Urgent Communications - Urgent Communications is the technology source for the communications technology industry. http://urgentcomm.com/rss.xml en Leveraging Wi-Fi, beacons as part of indoor-location solution ideal for active-shooter incidents, Guardly says http://urgentcomm.com/wlan/leveraging-wi-fi-beacons-part-indoor-location-solution-ideal-active-shooter-incidents-guardly-s <div class="node-body article-body">Toronto-based Guardly says it can leverage a burgeoning technology—beacons—to provide accurate and specific indoor-location information quickly during an active-shooter incident.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/wlan/leveraging-wi-fi-beacons-part-indoor-location-solution-ideal-active-shooter-incidents-guardly-s" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/wlan/leveraging-wi-fi-beacons-part-indoor-location-solution-ideal-active-shooter-incidents-guardly-s#comments Incident Command Local Area Personnel Tracking PSAP Sensors WLAN Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:43:00 +0000 32591 at http://urgentcomm.com It’s a busy time, but 911 practitioners should share their location-accuracy opinions with the FCC http://urgentcomm.com/blog/it-s-busy-time-911-practitioners-should-share-their-location-accuracy-opinions-fcc <div class="node-body blog-body">One of the hottest debates in the public-safety industry has revolved around the issue of FCC location-accuracy requirements for 911 calls made with cell phones that are being used inside a building. Those in the 911 community should consider sharing their views about what these location-accuracy rules should include, because they promise to impact the effectiveness of emergency responses for years to come.</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/it-s-busy-time-911-practitioners-should-share-their-location-accuracy-opinions-fcc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/it-s-busy-time-911-practitioners-should-share-their-location-accuracy-opinions-fcc#comments Dispatch Personnel Tracking Regulation Small Cells WLAN FCC Urgent Matters Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:46:00 +0000 32581 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: 9 data breaches that cost someone their job http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/newscan-9-data-breaches-cost-someone-their-job <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.networkworld.com/article/2860354/security0/9-data-breaches-that-cost-someone-their-job.html#tk.rss_all" style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; text-decoration: underline;">9 data breaches that cost someone their job</a></p> <p><a href="http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/12/12/police-data-mining-looks-through-social-media-assigns-you-a-threat-level/">Cops scan social media to help assess your &lsquo;threat rating&rsquo;</a></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/newscan-9-data-breaches-cost-someone-their-job" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/newscan-9-data-breaches-cost-someone-their-job#comments Cybersecurity Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:33:00 +0000 32571 at http://urgentcomm.com Eddie McCarthy named COO at Power Products http://urgentcomm.com/batteries/eddie-mccarthy-named-coo-power-products <div class="node-body article-body"><p><span style="font-size: 13px;">Alpharetta, GA &mdash; Power Products is pleased to announce that Eddie McCarthy has joined the company as Chief Operating Officer.&nbsp; Eddie has considerable experience in international sales, as well as an extensive operations and financial background.&nbsp; &ldquo;His broad skill set and LMR industry experience at a senior level will enable Eddie to contribute in a significant way to the continued growth of Power Products.&nbsp; We welcome him to the Power Products management team and know that his experience and leadership will help us improve customer s</span></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/batteries/eddie-mccarthy-named-coo-power-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/batteries/eddie-mccarthy-named-coo-power-products#comments Batteries Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:57:00 +0000 32561 at http://urgentcomm.com NATE Announces Results of 2015 Board of Directors Election http://urgentcomm.com/nate/nate-announces-results-2015-board-directors-election <div class="node-body article-body">Carlson, Miller and Tracy Re-Elected; Little Assumes Board Seat</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/nate/nate-announces-results-2015-board-directors-election" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/nate/nate-announces-results-2015-board-directors-election#comments NATE Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:53:00 +0000 32551 at http://urgentcomm.com Ascom Network Testing: David Fitzgerald talks about FirstNet, ways to measure quality of service http://urgentcomm.com/network-management-software/ascom-network-testing-david-fitzgerald-talks-about-firstnet-ways-measure <div class="node-body video-body">David Fitzgerald, director of the CTO office at Ascom Network Testing, outlines the various methods that LTE operators, including FIrstNet, can use to ensure that users have the kind of coverage, quality of service and quality of experienced they expect from their broadband system.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/network-management-software/ascom-network-testing-david-fitzgerald-talks-about-firstnet-ways-measure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/network-management-software/ascom-network-testing-david-fitzgerald-talks-about-firstnet-ways-measure#comments Commercial Network Management Software Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:19:00 +0000 32541 at http://urgentcomm.com Panel notes development of public-safety apps, need for dialogue to create more http://urgentcomm.com/applications/panel-notes-development-public-safety-apps-need-dialogue-create-more <div class="node-body article-body">There are many useful public-safety applications on the market today, but a constructive dialogue is needed between first responders and application developers to ensure that public safety's needs are met in the future, according to speakers on an IWCE Virtual Show panel.