Urgent Communications - Urgent Communications is the technology source for the communications technology industry. http://urgentcomm.com/rss.xml en Motorola Solutions: Rich Payne discusses predictive-policing capabilities http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-rich-payne-discusses-predictive-policing-capabilities <div class="node-body video-body">Rich Payne of Motorola Solutions explains how real-time crime data and predictive-analytics tools can be used to brief officers and deploy law-enforcement resources more effectively. Motorola Solutions gained these capabilities through its recent purchase of PublicEngines. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-rich-payne-discusses-predictive-policing-capabilities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-rich-payne-discusses-predictive-policing-capabilities#comments Data Law Enforcement Public Safety Tracking, Monitoring & Control Motorola Solutions Mon, 27 Apr 2015 14:51:00 +0000 35611 at http://urgentcomm.com Motorola Solutions: Daniel Dakessian demonstrates sensor-driven connected police officer solution http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-daniel-dakessian-demonstrates-sensor-driven-connected-police-o <div class="node-body video-body">Daniel Dakessian, senior product marketing specialist for Motorola Solutions, demonstrates the capabilities of a prototype connected police-officer solution, which calls for numerous sensors on an officer providing automated inputs that can accessed quickly by dispatch and/or incident-command personnel. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-daniel-dakessian-demonstrates-sensor-driven-connected-police-o" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-daniel-dakessian-demonstrates-sensor-driven-connected-police-o#comments Incident Command/Situational Awareness Asset-Tracking Biometrics First Responders Law Enforcement Machine-to-Machine Motorola Solutions Mon, 27 Apr 2015 12:45:00 +0000 35601 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet board approves release of draft RFP, ‘public-safety entity’ definition proceeding http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-board-approves-release-draft-rfp-public-safety-entity-definition-proceeding <div class="node-body article-body"><p>FirstNet board members today voted unanimously to release a special notice regarding its much-anticipated draft request for proposal (RFP), which will initiate a 90-day proceeding designed to provide FirstNet with the feedback from industry and public safety that is needed to issue a final RFP by the end of the year.</p> <p>Board members met via teleconference today after declining to consider the RFP proposed to the board at last month&rsquo;s meeting. FirstNet Chairwoman Sue Swenson thanked the FirstNet staff for its efforts in revising the massive document.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-board-approves-release-draft-rfp-public-safety-entity-definition-proceeding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-board-approves-release-draft-rfp-public-safety-entity-definition-proceeding#comments Funding Public Safety Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Design NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 24 Apr 2015 21:39:00 +0000 35591 at http://urgentcomm.com Go, or No Go? New LA-RICS public-safety LTE plan gives NTIA, FirstNet a lot to consider http://urgentcomm.com/blog/go-or-no-go-new-la-rics-public-safety-lte-plan-gives-ntia-firstnet-lot-consider <div class="node-body blog-body">There has been no decision yet from NTIA about the fate of the LA-RICS public-safety LTE project. That's understandable, because there are a lot of factors to consider.</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/go-or-no-go-new-la-rics-public-safety-lte-plan-gives-ntia-firstnet-lot-consider" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/go-or-no-go-new-la-rics-public-safety-lte-plan-gives-ntia-firstnet-lot-consider#comments Public Safety Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Regional Coordination State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Urgent Matters Thu, 23 Apr 2015 20:33:00 +0000 35581 at http://urgentcomm.com Vendors should put first responders before profits, encourage ISSI deployments http://urgentcomm.com/blog/vendors-should-put-first-responders-profits-encourage-issi-deployments <div class="node-body blog-body">If agencies could enable intersystem interoperability via ISSI at will, radio systems would be chosen on their merits, instead of being forced by anti-competitive vendor lock-in.