Urgent Communications - Urgent Communications is the technology source for the communications technology industry. http://urgentcomm.com/rss.xml en IWCE’s website is a great place to find show information, industry resources http://urgentcomm.com/blog/iwce-s-website-great-place-find-show-information-industry-resources <div class="node-body blog-body">This year's show may be done, but that doesn’t mean your relationship with IWCE is over. The wheels are already in motion for next year, as we recently launched IWCE 2016’s website, which recaps information from IWCE 2015 and will help you begin planning for next year's show. </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/iwce-s-website-great-place-find-show-information-industry-resources" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/iwce-s-website-great-place-find-show-information-industry-resources#comments IWCE All Things IWCE Thu, 21 May 2015 21:23:00 +0000 36081 at http://urgentcomm.com Effective drone cybersecurity requires system-engineering approach, not just IT, panelists say http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/effective-drone-cybersecurity-requires-system-engineering-approach-not-just-it-panelis <div class="node-body article-body">It is virtually impossible to completely secure the software used to operated aerial drones or other unmanned vehicles, so it is important that these systems be designed to operate safely even when the software is compromised, panelists said during a session at the recent Unmanned Systems 2015 event in Atlanta.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/effective-drone-cybersecurity-requires-system-engineering-approach-not-just-it-panelis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/effective-drone-cybersecurity-requires-system-engineering-approach-not-just-it-panelis#comments Subscriber Devices Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Security Standards System Design System Operation Test and Measurement Thu, 21 May 2015 21:16:00 +0000 36071 at http://urgentcomm.com What’s the right infrastructure for public-safety DAS? http://urgentcomm.com/blog/what-s-right-infrastructure-public-safety-das <div class="node-body blog-body">When deploying a distributed antenna system (DAS) to provide in-building coverage, some vendors recommend a separate overlay for the public-safety network, while others recommend integrating public-safety coverage and capacity into the cellular wireless network. Which is the right approach?</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/what-s-right-infrastructure-public-safety-das" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/what-s-right-infrastructure-public-safety-das#comments Coverage & Interference DAS Public Safety Regulation Standards System Design System Operation View from the Top Thu, 21 May 2015 16:30:00 +0000 36061 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: FBI says security researcher admitted to hacking plane in-flight, causing it to ‘climb’ http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/newscan-fbi-says-security-researcher-admitted-hacking-plane-flight-causing-it-climb <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/security/2015/05/fbi-researcher-admitted-to-hacking-plane-in-flight-causing-it-to-climb/">FBI says security researcher admitted to hacking plane in-flight, causing it to &lsquo;climb&rsquo;</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.cnet.com/news/fbi-claims-security-researcher-took-control-of-plane/#ftag=YHF65cbda0?roi=echo3-26744041434-25024779-6d2fb93ada7b9731897b28c2478bd7fd&amp;ftag=CADe856116&amp;bhid=">FBI claims security researcher took control of plane</a></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/newscan-fbi-says-security-researcher-admitted-hacking-plane-flight-causing-it-climb" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/newscan-fbi-says-security-researcher-admitted-hacking-plane-flight-causing-it-climb#comments Cybersecurity Thu, 21 May 2015 15:13:00 +0000 36051 at http://urgentcomm.com Five9: Mayur Anadkat highlights the benefits of new Freedom call-center solution http://urgentcomm.com/applications/five9-mayur-anadkat-highlights-benefits-new-freedom-call-center-solution <div class="field-podcast-source"> <a href="/urgent-communications-podcast">The Urgent Communications Podcast</a> </div> <div class="node-body audio-body">Mayur Anadkat, director of product marketing at Five9, explains how the company's new Freedom release—announced today—helps simplify tasks for call-center agents, which lets them be more efficient and effective.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/applications/five9-mayur-anadkat-highlights-benefits-new-freedom-call-center-solution" 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/2015/05/mayur2.