Urgent Communications - Urgent Communications is the technology source for the communications technology industry. http://urgentcomm.com/rss.xml en Top 5 stories: Week of Nov. 17 - 21 http://urgentcomm.com/policy/top-5-stories-week-nov-17-21 <div class="node-body article-body">Here’s a look at the most popular stories on IWCE’s Urgent Communications from the last week: </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/policy/top-5-stories-week-nov-17-21" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/policy/top-5-stories-week-nov-17-21#comments Policy Mon, 24 Nov 2014 20:26:00 +0000 32111 at http://urgentcomm.com Morcom International: President Manuel Ojeda discusses in-building wireless opportunities for dealers http://urgentcomm.com/das/morcom-international-president-manuel-ojeda-discusses-building-wireless-opportunities-dealers <div class="field-podcast-source"> <a href="/urgent-communications-podcast">The Urgent Communications Podcast</a> </div> <div class="node-body audio-body">Manuel Ojeda, president of Morcom International, describes the drivers of the burgeoning in-building wireless market--and how two-way radio dealers can participate--during this conversation with IWCE's Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/das/morcom-international-president-manuel-ojeda-discusses-building-wireless-opportunities-dealers" 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/2014/11/ojeda.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/Morcom--Manuel Ojeda.MP3" type="audio/mpeg; length=13625595">Morcom--Manuel Ojeda.MP3</a></div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/das/morcom-international-president-manuel-ojeda-discusses-building-wireless-opportunities-dealers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/das/morcom-international-president-manuel-ojeda-discusses-building-wireless-opportunities-dealers#comments Coverage & Interference DAS Small Cells System Installation WLAN Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:49:00 +0000 32101 at http://urgentcomm.com Safer Buildings Coalition: Alan Perdue outlines in-building needs for general public, first responders http://urgentcomm.com/building/safer-buildings-coalition-alan-perdue-outlines-building-needs-general-public-first-responde <div class="field-podcast-source"> <a href="/urgent-communications-podcast">The Urgent Communications Podcast</a> </div> <div class="node-body audio-body">Alan Perdue, executive director for the Safer Buildings Coalition, discusses the safety needs associated with in-building coverage for both the general public and first-responder personnel during this conversation with IWCE's Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson. On Dec. 11, Perdue will be a panelist during a webinar that will be part of IWCE's Virtual Show, which is free to attendees.</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/Safer Buildings VTS--Alan Perdue.MP3" type="audio/mpeg; length=14942167">Safer Buildings VTS--Alan Perdue.MP3</a></div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/building/safer-buildings-coalition-alan-perdue-outlines-building-needs-general-public-first-responde" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/building/safer-buildings-coalition-alan-perdue-outlines-building-needs-general-public-first-responde#comments In-Building Citizen Engagement Coverage & Interference Public Safety Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:49:00 +0000 32091 at http://urgentcomm.com Reverb Networks: CEO Zoran Kehler explains self-optimizing networks (SON), potential public-safety impact http://urgentcomm.com/system-management/reverb-networks-ceo-zoran-kehler-explains-self-optimizing-networks-son-potential-p <div class="node-body video-body">Reverb Networks CEO Zoran Kehler describes how LTE self-optimizing networks (SON) work and provides examples of potential benefits for a public-safety system like FirstNet. Kehler spoke with IWCE's Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson at the recent LTE North America show in Dallas.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/system-management/reverb-networks-ceo-zoran-kehler-explains-self-optimizing-networks-son-potential-p" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/system-management/reverb-networks-ceo-zoran-kehler-explains-self-optimizing-networks-son-potential-p#comments Network Management Software Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Design System Management NTIA/FirstNet Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:09:00 +0000 32081 at http://urgentcomm.com AWS-3 auction bidding bodes well for FirstNet’s short-term funding, long-term sustainability opportunities http://urgentcomm.com/blog/aws-3-auction-bidding-bodes-well-firstnet-s-short-term-funding-long-term-sustainability-opportu <div class="node-body blog-body">The recent success of the FCC's AWS-3 spectrum auction means that FirstNet soon will receive the full funding that Congress anticipated. More important, the auction is an indication that there is sufficient market demand for FirstNet to be hopeful that it can forge partnership agreement that will ensure long-term sustainability for the public-safety broadband system.