Urgent Communications - Urgent Communications is the technology source for the communications technology industry. http://urgentcomm.com/rss.xml en DHS: S&T acting deputy undersecretary Bob Griffin seeks input for Visionary Goals initiative http://urgentcomm.com/dhs/dhs-st-acting-deputy-undersecretary-bob-griffin-seeks-input-visionary-goals-initiative <div class="field-podcast-source"> <a href="/urgent-communications-podcast">The Urgent Communications Podcast</a> </div> <div class="node-body audio-body">Bob Griffin, acting deputy undersecretary for science & technology (S&T) directorate of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), discusses the Visionary Goals initiative that is designed to solicit online input from all stakeholders on any matter impacting homeland security to help determine future research-and-development direction.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/dhs/dhs-st-acting-deputy-undersecretary-bob-griffin-seeks-input-visionary-goals-initiative" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop imagecache-linked imagecache-med_crop_linked"><img alt="" src="http://urgentcomm.com/site-files/urgentcomm.com/files/imagecache/med_crop/uploads/2014/08/robertgriffin.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/DHS Bob Griffin podcast.MP3" type="audio/mpeg; length=15233066">DHS Bob Griffin podcast.MP3</a></div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/dhs/dhs-st-acting-deputy-undersecretary-bob-griffin-seeks-input-visionary-goals-initiative" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/dhs/dhs-st-acting-deputy-undersecretary-bob-griffin-seeks-input-visionary-goals-initiative#comments Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Federal Government/Military Public Safety Regulation State & Local Government Tracking, Monitoring & Control DHS Tue, 26 Aug 2014 21:20:00 +0000 30321 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: FCC finalizes rules for Medical Body Area Networks (MBANs) http://urgentcomm.com/hospitalmedical/newscan-fcc-finalizes-rules-medical-body-area-networks-mbans <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.healthdatamanagement.com/news/FCC-finalizes-rules-for-medical-body-area-networks-48662-1.html">FCC finalizes rules for Medical Body Area Networks (MBANs)</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.healthdatamanagement.com/news/how-well-are-your-mobile-apps-vetted-48658-1.html?utm_campaign=daily-aug%2022%202014&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_source=newsletter&amp;ET=healthdatamanagement%3Ae2971794%3A3912540a%3A&amp;st=email">How well are your mobile apps vetted?</a></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/hospitalmedical/newscan-fcc-finalizes-rules-medical-body-area-networks-mbans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/hospitalmedical/newscan-fcc-finalizes-rules-medical-body-area-networks-mbans#comments Hospital/Medical FCC Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:17:00 +0000 30311 at http://urgentcomm.com Should FirstNet system be designed from the inside out? http://urgentcomm.com/blog/should-firstnet-system-be-designed-inside-out <div class="node-body blog-body">Most discussions about the design of the much-anticipated FirstNet system focus on the outdoor macro network, but the fact is that the availability of in-building coverage via DAS or other small-cell technologies could impact the number of macro sites that need to be deployed.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/urgent-matters">Urgent Matters</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/should-firstnet-system-be-designed-inside-out" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/should-firstnet-system-be-designed-inside-out#comments DAS Pico Cells Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Design System Installation WLAN FCC NIST/PSCR NTIA/FirstNet Urgent Matters Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:50:00 +0000 30301 at http://urgentcomm.com The Canadian Wireless Trade Show http://urgentcomm.com/canadian-wireless-trade-show <div class="node-body event-body"></div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Toronto</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+%2C+%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>Toronto Conference Centre - North Building, Hall H</p> <p>Visit <a href="http://canadianwirelesstradeshow.com/2014/index.php" target="_blank">canadianwirelesstradeshow.com</a> for more information.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://urgentcomm.com/canadian-wireless-trade-show#comments Mon, 25 Aug 2014 19:05:00 +0000 30291 at http://urgentcomm.com So far, text-to-911 messages not as cryptic as feared, panelists say http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/so-far-text-911-messages-not-cryptic-feared-panelists-say <div class="node-body article-body">A commonly stated concern about text-to-911 service is that the messages will be so packed with text abbreviations that they will be rendered unintelligible to call-takers in PSAPs. But early returns indicate the text messages haven’t been as indecipherable as feared.