Land-Mobile Radio http://urgentcomm.com/taxonomy/term/31101/more en Motorola Solutions: Dan Langrill highlights capabilities of ASTRO 25-LTE interoperability solution http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-dan-langrill-highlights-capabilities-astro-25-lte-interoperabi <div class="node-body video-body">Dan Langrill of Motorola Solutions describes the capabilities of the ASTRO 25 Broadband Connectivity Package, which supports communications between an ASTRO 25 network and an LTE network. Langrill spoke with IWCE's Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson during APCO 2017 in Denver. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-dan-langrill-highlights-capabilities-astro-25-lte-interoperabi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-dan-langrill-highlights-capabilities-astro-25-lte-interoperabi#comments Land-Mobile Radio Long-Term Evolution Interoperability P25 Public Safety APCO Motorola Solutions Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:43:00 +0000 51651 at http://urgentcomm.com Icom America: Paul Wardner outlines features of company's new P25 radio http://urgentcomm.com/icom/icom-america-paul-wardner-outlines-features-companys-new-p25-radio <div class="node-body video-body">Paul Wardner, Icom America's business development manager for public safety, discusses the capabilities of the company's new P25 radio during this conversation with IWCE's Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson during APCO 2017 in Denver.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/icom/icom-america-paul-wardner-outlines-features-companys-new-p25-radio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/icom/icom-america-paul-wardner-outlines-features-companys-new-p25-radio#comments Land-Mobile Radio P25 Public Safety APCO Icom Thu, 17 Aug 2017 06:55:00 +0000 51621 at http://urgentcomm.com Mutualink: Joe Boucher demonstrates PTT interoperability http://urgentcomm.com/interoperability/mutualink-joe-boucher-demonstrates-ptt-interoperability <div class="node-body video-body">Mutualink CTO Joe Boucher demonstrates how his company's platform can enable push-to-talk interoperability between disparate LMR, push-to-talk-over-cellular (PoC) and a new mission-critical-push-to-talk (MCPTT) solutions. Boucher spoke with IWCE's Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson during the APCO 2017 show in Denver.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/interoperability/mutualink-joe-boucher-demonstrates-ptt-interoperability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/interoperability/mutualink-joe-boucher-demonstrates-ptt-interoperability#comments Land-Mobile Radio Long-Term Evolution Applications Interoperability Public Safety APCO Wed, 16 Aug 2017 05:05:00 +0000 51591 at http://urgentcomm.com LMR demand in North America remains strong, Motorola Solutions CEO says http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/lmr-demand-north-america-remains-strong-motorola-solutions-ceo-says <div class="node-body article-body">Demand for land-mobile-radio (LMR) systems in North America “if anything, continues to go up,” despite media reports of declining LMR licensing activity in the United States, Motorola Solutions Chairman and CEO Greg Brown says during the company’s quarterly earnings conference call.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/lmr-demand-north-america-remains-strong-motorola-solutions-ceo-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/lmr-demand-north-america-remains-strong-motorola-solutions-ceo-says#comments Land-Mobile Radio Public Safety Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet FCC NTIA/FirstNet Motorola Solutions Wed, 09 Aug 2017 06:22:00 +0000 51441 at http://urgentcomm.com Rural transit agency makes transition from LMR to push-to-talk-over-cellular (PoC) solution http://urgentcomm.com/fleet/rural-transit-agency-makes-transition-lmr-push-talk-over-cellular-poc-solution <div class="node-body article-body">​A transit system providing bus service to a largely rural territory covering seven counties in Iowa, South Dakota and Nebraska expects to save about $30,000 per year after replacing its aging LMR system with a push-to-talk-over-cellular (PoC) solution—a communications trend that is gathering momentum throughout the enterprise sector.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/fleet/rural-transit-agency-makes-transition-lmr-push-talk-over-cellular-poc-solution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/fleet/rural-transit-agency-makes-transition-lmr-push-talk-over-cellular-poc-solution#comments Land-Mobile Radio Fleet Thu, 03 Aug 2017 13:09:00 +0000 51381 at http://urgentcomm.com LMR licensing activity at all-time low levels, according to FCC’s online database http://urgentcomm.com/spectrumfrequency-coordination/lmr-licensing-activity-all-time-low-levels-according-fcc-s-online-dat <div class="node-body article-body">Demand for spectrum to support U.S. land-mobile-radio (LMR) networks is at its lowest level since 2001, with the number of license approvals projected to drop by more than 50% since the 2013 narrowbanding deadline and by more than 40% during the past two years, according to statistics from the FCC’s Universal Licensing System (ULS) online database. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/spectrumfrequency-coordination/lmr-licensing-activity-all-time-low-levels-according-fcc-s-online-dat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/spectrumfrequency-coordination/lmr-licensing-activity-all-time-low-levels-according-fcc-s-online-dat#comments Land-Mobile Radio Narrowbanding Spectrum/Frequency Coordination Rebanding EWA FCC Fri, 28 Jul 2017 03:16:00 +0000 51321 at http://urgentcomm.com Oklahoma, Missouri issue RFPs seeking vendors to build FirstNet RAN alternatives http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/oklahoma-missouri-issue-rfps-seeking-vendors-build-firstnet-ran-alternatives <div class="node-body article-body">Oklahoma and Missouri issue requests for proposals (RFPs) designed to solicit bids to build and maintain the public-safety LTE radio access networks (RAN) in the respective states, if their governors decide to pursue the “opt-out” alternative to the proposed FirstNet buildout later this year.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/oklahoma-missouri-issue-rfps-seeking-vendors-build-firstnet-ran-alternatives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/oklahoma-missouri-issue-rfps-seeking-vendors-build-firstnet-ran-alternatives#comments Land-Mobile Radio Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 25 Jul 2017 21:51:00 +0000 51291 at http://urgentcomm.com UK public-safety LTE network targeted for completion in 2020, with LMR providing early direct-mode solution http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/uk-public-safety-lte-network-targeted-completion-2020-lmr-providing- <div class="node-body article-body">First responders in the United Kingdom (UK) are slated to complete the communications transition from the Airwave TETRA system to the LTE-based Emergency Services Network (ESN) in 2020, although LMR technology likely will continue to be used when off-network voice communications are needed, according to a UK official.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/uk-public-safety-lte-network-targeted-completion-2020-lmr-providing-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/uk-public-safety-lte-network-targeted-completion-2020-lmr-providing-#comments Long-Term Evolution Coverage & Interference Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet TETRA Motorola Solutions Fri, 07 Jul 2017 04:23:00 +0000 51171 at http://urgentcomm.com FCC maintains possibility of 6.25 kHz mandate with denial of waiver request http://urgentcomm.com/narrowbanding/fcc-maintains-possibility-625-khz-mandate-denial-waiver-request <div class="node-body article-body">LMR radio manufacturers must continue to build subscriber radios that are capable of operating on 6.25 kHz channels—or equivalent—below 512 MHz, the FCC rules in denying a waiver request from the International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA).</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/narrowbanding/fcc-maintains-possibility-625-khz-mandate-denial-waiver-request" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/narrowbanding/fcc-maintains-possibility-625-khz-mandate-denial-waiver-request#comments Land-Mobile Radio Narrowbanding Regional Planning Regulation Spectrum/Frequency Coordination FCC Thu, 06 Jul 2017 22:51:00 +0000 51161 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet officials reiterate MCPTT plans for March 2019, hope to accelerate firefighter-location solutions http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-officials-reiterate-mcptt-plans-march-2019-hope-accelerate-firefighter-locatio <div class="node-body article-body">​FirstNet staff present board members with a new roadmap for the organization that includes a technological commitment to support mission-critical-push-to-talk (MCPTT) technology across the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) by March 2019.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-officials-reiterate-mcptt-plans-march-2019-hope-accelerate-firefighter-locatio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-officials-reiterate-mcptt-plans-march-2019-hope-accelerate-firefighter-locatio#comments Land-Mobile Radio Long-Term Evolution Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Tracking, Monitoring & Control NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 29 Jun 2017 23:42:00 +0000 51151 at http://urgentcomm.com