Urgent Communications - Urgent Communications is the technology source for the communications technology industry. http://urgentcomm.com/rss.xml en Emergency Medical Dispatches and HIPAA: Are You HIPAA Compliant? http://urgentcomm.com/legislation/emergency-medical-dispatches-and-hipaa-are-you-hipaa-compliant <div class="field-byline"> Meredith Campbell and Joy Einstein </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Since unencrypted land mobile radio communications can be intercepted by scanners, there is some question as to whether unencrypted radio properly protects patients’ privacy rights under HIPAA.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/legislation/emergency-medical-dispatches-and-hipaa-are-you-hipaa-compliant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/legislation/emergency-medical-dispatches-and-hipaa-are-you-hipaa-compliant#comments Legislation Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:18:00 +0000 29651 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: FCC to vote on text-to-911 deadlines next month http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/newscan-fcc-vote-text-911-deadlines-next-month <div class="node-body article-body"><p style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;"><strong style="font-size: 13px;">Web Roundup</strong></p> <p style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;"><em style="font-size: 13px;">Items from other news organizations</em></p> <p style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;"><a href="http://thehill.com/policy/technology/212725-fcc-to-vote-on-text-to-911-deadlines" style="font-size: 13px;">FCC to vote on text-to-911 deadlines next month</a></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/newscan-fcc-vote-text-911-deadlines-next-month" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/newscan-fcc-vote-text-911-deadlines-next-month#comments FCC Tue, 22 Jul 2014 03:44:00 +0000 29641 at http://urgentcomm.com Walt Magnussen: Application testing with first responders is key http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/walt-magnussen-application-testing-first-responders-key <div class="node-body article-body">The ability to test applications in a non-emergency environment, and having first responders involved in that process, is an essential part of making new life-saving technologies a reality, says Walt Magnussen, director of the Texas A&M University Internet2 Technology Evaluation Center (ITEC).</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/walt-magnussen-application-testing-first-responders-key" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/walt-magnussen-application-testing-first-responders-key#comments Interoperability NG-911 Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:52:00 +0000 29631 at http://urgentcomm.com RCA plans to expand this year's Technical Symposium http://urgentcomm.com/content/rca-plans-expand-years-technical-symposium <div class="field-byline"> John Facella </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Recent presentations, given by both startups and major corporations, have included fractal antennas, LTE, emergency communications, "invisibility cloaks" using RF, disabling IEDs with RF and tropospheric ducting.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/content/rca-plans-expand-years-technical-symposium" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/content/rca-plans-expand-years-technical-symposium#comments content Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:24:00 +0000 29621 at http://urgentcomm.com <p>John Facella</p> Newscan: Sprint, T-Mobile join hands to raise $10 billion for spectrum auction http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/newscan-sprint-t-mobile-join-hands-raise-10-billion-spectrum-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://www.bidnessetc.com/22837-sprint-tmobile-join-hands-to-raise-10-billion-for-spectrum-auction/">Sprint, T-Mobile join hands to raise $10 billion for spectrum auction</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.truckinginfo.com/blog/all-thats-trucking/story/2014/07/president-touts-smart-highways-and-vehicles-in-infrastructure-push.aspx">President Obama touts smart highways and vehicles in infrastructure push</a></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/newscan-sprint-t-mobile-join-hands-raise-10-billion-spectrum-auction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/newscan-sprint-t-mobile-join-hands-raise-10-billion-spectrum-auction#comments FCC Thu, 17 Jul 2014 11:29:00 +0000 29611 at http://urgentcomm.com Upcoming webinar promises to provide insights on FirstNet-state relationships http://urgentcomm.com/blog/upcoming-webinar-promises-provide-insights-firstnet-state-relationships <div class="node-body blog-body">Looking for the latest information about FirstNet and key state initiatives? Join us on Wednesday, July 23, for a "State of the States" webinar to gain insights on key topics from representatives from FirstNet, states and a local-government entity. </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/upcoming-webinar-promises-provide-insights-firstnet-state-relationships" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/upcoming-webinar-promises-provide-insights-firstnet-state-relationships#comments Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Regional Coordination Regional Planning NTIA/FirstNet Urgent Matters Thu, 17 Jul 2014 08:11:00 +0000 29601 at http://urgentcomm.com MARCS on schedule for P25 upgrade to be operational in Q1 2015 http://urgentcomm.com/p25/marcs-schedule-p25-upgrade-be-operational-q1-2015 <div class="node-body article-body">Work on a statewide P25 deployment in Ohio is progressing as scheduled, which means the system should be operational during the first quarter of next year, according to Darryl Anderson, program manager for Ohio’s Multi-Agency Radio Communications System (MARCS).