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/so-far-text-911-messages-not-cryptic-feared-panelists-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/so-far-text-911-messages-not-cryptic-feared-panelists-say#comments Dispatch NG-911 PSAP Regulation APCO FCC Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:31:00 +0000 30281 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: How mobility, analytics, cloud and social media are changing the game in emergency management http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety/newscan-how-mobility-analytics-cloud-and-social-media-are-changing-game-emergency-mana <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.governing.com/smarter/public-safety/Mobility-Analytics-Cloud-and-Social-Media.html">How mobility, analytics, cloud and social media are changing the game in emergency management</a></p> <p><a href="http://motherboard.vice.com/read/lawmakers-ask-fcc-to-preempt-states-on-municipal-broadband">Lawmakers ask FCC to preempt states on municipal-broadband bans</a></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety/newscan-how-mobility-analytics-cloud-and-social-media-are-changing-game-emergency-mana" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety/newscan-how-mobility-analytics-cloud-and-social-media-are-changing-game-emergency-mana#comments Public Safety Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:32:00 +0000 30271 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet board member Dowd cites support in seeking reappointment http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-board-member-dowd-cites-support-seeking-reappointment <div class="node-body article-body">FirstNet board member Charles Dowd says he wants to be reappointed to the FirstNet board and is receiving support from at least four organizations as the time nears for appointments to be announced.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-board-member-dowd-cites-support-seeking-reappointment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-board-member-dowd-cites-support-seeking-reappointment#comments Legislation Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:32:00 +0000 30261 at http://urgentcomm.com More customers are turning to operational-expense service model for networks, Motorola Solutions says http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/more-customers-are-turning-operational-expense-service-model-networks-motorola-so <div class="node-body article-body">As public-safety communications systems become increasingly complex, more agencies are looking for alternatives to traditional funding and network-management models, according to Motorola Solutions representatives</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/more-customers-are-turning-operational-expense-service-model-networks-motorola-so" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/more-customers-are-turning-operational-expense-service-model-networks-motorola-so#comments Funding P25 State & Local Government System Installation Motorola Solutions Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:13:00 +0000 30251 at http://urgentcomm.com Determining responsibility for indoor wireless coverage a big challenge for public safety, panelists say http://urgentcomm.com/building/determining-responsibility-indoor-wireless-coverage-big-challenge-public-safety-panelists-s <div class="node-body article-body">Wireless coverage inside buildings and other structures is critical for both the general public that increasingly uses wireless devices to call 911 and the public-safety personnel responding to the call for help. While the needs are clear, determining who should pay for indoor coverage is a much more difficult debate, according to panelists at APCO 2014 in New Orleans.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/building/determining-responsibility-indoor-wireless-coverage-big-challenge-public-safety-panelists-s" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/building/determining-responsibility-indoor-wireless-coverage-big-challenge-public-safety-panelists-s#comments In-Building Coverage & Interference Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:35:00 +0000 30241 at http://urgentcomm.com CEVO tool from EWA can help dealers find spectrum for customers http://urgentcomm.com/ewa/cevo-tool-ewa-can-help-dealers-find-spectrum-customers <div class="node-body article-body">The Enterprise Wireless Alliance (EWA) has developed CEVO (short for “coordination evolution”), free mobile application that lets dealers and others in the industry have a snapshot of available frequencies in the four most important bands on their smartphones.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ewa/cevo-tool-ewa-can-help-dealers-find-spectrum-customers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ewa/cevo-tool-ewa-can-help-dealers-find-spectrum-customers#comments Spectrum/Frequency Coordination EWA Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:06:00 +0000 30231 at http://urgentcomm.com Internship program helps dealer prepare for personnel future http://urgentcomm.com/network-operations-maintenance/internship-program-helps-dealer-prepare-personnel-future <div class="node-body article-body">Paul Lauttamus, president of Lauttamus Communications talks about changes in the company’s practices for hiring and training personnel in light of many members of the LMR technical staff approaching retirement age and a recent commitment to support broadband—as well as LMR—solutions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/network-operations-maintenance/internship-program-helps-dealer-prepare-personnel-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/network-operations-maintenance/internship-program-helps-dealer-prepare-personnel-future#comments Land-Mobile Radio Network Network Operations & Maintenance System Design Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:36:00 +0000 30221 at http://urgentcomm.com Digital Global Systems: Jeremy Levin describes interference-detection technology, dealer opportunities http://urgentcomm.com/coverage-interference/digital-global-systems-jeremy-levin-describes-interference-detection-technolog <div class="field-podcast-source"> <a href="/urgent-communications-podcast">The Urgent Communications Podcast</a> </div> <div class="node-body audio-body">Jeremy Levin, senior vice president for Digital Global Systems, outlines the capabilities of the company's interference-detection system and how radio dealers can use the solution to get "an edge" on the competition in pursuit of customers.