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/Mayur Anadkat Five9 podcast.MP3" type="audio/mpeg; length=9541454">Mayur Anadkat Five9 podcast.MP3</a></div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/applications/five9-mayur-anadkat-highlights-benefits-new-freedom-call-center-solution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/applications/five9-mayur-anadkat-highlights-benefits-new-freedom-call-center-solution#comments Applications Critical Infrastructure Enterprise State & Local Government Wed, 20 May 2015 15:29:00 +0000 36041 at http://urgentcomm.com Process for states’ opt-out opportunity complicates FirstNet business model http://urgentcomm.com/blog/process-states-opt-out-opportunity-complicates-firstnet-business-model <div class="node-body blog-body">FirstNet's business model promises to be challenging, even under the best of circumstances. But will the processes surrounding the opt-out decision-making process by states and territories create even more problems?</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/process-states-opt-out-opportunity-complicates-firstnet-business-model" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/process-states-opt-out-opportunity-complicates-firstnet-business-model#comments Coverage & Interference Funding Legislation Public Safety Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government System Design NTIA/FirstNet Urgent Matters Tue, 19 May 2015 18:59:00 +0000 36031 at http://urgentcomm.com TCS: Kent Hellebust talks about text-to-911 adoption, future expansion http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/tcs-kent-hellebust-talks-about-text-911-adoption-future-expansion <div class="field-podcast-source"> <a href="/urgent-communications-podcast">The Urgent Communications Podcast</a> </div> <div class="node-body audio-body">Kent Hellebust, vice president of wireless and VoIP services for TeleCommunication Systems (TCS), talks about how TCS already has deployed text-to-911 service for more than 500 public-safety answering points (PSAPs) and sees the trend accelerating for at least another year.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/ng-911/tcs-kent-hellebust-talks-about-text-911-adoption-future-expansion" 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/2015/05/tcs.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/Kent Hellebust TCS podcast.MP3" type="audio/mpeg; length=13200268">Kent Hellebust TCS podcast.MP3</a></div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/tcs-kent-hellebust-talks-about-text-911-adoption-future-expansion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/tcs-kent-hellebust-talks-about-text-911-adoption-future-expansion#comments NG-911 Tue, 19 May 2015 01:05:00 +0000 36011 at http://urgentcomm.com Rockwell Collins, PowerTrunk team to install TETRA communications at JFK Airport http://urgentcomm.com/tetra/rockwell-collins-powertrunk-team-install-tetra-communications-jfk-airport <div class="node-body article-body">Rockwell Collins and PowerTrunk announce that the companies will install a TETRA system at John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport in New York City as part of an upgrade to the airport’s current iDEN-based communications system.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/tetra/rockwell-collins-powertrunk-team-install-tetra-communications-jfk-airport" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/tetra/rockwell-collins-powertrunk-team-install-tetra-communications-jfk-airport#comments Incident Command/Situational Awareness Interoperability System Installation TETRA Transportation Utility Mon, 18 May 2015 19:08:00 +0000 36001 at http://urgentcomm.com RAD: Elad Harf demonstrates the capabilities of company's Megaplex platform http://urgentcomm.com/utility/rad-elad-harf-demonstrates-capabilities-companys-megaplex-platform <div class="node-body video-body">Elad Harf, utility and transportation systems engineer for RAD, showcases the features of the company's Megaplex platform during this conversation with IWCE's Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson at the recent UTC Telecom & Technology 2015 show in Atlanta.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/utility/rad-elad-harf-demonstrates-capabilities-companys-megaplex-platform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/utility/rad-elad-harf-demonstrates-capabilities-companys-megaplex-platform#comments Land-Mobile Radio Cybersecurity Interoperability Machine-to-Machine SCADA Utility Video UTC Mon, 18 May 2015 15:03:00 +0000 35991 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet sheds light on financial challenges during Industry Day event http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-sheds-light-financial-challenges-during-industry-day-event <div class="node-body article-body">FirstNet is seeking partnerships that ensure the nationwide public-safety broadband network is financially sustainable in the long term and provides first responders with “the best price possible” for service, officials said during a meeting yesterday with attendees interested in responding to the FirstNet draft RFP.