</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/p25/marcs-schedule-p25-upgrade-be-operational-q1-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/p25/marcs-schedule-p25-upgrade-be-operational-q1-2015#comments Coverage & Interference Digital Interoperability P25 System Design System Management Thu, 17 Jul 2014 06:11:00 +0000 29591 at http://urgentcomm.com Sound Off: Steve Elias of BAYCOM talks about RF-IT convergence http://urgentcomm.com/network-operations-maintenance/sound-steve-elias-baycom-talks-about-rf-it-convergence <div class="node-body article-body">Steve Elias, owner of BAYCOM in Green Bay, Wis., shares his ideas about RF and IT convergence in modern communications—as well the impact this trend has had on personnel and training within his company—during this conversation with IWCE’s Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/network-operations-maintenance/sound-steve-elias-baycom-talks-about-rf-it-convergence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/network-operations-maintenance/sound-steve-elias-baycom-talks-about-rf-it-convergence#comments Land-Mobile Radio Aeroflex Network Operations & Maintenance System Maintenance Motorola Solutions Wed, 16 Jul 2014 19:42:00 +0000 29581 at http://urgentcomm.com SOLiD: Gregory Glenn discusses indoor-coverage strategies for energy-efficient, hardened facilities http://urgentcomm.com/coverage-interference/solid-gregory-glenn-discusses-indoor-coverage-strategies-energy-efficient-hard <div class="field-podcast-source"> <a href="/urgent-communications-podcast">The Urgent Communications Podcast</a> </div> <div class="node-body audio-body"></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/SOLiD--Greg Glenn podcast.MP3" type="audio/mpeg; length=12586758">SOLiD--Greg Glenn podcast.MP3</a></div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://urgentcomm.com/coverage-interference/solid-gregory-glenn-discusses-indoor-coverage-strategies-energy-efficient-hard#comments Coverage & Interference Wed, 16 Jul 2014 14:56:00 +0000 29551 at http://urgentcomm.com USMSS considers offering self-insurance option to members http://urgentcomm.com/funding/usmss-considers-offering-self-insurance-option-members <div class="node-body article-body">USMSS, the largest association of Motorola Solutions service partners, will research the possibility of establishing a self-insurance group in an effort to help its members lower healthcare-related costs, according to the organization’s executive director.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/funding/usmss-considers-offering-self-insurance-option-members" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/funding/usmss-considers-offering-self-insurance-option-members#comments Funding Motorola Solutions Wed, 16 Jul 2014 12:59:00 +0000 29541 at http://urgentcomm.com Tips for hiring and training radio technicians http://urgentcomm.com/blog/tips-hiring-and-training-radio-technicians <div class="node-body blog-body">Throughout the industry, there is a shortage of good radio technicians, but dealers can close this gap by following best practices for hiring and training employees.</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/tips-hiring-and-training-radio-technicians" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/tips-hiring-and-training-radio-technicians#comments Land-Mobile Radio ETA Network Operations & Maintenance Test and Measurement View from the Top Wed, 16 Jul 2014 11:27:00 +0000 29531 at http://urgentcomm.com House Democrats call for investigation of anti-competitive allegations against Motorola Solutions http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/house-democrats-call-investigation-anti-competitive-allegations-against-motorola- <div class="node-body article-body">Three key House Democrats ask U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Inspector General (IG) John Roth to investigate allegations that Motorola Solutions won multiple contracts for public-safety LMR systems funded with federal grants that were not bid competitively or did not promote interoperability with other vendors.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/house-democrats-call-investigation-anti-competitive-allegations-against-motorola-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/house-democrats-call-investigation-anti-competitive-allegations-against-motorola-#comments Land-Mobile Radio Funding Interoperability P25 Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet FCC NTIA/FirstNet Motorola Solutions Wed, 16 Jul 2014 06:08:00 +0000 29521 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: FCC and NTIA release joint public notice to demonstrate and evaluate spectrum-sharing technologies http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/newscan-fcc-and-ntia-release-joint-public-notice-demonstrate-and-evaluate-spectrum-sharing-techn <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Web Roundup</strong><br /> <em>Items from other news organizations</em></p> <p><a href="http://gcn.com/Articles/2014/07/07/Michigan-public-safety-expansion.aspx?Page=1">Tech decisions driving Michigan&rsquo;s public-safety expansion</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.emergencymgmt.com/disaster/Lessons-Learned-Response-Oso-Wash-Mudslide.html">Lessons learned from the response to the Oso, Wash., mudslide</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.telecompetitor.com/bell-labs-claims-new-speed-record-10-gbps-copper/">Bell Labs claims new speed record of 10 GB/s over copper</a></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/newscan-fcc-and-ntia-release-joint-public-notice-demonstrate-and-evaluate-spectrum-sharing-techn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/newscan-fcc-and-ntia-release-joint-public-notice-demonstrate-and-evaluate-spectrum-sharing-techn#comments FCC NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 15 Jul 2014 15:19:00 +0000 29511 at http://urgentcomm.com Voxer intros ‘Walkie Talkie’ push-to-talk mode on smart devices for enterprise use http://urgentcomm.com/enterprise/voxer-intros-walkie-talkie-push-talk-mode-smart-devices-enterprise-use <div class="node-body article-body">Multimedia-messaging application company Voxer today announced the availability of “Walkie Talkie” mode for Voxer Business users that is designed to transform smart iOS and Android devices into push-to-talk (PTT) devices for live communications via IP connectivity.