</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/Jeremy Levin Digital Global Systems podcast.MP3" type="audio/mpeg; length=19911910">Jeremy Levin Digital Global Systems podcast.MP3</a></div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/coverage-interference/digital-global-systems-jeremy-levin-describes-interference-detection-technolog" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/coverage-interference/digital-global-systems-jeremy-levin-describes-interference-detection-technolog#comments Coverage & Interference Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:03:00 +0000 30211 at http://urgentcomm.com Subscribe to Newsletters http://urgentcomm.com/newsletters/signup <div class="node-body page-body">Sign up for our newsletters. View sample issues.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/newsletters/signup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:29:44 +0000 30201 at http://urgentcomm.com 700 MHz narrowband decision from the FCC is needed—quickly http://urgentcomm.com/blog/700-mhz-narrowband-decision-fcc-needed-quickly <div class="node-body blog-body">Hopefully, the FCC will quickly adopt an order eliminating the 700 MHz narrowbanding deadline or extending the deadlines by several years, so entities operating 700 MHz LMR systems do not have to waste scarce resources planning for a project that many doubt will be needed</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/urgent-matters">Urgent Matters</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/700-mhz-narrowband-decision-fcc-needed-quickly" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/700-mhz-narrowband-decision-fcc-needed-quickly#comments Coverage & Interference Narrowbanding Public Safety Regulation Spectrum/Frequency Coordination System Design APCO FCC Urgent Matters Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:08:00 +0000 30181 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: National Association of Broadcasters sues FCC over incentive auction http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/newscan-national-association-broadcasters-sues-fcc-over-incentive-auction <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Web Roundup</strong><br /> <em>Items from other news organizations</em></p> <p><a href="http://broadcastingcable.com/nab-sues-fcc-over-incentive-auction/133269?utm_source=twitterfeed&amp;utm_medium=twitter">NAB sues FCC over incentive auction</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.rcrwireless.com/20140818/telecom-software/volte-shows-mettle-initial-commercial-tests-tag2?elq=2285b660d3fd4bdb9dd1f8f9db146941&amp;elqCampaignId=2908">VoLTE shows its mettle in initial commercial tests</a></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/newscan-national-association-broadcasters-sues-fcc-over-incentive-auction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/newscan-national-association-broadcasters-sues-fcc-over-incentive-auction#comments FCC Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:42:00 +0000 30171 at http://urgentcomm.com Dali Wireless announces t-Series Public Safety solution http://urgentcomm.com/das/dali-wireless-announces-t-series-public-safety-solution <div class="node-body article-body">Dali Wireless, a provider of the Digital CPRI Smart DAS (distributed antenna system), announces the release of its t-Series Public Safety solution, an all-digital platform designed to enhance in-building coverage and network access to public-safety and emergency-response personnel.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/das/dali-wireless-announces-t-series-public-safety-solution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/das/dali-wireless-announces-t-series-public-safety-solution#comments Commercial DAS Interoperability Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Regulation Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:45:00 +0000 30161 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet board approves spectrum-lease agreement with state of Texas http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-board-approves-spectrum-lease-agreement-state-texas <div class="node-body article-body">FirstNet board members approve a three-year spectrum-management-lease agreement (SMLA) with the state of Texas, providing some spectral stability to the public-safety LTE network deployed in Harris County, Texas—the first such operational network to be established in the United States.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-board-approves-spectrum-lease-agreement-state-texas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-board-approves-spectrum-lease-agreement-state-texas#comments Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Fri, 15 Aug 2014 18:32:00 +0000 30151 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: Why one of cybersecurity’s thought leaders uses a pager instead of a smart phone http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/newscan-why-one-cybersecurity-s-thought-leaders-uses-pager-instead-smart-phone <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.