Land-Mobile Radio http://urgentcomm.com/taxonomy/term/31101/more en LMR licensing activity in the U.S. reaches record-low levels in 2017, according to FCC database http://urgentcomm.com/land-mobile-radio/lmr-licensing-activity-us-reaches-record-low-levels-2017-according-fcc-database <div class="node-body article-body">In both the public-safety and business-industrial sectors, fewer land-mobile-radio (LMR) license applications were approved in 2017 than in any year since the FCC’s Universal Licensing System (ULS) database began keeping full-year online records in 2001. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/land-mobile-radio/lmr-licensing-activity-us-reaches-record-low-levels-2017-according-fcc-database" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/land-mobile-radio/lmr-licensing-activity-us-reaches-record-low-levels-2017-according-fcc-database#comments Land-Mobile Radio Critical Infrastructure Enterprise Funding Public Safety Regional Coordination State & Local Government FCC Thu, 18 Jan 2018 06:59:00 +0000 53251 at http://urgentcomm.com TRN dealer organization to cease operations, prepares to become part of EWA http://urgentcomm.com/ewa/trn-dealer-organization-cease-operations-prepares-become-part-ewa <div class="node-body article-body">Technology Resource Network International (TRN) board members have notified members that the dealer organization will cease operations as a separate entities, and representatives will meet this week with Enterprise Wireless Alliance (EWA) officials to form an education-focused market council within EWA.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ewa/trn-dealer-organization-cease-operations-prepares-become-part-ewa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ewa/trn-dealer-organization-cease-operations-prepares-become-part-ewa#comments Land-Mobile Radio Critical Infrastructure Enterprise Public Safety State & Local Government Training EWA Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:06:00 +0000 53241 at http://urgentcomm.com Hytera sues Motorola Solutions for anticompetitive behavior, hampering access to dealers http://urgentcomm.com/hytera/hytera-sues-motorola-solutions-anticompetitive-behavior-hampering-access-dealers <div class="node-body article-body">Hytera Communications files a lawsuit in federal court alleging that Motorola Solutions is maintaining its monopoly in the land-mobile-radio (LMR) sector by engaging in anticompetitive practices, such as forcing dealers to stop offering Hytera products and filing “sham litigation” against Hytera.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/hytera/hytera-sues-motorola-solutions-anticompetitive-behavior-hampering-access-dealers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/hytera/hytera-sues-motorola-solutions-anticompetitive-behavior-hampering-access-dealers#comments Land-Mobile Radio Critical Infrastructure Enterprise Policy Public Safety Standards Hytera Motorola Solutions Tue, 05 Dec 2017 20:55:00 +0000 52721 at http://urgentcomm.com CritComm Insights: Ken Rehbehn discusses in-building coverage for public-safety communications http://urgentcomm.com/building/critcomm-insights-ken-rehbehn-discusses-building-coverage-public-safety-communications <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 for CritComm Insights, highlights some of the technical, financial and policy challenges associated with efforts to provide in-building coverage to first responders utilizing private LMR systems and public-safety LTE networks like FirstNet. </div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/building/critcomm-insights-ken-rehbehn-discusses-building-coverage-public-safety-communications" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop imagecache-linked imagecache-med_crop_linked"><img alt="" src="http://urgentcomm.com/site-files/urgentcomm.com/files/imagecache/med_crop/uploads/2017/12/ken-rehbehnjpgcropdisplay1.jpg" 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="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/Ken Rehbehn podcast 12-01.MP3" type="audio/mpeg; length=8931328">Ken Rehbehn podcast 12-01.MP3</a></div> </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/building/critcomm-insights-ken-rehbehn-discusses-building-coverage-public-safety-communications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/building/critcomm-insights-ken-rehbehn-discusses-building-coverage-public-safety-communications#comments Land-Mobile Radio Long-Term Evolution In-Building Coverage & Interference Interoperability Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Design Mon, 04 Dec 2017 16:51:00 +0000 52711 at http://urgentcomm.com Harris introduces single-band LMR-LTE device, intrinsically safe radios http://urgentcomm.com/harris/harris-introduces-single-band-lmr-lte-device-intrinsically-safe-radios <div class="node-body article-body">Harris unveils the XL-185P—a single-band LMR-LTE device—its portable-radio portfolio, as well as the option for customers to buy a version of the LMR-LTE subscribers that has received the new Class 1/Division 1 (C1/D1) intrinsically safe certification from Underwriters Laboratories (UL).