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-sheds-light-financial-challenges-during-industry-day-event" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-sheds-light-financial-challenges-during-industry-day-event#comments Commercial Critical Infrastructure Funding Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Regulation System Design NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 15 May 2015 18:59:00 +0000 35971 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: FCC places on public notice proposed 900 MHz realignment plan by Enterprise Wireless Alliance and pdvWireless http://urgentcomm.com/ewa/newscan-fcc-places-public-notice-proposed-900-mhz-realignment-plan-enterprise-wireless-alliance- <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.nytimes.com/2015/05/14/us/house-votes-to-end-nsas-bulk-phone-data-collection.html">House votes to end NSA&rsquo;s bulk phone-data collection</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/monkey-cage/wp/2015/05/13/what-the-usa-freedom-act-giveth-and-taketh-away/">What the USA Freedom Act giveth, and taketh away</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.multichannel.com/news/fcc/fcc-changing-name-wireless-division/390572">FCC changing the name of its wireless division</a></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ewa/newscan-fcc-places-public-notice-proposed-900-mhz-realignment-plan-enterprise-wireless-alliance-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ewa/newscan-fcc-places-public-notice-proposed-900-mhz-realignment-plan-enterprise-wireless-alliance-#comments EWA Thu, 14 May 2015 19:44:00 +0000 35961 at http://urgentcomm.com Utilities Telecom Council elects 2015-2016 board officers http://urgentcomm.com/utc/utilities-telecom-council-elects-2015-2016-board-officers <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Atlanta, GA &ndash; Members of the Utilities Telecom Council (UTC) elected new officers during its annual meeting held on May 8<sup>th</sup>, 2015 at the conclusion of UTC TELECOM &amp; TECHNOLOGY 2015 in Atlanta, GA.</p> <p>The following members were elected to serve as UTC Board of Directors officers for the term 2015-2016.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/utc/utilities-telecom-council-elects-2015-2016-board-officers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/utc/utilities-telecom-council-elects-2015-2016-board-officers#comments UTC Thu, 14 May 2015 19:35:00 +0000 35951 at http://urgentcomm.com Utilities continue to face spectrum challenges, UTC panelists say http://urgentcomm.com/utility/utilities-continue-face-spectrum-challenges-utc-panelists-say <div class="node-body article-body">ATLANTA—Utilities can realize unprecedented benefits from communications that enable smart-grid functionality, but securing the appropriate wireless spectrum needed to support these applications remains a barrier for many, panelists said during the annual United Telecom Council (UTC) Telecom & Technology 2015 show.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/utility/utilities-continue-face-spectrum-challenges-utc-panelists-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/utility/utilities-continue-face-spectrum-challenges-utc-panelists-say#comments Utility UTC Thu, 14 May 2015 18:30:00 +0000 35941 at http://urgentcomm.com Join us on May 20 to learn more about legal policies associated with body-worn cameras http://urgentcomm.com/blog/join-us-may-20-learn-more-about-legal-policies-associated-body-worn-cameras <div class="node-body blog-body">Legal expert Mee Soon Langohr from the law firm of Shulman Rogers will teach this month’s class about policy issues related to the use of body-worn cameras by law enforcement. During the class, Langohr will provide answers and advice to entities trying to determine what they should consider fiscally, logistically and politically. </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/join-us-may-20-learn-more-about-legal-policies-associated-body-worn-cameras" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/join-us-may-20-learn-more-about-legal-policies-associated-body-worn-cameras#comments Policy Public Safety Smart Devices IWCE All Things IWCE Thu, 14 May 2015 15:32:00 +0000 35931 at http://urgentcomm.com PowerTrunk: David Torres outlines the capabilities of new TETRA-LTE solution http://urgentcomm.com/powertrunk/powertrunk-david-torres-outlines-capabilities-new-tetra-lte-solution <div class="node-body video-body">David Torres, PowerTrunk's vice president of Canada sales, explains how the company's new solution can support a standalone TETRA network, a Band 14 LTE network or a hybrid TETRA-LTE system. The PowerTrunk TETRA-LTE offering is expected to be commercially available late this year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/powertrunk/powertrunk-david-torres-outlines-capabilities-new-tetra-lte-solution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/powertrunk/powertrunk-david-torres-outlines-capabilities-new-tetra-lte-solution#comments