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/08/11/why-one-of-cybersecuritys-thought-leaders-uses-a-pager-instead-of-a-smart-phone/">Why one of cybersecurity&rsquo;s thought leaders uses a pager instead of a smart phone</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/adamhartung/2014/08/06/motorolas-road-to-irrelevancy-focusing-on-its-core/">Motorola&rsquo;s road to irrelevancy&mdash;focusing on its core</a></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/newscan-why-one-cybersecurity-s-thought-leaders-uses-pager-instead-smart-phone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/newscan-why-one-cybersecurity-s-thought-leaders-uses-pager-instead-smart-phone#comments Cybersecurity Thu, 14 Aug 2014 18:46:00 +0000 30141 at http://urgentcomm.com NetMotion Wireless enhances Mobility, Locality offerings http://urgentcomm.com/netmotion/netmotion-wireless-enhances-mobility-locality-offerings <div class="node-body article-body">NetMotion Wireless announces enhancements to its Mobility and Locality software products for enterprises, including a native iOS Mobility application, remote updating of Mobility software, as well as greater administrative controls for Locality, such as greater cloud-based management and the ability to export data into GIS systems.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/netmotion/netmotion-wireless-enhances-mobility-locality-offerings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/netmotion/netmotion-wireless-enhances-mobility-locality-offerings#comments Applications Cybersecurity Enterprise Fleet Public Safety NetMotion Thu, 14 Aug 2014 17:39:00 +0000 30131 at http://urgentcomm.com LGS Innovations looks to broaden its scope after being sold by Alcatel-Lucent http://urgentcomm.com/alcatel-lucent/lgs-innovations-looks-broaden-its-scope-after-being-sold-alcatel-lucent <div class="node-body article-body">More than four months after its sale from Alcatel-Lucent was finalized, Virginia-based LGS Innovations is enjoying the freedom of no longer being bound exclusively to the U.S. federal-government market, so it can pursue business in sectors such as utilities, according to top management official with the company.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/alcatel-lucent/lgs-innovations-looks-broaden-its-scope-after-being-sold-alcatel-lucent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/alcatel-lucent/lgs-innovations-looks-broaden-its-scope-after-being-sold-alcatel-lucent#comments Cybersecurity State & Local Government Utility Wide Area Alcatel-Lucent APCO Thu, 14 Aug 2014 17:02:00 +0000 30121 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet's Kennedy highlights progress made during the past year http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnets-kennedy-highlights-progress-made-during-past-year <div class="node-body article-body">FirstNet Acting General Manager TJ Kennedy noted advances made within FirstNet and the public-safety-communications industry during his presentation at the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) conference in New Orleans.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnets-kennedy-highlights-progress-made-during-past-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnets-kennedy-highlights-progress-made-during-past-year#comments Base Stations Funding Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Regional Coordination Regional Planning APCO NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 14 Aug 2014 03:01:00 +0000 30111 at http://urgentcomm.com McAfee: Scott Montgomery discusses FirstNet security http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/mcafee-scott-montgomery-discusses-firstnet-security <div class="node-body video-body">Kimberlee Payton-Jones of IWCE's Urgent Communications talks to Scott Montgomery, vice president and chief technology officer of public sector at McAfee, at APCO 2014 in New Orleans.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/mcafee-scott-montgomery-discusses-firstnet-security" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/mcafee-scott-montgomery-discusses-firstnet-security#comments Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet APCO Tue, 12 Aug 2014 15:06:00 +0000 30101 at http://urgentcomm.com Poll results: Should part of law exempting FirstNet from disclosure obligations be changed? http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/poll-results-should-part-law-exempting-firstnet-disclosure-obligatio <div class="node-body article-body">In our July poll, we asked you if the part of the law exempting FirstNet from disclosure obligations should be changed. Here are the results.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/poll-results-should-part-law-exempting-firstnet-disclosure-obligatio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/poll-results-should-part-law-exempting-firstnet-disclosure-obligatio#comments Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 12 Aug 2014 13:43:00 +0000 30091 at http://urgentcomm.com Zetron's Pathway offers radio-dispatch flexibility with standards-based solution http://urgentcomm.com/zetron/zetrons-pathway-offers-radio-dispatch-flexibility-standards-based-solution <div class="node-body article-body">Zetron has a new Pathway radio dispatch solution that uses the TIA P25 Digital Fixed Station Interface (DFSI) protocol to connect as many as four console systems to one base station, providing dispatch centers with additional flexibility during potentially difficult transition times.