</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/vendors-should-put-first-responders-profits-encourage-issi-deployments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/vendors-should-put-first-responders-profits-encourage-issi-deployments#comments Interoperability View from the Top Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:05:00 +0000 35571 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: First 800 MHz P25 hosted solution receives FCC approval for North Texas http://urgentcomm.com/p25/newscan-first-800-mhz-p25-hosted-solution-receives-fcc-approval-north-texas <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/visuals/graphics/la-me-quake-frack-20150423-htmlstory.html">Man-made earthquakes increasing in Central and Eastern U.S., seismic study finds</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/23/us/politics/computer-attacks-spur-congress-to-act-on-cybersecurity-bill-years-in-making.html">House passes cybersecurity bill after companies fall victim to data breaches</a></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/p25/newscan-first-800-mhz-p25-hosted-solution-receives-fcc-approval-north-texas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/p25/newscan-first-800-mhz-p25-hosted-solution-receives-fcc-approval-north-texas#comments P25 Thu, 23 Apr 2015 15:22:00 +0000 35561 at http://urgentcomm.com MSA, Motorola Solutions create a Bluetooth solution to improve voice communications on fireground http://urgentcomm.com/fireems/msa-motorola-solutions-create-bluetooth-solution-improve-voice-communications-fireground <div class="node-body article-body">Self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) manufacturer MSA and Motorola Solutions today announced an integrated Bluetooth solution that is designed to let firefighters communicate more clearly in noisy fireground environments.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/fireems/msa-motorola-solutions-create-bluetooth-solution-improve-voice-communications-fireground" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/fireems/msa-motorola-solutions-create-bluetooth-solution-improve-voice-communications-fireground#comments Fire/EMS P25 Personal Area Portables System Design Test and Measurement Motorola Solutions Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:42:00 +0000 35551 at http://urgentcomm.com Motorola Solutions: Alan Conrad demonstrates prototype handheld LTE eNodeB/EPC, drone application http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-alan-conrad-demonstrates-prototype-handheld-lte-enodebepc-dron <div class="node-body video-body">Alan Conrad, distinguished member of the technical staff in the chief technology office of Motorola Solutions, demonstrates the capabilities of a prototype LTE eNodeB/evolved packet core (EPC) that could be used in a terrestial setting—or an aerial drone—to provide public-safety users with LTE coverage in locations not covered by a fixed LTE network like FirstNet, or to enhance capacity in an incident area.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-alan-conrad-demonstrates-prototype-handheld-lte-enodebepc-dron" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-alan-conrad-demonstrates-prototype-handheld-lte-enodebepc-dron#comments Base Stations Coverage & Interference Machine-to-Machine Public Safety Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Wide Area Video Motorola Solutions Thu, 23 Apr 2015 06:45:00 +0000 35541 at http://urgentcomm.com St. Louis: Lt. Brent Feig highlights features of city's new real-time crime center http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/st-louis-lt-brent-feig-highlights-features-citys-new-real-time-crime-center <div class="node-body video-body">Brent Feig, a lieutenant in the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department's intelligence division, outlines the current capabilities and future plans for his agency's new real-time crime center that was launched last week. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/st-louis-lt-brent-feig-highlights-features-citys-new-real-time-crime-center" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/st-louis-lt-brent-feig-highlights-features-citys-new-real-time-crime-center#comments Analytics Incident Command/Situational Awareness CAD Fiber Optics Interoperability Public Safety Tracking, Monitoring & Control Training Video Motorola Solutions Thu, 23 Apr 2015 06:17:00 +0000 35531 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: FCC votes to adopt new 3.5 GHz spectrum sharing plan for ‘Innovation Band’ http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/newscan-fcc-votes-adopt-new-35-ghz-spectrum-sharing-plan-innovation-band <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.fiercewireless.com/tech/story/fcc-votes-adopt-new-35-ghz-spectrum-sharing-plan-innovation-band/2015-04-17">FCC votes to adopt new 3.5 GHz spectrum sharing plan for &lsquo;Innovation Band&rsquo;</a></p> <p><a href="http://qz.com/387046/norway-announced-it-will-be-the-first-country-to-shut-off-fm-radio/">Norway announces plans to become the first country to shut off FM radio</a></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/newscan-fcc-votes-adopt-new-35-ghz-spectrum-sharing-plan-innovation-band" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/newscan-fcc-votes-adopt-new-35-ghz-spectrum-sharing-plan-innovation-band#comments