Topics en Apple to utilize RapidSOS to deliver 911 caller-location information to PSAPs <div class="node-body article-body">Apple announces that its devices will utilize RapidSOS technology to share location data with public safety when emergency calls are made using iOS 12, an upgrade to the Apple operating-system platform that is scheduled to be released later this year.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dispatch Incident Command/Situational Awareness Applications NG-911 Public Safety Tracking, Monitoring & Control Wed, 20 Jun 2018 14:36:00 +0000 55461 at Zetron announces improved 911 location results from RapidSOS pilot project in Tennessee <div class="node-body article-body">Zetron announces results from a pilot project using integrated location information from partner RapidSOS to deliver significantly better caller-location data quickly to public-safety answering points (PSAPs) receiving emergency calls</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Incident Command/Situational Awareness NG-911 Public Safety Regulation Tracking, Monitoring & Control FCC Wed, 20 Jun 2018 13:13:00 +0000 55441 at Newscan: Revealed: Pentagon push to attack nuclear missiles before they launch <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Web Roundup</strong><br /> <em>Items from other news organizations</em></p> <p><a href="">Revealed: Pentagon push to attack nuclear missiles before they launch</a></p> <p><a href="">Pentagon puts cyberwarriors on offensive, increasing the risk of conflict</a></p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cybersecurity Federal Government/Military Tue, 19 Jun 2018 20:29:00 +0000 55431 at CritComm Insights: Ken Rehbehn highlights global progress of public-safety LTE, MCPTT <div class="field-podcast-source"> <a href="/urgent-communications-podcast">The Urgent Communications Podcast</a> </div> <div class="node-body audio-body">Ken Rehbehn, founder and principal analyst at CritComm Insights, provides an update on public-safety LTE initiatives in the United Kingdom, South Korea and Europe, based on insights gathered during recent travels, culminating with last week's Mission Critical Technologies event in London. Rehbehn also examines plans for many public-safety LTE systems to use LMR technologies to address off-network voice communications. </div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/public-safety/critcomm-insights-ken-rehbehn-highlights-global-progress-public-safety-lte-mcptt" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop imagecache-linked imagecache-med_crop_linked"><img alt="" src="" 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="" /><a href=" Rehbehn podcast 1 on 06-19.MP3" type="audio/mpeg; length=8615936">Ken Rehbehn podcast 1 on 06-19.MP3</a></div> </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Applications Federal Government/Military Interoperability Public Safety Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Tue, 19 Jun 2018 15:59:00 +0000 55411 at Univ. of Virginia: Homa Alemzadeh, Mustafa Hotaki showcase 'Siri for first responders' to help EMS <div class="node-body video-body">Homa Alemzadeh and Mustafa Hotaki demonstrate how voice-recognition technology can be combined with analytics and artificial intelligence to help EMS personnel provide medical care with greater accuracy and efficiency, particular when responding to large-scale incidents.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Analytics Incident Command/Situational Awareness Applications Fire/EMS Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NIST/PSCR Mon, 18 Jun 2018 02:53:00 +0000 55391 at Newscan: ESN looking to quickly switch to open standards, Kodiak product from Motorola Solutions <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Web Roundup</strong><br /> <em>Items from other news organizations</em></p> <p><a href="">ESN looking to quickly switch to open standards, Kodiak product from Motorola Solutions</a></p> <p><a href="">3GPP clears 5G for takeoff with standalone NR specs</a></p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Motorola Solutions Fri, 15 Jun 2018 17:36:00 +0000 55381 at Cornell University: Kolbeinn Karlsson explains how blockchain technology can help public safety <div class="node-body video-body">Kolbeinn Karlsson, an electrical and computer engineering PhD student at Cornell University, discusses his research to explore the potential use of blockchain technology—best known as a key component for cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin—as a secure method for public safety to enter and access data securely in sensitive databases.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cybersecurity Fri, 15 Jun 2018 14:41:00 +0000 55361 at FirstNet, AT&T announce nationwide availability of subscriber-paid/BYOD offering <div class="node-body article-body">Primary public-safety agencies with little or no budget to pay for their personnel to have broadband services can utilize a FirstNet subscriber-paid—or bring your own device (BYOD)—offering recently made available nationwide at 5,300 AT&amp;T retail stores and online outlets, according to an AT&amp;T official.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Funding Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 15 Jun 2018 13:51:00 +0000 55341 at AT&T’s extreme-weather drone provides new LTE coverage option in difficult environments <div class="node-body article-body">AT&T announces a tethered drone that is designed to operate as a cell on wings (COW) that can provide broadband coverage in extreme weather conditions—a capability that promises to be valuable to AT&T, enterprise customers and first responders, according to an AT&T official.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Long-Term Evolution Enterprise Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 12 Jun 2018 18:13:00 +0000 55321 at Carnegie Mellon University: Anthony Rowe showcases firefighter-location technology <div class="node-body video-body">Anthony Rowe, associate professor in the electrical and computer engineering department at Carnegie Mellon University, demonstrates how an incident commander could leverage ultrawideband (UWB) beacon technology to track the location of firefighters, even when there is no traditional network infrastructure available.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Incident Command/Situational Awareness Personnel Tracking Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NIST/PSCR Mon, 11 Jun 2018 03:08:00 +0000 55291 at