</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/aws-3-auction-bidding-bodes-well-firstnet-s-short-term-funding-long-term-sustainability-opportu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/aws-3-auction-bidding-bodes-well-firstnet-s-short-term-funding-long-term-sustainability-opportu#comments Funding Public Safety Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet FCC NTIA/FirstNet Urgent Matters Mon, 24 Nov 2014 12:46:00 +0000 32071 at http://urgentcomm.com There is an optimistic future for 911 wireless location accuracy http://urgentcomm.com/blog/there-optimistic-future-911-wireless-location-accuracy <div class="node-body blog-body">By George Rice, iCERT.By leveraging readily available technologies like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, carriers can provide public-safety answering points (PSAPs) with better accuracy and dispatchable addresses that can be conveyed quickly to first responders when 911 emergency calls are made, even if the communication is initiated from a wireless device from inside a building.</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/there-optimistic-future-911-wireless-location-accuracy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/there-optimistic-future-911-wireless-location-accuracy#comments In-Building Dispatch Legislation Local Area NG-911 Personnel Tracking PSAP APCO FCC NENA View from the Top Sat, 22 Nov 2014 16:05:00 +0000 32061 at http://urgentcomm.com FCC approves rules to ensure 911 reliability, but dissenters worry about ‘federal takeover’ of emergency-calling system http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/fcc-approves-rules-ensure-911-reliability-dissenters-worry-about-federal-takeover-emergency-call <div class="node-body article-body">FCC commissioners vote to propose measures designed to increase accountability and communication among service providers as 911 call centers transition to IP-based technologies, but a Republican dissenter calls the action a regulatory "federal takeover" of the emergency-calling system that traditionally has been overseen at state and local levels.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/fcc-approves-rules-ensure-911-reliability-dissenters-worry-about-federal-takeover-emergency-call" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/fcc-approves-rules-ensure-911-reliability-dissenters-worry-about-federal-takeover-emergency-call#comments Citizen Engagement NG-911 PSAP Regulation FCC Sat, 22 Nov 2014 06:40:00 +0000 32051 at http://urgentcomm.com 451 Research: Ken Rehbehn discusses benefits of active antennas in LTE networks http://urgentcomm.com/antennas/451-research-ken-rehbehn-discusses-benefits-active-antennas-lte-networks <div class="node-body video-body">Ken Rehbehn, principal mobile analyst at 451 Research, explains the pros and cons of LTE operators deploying active antennas--as well as their applicability in a public-safety broadband network like FirstNet--during this conversation with IWCE's Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson at the LTE North America show in Dallas.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/antennas/451-research-ken-rehbehn-discusses-benefits-active-antennas-lte-networks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/antennas/451-research-ken-rehbehn-discusses-benefits-active-antennas-lte-networks#comments Antennas Commercial Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Maintenance Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:07:00 +0000 32041 at http://urgentcomm.com Netscout: John English highlights company's network-management, user-experience capabilities for FirstNet http://urgentcomm.com/test-and-measurement/netscout-john-english-highlights-companys-network-management-user-experience-ca <div class="node-body video-body">John English, product line manager for NetScout, talks about the company's ability to provide network-management information to an LTE operator like FirstNet, as well as user-experience data to subscribers to ensure that service-level-agreement (SLA) benchmarks are being met. English spoke with IWCE's Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson during the LTE North America show in Dallas.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/test-and-measurement/netscout-john-english-highlights-companys-network-management-user-experience-ca" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/test-and-measurement/netscout-john-english-highlights-companys-network-management-user-experience-ca#comments Coverage & Interference Network Management Software Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Management Test and Measurement NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:36:00 +0000 32011 at http://urgentcomm.com AOptix: Amit Khetawat discusses company's high-bandwidth backhaul capabilities to meet public-safety deployable needs http://urgentcomm.com/backhaul/aoptix-amit-khetawat-discusses-companys-high-bandwidth-backhaul-capabilities-meet-public-sa <div class="node-body video-body">Amit Khetawat, director of products for AOptix Technologies, talks about the ability for his company's wireless backhaul technology--using a combination of free-space optics and millimeter-wave technologies--to deliver at least 2 GB/s backhaul throughput, even in situations that require quick setups times. Khetawat made the comments during a conversation with IWCE's Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson during the LTE North America show in Dallas.