FCC Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:51:00 +0000 35411 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet board to consider draft RFP, ‘public-safety-entity’ notice during special meeting on Friday http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-board-consider-draft-rfp-public-safety-entity-notice-during-special-meeting-fr <div class="node-body article-body">FirstNet board members will conduct a special teleconference meeting on Friday, when they are expected to consider approving the FirstNet’s much-anticipated draft request for proposal (RFP), according to a FirstNet official. In addition, the board will consider issuing a follow-up public notice to get more input about who should qualify as a “public-safety entity” that can get priority access to FirstNet’s nationwide public-safety broadband network.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-board-consider-draft-rfp-public-safety-entity-notice-during-special-meeting-fr" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-board-consider-draft-rfp-public-safety-entity-notice-during-special-meeting-fr#comments Funding Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Design System Installation NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 21 Apr 2015 15:41:00 +0000 35401 at http://urgentcomm.com Pryme Radio Products features Bluetooth accessories in latest additions to product portfolio http://urgentcomm.com/land-mobile-radio/pryme-radio-products-features-bluetooth-accessories-latest-additions-product-portf <div class="node-body article-body">Pryme Radio Products recently showcased four accessories that leverage Bluetooth technology as the California-based manufacturer continues to expand its product portfolio supporting both two-way-radio and cellular users. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/land-mobile-radio/pryme-radio-products-features-bluetooth-accessories-latest-additions-product-portf" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/land-mobile-radio/pryme-radio-products-features-bluetooth-accessories-latest-additions-product-portf#comments Land-Mobile Radio Commercial System Design IWCE Engineering Motorola Solutions Mon, 20 Apr 2015 19:13:00 +0000 35391 at http://urgentcomm.com Codan Radio’s transportable Stratus P25 system includes LTE, cellular backhaul connectivity http://urgentcomm.com/p25/codan-radio-s-transportable-stratus-p25-system-includes-lte-cellular-backhaul-connectivity <div class="node-body article-body">Codan Radio releases it Stratus transportable P25/LTE solution, a quickly deployable system that leverages LTE and 3G connectivity to enable remote interoperability with P25 communication, even when responding to an incident outside an agency’s home P25 network.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/p25/codan-radio-s-transportable-stratus-p25-system-includes-lte-cellular-backhaul-connectivity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/p25/codan-radio-s-transportable-stratus-p25-system-includes-lte-cellular-backhaul-connectivity#comments Long-Term Evolution Backhaul In-Building P25 Public Safety IWCE Sun, 19 Apr 2015 23:08:00 +0000 35381 at http://urgentcomm.com LA City Council approves police sites for new LA-RICS LTE plan, expects NTIA approval http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/la-city-council-approves-police-sites-new-la-rics-lte-plan-expects-ntia-approval <div class="node-body article-body">Los Angeles City Council votes to approve the use of 19 city-owned police stations as the location of cell sites for the amended Los Angeles Regional Interoperable Communications System (LA-RICS) public-safety LTE proposal. The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) is expected to restart the project—suspended by NTIA since April 3—next week, according to the approved special motion.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/la-city-council-approves-police-sites-new-la-rics-lte-plan-expects-ntia-approval" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/la-city-council-approves-police-sites-new-la-rics-lte-plan-expects-ntia-approval#comments Tower & Site Funding Interoperability Interoperability Public Safety Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Design System Installation NTIA/FirstNet Sat, 18 Apr 2015 06:21:00 +0000 35371 at http://urgentcomm.com Xplore Technologies buys assets of Motion Computing after foreclosure http://urgentcomm.com/tablets/xplore-technologies-buys-assets-motion-computing-after-foreclosure <div class="node-body article-body">Ultra-rugged and fully rugged tablet PC maker Xplore Technologies announces that it has closed its purchase of substantially all assets of Motion Computing, the world’s second-leading provider of rugged tablet PC that was the subject of a foreclosure, according to Xplore Technologies officials.