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/applications/panel-notes-development-public-safety-apps-need-dialogue-create-more" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/applications/panel-notes-development-public-safety-apps-need-dialogue-create-more#comments Applications Fire/EMS Law Enforcement Mobile Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Video Surveillance Thu, 18 Dec 2014 02:39:00 +0000 32521 at http://urgentcomm.com What’s the Hot Wireless Technology in 2015? http://urgentcomm.com/wireless-networks/what-s-hot-wireless-technology-2015 <div class="node-body article-body">“Public safety and government users are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of maximizing coverage in every single structure. That is why we see distributed antenna systems (DAS) and in building wireless as the key technologies in 2015. Schools, in particular, need to be sure that their radios work in every nook and cranny in every building on campus. For government users, that means that in every structure, say, in the basement of a courthouse where a jail might be, there is not a spot where you afford to have less than perfect coverage,” according to Patti Ryg, Senior Account Manager with Primus, an Enterprise Wireless Alliance (EWA) vendor member and a distribution company founded over 30 years ago.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/wireless-networks/what-s-hot-wireless-technology-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/wireless-networks/what-s-hot-wireless-technology-2015#comments Antennas Wireless Networks EWA Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:44:00 +0000 32511 at http://urgentcomm.com Everyone Has to Play Nice http://urgentcomm.com/land-mobile-radio/everyone-has-play-nice <div class="field-byline"> Ron Franklin, Customer Service Manager </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Digital equipment that operates at 6.25 and 12.5 kHz bandwidth along with TDMA (Time Division Multiple Access) radios, designed to operate along two paths within the 12.5 kHz bandwidth, are now being utilized by many types of organizations. While the benefits of a DMR system are obvious, both analog and digital licensees need to know how a DMR system could impact the spectrum environment they share. By knowing what type of signal their system transmits and taking time to monitor the frequency prior to transmission, users can help to alleviate any potential harm to a co-channel neighbor. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/land-mobile-radio/everyone-has-play-nice" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/land-mobile-radio/everyone-has-play-nice#comments Land-Mobile Radio EWA FCC Policy & Law Commentary Governance Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:30:00 +0000 32501 at http://urgentcomm.com Sound off: Late TRNI Chairman Dave Robison discusses challenges associated with dealer succession, consolidation http://urgentcomm.com/retailwarehouse/sound-late-trni-chairman-dave-robison-discusses-challenges-associated-dealer-success <div class="node-body article-body">Some of the big challenges in the radio-dealer industry are succession plans amid a trend of increased consolidation in the dealer sector. Dave Robison, the late USMSS/TRNI chairman, spoke with IWCE’s Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson about these issues and how they impact the way dealerships are valued.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/retailwarehouse/sound-late-trni-chairman-dave-robison-discusses-challenges-associated-dealer-success" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/retailwarehouse/sound-late-trni-chairman-dave-robison-discusses-challenges-associated-dealer-success#comments Retail/Warehouse System Operation Motorola Solutions Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:12:00 +0000 32491 at http://urgentcomm.com Are You One Ring or Two? http://urgentcomm.com/coverage-interference/are-you-one-ring-or-two <div class="field-byline"> By Nancy Gruen, Director, Membership Development </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Technology has certainly come a long way since the party line; however, we are still plagued with complaints when required to share our communications “space” with other users.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/coverage-interference/are-you-one-ring-or-two" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/coverage-interference/are-you-one-ring-or-two#comments Coverage & Interference EWA Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:51:00 +0000 32481 at http://urgentcomm.com Wireless Spectrum Changes Bring New Opportunities in 2015 http://urgentcomm.com/blog/wireless-spectrum-changes-bring-new-opportunities-2015 <div class="node-body blog-body">Maybe it’s always about spectrum at the FCC, but not too often about spectrum for Business/Industrial and Land Transportation (B/ILT) entities. If B/ILT interests are want to improve their spectrum lot, we must do it on our own.