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/backhaul/aoptix-amit-khetawat-discusses-companys-high-bandwidth-backhaul-capabilities-meet-public-sa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/backhaul/aoptix-amit-khetawat-discusses-companys-high-bandwidth-backhaul-capabilities-meet-public-sa#comments Backhaul Commercial Critical Infrastructure Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Regulation System Installation FCC Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:11:00 +0000 32001 at http://urgentcomm.com Congressional subcommittee pushes for FirstNet timeline, more SWICs http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/congressional-subcommittee-pushes-firstnet-timeline-more-swics <div class="node-body article-body">Members of Congress pressed FirstNet Acting General Manager TJ Kennedy for a projected timeframe regarding the state-consultation process during Tuesday’s U.S. House Homeland Security subcommittee hearing on the progress of interoperable communications since the tragic events of 9/11.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/congressional-subcommittee-pushes-firstnet-timeline-more-swics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/congressional-subcommittee-pushes-firstnet-timeline-more-swics#comments Interoperability Interoperability Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Design NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:34:00 +0000 31991 at http://urgentcomm.com Panel debates the challenges of providing indoor coverage to public safety http://urgentcomm.com/das/panel-debates-challenges-providing-indoor-coverage-public-safety <div class="node-body article-body">At least one major U.S. wireless carrier is deploying neutral-host DAS to deliver high-bandwidth indoor coverage inside of buildings that can be shared with other carriers, but financial and operational factors prevent the same indoor solutions from being leveraged by public-safety personnel in the same locations.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/das/panel-debates-challenges-providing-indoor-coverage-public-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/das/panel-debates-challenges-providing-indoor-coverage-public-safety#comments DAS Wed, 19 Nov 2014 15:54:00 +0000 31981 at http://urgentcomm.com Gallery: Pictures from Antenna Evolution Focus Day and Signaling Focus Day pre-events to LTE North America in Dallas http://urgentcomm.com/commercial/gallery-pictures-antenna-evolution-focus-day-and-signaling-focus-day-pre-events-lte-north <div class="node-body gallery-body"></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://urgentcomm.com/commercial/gallery-pictures-antenna-evolution-focus-day-and-signaling-focus-day-pre-events-lte-north#comments In-Building Antennas Commercial Critical Infrastructure Public Safety System Maintenance System Management Tue, 18 Nov 2014 16:43:00 +0000 31971 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: FCC Commissioner O’Rielly: FCC should expect tougher oversight from GOP Congress http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/newscan-fcc-commissioner-o-rielly-fcc-should-expect-tougher-oversight-gop-congress <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.broadcastingcable.com/news/washington/orielly-fcc-should-expect-tougher-oversight-gop-congress/135704">FCC Commissioner O&rsquo;Rielly: FCC should expect tougher oversight from GOP Congress</a></p> <p><a href="http://qz.com/296747/cord-cutting-is-starting-to-accelerate-in-the-us/">Video cord-cutting is starting to accelerate in the U.S.</a></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/newscan-fcc-commissioner-o-rielly-fcc-should-expect-tougher-oversight-gop-congress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/newscan-fcc-commissioner-o-rielly-fcc-should-expect-tougher-oversight-gop-congress#comments FCC Tue, 18 Nov 2014 13:57:00 +0000 31961 at http://urgentcomm.com Beyond asset management: Critical real-time information improves public safety http://urgentcomm.com/blog/beyond-asset-management-critical-real-time-information-improves-public-safety <div class="node-body blog-body">Public-safety agencies have unique “human asset” management needs, because it encounters scenarios that are much more time-sensitive and life-critical than those in the enterprise sector. For example, knowing where and when a police officer leaves his patrol car and whether he took his assault rifle with him isn’t sufficient. Only by knowing what’s transpiring in real time can backup support be dispatched, even if an officer is prevented from calling in on his voice radio.