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/zetron/zetrons-pathway-offers-radio-dispatch-flexibility-standards-based-solution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/zetron/zetrons-pathway-offers-radio-dispatch-flexibility-standards-based-solution#comments Disaster Response Interoperability PSAP APCO Zetron Tue, 12 Aug 2014 12:55:00 +0000 30081 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: Cell-phone carriers are fighting a plan to make it easier to find 911 callers http://urgentcomm.com/regulation/newscan-cell-phone-carriers-are-fighting-plan-make-it-easier-find-911-callers <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.motherjones.com/politics/2014/08/cellphone-verizon-sprint-911-emergency-call">Cell-phone carriers are fighting a plan to make it easier to find 911 callers</a></p> <p><a href="http://gigaom.com/2014/08/05/reports-sprint-gives-up-on-t-mobile-merger-ceo-dan-hesse-out/?utm_source=feed&amp;utm_medium=feed&amp;utm_campaign=feed">Sprint gives up on T-Mobile merger; CEO Dan Hesse out</a></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/regulation/newscan-cell-phone-carriers-are-fighting-plan-make-it-easier-find-911-callers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/regulation/newscan-cell-phone-carriers-are-fighting-plan-make-it-easier-find-911-callers#comments Regulation Tue, 12 Aug 2014 12:26:00 +0000 30071 at http://urgentcomm.com Motorola Solutions: Ryan Seick demonstrates Intelligent Data Portal (IDP) data-aggregration platform http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-ryan-seick-demonstrates-intelligent-data-portal-idp-data-aggre <div class="node-body video-body">Ryan Seick, Motorola Solutions' product manager and lead applications manager for public-safety devices, shows how the company's Intelligent Data Portal (IDP) lets first-responder personnel leverage aggregated data from numerous sources. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-ryan-seick-demonstrates-intelligent-data-portal-idp-data-aggre" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-ryan-seick-demonstrates-intelligent-data-portal-idp-data-aggre#comments Incident Command NG-911 PSAP Public Safety APCO Motorola Solutions Mon, 11 Aug 2014 15:12:00 +0000 30061 at http://urgentcomm.com FCC approves rules requiring all carriers, interconnected messaging providers to enable text-to-911 service http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/fcc-approves-rules-requiring-all-carriers-interconnected-messaging-providers-enable-text-911-ser <div class="node-body article-body">FCC commissioners approve an order requiring all wireless carriers and providers of interconnected over-the-top text messaging services—those using phone numbers to let users send and receive messages—support text-to-911 functionality by the end of the year, if requested by a public-safety answering point (PSAP).</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/fcc-approves-rules-requiring-all-carriers-interconnected-messaging-providers-enable-text-911-ser" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/fcc-approves-rules-requiring-all-carriers-interconnected-messaging-providers-enable-text-911-ser#comments Dispatch NG-911 PSAP Regulation APCO FCC NENA Fri, 08 Aug 2014 17:59:00 +0000 30051 at http://urgentcomm.com New Orleans emergency response leaders discuss best practices for co-locating http://urgentcomm.com/psap/new-orleans-emergency-response-leaders-discuss-best-practices-co-locating <div class="node-body article-body">Successful co-locating can be a challenge for even the most well-intentioned public-safety answering points (PSAPs), but it can be done with proper planning and effective communication, according to several New Orleans emergency-response leaders recounting their co-location experiences at APCO 2014.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/psap/new-orleans-emergency-response-leaders-discuss-best-practices-co-locating" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/psap/new-orleans-emergency-response-leaders-discuss-best-practices-co-locating#comments Disaster Response Interoperability Policy PSAP APCO Thu, 07 Aug 2014 12:03:00 +0000 30031 at http://urgentcomm.com Text-to-911 service will start only when PSAPs are ready, FCC Commissioner Rosenworcel says http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/text-911-service-will-start-only-when-psaps-are-ready-fcc-commissioner-rosenworcel-says <div class="node-body article-body">FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel says PSAPs will be "in control" of text-to-911 deployment schedules during her speech at APCO 2014, which was delivered just two days before the FCC is scheduled to vote on the text-to-911 issue.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/text-911-service-will-start-only-when-psaps-are-ready-fcc-commissioner-rosenworcel-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/text-911-service-will-start-only-when-psaps-are-ready-fcc-commissioner-rosenworcel-says#comments In-Building NG-911 Personnel Tracking PSAP Regulation APCO FCC Thu, 07 Aug 2014 11:29:00 +0000 30021 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet-like support needed for next-gen 911, APCO panelists say http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/firstnet-support-needed-next-gen-911-apco-panelists-say <div class="node-body article-body">Although next-gen 911 and FirstNet are perceived as complementary initiatives within the public-safety community, federal-funding support for FirstNet dwarfs the funding for next-gen 911—a situation that needs to change, according to panelists at APCO 2014 in New Orleans.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/firstnet-support-needed-next-gen-911-apco-panelists-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/firstnet-support-needed-next-gen-911-apco-panelists-say#comments Funding Interoperability Legislation NG-911 PSAP Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 07 Aug 2014 10:58:00 +0000 30011 at http://urgentcomm.com