</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/wireless-spectrum-changes-bring-new-opportunities-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/wireless-spectrum-changes-bring-new-opportunities-2015#comments Commentary Newsletters Regulation EWA View from the Top Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:01:00 +0000 32471 at http://urgentcomm.com TRNI loses extraordinary leader with the passing of Dave Robison http://urgentcomm.com/blog/trni-loses-extraordinary-leader-passing-dave-robison <div class="node-body blog-body">Technology Resource Network, International (TRNI), formerly known as USMSS, lost the chairman of its board of directors on Friday, Dec. 5, when Dave Robison passed away unexpectedly in the early morning hours at the age of 65.</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/trni-loses-extraordinary-leader-passing-dave-robison" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/trni-loses-extraordinary-leader-passing-dave-robison#comments Governance Organizations View from the Top Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:46:00 +0000 32461 at http://urgentcomm.com Find Me 911 coalition makes its case in opposition to cellular carriers’ indoor 911 location proposal http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/find-me-911-coalition-makes-its-case-opposition-cellular-carriers-indoor-911-location-proposal <div class="node-body article-body">FCC commissioners should approve proposed rules governing location-accuracy rules for 911 calls made from cellular phones used inside a building, as well as initiate a proceeding that would let the agency evaluate tecnoologies proposed in a recent agreement by U.S. nationwide wireless carriers, according to an official with the Find Me 911 coalition.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/find-me-911-coalition-makes-its-case-opposition-cellular-carriers-indoor-911-location-proposal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/find-me-911-coalition-makes-its-case-opposition-cellular-carriers-indoor-911-location-proposal#comments GPS NG-911 Personnel Tracking PSAP Regulation FCC Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:16:00 +0000 32451 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: Executive Director position for FirstNet posted; applications due on Jan. 15 http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/newscan-executive-director-position-firstnet-posted-applications-due-jan-15 <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Web Roundup</strong><br /> <em>Items from other news organizations</em></p> <p><a href="http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2025238685_emergencyradioxml.html">King County officials consider asking taxpayers to fund new public-safety communications system costing as much as $250 million</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.wired.com/2014/12/iowa-drivers-will-soon-using-phones-ids/">Iowa drivers soon will be using their phones as IDs</a></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/newscan-executive-director-position-firstnet-posted-applications-due-jan-15" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/newscan-executive-director-position-firstnet-posted-applications-due-jan-15#comments NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 16 Dec 2014 14:33:00 +0000 32441 at http://urgentcomm.com Top 5 stories: Week of Dec. 8-12 http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/top-5-stories-week-dec-8-12 <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="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/top-5-stories-week-dec-8-12" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/top-5-stories-week-dec-8-12#comments NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:09:00 +0000 32431 at http://urgentcomm.com Motorola Solutions acquires Trident Micro Systems http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-acquires-trident-micro-systems <div class="node-body article-body">Motorola Solutions acquires Trident Micro Systems, a developer of controllers for analog and digital LMR systems—notably, for Motorola Solutions’ Connect Plus offering in its MOTOTRBO platform—according to a Motorola Solutions spokeswoman.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-acquires-trident-micro-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-acquires-trident-micro-systems#comments Analog Digital Trunking Motorola Solutions Mon, 15 Dec 2014 15:13:00 +0000 32421 at http://urgentcomm.com With IG report in rearview mirror, it's time to let FirstNet pursue its plans http://urgentcomm.com/blog/ig-report-rearview-mirror-its-time-let-firstnet-pursue-its-plans <div class="node-body blog-body">With this week's release of the Inspector General report, Congress should resist the temptation to take punitive action against FirstNet. Instead, lawmakers should ensure that the problems cited in the IG report have been resolved and let FirstNet proceed on its current roadmap for deploying a much-needed nationwide broadband network for first responders.</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/ig-report-rearview-mirror-its-time-let-firstnet-pursue-its-plans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/ig-report-rearview-mirror-its-time-let-firstnet-pursue-its-plans#comments Federal Government/Military Legislation Policy Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NIST/PSCR NTIA/FirstNet Urgent Matters Fri, 12 Dec 2014 20:43:00 +0000 32411 at http://urgentcomm.com Join us today for the 2014 IWCE Virtual Show http://urgentcomm.com/blog/join-us-today-2014-iwce-virtual-show <div class="node-body blog-body">It’s not too late to participate in the 2014 IWCE Virtual Show—you can register here (for free) and, within minutes, you can participate in all of the activities. Beginning at 11:00 a.m. Eastern time, use the interactive platform to visit our sponsors’ virtual booths, network with colleagues and listen to a series of educational webinar sessions.