Narrowbanding http://urgentcomm.com/taxonomy/term/31081/more en Steve Devine: Lack of 700 MHz narrowbanding decision leaves agencies in limbo http://urgentcomm.com/narrowbanding/steve-devine-lack-700-mhz-narrowbanding-decision-leaves-agencies-limbo <div class="field-podcast-source"> <a href="/urgent-communications-podcast">The Urgent Communications Podcast</a> </div> <div class="node-body audio-body">Steve Devine, assistant director for the Missouri Statewide Wireless Interoperability Network (MOSWIN), outlines the problems facing public-safety agencies as they await clarification from the FCC regarding existing deadlines for 700 MHz narrowbanding.</div> <div class="field-audio-file"> <span>Audio File:&nbsp;</span> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-audio-mpeg" alt="audio/mpeg icon" src="http://urgentcomm.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/audio-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/site-files/urgentcomm.com/files/podcast/audio/Steve Devine podcast--700 narrowbanding.MP3" type="audio/mpeg; length=15349050">Steve Devine podcast--700 narrowbanding.MP3</a></div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/narrowbanding/steve-devine-lack-700-mhz-narrowbanding-decision-leaves-agencies-limbo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/narrowbanding/steve-devine-lack-700-mhz-narrowbanding-decision-leaves-agencies-limbo#comments Coverage & Interference Narrowbanding Public Safety Regulation System Design FCC Fri, 03 Oct 2014 18:58:00 +0000 30971 at http://urgentcomm.com Swissphone partners with RACOM, seeks dealers to spread its digital-paging solution in the U.S. http://urgentcomm.com/first-responders/swissphone-partners-racom-seeks-dealers-spread-its-digital-paging-solution-us <div class="node-body article-body">Swissphone announces a partnership with Iowa-based RACOM, which will be the first certified U.S. dealer to offer Swissphone’s DiCal Digital Paging Solution that features voice and text paging, as well as a system architecture that is unique to paging in the United States.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/first-responders/swissphone-partners-racom-seeks-dealers-spread-its-digital-paging-solution-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/first-responders/swissphone-partners-racom-seeks-dealers-spread-its-digital-paging-solution-us#comments Fire/EMS First Responders Narrowbanding System Design System Installation Wed, 24 Sep 2014 20:05:00 +0000 30751 at http://urgentcomm.com 700 MHz narrowband decision from the FCC is needed—quickly http://urgentcomm.com/blog/700-mhz-narrowband-decision-fcc-needed-quickly <div class="node-body blog-body">Hopefully, the FCC will quickly adopt an order eliminating the 700 MHz narrowbanding deadline or extending the deadlines by several years, so entities operating 700 MHz LMR systems do not have to waste scarce resources planning for a project that many doubt will be needed</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/700-mhz-narrowband-decision-fcc-needed-quickly" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/700-mhz-narrowband-decision-fcc-needed-quickly#comments Coverage & Interference Narrowbanding Public Safety Regulation Spectrum/Frequency Coordination System Design APCO FCC Urgent Matters Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:08:00 +0000 30181 at http://urgentcomm.com Regulatory clarity needed for 700 MHz narrowband spectrum http://urgentcomm.com/blog/regulatory-clarity-needed-700-mhz-narrowband-spectrum <div class="node-body blog-body">Amid all of the excitement about FirstNet at 700 MHz, federal officials and policymakers should not forget to address regulatory issues regarding the relocation and potential narrowbanding of LMR systems in the band. </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/regulatory-clarity-needed-700-mhz-narrowband-spectrum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/regulatory-clarity-needed-700-mhz-narrowband-spectrum#comments Land-Mobile Radio Narrowbanding Regulation FCC Urgent Matters Tue, 24 Jun 2014 12:44:00 +0000 28941 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet board member Charles Dowd reportedly will retire from NYPD http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-board-member-charles-dowd-reportedly-will-retire-nypd <div class="node-body article-body">FirstNet board member Charles Dowd reportedly has submitted paperwork to retire from the New York Police Department (NYPD), but the longtime public-safety official will continue to serve on the FirstNet board.