Narrowbanding http://urgentcomm.com/taxonomy/term/31081/more en 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 Migrating to a Project 25 trunked system (Part 1) http://urgentcomm.com/land-mobile-radio/migrating-project-25-trunked-system-part-1 <div class="node-body article-body">The Multi Agency Communications Center (MACC), which is a consolidated public-safety answering point (PSAP) that serves Grant County, Wash., had to consider several factors before finding the right migration technology to supplant its legacy analog network. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/land-mobile-radio/migrating-project-25-trunked-system-part-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/land-mobile-radio/migrating-project-25-trunked-system-part-1#comments Land-Mobile Radio Interoperability Narrowbanding PSAP Thu, 19 Sep 2013 15:53:00 +0000 22911 at http://urgentcomm.com Share your thoughts on key topics with the FCC http://urgentcomm.com/blog/share-your-thoughts-key-topics-fcc <div class="node-body blog-body">From cell-phone use in prisons to 700 MHz narrowbanding to 6.25 kHz channels, the FCC is soliciting input in proceedings on a variety of important topics. Take the time to let the agency know your opinions on these mattters.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/legal-matters">Legal Matters</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/share-your-thoughts-key-topics-fcc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/share-your-thoughts-key-topics-fcc#comments Narrowbanding Regulation FCC Legal Matters Thu, 27 Jun 2013 14:58:00 +0000 20931 at http://urgentcomm.com How to avoid FCC penalties now that the narrowbanding deadline has passed http://urgentcomm.com/blog/how-avoid-fcc-penalties-now-narrowbanding-deadline-has-passed <div class="node-body blog-body">The narrowbanding deadline has passed, but affected licensees can still take actions to avoid potentially stiff penalties from the FCC.</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/how-avoid-fcc-penalties-now-narrowbanding-deadline-has-passed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/how-avoid-fcc-penalties-now-narrowbanding-deadline-has-passed#comments Land-Mobile Radio Narrowbanding Regulation FCC View from the Top Thu, 09 May 2013 16:26:00 +0000 20141 at http://urgentcomm.com The readers always write: What should service shops do? http://urgentcomm.com/blog/readers-always-write-what-should-service-shops-do <div class="node-body blog-body">The vast majority of the respondents to our recent poll question say that service shops should follow the letter of the law, even if it means losing a customer, if they are asked to work on radio equipment that does not comply with the FCC's narrowbanding rules.</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/readers-always-write-what-should-service-shops-do" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/readers-always-write-what-should-service-shops-do#comments Narrowbanding Regulation FCC Urgent Matters Tue, 09 Apr 2013 21:16:00 +0000 19751 at http://urgentcomm.com FCC seeks comments on 700 MHz narrowbanding http://urgentcomm.com/narrowbanding/fcc-seeks-comments-700-mhz-narrowbanding <div class="node-body article-body">The key question is whether entities should be forced to invest resources to bring systems to 6.25 kHz efficiency when those systems might not fit their long-term needs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/narrowbanding/fcc-seeks-comments-700-mhz-narrowbanding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/narrowbanding/fcc-seeks-comments-700-mhz-narrowbanding#comments Narrowbanding Regulation FCC NPSTC Thu, 04 Apr 2013 18:57:00 +0000 19651 at http://urgentcomm.com Congress needs to drop T-Band mandate http://urgentcomm.com/blog/congress-needs-drop-t-band-mandate <div class="node-body blog-body">Based on NPSTC's recent report, Congress should remove the mandate that public-safety entities clear the T-Band spectrum (470-512 MHz).</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/congress-needs-drop-t-band-mandate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/congress-needs-drop-t-band-mandate#comments Land-Mobile Radio Legislation Narrowbanding Regulation T-Band Urgent Matters Thu, 21 Mar 2013 21:26:00 +0000 19381 at http://urgentcomm.com