Narrowbanding en T-Band mandate should not be a problem for public-safety agencies, Dowd says <div class="node-body article-body">Public-safety agencies with LMR networks operating on T-Band spectrum (470-512 MHz) should not be “overly concerned” about relocating their systems, even though current law requires them to vacate the airwaves in about seven years, according to Charles Dowd, former deputy chief for the New York City police department (NYPD). </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Narrowbanding Wed, 23 Mar 2016 14:48:00 +0000 43941 at FCC official addresses T-Band issue during hearing before Congress <div class="node-body article-body">​Public-safety agencies depending on LMR communications systems operating on T-Band spectrum should experience “no loss of service—no loss of continuity” as a result of a federal mandate that requires public-safety licensees to clear the airwaves in five years, an FCC official said in testimony before Congress.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Land-Mobile Radio 3GPP Funding Narrowbanding Policy Public Safety Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet FCC NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 02 Feb 2016 21:34:00 +0000 42571 at Black & Veatch bids more than $3 million to buy RCC Consultants assets out of bankruptcy as early as this week <div class="node-body article-body">A key point in RCC Consultants’ bankruptcy saga could be determined this week, when the consulting firm’s business and assets could be bought by Black & Veatch (B&V) for a purchase price between $3.1 million and $3.5 million, according to a motion filed by RCC Consultants in its bankruptcy court.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Critical Infrastructure Funding Narrowbanding Public Safety State & Local Government System Design Engineering Mon, 27 Jul 2015 15:11:00 +0000 37361 at Steve Devine: Lack of 700 MHz narrowbanding decision leaves agencies in 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="" /><a href=" Devine podcast--700 narrowbanding.MP3" type="audio/mpeg; length=15349050">Steve Devine podcast--700 narrowbanding.MP3</a></div> </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Coverage & Interference Narrowbanding Public Safety Regulation System Design FCC Fri, 03 Oct 2014 18:58:00 +0000 30971 at Swissphone partners with RACOM, seeks dealers to spread its digital-paging solution in the U.S. <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> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fire/EMS First Responders Narrowbanding System Design System Installation Wed, 24 Sep 2014 20:05:00 +0000 30751 at 700 MHz narrowband decision from the FCC is 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> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 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 Regulatory clarity needed for 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> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Land-Mobile Radio Narrowbanding Regulation FCC Urgent Matters Tue, 24 Jun 2014 12:44:00 +0000 28941 at FirstNet board member Charles Dowd reportedly will retire from 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> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Narrowbanding NG-911 Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Installation T-Band NTIA/FirstNet Mon, 19 May 2014 13:22:00 +0000 28011 at Florida county completes communications projects to 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> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Interoperability Narrowbanding P25 Paging Simulcast Rebanding Mon, 12 May 2014 15:54:00 +0000 27911 at Mike Miller, RACOM: Next-gen 911 can be a 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> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Funding Narrowbanding Network Operations & Maintenance NG-911 PSAP Rebanding Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:12:00 +0000 27481 at