NG-911 http://urgentcomm.com/taxonomy/term/31691/more en APCO identifies potential NG911 impacts, challenges in Project 43 report http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/apco-identifies-potential-ng911-impacts-challenges-project-43-report <div class="node-body article-body">​Next-generation 911 (NG911) will have significant operational implications for 911 centers, requiring new personnel skill sets to leverage the platform’s technological functionality and federal resources to fund the NG911 transition nationwide, according to the Project 43 report from APCO.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/apco-identifies-potential-ng911-impacts-challenges-project-43-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/apco-identifies-potential-ng911-impacts-challenges-project-43-report#comments Dispatch Cybersecurity Funding Interoperability NG-911 Policy Public Safety APCO Tue, 05 Sep 2017 16:07:00 +0000 51941 at http://urgentcomm.com Motorola Solutions: Eric Dahle describes capabilities of new dispatch console http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-eric-dahle-describes-capabilities-new-dispatch-console <div class="node-body video-body">Eric Dahle of Motorola Solutions highlights key features of the latest in the company's MCC 75000 series of dispatch consoles, which includes a significantly smaller form factor and the ability to support multiple Ethernet connections to enhance reliability.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-eric-dahle-describes-capabilities-new-dispatch-console" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-eric-dahle-describes-capabilities-new-dispatch-console#comments Dispatch NG-911 PSAP APCO Motorola Solutions Thu, 31 Aug 2017 20:15:00 +0000 51901 at http://urgentcomm.com Q&A with Alex Richardson of IHS Markit about control-room, public-safety trends http://urgentcomm.com/blog/qa-alex-richardson-ihs-markit-about-control-room-public-safety-trends <div class="node-body blog-body">Alex Richardson, author of IHS Markit's 2017 Command &amp; Control Rooms Report, provides background on several key trends in the critical-communications industry, including control-room consolidation, leverging cloud solutions, shifts to IP-based broadband technologies, and greater sharing of data, video and resources throughout the industry.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/qa-alex-richardson-ihs-markit-about-control-room-public-safety-trends" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/qa-alex-richardson-ihs-markit-about-control-room-public-safety-trends#comments Dispatch NG-911 Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Motorola Solutions View from the Top Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:04:00 +0000 51681 at http://urgentcomm.com Kansas becomes 13th state to make ‘opt-in’ decision for FirstNet http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/kansas-becomes-13th-state-make-opt-decision-firstnet <div class="node-body article-body">Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback yesterday announces his decision to accept the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) deployment plan offered by FirstNet and AT&T on behalf of his state, making Kansas the 13th state to “opt-in” to the FirstNet system.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/kansas-becomes-13th-state-make-opt-decision-firstnet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/kansas-becomes-13th-state-make-opt-decision-firstnet#comments Long-Term Evolution NG-911 Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Wed, 16 Aug 2017 05:57:00 +0000 51601 at http://urgentcomm.com Redl discusses FirstNet, spectrum sharing during nomination hearing for NTIA post http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/redl-discusses-firstnet-spectrum-sharing-during-nomination-hearing-ntia-post <div class="node-body article-body">​David Redl, President Donald Trump’s nominee to head the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), pledged during his nomination hearing to maximize use of federal-government spectrum and help ensure a successful FirstNet deployment, if he is confirmed to serve in the post. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/redl-discusses-firstnet-spectrum-sharing-during-nomination-hearing-ntia-post" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/redl-discusses-firstnet-spectrum-sharing-during-nomination-hearing-ntia-post#comments Long-Term Evolution Crash Avoidance Systems NG-911 Policy Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Spectrum/Frequency Coordination NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 09 Jun 2017 03:44:00 +0000 50961 at http://urgentcomm.com The State of 911: Planning for the future with nationwide data http://urgentcomm.com/blog/state-911-planning-future-nationwide-data <div class="node-body blog-body">How local, regional and state 911 leaders use nationwide data to improve emergency communications for the public. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/state-911-planning-future-nationwide-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/state-911-planning-future-nationwide-data#comments Dispatch Funding NG-911 Policy Public Safety NENA View from the Top Thu, 01 Jun 2017 20:52:00 +0000 50651 at http://urgentcomm.com New CEO Jeff Robertson optimistic about Airbus DS Communications’ role in next-gen 911 http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/new-ceo-jeff-robertson-optimistic-about-airbus-ds-communications-role-next-gen-911 <div class="node-body article-body">​Next-generation 911 (NG911) promises to provide significant benefits to citizens and first-responder agencies, so public-safety answering points (PSAPs) should not wait for federal funding to become available to transition to the new all-IP platform, according to Jeff Robertson, the new president and CEO of Airbus DS Communications. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/new-ceo-jeff-robertson-optimistic-about-airbus-ds-communications-role-next-gen-911" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/new-ceo-jeff-robertson-optimistic-about-airbus-ds-communications-role-next-gen-911#comments Dispatch Cybersecurity Funding NG-911 Public Safety Security Cassidian Tue, 30 May 2017 21:25:00 +0000 50621 at http://urgentcomm.com Kansas PSAPs working with AT&T to build ESInet, take steps toward NG911 during next year http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/kansas-psaps-working-att-build-esinet-take-steps-toward-ng911-during-next-year <div class="node-body article-body">Public-safety answering point (PSAPs) throughout Kansas are expected to leverage geospatial routing of 911 calls over AT&T’s Emergency Services IP network (ESInet) by the end of the year or early in 2018, according to the chairman of the state’s 911 coordinating council.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/kansas-psaps-working-att-build-esinet-take-steps-toward-ng911-during-next-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/kansas-psaps-working-att-build-esinet-take-steps-toward-ng911-during-next-year#comments Dispatch Cybersecurity Funding NG-911 Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Security State & Local Government Fri, 28 Apr 2017 02:09:00 +0000 50321 at http://urgentcomm.com 911 telecommunicators deserve the spotlight all year long http://urgentcomm.com/blog/911-telecommunicators-deserve-spotlight-all-year-long <div class="node-body blog-body">This week, we celebrate National Telecommunicators Week. Given what 911 personnel bring to the emergency-response process every day, even greater recognition would be appropriate.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/911-telecommunicators-deserve-spotlight-all-year-long" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/911-telecommunicators-deserve-spotlight-all-year-long#comments Dispatch NG-911 Policy Public Safety State & Local Government View from the Top Thu, 13 Apr 2017 12:47:00 +0000 50181 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: How our 911 emergency call system can fail us http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/newscan-how-our-911-emergency-call-system-can-fail-us <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Web Roundup</strong><br /> <em>Items from other news organizations</em></p> <p><a href="https://www.cnet.com/news/how-our-911-emergency-call-system-can-fail-us/">How our 911 emergency call system can fail us</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.govtech.com/em/next-gen-911/911-consolidation-among-cost-saving-measures.html">911 consolidation among cost-saving measures</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/newscan-how-our-911-emergency-call-system-can-fail-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/newscan-how-our-911-emergency-call-system-can-fail-us#comments NG-911 Thu, 06 Apr 2017 20:31:00 +0000 50111 at http://urgentcomm.com