</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/join-us-today-2014-iwce-virtual-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/join-us-today-2014-iwce-virtual-show#comments IWCE Urgent Matters Thu, 11 Dec 2014 15:27:00 +0000 32401 at http://urgentcomm.com Jeff Johnson named as FirstNet vice chairman; CTO resignation announced http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/jeff-johnson-named-firstnet-vice-chairman-cto-resignation-announced <div class="node-body article-body">Movement within FirstNet’s leadership continued this week, with board member and public-safety veteran Jeff Johnson being named as the organization’s new vice chairman and the announcement that Chief Technical Officer (CTO) Ali Afrashteh has resigned for personal reasons.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/jeff-johnson-named-firstnet-vice-chairman-cto-resignation-announced" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/jeff-johnson-named-firstnet-vice-chairman-cto-resignation-announced#comments Legislation Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Design NTIA/FirstNet Wed, 10 Dec 2014 22:23:00 +0000 32391 at http://urgentcomm.com Improved worker safety an opportunity for employer cost savings, former OSHA head says http://urgentcomm.com/nate/improved-worker-safety-opportunity-employer-cost-savings-former-osha-head-says <div class="node-body article-body">Potential cost savings in the area of healthcare and worker’s compensation could one day elevate the importance of safety within organizations, says a former head of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/nate/improved-worker-safety-opportunity-employer-cost-savings-former-osha-head-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/nate/improved-worker-safety-opportunity-employer-cost-savings-former-osha-head-says#comments Network Operations & Maintenance Regulation System Maintenance NATE Wed, 10 Dec 2014 21:03:00 +0000 32381 at http://urgentcomm.com Inspector General cites FirstNet contracting issues during first year http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/inspector-general-cites-firstnet-contracting-issues-during-first-yea <div class="node-body article-body">An audit of FirstNet’s actions during its first 14 months of existence reveals multiple administrative problems in executing government policies and an unidentified board member exerted “undue influence” on a contractor's hiring practices during this period, according to a report released today by the office of the Inspector General (IG) for the U.S. Department of Commerce. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/inspector-general-cites-firstnet-contracting-issues-during-first-yea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/inspector-general-cites-firstnet-contracting-issues-during-first-yea#comments Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Tue, 09 Dec 2014 21:20:00 +0000 32371 at http://urgentcomm.com Motorola Solutions: Ryan Seick outlines Intelligent Data Portal (IDP) capabilities http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-ryan-seick-outlines-intelligent-data-portal-idp-capabilities <div class="field-podcast-source"> <a href="/urgent-communications-podcast">The Urgent Communications Podcast</a> </div> <div class="node-body audio-body">Ryan Seick, Motorola Solutions' product manager and lead applications manager for public-safety devices, explains how the company's Intelligent Data Portal (IDP) lets first-responder personnel leverage information from various data sources to improve situational awareness during an incident. </div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-ryan-seick-outlines-intelligent-data-portal-idp-capabilities" 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/2014/12/img7648ryan-seick.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/Motorola--Ryan Seick VTS podcast.MP3" type="audio/mpeg; length=13403032">Motorola--Ryan Seick VTS podcast.MP3</a></div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-ryan-seick-outlines-intelligent-data-portal-idp-capabilities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-ryan-seick-outlines-intelligent-data-portal-idp-capabilities#comments Incident Command/Situational Awareness Public Safety Motorola Solutions Tue, 09 Dec 2014 16:35:00 +0000 32361 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: Utah Department of Public Safety commits to equip all officers with body cameras http://urgentcomm.com/mobile/newscan-utah-department-public-safety-commits-equip-all-officers-body-cameras <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.ksl.com/?sid=32620255">Utah Department of Public Safety commits to equip all officers with body cameras</a></p> <p><a href="http://thehill.com/policy/technology/226393-vise-tightens-on-wheeler-in-fight-over-internet-rules">Vise tightens on FCC chairman in fight over Internet rules</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/12/02/fcc_commish_grills_netflix_on_fast_lane_deals/">FCC bigwig grills Netflix: If fast lanes are so bad, why did YOU build them?</a></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/mobile/newscan-utah-department-public-safety-commits-equip-all-officers-body-cameras" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/mobile/newscan-utah-department-public-safety-commits-equip-all-officers-body-cameras#comments Mobile Tue, 09 Dec 2014 15:01:00 +0000 32341 at http://urgentcomm.com Panelists note public-safety benefits in LTE standard, cite work that needs to be done http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/panelists-note-public-safety-benefits-lte-standard-cite-work-needs-b <div class="node-body article-body">Key first-responder capabilities—noatably, group communications and off-network functionality—are not yet in the LTE standard, and economic pressures could hinder their development, panelists said during a public-safety session at the recent LTE North America conference in Dallas.