</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/beyond-asset-management-critical-real-time-information-improves-public-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/beyond-asset-management-critical-real-time-information-improves-public-safety#comments Dispatch First Responders GPS Law Enforcement Local Area Personnel Monitoring Personnel Tracking PSAP Wide Area View from the Top Tue, 18 Nov 2014 13:22:00 +0000 31951 at http://urgentcomm.com Pacific DataVision, EWA ask FCC to transform 900 MHz LMR spectrum to broadband use http://urgentcomm.com/dispatch/pacific-datavision-ewa-ask-fcc-transform-900-mhz-lmr-spectrum-broadband-use <div class="node-body article-body">Pacific DataVision (PDV) and the Enterprise Wireless Alliance (EWA) ask the FCC for permission to pursue a realignment of 900 MHz LMR spectrum that would result in PDV having a contiguous 3x3 MHz swath to support wireless broadband services for enterprise dispatch.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/dispatch/pacific-datavision-ewa-ask-fcc-transform-900-mhz-lmr-spectrum-broadband-use" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/dispatch/pacific-datavision-ewa-ask-fcc-transform-900-mhz-lmr-spectrum-broadband-use#comments Dispatch Critical Infrastructure Digital Regulation Spectrum/Frequency Coordination Utility FCC Tue, 18 Nov 2014 05:59:00 +0000 31941 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet devotes half its budget to RFP development http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-devotes-half-its-budget-rfp-development <div class="node-body article-body">FirstNet's finance committee allocates $42.5 million and $22.3 million, respectively, toward completing its two primary goals for 2015: developing the comprehensive request for proposals (RFP) that identify partners for the public-safety broadband network and conducting state consultations and outreach.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-devotes-half-its-budget-rfp-development" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-devotes-half-its-budget-rfp-development#comments NTIA/FirstNet Mon, 17 Nov 2014 21:21:00 +0000 31931 at http://urgentcomm.com Elgin leverages public, private video assets through Motorola Solutions' real-time intelligence console http://urgentcomm.com/video-surveillance/elgin-leverages-public-private-video-assets-through-motorola-solutions-real-time- <div class="node-body article-body">The Chicago-area suburb of Elgin is using Motorola Solutions’ real-time intelligence console (RIC) technology to put public and private video surveillance on a single platform that integrates with the computer-aided dispatch mapping software in the 911 center, according to city police officials.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/video-surveillance/elgin-leverages-public-private-video-assets-through-motorola-solutions-real-time-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/video-surveillance/elgin-leverages-public-private-video-assets-through-motorola-solutions-real-time-#comments CAD Fixed NG-911 Public Safety Video Surveillance Motorola Solutions Mon, 17 Nov 2014 16:12:00 +0000 31921 at http://urgentcomm.com Public-safety groups split on carrier location-accuracy accord for indoor 911 calls from cell phones http://urgentcomm.com/regulation/public-safety-groups-split-carrier-location-accuracy-accord-indoor-911-calls-cell-phones <div class="node-body article-body">With FCC officials indicating that they would establish rules regarding location accuracy for indoor 911 calls from cell phones, the four nationwide wireless carriers announce a voluntary agreement with two key public-safety organizations on the topic, although other first-responder groups expressed objections to the deal.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/regulation/public-safety-groups-split-carrier-location-accuracy-accord-indoor-911-calls-cell-phones" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/regulation/public-safety-groups-split-carrier-location-accuracy-accord-indoor-911-calls-cell-phones#comments Commercial Dispatch Personnel Tracking PSAP Regulation APCO FCC NENA Mon, 17 Nov 2014 13:19:00 +0000 31911 at http://urgentcomm.com IWCE: Stacey Orlick discusses conference highlights for 2015 live event, Dec. 11 virtual trade show http://urgentcomm.com/iwce/iwce-stacey-orlick-discusses-conference-highlights-2015-live-event-dec-11-virtual-trade-show <div class="field-podcast-source"> <a href="/urgent-communications-podcast">The Urgent Communications Podcast</a> </div> <div class="node-body audio-body">Stacey Orlick, event and content director for IWCE, discusses the featured tracks for the IWCE 2015 live event in March, as well as what attendee can expect from the IWCE VIrtual Trade Show event on Dec. 11.