Critical Infrastructure TETRA Utility UTC PowerTrunk Wed, 13 May 2015 11:42:00 +0000 35921 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: John Suzuki named president and CEO of EF Johnson Technologies http://urgentcomm.com/efjohnson/newscan-john-suzuki-named-president-and-ceo-ef-johnson-technologies <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Web Roundup</strong><br /> <em>Items from other news organizations</em></p> <p><a href="http://thehill.com/policy/technology/241410-nsa-records-collection-dispute-bound-for-high-court">NSA privacy questions bound for U.S. Supreme Court</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.politico.com/story/2015/05/nsa-phone-surveillance-court-ruling-mitch-mcconnell-harry-reid-react-117730.html">NSA ruling puts lawmakers on edge</a></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/efjohnson/newscan-john-suzuki-named-president-and-ceo-ef-johnson-technologies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/efjohnson/newscan-john-suzuki-named-president-and-ceo-ef-johnson-technologies#comments EFJohnson Tue, 12 May 2015 15:48:00 +0000 35911 at http://urgentcomm.com Denco Area 911 District in Texas recognized for transition to all-IP architecture http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/denco-area-911-district-texas-recognized-transition-all-ip-architecture <div class="node-body article-body">Lewisville, Texas-based Denco Area 911 District has transitioned its emergency call-taking technology to an all-IP architecture that is expected let the entity support standardized multimedia communications and other next-generation 911 functionality, according to an official with the 911 district.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/denco-area-911-district-texas-recognized-transition-all-ip-architecture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/denco-area-911-district-texas-recognized-transition-all-ip-architecture#comments NG-911 Tue, 12 May 2015 15:06:00 +0000 35901 at http://urgentcomm.com SceneDoc releases 3.0 upgrade focused on efficient sharing, team-based investigations http://urgentcomm.com/field-reporting/scenedoc-releases-30-upgrade-focused-efficient-sharing-team-based-investigations <div class="node-body article-body">SceneDoc announces the availability of the 3.0 release of its policing-as-a-platform (PaaP) software that lets public-safety users automatically share evidence documentation for a given case to enable greater investigative collaboration, according to company co-founder and CEO Alex Kottoor.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/field-reporting/scenedoc-releases-30-upgrade-focused-efficient-sharing-team-based-investigations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/field-reporting/scenedoc-releases-30-upgrade-focused-efficient-sharing-team-based-investigations#comments Incident Command/Situational Awareness Applications Field Reporting Public Safety Public Safety Motorola Solutions Mon, 11 May 2015 19:57:00 +0000 35891 at http://urgentcomm.com What RCC Consultants' Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing means to customers http://urgentcomm.com/blog/what-rcc-consultants-chapter-11-bankruptcy-filing-means-customers <div class="node-body blog-body">Last week, RCC Consultants filed for Chaper 11 bankruptcy protection. Jeffrey Rubin, an attorney who practices bankruptcy and telecommunications law at Shulman Rogers, and Alan Tilles, chairman of Shulman Rogers' telecommunications department, explain what the bankruptcy action means to customers of RCC Consultants.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/legal-matters">Legal Matters</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/what-rcc-consultants-chapter-11-bankruptcy-filing-means-customers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/what-rcc-consultants-chapter-11-bankruptcy-filing-means-customers#comments Policy Legal Matters Sun, 10 May 2015 00:57:00 +0000 35881 at http://urgentcomm.com Pryme Radio Products: Dave George talks about 2015 industry trends http://urgentcomm.com/land-mobile-radio/pryme-radio-products-dave-george-talks-about-2015-industry-trends <div class="field-podcast-source"> <a href="/urgent-communications-podcast">The Urgent Communications Podcast</a> </div> <div class="node-body audio-body">Dave George, president of Pryme Radio Products, discusses industry trends evident during the first part of 2015, including cellular-LMR convergence, the importance of applications, and the continued need for solutions that address the specific needs of enterprises. </div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/land-mobile-radio/pryme-radio-products-dave-george-talks-about-2015-industry-trends" 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/2015/05/pryme-dave-george-headshot.