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/tablets/xplore-technologies-buys-assets-motion-computing-after-foreclosure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/tablets/xplore-technologies-buys-assets-motion-computing-after-foreclosure#comments Critical Infrastructure Enterprise Federal Government/Military Funding Public Safety State & Local Government Tablets Fri, 17 Apr 2015 21:28:00 +0000 35361 at http://urgentcomm.com FCC E911 location ruling the first step in journey to improved emergency-response times http://urgentcomm.com/blog/fcc-e911-location-ruling-first-step-journey-improved-emergency-response-times <div class="node-body blog-body"><h3>By John Vetter, Sunsight Instruments</h3> <p>The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) should be commended for its recent unanimous ruling in favor of increased horizontal-axis location accuracy requirements for Wireless Enhanced 911 (E911) systems, and for providing guidance on a path to develop and implement vertical-axis solutions and requirements.</p></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/fcc-e911-location-ruling-first-step-journey-improved-emergency-response-times" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/fcc-e911-location-ruling-first-step-journey-improved-emergency-response-times#comments Dispatch In-Building Citizen Engagement Personnel Tracking Public Safety Regulation Test and Measurement FCC View from the Top Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:48:00 +0000 35351 at http://urgentcomm.com St. Louis police department deploys real-time crime center supported by Motorola Solutions technology http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/st-louis-police-department-deploys-real-time-crime-center-supported-motorola-solu <div class="node-body article-body">St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department officials and St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay unveil the city’s new real-time crime center and transportation hub, which is designed to leverage existing surveillance assets and technology from Motorola Solutions to coordinate resources to prevent or limit criminal activity.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/st-louis-police-department-deploys-real-time-crime-center-supported-motorola-solu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/st-louis-police-department-deploys-real-time-crime-center-supported-motorola-solu#comments Incident Command/Situational Awareness Asset-Tracking First Responders Law Enforcement Telemetry Video Motorola Solutions Fri, 17 Apr 2015 06:44:00 +0000 35341 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: Hackers could commandeer new planes through passenger Wi-Fi http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/newscan-hackers-could-commandeer-new-planes-through-passenger-wi-fi <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/2015/04/hackers-commandeer-new-planes-passenger-wi-fi/">Hackers could commandeer new planes through passenger Wi-Fi</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2015/04/09/396583624/doctors-make-house-calls-on-tablets-carried-by-houston-firefighters">Doctors make house calls on tablets carried by Houston firefighters</a></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/newscan-hackers-could-commandeer-new-planes-through-passenger-wi-fi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/newscan-hackers-could-commandeer-new-planes-through-passenger-wi-fi#comments Cybersecurity Thu, 16 Apr 2015 17:42:00 +0000 35331 at http://urgentcomm.com IDA launches TiDE data-engine platform to continue transformation from a remote-control company http://urgentcomm.com/interoperability/ida-launches-tide-data-engine-platform-continue-transformation-remote-control-compa <div class="node-body article-body">IDA launches its Trak-it Data Engine (TiDE) technology, a data-management platform that is designed to help the two-way radio industry move into data-centric high-growth areas, such as location-based services, machine-to-machine (M2M) communications and the Internet of Things.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/interoperability/ida-launches-tide-data-engine-platform-continue-transformation-remote-control-compa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/interoperability/ida-launches-tide-data-engine-platform-continue-transformation-remote-control-compa#comments Incident Command/Situational Awareness Software Applications Asset-Tracking Interoperability Machine-to-Machine Thu, 16 Apr 2015 14:44:00 +0000 35321 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet conducts initial in-person meeting with single points of contact (SPOCs) from states, territories http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-conducts-initial-person-meeting-single-points-contact-spocs-states-territories <div class="node-body article-body">FirstNet conducts its first in-person meeting with the single points of contact (SPOCs) from throughout the nation, and the feedback was great enough that another such event could be planned for the latter part of this year, according to FirstNet Acting Executive Director TJ Kennedy.