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/enterprise/voxer-intros-walkie-talkie-push-talk-mode-smart-devices-enterprise-use" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/enterprise/voxer-intros-walkie-talkie-push-talk-mode-smart-devices-enterprise-use#comments Commercial Enterprise Tue, 15 Jul 2014 15:03:00 +0000 29501 at http://urgentcomm.com FCC broadband initiatives for schools, rural areas could impact future public-safety strategies http://urgentcomm.com/blog/fcc-broadband-initiatives-schools-rural-areas-could-impact-future-public-safety-strategies <div class="node-body blog-body">FCC commissioners have approved items designed to bring broadband to underserved rural areas, as well as to the nation’s schools and libraries. On the surface, neither of these initiatives have anything to do with public safety, but they could have significant impact in some key areas that have been troubling first-responder communications for years.</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/fcc-broadband-initiatives-schools-rural-areas-could-impact-future-public-safety-strategies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/fcc-broadband-initiatives-schools-rural-areas-could-impact-future-public-safety-strategies#comments NG-911 PSAP Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet FCC NTIA/FirstNet Urgent Matters Mon, 14 Jul 2014 15:15:00 +0000 29491 at http://urgentcomm.com INdigital Telecom: Ricardo Martinez talks about 911 telecommunicator stories shared from 'Within the Trenches' http://urgentcomm.com/psap/indigital-telecom-ricardo-martinez-talks-about-911-telecommunicator-stories-shared-within-trenc <div class="node-body video-body">Ricardo Martinez, 911 systems trainer and designer for INdigital Telecom, discusses some of the telecommunicator stories he gathered for his "Within the Trenches" podcast during last month's National Emergency Number Association (NENA) 2014 conference in Nashville.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/psap/indigital-telecom-ricardo-martinez-talks-about-911-telecommunicator-stories-shared-within-trenc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/psap/indigital-telecom-ricardo-martinez-talks-about-911-telecommunicator-stories-shared-within-trenc#comments Disaster Response PSAP Mon, 14 Jul 2014 12:32:00 +0000 29141 at http://urgentcomm.com IEEE Globecomm http://urgentcomm.com/ieee-globecomm <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">Austin</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>Visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ieee-globecom.org" target="_blank">www.ieee-globecom.org</a> for more information.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://urgentcomm.com/ieee-globecomm#comments Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:16:00 +0000 29471 at http://urgentcomm.com RCA Annual Banquet http://urgentcomm.com/rca-annual-banquet <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">New York City</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>Visit <a href="http://www.radioclubofamerica.org/" target="_blank">www.radioclubofamerica.org</a> for more information.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://urgentcomm.com/rca-annual-banquet#comments Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:09:00 +0000 29461 at http://urgentcomm.com LTE North America http://urgentcomm.com/lte-north-america <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">Dallas</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>Visit <a href="http://americas.lteconference.com/" target="_blank">americas.lteconference.com</a> for more information.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://urgentcomm.com/lte-north-america#comments Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:06:00 +0000 29451 at http://urgentcomm.com Communications Marketing Association http://urgentcomm.com/communications-marketing-association-0 <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">Tucson</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>Visit <a href="http://www.cma-cmc.org/index.php" target="_blank">www.cma-cmc.org/index.php</a> for more information.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://urgentcomm.com/communications-marketing-association-0#comments Fri, 11 Jul 2014 15:56:00 +0000 29441 at http://urgentcomm.com IACP http://urgentcomm.com/iacp-1 <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">Orlando</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>Visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.theiacpconference.org" target="_blank">www.theiacpconference.org</a> for more information.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://urgentcomm.com/iacp-1#comments Fri, 11 Jul 2014 15:49:00 +0000 29431 at http://urgentcomm.com HetNet Forum http://urgentcomm.com/hetnet-forum <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">Chicago</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>Visit <a href="http://hetnetforum.com/" target="_blank">hetnetforum.com</a> for more information.