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/Dave George podcast.mp3" type="audio/mpeg; length=5210240">Dave George podcast.mp3</a></div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/land-mobile-radio/pryme-radio-products-dave-george-talks-about-2015-industry-trends" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/land-mobile-radio/pryme-radio-products-dave-george-talks-about-2015-industry-trends#comments Land-Mobile Radio Long-Term Evolution Subscriber Devices Applications Critical Infrastructure Enterprise Public Safety Sat, 09 May 2015 06:25:00 +0000 35871 at http://urgentcomm.com NetMotion Wireless: Steve Fallin explains how latest Mobility update helps consolidated IT efforts http://urgentcomm.com/netmotion/netmotion-wireless-steve-fallin-explains-how-latest-mobility-update-helps-consolidated-it- <div class="field-podcast-source"> <a href="/urgent-communications-podcast">The Urgent Communications Podcast</a> </div> <div class="node-body audio-body">Steve Fallin, senior product manager at NetMotion Wireless, discusses how the company's Mobility 10.7 release addresses many of the challenges associated with consolidation of IT efforts within enterprises and government.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/netmotion/netmotion-wireless-steve-fallin-explains-how-latest-mobility-update-helps-consolidated-it-" 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/2015/05/netmotion-logo.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 Fallin podcast.mp3" type="audio/mpeg; length=6232192">Steve Fallin podcast.mp3</a></div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/netmotion/netmotion-wireless-steve-fallin-explains-how-latest-mobility-update-helps-consolidated-it-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/netmotion/netmotion-wireless-steve-fallin-explains-how-latest-mobility-update-helps-consolidated-it-#comments Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Federal Government/Military Interoperability Public Safety Public Safety State & Local Government NetMotion Fri, 08 May 2015 19:14:00 +0000 35861 at http://urgentcomm.com Cisco Systems: Anant Mathur highlights features of new ruggedized firewall for critical-infrastructure entities http://urgentcomm.com/cisco/cisco-systems-anant-mathur-highlights-features-new-ruggedized-firewall-critical-infrastructure <div class="node-body video-body">Anant Mathur, a technical product manager for Cisco Systems, talks about capabilities and resiliency of the ASA5506H-X, a ruggedized firewall that the company launched this week at the UTC Telecom & Technology 2015 show in Atlanta. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/cisco/cisco-systems-anant-mathur-highlights-features-new-ruggedized-firewall-critical-infrastructure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/cisco/cisco-systems-anant-mathur-highlights-features-new-ruggedized-firewall-critical-infrastructure#comments Incident Command/Situational Awareness Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Interoperability Security Cisco UTC Fri, 08 May 2015 16:11:00 +0000 35851 at http://urgentcomm.com FAA announces Pathfinder drone research program to pursue UAS use in challenging operational environments http://urgentcomm.com/test-and-measurement/faa-announces-pathfinder-drone-research-program-pursue-uas-use-challenging-oper <div class="node-body article-body">The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its Pathfinder research initiative designed to explore the limits of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)—or aerial drone—in crowded urban areas and where line-of-sight operations are not practical.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/test-and-measurement/faa-announces-pathfinder-drone-research-program-pursue-uas-use-challenging-oper" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/test-and-measurement/faa-announces-pathfinder-drone-research-program-pursue-uas-use-challenging-oper#comments Incident Command/Situational Awareness Enterprise System Operation Test and Measurement Tracking, Monitoring & Control Thu, 07 May 2015 15:32:00 +0000 35841 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: Sepura buys Teltronic http://urgentcomm.com/tetra/newscan-sepura-buys-teltronic <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Web Roundup</strong><br /> <em>Items from other news organizations</em></p> <p style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: 20px;"><a href="http://www.tetratoday.com/news/sepura-to-aquire-teltronic/" style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Sepura&nbsp;buys&nbsp;Teltronics</a></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/tetra/newscan-sepura-buys-teltronic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/tetra/newscan-sepura-buys-teltronic#comments TETRA Thu, 07 May 2015 14:04:00 +0000 35831 at http://urgentcomm.com senseFly: Demonstration of eXom drone's thermal-camera integration (Part 4) http://urgentcomm.com/mobile/sensefly-demonstration-exom-drones-thermal-camera-integration-part-4 <div class="node-body video-body">Officials for senseFly, a manufacturer of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), show the how the company’s eXom drone can support thermal-camera use in the demonstration area on the exhibit-hall floor at the Unmanned Systems 2015 show in Atlanta. Company co-founder Andrea Halter is speaking.