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-conducts-initial-person-meeting-single-points-contact-spocs-states-territories" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-conducts-initial-person-meeting-single-points-contact-spocs-states-territories#comments Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Regional Coordination State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 16 Apr 2015 10:16:00 +0000 35311 at http://urgentcomm.com RELM Wireless introduces new P25 radio with integrated GPS, Bluetooth http://urgentcomm.com/portables/relm-wireless-introduces-new-p25-radio-integrated-gps-bluetooth <div class="node-body article-body">RELM Wireless unveils the KNG2, the company’s top-of-the-line P25 portable radio that features a large color screen, louder audio and integrated GPS and Bluetooth connectivity, according to a RELM Wireless official.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/portables/relm-wireless-introduces-new-p25-radio-integrated-gps-bluetooth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/portables/relm-wireless-introduces-new-p25-radio-integrated-gps-bluetooth#comments Land-Mobile Radio GPS P25 Personal Area Portables Wed, 15 Apr 2015 23:26:00 +0000 35301 at http://urgentcomm.com Tiger Teams and the FCC Enforcement Bureau http://urgentcomm.com/blog/tiger-teams-and-fcc-enforcement-bureau <div class="node-body blog-body">The FCC has announced plans to reduce the staff of its Enforcement Bureau. Given the explosion in the use of wireless devices across all markets—thereby increasing the potential for interference—wouldn't it make more sense to expand the Enforcement Bureau's capabilities instead of trying to consolidate them?</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/tiger-teams-and-fcc-enforcement-bureau" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/tiger-teams-and-fcc-enforcement-bureau#comments Coverage & Interference Funding Regulation Tracking, Monitoring & Control EWA FCC View from the Top Wed, 15 Apr 2015 14:01:00 +0000 34911 at http://urgentcomm.com Three two-way-radio licensing myths … busted http://urgentcomm.com/blog/three-two-way-radio-licensing-myths-busted <div class="node-body blog-body">Some things you might have heard about frequency coordination may not be true.</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/three-two-way-radio-licensing-myths-busted" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/three-two-way-radio-licensing-myths-busted#comments Coverage & Interference Spectrum/Frequency Coordination System Design EWA View from the Top Wed, 15 Apr 2015 14:00:00 +0000 34901 at http://urgentcomm.com The impossible may take some time http://urgentcomm.com/blog/impossible-may-take-some-time <div class="node-body blog-body">They say that achieving the difficult takes time and the impossible just takes a bit longer. Securing an exclusive UHF FB8 channel in San Diego, CA, could be a quest that goes a bit beyond merely difficult.</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/impossible-may-take-some-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/impossible-may-take-some-time#comments EWA View from the Top Wed, 15 Apr 2015 14:00:00 +0000 34891 at http://urgentcomm.com LA County board approves revised LA-RICS public-safety LTE proposal http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/la-county-board-approves-revised-la-rics-public-safety-lte-proposal <div class="node-body article-body">Los Angeles County board supervisors approve a 63-site “corrective action plan” (CAP) that Los Angeles Regional Interoperable Communications System (LA-RICS) officials have proposed to revive the suspended public-safety LTE project. LA-RICS has submitted the plan to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) for approval.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/la-county-board-approves-revised-la-rics-public-safety-lte-proposal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/la-county-board-approves-revised-la-rics-public-safety-lte-proposal#comments Coverage & Interference Funding Policy Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Regional Coordination System Installation NTIA/FirstNet Wed, 15 Apr 2015 13:48:00 +0000 35291 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: Nokia confirms possible Alcatel-Lucent merger http://urgentcomm.com/long-term-evolution/newscan-nokia-confirms-possible-alcatel-lucent-merger <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/2015/04/14/your-smartphones-future-rests-on-this-obscure-auction-and-nobodys-sure-it-will-even-work/?wprss=rss_technology">Your smartphone&rsquo;s future rests on this historic but obscure auction. And nobody&rsquo;s sure it will even work.