</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/141113_011_0.MP3" type="audio/mpeg; length=7080981">141113_011.MP3</a></div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/iwce/iwce-stacey-orlick-discusses-conference-highlights-2015-live-event-dec-11-virtual-trade-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/iwce/iwce-stacey-orlick-discusses-conference-highlights-2015-live-event-dec-11-virtual-trade-show#comments IWCE Thu, 13 Nov 2014 20:21:00 +0000 31901 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: FCC spectrum auction generates $1.8 billion in opening-round bids http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/newscan-fcc-spectrum-auction-generates-18-billion-opening-round-bids <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.rcrwireless.com/20141113/policy/auction-97-generate-1-8b-in-opening-round-bids-tag2">FCC spectrum auction generates $1.8 billion in opening-round bids</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.latimes.com/opinion/opinion-la/la-ol-president-obama-net-neutrality-title-ii-20141110-story.html#page=1">President Obama&rsquo;s problematic Net Neutrality declaration</a></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/newscan-fcc-spectrum-auction-generates-18-billion-opening-round-bids" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/newscan-fcc-spectrum-auction-generates-18-billion-opening-round-bids#comments FCC Thu, 13 Nov 2014 19:31:00 +0000 31891 at http://urgentcomm.com Differences on ‘public-safety entity’ definition may be addressable by FirstNet http://urgentcomm.com/blog/differences-public-safety-entity-definition-may-be-addressable-firstnet <div class="node-body blog-body">In recent filings with FirstNet regarding the definition of a "public-safety entity" that would be eligible for priority-access consideration, commercial wireless carrier AT&T and utilities associations approach the matter very differently, but their final conclusions include a lot of similarities.</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/differences-public-safety-entity-definition-may-be-addressable-firstnet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/differences-public-safety-entity-definition-may-be-addressable-firstnet#comments Legislation Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Regulation Transportation Utility NTIA/FirstNet Urgent Matters Thu, 13 Nov 2014 18:35:00 +0000 31881 at http://urgentcomm.com New iCERT study seeks answers to funding questions for next-gen 911 transition http://urgentcomm.com/funding/new-icert-study-seeks-answers-funding-questions-next-gen-911-transition <div class="node-body article-body">Funding models, legal issues and a lack of urgency are among the early findings of research being done to examine the challenges associated with the transition from legacy 911 systems to a next-generation architecture, according to speakers during a recent webinar on the subject.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/funding/new-icert-study-seeks-answers-funding-questions-next-gen-911-transition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/funding/new-icert-study-seeks-answers-funding-questions-next-gen-911-transition#comments Dispatch Funding Legislation NG-911 PSAP Regulation Thu, 13 Nov 2014 18:20:00 +0000 31871 at http://urgentcomm.com Fortifying Access to First Response: Funding Considerations for 9-1-1 and the Transition to IP-based Technologies http://urgentcomm.com/webinars/fortifying-access-first-response-funding-considerations-9-1-1-and-transition-ip-based-techn <div class="field-deck"> A Webinar on the Health and Long-term Viability of Emergency Calling In America </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Join this webinar as we discuss the initial findings from the research undertaken by iCERT, in conjunction with Texas A&M University, as part of a study of 911 funding processes and the long-term efficacy of systems of financial support for emergency calling in America.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/webinars/fortifying-access-first-response-funding-considerations-9-1-1-and-transition-ip-based-techn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/webinars/fortifying-access-first-response-funding-considerations-9-1-1-and-transition-ip-based-techn#comments Webinars Thu, 13 Nov 2014 14:59:00 +0000 31861 at http://urgentcomm.com IJIS Institute’s 2015 National Symposium http://urgentcomm.com/ijis-institute-s-2015-national-symposium <div class="node-body event-body">The IJIS Institute National Symposium focuses on information sharing and safeguarding and national priority initiatives and brings together IJIS Institute Members, Partners, and Associates to network and collaborate in a non-sales environment.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Crystal Gateway Marriott</span> <div class="street-address"> 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway </div> <span class="locality">Arlington</span>, <span class="region">VA</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=1700+Jefferson+Davis+Highway%2C+Arlington%2C+VA%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>The IJIS Institute National Symposium focuses on&nbsp;information sharing and safeguarding&nbsp;and national priority initiatives and brings together IJIS Institute Members, Partners, and Associates to network and collaborate in a non-sales environment. It offers the unique opportunity to hear first-hand from state and local government officials and Federal government leaders.