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/panelists-note-public-safety-benefits-lte-standard-cite-work-needs-b" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/panelists-note-public-safety-benefits-lte-standard-cite-work-needs-b#comments In-Building Public Safety Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet TETRA + CCA Mon, 08 Dec 2014 17:43:00 +0000 32321 at http://urgentcomm.com Airbus DS Communications solution becomes first IP-based 911 system to receive military’s JITC certification http://urgentcomm.com/cassidian/airbus-ds-communications-solution-becomes-first-ip-based-911-system-receive-military-s-jit <div class="node-body article-body">Airbus DS Communications announces that its VESTA 4 next-generation 911 system earned Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC), making the solution the first IP-based E-911 system approved for use by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) at military installations, according to a company official.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/cassidian/airbus-ds-communications-solution-becomes-first-ip-based-911-system-receive-military-s-jit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/cassidian/airbus-ds-communications-solution-becomes-first-ip-based-911-system-receive-military-s-jit#comments Interoperability Military Network Test and Measurement Cassidian Mon, 08 Dec 2014 16:31:00 +0000 32311 at http://urgentcomm.com Top 5 stories: Week of Dec. 1 to 5 http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/top-5-stories-week-dec-1-5 <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="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/top-5-stories-week-dec-1-5" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/top-5-stories-week-dec-1-5#comments Mobile Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Mon, 08 Dec 2014 16:06:00 +0000 32301 at http://urgentcomm.com Icom America: Al Guerrero highlights features of the company's RoIP gateway http://urgentcomm.com/icom/icom-america-al-guerrero-highlights-features-companys-roip-gateway <div class="field-podcast-source"> <a href="/urgent-communications-podcast">The Urgent Communications Podcast</a> </div> <div class="node-body audio-body">Al Guerrero, technical sales manager for Icom America, talks about the functionality of the VG-PE3, the company's RoIP gateway, during this conversation with IWCE's Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson. Icom America is one of the companies that will be an exhibitor during the IWCE Virtual Show on Dec. 11. Registration for the event is free to attendees. </div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/icom/icom-america-al-guerrero-highlights-features-companys-roip-gateway" 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/2014/12/icomlogoblackred.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/Icom America--Al Guerrero podcast.MP3" type="audio/mpeg; length=4338124">Icom America--Al Guerrero podcast.MP3</a></div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/icom/icom-america-al-guerrero-highlights-features-companys-roip-gateway" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/icom/icom-america-al-guerrero-highlights-features-companys-roip-gateway#comments Land-Mobile Radio Interoperability Icom Fri, 05 Dec 2014 19:16:00 +0000 32291 at http://urgentcomm.com EF Johnson Technologies: Larry Emmett details the capabilities of RConnect gateway http://urgentcomm.com/efjohnson/ef-johnson-technologies-larry-emmett-details-capabilities-rconnect-gateway <div class="field-podcast-source"> <a href="/urgent-communications-podcast">The Urgent Communications Podcast</a> </div> <div class="node-body audio-body">Larry Emmett, director of business development for EF Johnson Technologies, explains the functional capabilities of RConnect, the company's new gateway that enables between an ATLAS P25 system and SmartNet/SmartZone system. EF Johnson Technologies is one of the companies that will be an exhibitor during the IWCE Virtual Show on Dec. 11. Registration for the event is free to attendees. </div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/efjohnson/ef-johnson-technologies-larry-emmett-details-capabilities-rconnect-gateway" 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/2014/12/larry.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/EFJohnson--Larry Emmett podcast.MP3" type="audio/mpeg; length=6022709">EFJohnson--Larry Emmett podcast.MP3</a></div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/efjohnson/ef-johnson-technologies-larry-emmett-details-capabilities-rconnect-gateway" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/efjohnson/ef-johnson-technologies-larry-emmett-details-capabilities-rconnect-gateway#comments Interoperability Interoperability P25 Trunking EFJohnson Thu, 04 Dec 2014 21:37:00 +0000 32271 at http://urgentcomm.com Dialogue on prioritization, preemption, other meaningful response operations needed to make FirstNet goals a reality http://urgentcomm.com/blog/dialogue-prioritization-preemption-other-meaningful-response-operations-needed-make-firstnet-go <div class="node-body blog-body">It would be a shame to have FirstNet build a public-safety broadband system, only to find that first responders were not prepared to use it operationally. The good news is that the much-needed dialog about prioritization, preemption and other key operational issues appears to be getting started in earnest.</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/dialogue-prioritization-preemption-other-meaningful-response-operations-needed-make-firstnet-go" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/dialogue-prioritization-preemption-other-meaningful-response-operations-needed-make-firstnet-go#comments Interoperability Policy Public Safety Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NTIA/FirstNet Urgent Matters Thu, 04 Dec 2014 17:09:00 +0000 32261 at http://urgentcomm.com