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://urgentcomm.com/hetnet-forum#comments Fri, 11 Jul 2014 15:42:00 +0000 29421 at http://urgentcomm.com EWA's Wireless Leadership Summit http://urgentcomm.com/ewas-wireless-leadership-summit <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">Denver</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>Visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.enterprisewireless.org/EW2014" target="_blank">www.enterprisewireless.org/EW2014</a> for more information.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://urgentcomm.com/ewas-wireless-leadership-summit#comments Fri, 11 Jul 2014 15:35:00 +0000 29411 at http://urgentcomm.com NGPT Conference & Expo http://urgentcomm.com/ngpt-conference-expo <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">Atlanta</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>Visit <a href="http://www.ngptconference.com/" target="_blank">www.ngptconference.com</a> for more information.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://urgentcomm.com/ngpt-conference-expo#comments Fri, 11 Jul 2014 15:22:00 +0000 29401 at http://urgentcomm.com MILCOM http://urgentcomm.com/milcom <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">Baltimore</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>Visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.milcom.org" target="_blank">www.milcom.org</a> for more information.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://urgentcomm.com/milcom#comments Fri, 11 Jul 2014 15:13:00 +0000 29391 at http://urgentcomm.com COPS WEST http://urgentcomm.com/cops-west <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">Long Beach, CA</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>Visit <a href="http://www.cpoa.org/COPSWEST" target="_blank">www.cpoa.org/COPSWEST</a> for more information.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://urgentcomm.com/cops-west#comments Fri, 11 Jul 2014 15:10:00 +0000 29381 at http://urgentcomm.com Canadian Utility Telecom Conference http://urgentcomm.com/canadian-utility-telecom-conference <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">Calgary</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>Visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.utccanada.org/event/2014-canadian-utility-telecom-conference" target="_blank">www.utccanada.org/event/2014-canadian-utility-telecom-conference</a> for more information.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://urgentcomm.com/canadian-utility-telecom-conference#comments Fri, 11 Jul 2014 15:03:00 +0000 29371 at http://urgentcomm.com CCA's Annual Convention http://urgentcomm.com/ccas-annual-convention <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">Las Vegas</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>Visit&nbsp;<a href="http://cca-convention.org/" target="_blank">cca-convention.org</a> for more information.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://urgentcomm.com/ccas-annual-convention#comments Fri, 11 Jul 2014 14:58:00 +0000 29361 at http://urgentcomm.com ITEC: Walt Magnussen highlights potential synergies between next-gen 911 and public-safety LTE http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/itec-walt-magnussen-highlights-potential-synergies-between-next-gen-911-and-public-safety-lte <div class="field-podcast-source"> <a href="/urgent-communications-podcast">The Urgent Communications Podcast</a> </div> <div class="node-body audio-body">Walt Magnussen, director of the Texas A&M University Internet2 Technology Evaluation Center (ITEC), outlines the potential benefits of next-generation 911 and public-safety LTE working in concert, as well as some of the challenges to making the vision a reality.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/ng-911/itec-walt-magnussen-highlights-potential-synergies-between-next-gen-911-and-public-safety-lte" 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/2014/07/itec-logo-2_0.jpg" title="" height="200" width="355" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop" /></a> </div> <div class="field-audio-file"> <span>Audio File:&nbsp;</span> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-audio-mpeg" alt="audio/mpeg icon" src="http://urgentcomm.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/audio-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/site-files/urgentcomm.com/files/podcast/audio/Magnussen 2 podcast--.MP3" type="audio/mpeg; length=12508390">Magnussen 2 podcast--.MP3</a></div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/itec-walt-magnussen-highlights-potential-synergies-between-next-gen-911-and-public-safety-lte" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/itec-walt-magnussen-highlights-potential-synergies-between-next-gen-911-and-public-safety-lte#comments Cybersecurity Network NG-911 PSAP Public Safety Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Design Fri, 11 Jul 2014 13:55:00 +0000 29341 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet faces monumental challenge as state consultations get set to begin http://urgentcomm.com/blog/firstnet-faces-monumental-challenge-state-consultations-get-set-begin <div class="node-body blog-body">To date, FirstNet has done a good job of keeping all of its options available by not making any commitments regarding its business plan or network design. But some key decisions in at least one of these areas will be needed to make significant progress on the other.</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/firstnet-faces-monumental-challenge-state-consultations-get-set-begin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/firstnet-faces-monumental-challenge-state-consultations-get-set-begin#comments Critical Infrastructure Interoperability Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Design NTIA/FirstNet Urgent Matters Thu, 10 Jul 2014 17:18:00 +0000 29331 at http://urgentcomm.com