Intrado View from the Top Thu, 11 Aug 2016 17:38:00 +0000 47381 at http://urgentcomm.com Learn more about next-generation transition at Critical LTE Communications Forum on Nov. 2-3 in Chicago http://urgentcomm.com/blog/learn-more-about-next-generation-transition-critical-lte-communications-forum-nov-2-3-chicago <div class="node-body blog-body">What can enterprises—transportation, utility/energy, oil and gas and more—learn from the early trials of FirstNet and public-safety broadband? This is the big question for the entire critical-communications community and the question we hope to confront at the inaugural Critical LTE Communications conference, according to conference director Timothy Downs. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/learn-more-about-next-generation-transition-critical-lte-communications-forum-nov-2-3-chicago" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/learn-more-about-next-generation-transition-critical-lte-communications-forum-nov-2-3-chicago#comments Land-Mobile Radio Long-Term Evolution Critical Infrastructure Public Safety IWCE All Things IWCE Thu, 11 Aug 2016 14:11:00 +0000 47371 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: U.S. court upholds state laws limiting municipal broadband http://urgentcomm.com/policy/newscan-us-court-upholds-state-laws-limiting-municipal-broadband <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.reuters.com/article/us-usa-internet-ruling-idUSKCN10L23N">U.S. court upholds state laws limiting municipal broadband</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.meritalk.com/articles/dhs-tool-helps-emergency-responders/">DHS announces Next-Generation Incident Command System (NICS) tool to help emergency responders</a></p> <p><a href="https://techpinions.com/the-digital-identity-dilemma/46778">Virtual ID &lsquo;cards&rsquo; and the digital-identity dilemma</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/policy/newscan-us-court-upholds-state-laws-limiting-municipal-broadband" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/policy/newscan-us-court-upholds-state-laws-limiting-municipal-broadband#comments Policy Thu, 11 Aug 2016 13:49:00 +0000 47351 at http://urgentcomm.com Zetron to unveil text-to-911 enhancement, CSSI and application interfaces during APCO 2016 http://urgentcomm.com/zetron/zetron-unveil-text-911-enhancement-cssi-and-application-interfaces-during-apco-2016 <div class="node-body article-body">Zetron announces that it will demonstrate at APCO 2016 in Orlando its ESInet-based text-to-911 solution that is designed to help call-takers multitask, allowing them to answer an emergency voice calls and one or more emergency texts simultaneously, according to a company official.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/zetron/zetron-unveil-text-911-enhancement-cssi-and-application-interfaces-during-apco-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/zetron/zetron-unveil-text-911-enhancement-cssi-and-application-interfaces-during-apco-2016#comments Interoperability NG-911 PSAP APCO NENA Zetron Tue, 09 Aug 2016 21:47:00 +0000 47341 at http://urgentcomm.com JPS Interoperability Solutions: CEO/President Don Scott discusses company's outlook prior to APCO 2016 http://urgentcomm.com/interoperability/jps-interoperability-solutions-ceopresident-don-scott-discusses-companys-outlook-pr <div class="field-podcast-source"> <a href="/urgent-communications-podcast">The Urgent Communications Podcast</a> </div> <div class="node-body audio-body">Don Scott, CEO and president of JPS Interoperability Solutions, highlights the company's challenges since launching in April, its presence at APCO 2016 and product-development plans during this conversation with IWCE's Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson. </div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/interoperability/jps-interoperability-solutions-ceopresident-don-scott-discusses-companys-outlook-pr" 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/2016/08/jpslogoportraitrgb-01.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/160810_0824.MP3" type="audio/mpeg; length=9031126">160810_0824.MP3</a></div> </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/interoperability/jps-interoperability-solutions-ceopresident-don-scott-discusses-companys-outlook-pr" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/interoperability/jps-interoperability-solutions-ceopresident-don-scott-discusses-companys-outlook-pr#comments Interoperability Tue, 09 Aug 2016 20:09:00 +0000 47331 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: English bar uses Faraday-cage technology to (legally) ban cellphones http://urgentcomm.com/security/newscan-english-bar-uses-faraday-cage-technology-legally-ban-cellphones <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.yahoo.com/style/english-bar-found-nifty-way-211938217.html" style="font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 20px;">English bar uses Faraday-cage technology to (legally) ban&nbsp;cellphones</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2016/09/the-47-billion-network-thats-already-obsolete/492764/">FirstNet is a $47 billion network that is already obsolete</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/security/newscan-english-bar-uses-faraday-cage-technology-legally-ban-cellphones" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/security/newscan-english-bar-uses-faraday-cage-technology-legally-ban-cellphones#comments Security Tue, 09 Aug 2016 20:00:00 +0000 47321 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet flying under the radar but ready to soar http://urgentcomm.com/blog/firstnet-flying-under-radar-ready-soar <div class="node-body blog-body">While most August headlines are focused on the political arena during this election year, let’s not forget that an important public-safety initiative is quietly moving forward. This week, FirstNet will get another important staff member: Bill Schrier, chief technology officer of the Seattle police department.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/firstnet-flying-under-radar-ready-soar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/firstnet-flying-under-radar-ready-soar#comments Cybersecurity Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NTIA/FirstNet View from the Top Tue, 09 Aug 2016 18:49:00 +0000 47311 at http://urgentcomm.com Complete Your Profile http://urgentcomm.com/complete-your-profile <div class="node-body page-body">Get the info you need most... and not the stuff you don't.</div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/complete-your-profile" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 09 Aug 2016 14:01:40 +0000 47301 at http://urgentcomm.com Here is a suggested process to help states make FirstNet opt-in/opt-out decision http://urgentcomm.com/blog/here-suggested-process-help-states-make-firstnet-opt-inopt-out-decision <div class="node-body blog-body">Many state officials have been talking about the opt-out option for years, but how would the decision-making and logistics work? Consultant Dominick Arcuri provides a detailed outline of the steps involved for a state pursuing the opt-out alternative.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/here-suggested-process-help-states-make-firstnet-opt-inopt-out-decision" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/here-suggested-process-help-states-make-firstnet-opt-inopt-out-decision#comments Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet View from the Top Fri, 05 Aug 2016 03:58:00 +0000 47081 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: The trouble with police body cameras http://urgentcomm.com/mobile/newscan-trouble-police-body-cameras <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.theatlantic.com/news/archive/2016/08/chicago-shooting/493997/">The trouble with police body cameras</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.rcrwireless.com/20160802/network-infrastructure/towers/att-drones-towers-tag4">AT&amp;T set to launch drones for tower inspections</a></p> <p><a href="http://statescoop.com/new-york-to-invest-5-million-in-drones">New York state to invest $5 million in drones</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/mobile/newscan-trouble-police-body-cameras" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/mobile/newscan-trouble-police-body-cameras#comments Mobile Thu, 04 Aug 2016 20:16:00 +0000 47271 at http://urgentcomm.com Zetron announces new Pathway gateway to ease analog-to-IP radio transition http://urgentcomm.com/zetron/zetron-announces-new-pathway-gateway-ease-analog-ip-radio-transition <div class="node-body article-body">Zetron announces its new Pathway radio gateway, which will leverage multiple technology interfaces to help network operators maintain service while migrating system from an analog platform to an IP-based technology, according to a company official.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/zetron/zetron-announces-new-pathway-gateway-ease-analog-ip-radio-transition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/zetron/zetron-announces-new-pathway-gateway-ease-analog-ip-radio-transition#comments Land-Mobile Radio Interoperability System Operation Motorola Solutions Zetron Thu, 04 Aug 2016 19:33:00 +0000 47261 at http://urgentcomm.com