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-board-member-charles-dowd-reportedly-will-retire-nypd" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-board-member-charles-dowd-reportedly-will-retire-nypd#comments Narrowbanding NG-911 Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Installation T-Band NTIA/FirstNet Mon, 19 May 2014 13:22:00 +0000 28011 at http://urgentcomm.com Florida county completes communications projects to enhance public-safety capabilities http://urgentcomm.com/p25/florida-county-completes-communications-projects-enhance-public-safety-capabilities <div class="node-body article-body">Polk County, Fla., completes a series of communications initiatives designed to meet FCC mandates and let public-safety personnel respond to emergencies in a more efficient manner. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/p25/florida-county-completes-communications-projects-enhance-public-safety-capabilities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/p25/florida-county-completes-communications-projects-enhance-public-safety-capabilities#comments Interoperability Narrowbanding P25 Paging Simulcast Rebanding Mon, 12 May 2014 15:54:00 +0000 27911 at http://urgentcomm.com Mike Miller, RACOM: Next-gen 911 can be a golden opportunity http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/mike-miller-racom-next-gen-911-can-be-golden-opportunity <div class="node-body article-body">Mike Miller, president and CEO of Marshalltown, Iowa-based RACOM Critical Communications, talks with IWCE’s Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson about trends he is seeing in the industry, including an increase in next-gen 911 business, the benefits of IP-trained staff and consolidation opportunities for dealers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/mike-miller-racom-next-gen-911-can-be-golden-opportunity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/mike-miller-racom-next-gen-911-can-be-golden-opportunity#comments Funding Narrowbanding Network Operations & Maintenance NG-911 PSAP Rebanding Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:12:00 +0000 27481 at http://urgentcomm.com Enough ... http://urgentcomm.com/blog/enough <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>No one should be surprised that the FCC has announced that effective April 1, 2014, they will no longer accept license renewal applications in the 150-470 MHz bands that specify a non-compliant wideband emission designator, an indication that the system in operation exceeds the maximum acceptable channel bandwidth of 12.5 kHz.&nbsp; What is surprising is that this Commission advisory announcement was issued at such a late date (the narrowbanding deadline was January 1, 2013!) and that there would be any licensees left out there that don&rsquo;t know any better that would even attempt to ren</p></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/enough" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/enough#comments Land-Mobile Radio Narrowbanding Regulation EWA FCC View from the Top Wed, 19 Mar 2014 21:57:00 +0000 26491 at http://urgentcomm.com No shortage of compelling story lines for 2014 http://urgentcomm.com/narrowbanding/no-shortage-compelling-story-lines-2014 <div class="node-body article-body">Last year was a particularly eventful year in the communications-technology sector, and we expect 2014 to be just as eventful. Recently, we dusted off our crystal ball to see whether we could get a glimpse of the stories that will be the most noteworthy and/or interesting this year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/narrowbanding/no-shortage-compelling-story-lines-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/narrowbanding/no-shortage-compelling-story-lines-2014#comments Subscriber Devices 3GPP Narrowbanding Policy PSAP Telecommunicators Public Safety APCO FCC NENA Tue, 07 Jan 2014 19:06:00 +0000 25191 at http://urgentcomm.com Why Project 25 Phase II TDMA still is relevant http://urgentcomm.com/p25/why-project-25-phase-ii-tdma-still-relevant <div class="field-byline"> By Jim Holthaus </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Currently, mission-critical voice operation on LTE networks is unavailable and substantial research and development is required before such operation could be provided over LTE networks. Consequently, public-safety agencies must continue to plan and deploy separate narrowband voice communications networks--and P25 Phase II TDMA technology is a solid choice because of its interoperability and narrowbanding capabilities. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/p25/why-project-25-phase-ii-tdma-still-relevant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/p25/why-project-25-phase-ii-tdma-still-relevant#comments Interoperability Narrowbanding P25 Feature Gold Wed, 18 Dec 2013 17:46:00 +0000 24991 at http://urgentcomm.com