</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.rcrwireless.com/20150410/devices/apple-watch-sells-out-tag4">Apple Watch sells out</a></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/long-term-evolution/newscan-nokia-confirms-possible-alcatel-lucent-merger" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/long-term-evolution/newscan-nokia-confirms-possible-alcatel-lucent-merger#comments Long-Term Evolution Alcatel-Lucent Tue, 14 Apr 2015 15:15:00 +0000 35051 at http://urgentcomm.com Icom America demonstrates indoor radio solution that leverages Wi-Fi connectivity http://urgentcomm.com/icom/icom-america-demonstrates-indoor-radio-solution-leverages-wi-fi-connectivity <div class="node-body article-body">Enterprises wanting private-radio-communications functionality can do so at a fraction of the cost of a land-mobile-radio (LMR) network by implementing Icom America’s IP100 advanced radio system over existing Wi-Fi infrastructure, according to company officials.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/icom/icom-america-demonstrates-indoor-radio-solution-leverages-wi-fi-connectivity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/icom/icom-america-demonstrates-indoor-radio-solution-leverages-wi-fi-connectivity#comments Campus Coverage & Interference Local Area Network WLAN IWCE Icom Tue, 14 Apr 2015 07:49:00 +0000 35041 at http://urgentcomm.com BluePoint Alert Solutions: John McNutt describes emergency-alert system for schools, other enterprises http://urgentcomm.com/enterprise/bluepoint-alert-solutions-john-mcnutt-describes-emergency-alert-system-schools-other-ente <div class="field-podcast-source"> <a href="/urgent-communications-podcast">The Urgent Communications Podcast</a> </div> <div class="node-body audio-body">John McNutt, co-founder and CEO of BluePoint Alert Solutions, outlines the company's emergency-alert system, which includes pull alarms that initiate contact with law-enforcement agencies within seconds. Designed initially for schools to use in active-shooter scenarios, the BluePoint Alert Solutions system also is applicable in other enterprises that company officials hope to reach by bolstering sales channels via deals with new certified partners. </div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/enterprise/bluepoint-alert-solutions-john-mcnutt-describes-emergency-alert-system-schools-other-ente" 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/2015/04/john-mcnutt-bluepoint-jpeg.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/John McNutt podcast.MP3" type="audio/mpeg; length=8239512">John McNutt podcast.MP3</a></div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/enterprise/bluepoint-alert-solutions-john-mcnutt-describes-emergency-alert-system-schools-other-ente" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/enterprise/bluepoint-alert-solutions-john-mcnutt-describes-emergency-alert-system-schools-other-ente#comments In-Building Incident Command/Situational Awareness Campus Enterprise Law Enforcement System Design System Installation Mon, 13 Apr 2015 20:37:00 +0000 35031 at http://urgentcomm.com Codan Radio: Ben Pearce explains how new Stratus platform expands P25 footprint by leveraging LTE http://urgentcomm.com/iwce/codan-radio-ben-pearce-explains-how-new-stratus-platform-expands-p25-footprint-leveraging-lte <div class="node-body video-body">Ben Pearce, Codan Radio's regional sales director for North America, highlights the features of the company's new Stratus platform, which is a quickly deployable infrastructure solution that provides P25 coverage in locations where only 3G or 4G cellular backhaul is available.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/iwce/codan-radio-ben-pearce-explains-how-new-stratus-platform-expands-p25-footprint-leveraging-lte" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/iwce/codan-radio-ben-pearce-explains-how-new-stratus-platform-expands-p25-footprint-leveraging-lte#comments Long-Term Evolution Backhaul P25 IWCE Mon, 13 Apr 2015 05:25:00 +0000 34771 at http://urgentcomm.com Hytera showcases XPT distributed-trunking solution at IWCE 2015 http://urgentcomm.com/hytera/hytera-showcases-xpt-distributed-trunking-solution-iwce-2015 <div class="node-body article-body">Hytera launched its XPT (extended pseudo trunking) solution that is designed to let operators of DMR systems on shared UHF/VHF channels leverage the power of digital trunking without the need for a dedicated control channel, a company official said.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/hytera/hytera-showcases-xpt-distributed-trunking-solution-iwce-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/hytera/hytera-showcases-xpt-distributed-trunking-solution-iwce-2015#comments Analog Digital DMR Trunking IWCE Hytera Mon, 13 Apr 2015 00:33:00 +0000 35021 at http://urgentcomm.com