</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/harris/harris-introduces-single-band-lmr-lte-device-intrinsically-safe-radios" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/harris/harris-introduces-single-band-lmr-lte-device-intrinsically-safe-radios#comments Land-Mobile Radio Long-Term Evolution P25 Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Harris Wed, 25 Oct 2017 08:04:00 +0000 52451 at http://urgentcomm.com EWA unveils Cevo Go service, providing ‘instant’ spectrum coordination via smart device http://urgentcomm.com/ewa/ewa-unveils-cevo-go-service-providing-instant-spectrum-coordination-smart-device <div class="node-body article-body">Conducting business via a smart device is commonplace in today’s world, be it ordering a pizza, buying a gift or completing bank transactions. Add certain frequency coordination to the list, thanks to Cevo Go, a new Enterprise Wireless Alliance (EWA) service that lets users secure certified frequencies for single-site LMR systems in a matter of minutes. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ewa/ewa-unveils-cevo-go-service-providing-instant-spectrum-coordination-smart-device" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ewa/ewa-unveils-cevo-go-service-providing-instant-spectrum-coordination-smart-device#comments Land-Mobile Radio Enterprise Policy Spectrum/Frequency Coordination EWA FCC Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:23:00 +0000 52391 at http://urgentcomm.com Cash-strapped public-safety agencies adopting non-P25 technologies with increasing frequency, NPSTC says http://urgentcomm.com/interoperability/cash-strapped-public-safety-agencies-adopting-non-p25-technologies-increasing-frequ <div class="node-body article-body">​An increasing number of public-safety agencies—particularly those with smaller budgets and/or located in rural areas—are opting for land-mobile-radio technologies other than P25, according to John Lenihan, chairman of the National Public Safety Telecommunications Council (NPSTC) interoperability committee. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/interoperability/cash-strapped-public-safety-agencies-adopting-non-p25-technologies-increasing-frequ" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/interoperability/cash-strapped-public-safety-agencies-adopting-non-p25-technologies-increasing-frequ#comments Land-Mobile Radio Long-Term Evolution Funding Interoperability P25 Public Safety NPSTC Tue, 12 Sep 2017 16:00:00 +0000 52031 at http://urgentcomm.com Industry Spotlight on Tony Gray, chief executive at the TCCA http://urgentcomm.com/blog/industry-spotlight-tony-gray-chief-executive-tcca <div class="node-body blog-body">TCCA CEO Tony Gray discusses the future roles of broadband and LMR technologies within the critical-communications industry during this question-and-answer preview of the Critical Communications MENA show, which will be conducted on Sept. 25-26 in Dubai.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/industry-spotlight-tony-gray-chief-executive-tcca" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/industry-spotlight-tony-gray-chief-executive-tcca#comments Land-Mobile Radio Long-Term Evolution Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet TETRA TETRA + CCA View from the Top Tue, 12 Sep 2017 09:19:00 +0000 52021 at http://urgentcomm.com Harris County officials detail communications impacts of unprecedented flooding in aftermath of Hurricane Harvey http://urgentcomm.com/p25/harris-county-officials-detail-communications-impacts-unprecedented-flooding-aftermath-hurricane <div class="node-body article-body">​While the vast majority of public-safety LMR and LTE sites in Harris County, Texas, have remained operational since the landfall of Hurricane Harvey, unprecedented flooding from the event could result in multiple new policy and resource decisions in the future, according to county officials. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/p25/harris-county-officials-detail-communications-impacts-unprecedented-flooding-aftermath-hurricane" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/p25/harris-county-officials-detail-communications-impacts-unprecedented-flooding-aftermath-hurricane#comments Land-Mobile Radio Long-Term Evolution P25 Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Operation Mon, 11 Sep 2017 15:11:00 +0000 52001 at http://urgentcomm.com City of Houston P25 network maintains operation despite losing one site to post-Harvey flooding, official says http://urgentcomm.com/p25/city-houston-p25-network-maintains-operation-despite-losing-one-site-post-harvey-flooding-offici <div class="node-body article-body">​Houston continues its recovery efforts amid severe floods in the aftermath of Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey, but the city’s P25 network “stayed up and hummed through the whole thing,” despite losing one site to flooding and facing oil-replenishment challenges for backup generators, according to the city’s Deputy CIO Tom Sorley. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/p25/city-houston-p25-network-maintains-operation-despite-losing-one-site-post-harvey-flooding-offici" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/p25/city-houston-p25-network-maintains-operation-despite-losing-one-site-post-harvey-flooding-offici#comments Land-Mobile Radio P25 Public Safety State & Local Government System Maintenance Wed, 06 Sep 2017 16:39:00 +0000 51961 at http://urgentcomm.com