</p> <p>For more information, visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ijis.org/_event/national_symposium.html" target="_blank">www.ijis.org</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ijis-institute-s-2015-national-symposium" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ijis-institute-s-2015-national-symposium#comments Wed, 12 Nov 2014 15:41:00 +0000 31851 at http://urgentcomm.com What's Next for Utilities Communication? http://urgentcomm.com/webinars/whats-next-utilities-communication <div class="node-body article-body">As utilities transition to smart-grid and VOIP technologies, their need for converged transport of data communication is increasingly critical.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/webinars/whats-next-utilities-communication" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/webinars/whats-next-utilities-communication#comments Webinars Tue, 11 Nov 2014 21:30:00 +0000 31841 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: Snowden says Congress needs to encrypt its e-mails http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/newscan-snowden-says-congress-needs-encrypt-its-e-mails <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/223371-snowden-congress-needs-to-encrypt-its-emails">Snowden: Congress needs to encrypt its e-mails</a></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/newscan-snowden-says-congress-needs-encrypt-its-e-mails" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/newscan-snowden-says-congress-needs-encrypt-its-e-mails#comments Cybersecurity Tue, 11 Nov 2014 19:12:00 +0000 31831 at http://urgentcomm.com IWCE’s 2015 conference program is open for registration http://urgentcomm.com/iwce/iwce-s-2015-conference-program-open-registration <div class="node-body article-body"><p><span style="font-size: 13px;">Penton&rsquo;s International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) has posted its 2015 conference program online. This year&rsquo;s program is bigger than ever before, offering more workshops, training, and short courses. Confidence pricing is currently available through November 19, 2014 and offers the lowest rates for IWCE 2015.</span></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/iwce/iwce-s-2015-conference-program-open-registration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/iwce/iwce-s-2015-conference-program-open-registration#comments IWCE Tue, 11 Nov 2014 18:59:00 +0000 31821 at http://urgentcomm.com 911 funding models should reflect modern communications trends http://urgentcomm.com/blog/911-funding-models-should-reflect-modern-communications-trends <div class="node-body blog-body">There seems to be consensus agreement that the funding model for 911 needs to change in many states and locations, but exactly how it should be done—and whether the federal government should be part of the equation, particularly as we migrate to next-gen 911—promises to be a lively debate for some time. Please join us tomorrow for a free webinar to be part of this important dialog.</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/911-funding-models-should-reflect-modern-communications-trends" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/911-funding-models-should-reflect-modern-communications-trends#comments Dispatch Funding NG-911 PSAP Urgent Matters Tue, 11 Nov 2014 17:15:00 +0000 31811 at http://urgentcomm.com Zetron: Ellen O'Hara talks about 911 funding models, challenges facing PSAPs http://urgentcomm.com/zetron/zetron-ellen-ohara-talks-about-911-funding-models-challenges-facing-psaps <div class="field-podcast-source"> <a href="/urgent-communications-podcast">The Urgent Communications Podcast</a> </div> <div class="node-body audio-body">Zetron President and CEO Ellen O'Hara talks about key features of effective 911 funding models and the difficulties that public-safety answering points (PSAPs) face as they make buying decisions to prepare to receive new technologies in the future.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/zetron/zetron-ellen-ohara-talks-about-911-funding-models-challenges-facing-psaps" 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/2014/11/ellen-ohara-zetron.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/Ellen O&#039;Hara podcast.MP3" type="audio/mpeg; length=12248838">Ellen O&#039;Hara podcast.MP3</a></div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/zetron/zetron-ellen-ohara-talks-about-911-funding-models-challenges-facing-psaps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/zetron/zetron-ellen-ohara-talks-about-911-funding-models-challenges-facing-psaps#comments Dispatch Funding NG-911 PSAP Zetron Tue, 11 Nov 2014 15:36:00 +0000 31801 at http://urgentcomm.com