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/mobile/sensefly-demonstration-exom-drones-thermal-camera-integration-part-4" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/mobile/sensefly-demonstration-exom-drones-thermal-camera-integration-part-4#comments Mobile Thu, 07 May 2015 13:20:00 +0000 35821 at http://urgentcomm.com senseFly: Demonstration of eXom drone's ability to maintain position despite force exertion (Part 3) http://urgentcomm.com/mobile/sensefly-demonstration-exom-drones-ability-maintain-position-despite-force-exertion-part-3 <div class="node-body video-body">Officials for senseFly, a manufacturer of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), show the how the company’s eXom drone has a "lock-in" mode that lets the device maintain its position, even when it encounters a force like wind. The capabilty was shown in the demonstration area on the exhibit-hall floor at the Unmanned Systems 2015 show in Atlanta. Company co-founder Andrea Halter is speaking.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/mobile/sensefly-demonstration-exom-drones-ability-maintain-position-despite-force-exertion-part-3" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/mobile/sensefly-demonstration-exom-drones-ability-maintain-position-despite-force-exertion-part-3#comments Mobile Thu, 07 May 2015 13:13:00 +0000 35811 at http://urgentcomm.com senseFly: Demonstration of eXom drone's cruise-control capability (Part 2) http://urgentcomm.com/mobile/sensefly-demonstration-exom-drones-cruise-control-capability-part-2 <div class="node-body video-body">Officials for senseFly, a manufacturer of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), show the how the company’s eXom drone has a cruise-control mode—ideal for maintaining consistent focus when conducting video inspections—in the demonstration area on the exhibit-hall floor at the Unmanned Systems 2015 show in Atlanta. Company co-founder Andrea Halter is speaking. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/mobile/sensefly-demonstration-exom-drones-cruise-control-capability-part-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/mobile/sensefly-demonstration-exom-drones-cruise-control-capability-part-2#comments Mobile Thu, 07 May 2015 12:59:00 +0000 35801 at http://urgentcomm.com senseFly: Demonstration of eXom drone launching and landing (Part 1) http://urgentcomm.com/mobile/sensefly-demonstration-exom-drone-launching-and-landing-part-1 <div class="node-body video-body">Officials for senseFly, a manufacturer of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), show the basic launching and landing capabilities of the company’s eXom drone in the demonstration area on the exhibit-hall floor at the Unmanned Systems 2015 show in Atlanta. Company co-founder Andrea Halter is speaking.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/mobile/sensefly-demonstration-exom-drone-launching-and-landing-part-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/mobile/sensefly-demonstration-exom-drone-launching-and-landing-part-1#comments Mobile Thu, 07 May 2015 12:49:00 +0000 35791 at http://urgentcomm.com Select Spectrum: Robert Finch outlines spectrum options for utilities http://urgentcomm.com/utility/select-spectrum-robert-finch-outlines-spectrum-options-utilities <div class="node-body video-body">Robert Finch, the president and founder of Select Spectrum, discusses the various spectrum options open to utilities, noting that it is doubtful that the federal government will allocate new licensed airwaves to support communication in the sector. Select Spectrum has a slice of licensed 700 MHz spectrum that utilities or other entities could lease. Finch spoke with IWCE's Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson after a conference session at the UTC Telecom & Technology 2015 show in Atlanta</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/utility/select-spectrum-robert-finch-outlines-spectrum-options-utilities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/utility/select-spectrum-robert-finch-outlines-spectrum-options-utilities#comments Incident Command/Situational Awareness Funding Policy SCADA Smart Grids System Design Utility Wed, 06 May 2015 12:19:00 +0000 35771 at http://urgentcomm.com IWCE Wrap Up eZine http://urgentcomm.com/industry-ezines/iwce-wrap-ezine <div class="field-deck"> Recap on news and announcements from IWCE 2015 </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Download the latest eZine from IWCE's Urgent Communications.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/industry-ezines/iwce-wrap-ezine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/industry-ezines/iwce-wrap-ezine#comments Industry eZines Wed, 06 May 2015 12:00:00 +0000 35781 at http://urgentcomm.com