Engineering http://urgentcomm.com/taxonomy/term/32401/more en Let’s not just change 911—let’s revolutionize it http://urgentcomm.com/blog/let-s-not-just-change-911-let-s-revolutionize-it <div class="node-body blog-body">Disruptive innovation isn’t easy and can be a little scary—but when it occurs, it’s a beautiful thing to witness.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/let-s-not-just-change-911-let-s-revolutionize-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/let-s-not-just-change-911-let-s-revolutionize-it#comments Dispatch Incident Command/Situational Awareness NG-911 Public Safety System Operation APCO NENA View from the Top Thu, 15 Feb 2018 19:55:00 +0000 53611 at http://urgentcomm.com House passes Kari’s Law amendment, legislation sent to President Trump for final signature http://urgentcomm.com/legislation/house-passes-kari-s-law-amendment-legislation-sent-president-trump-final-signature <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. House members approves an amendment to Kari’s Law legislation—a measure that would require direct dialing for 911 calls made on multi-line telephone systems (MLTS) frequently used by hotels, offices and other enterprises—that awaits President Donald Trump’s signature to become law.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/legislation/house-passes-kari-s-law-amendment-legislation-sent-president-trump-final-signature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/legislation/house-passes-kari-s-law-amendment-legislation-sent-president-trump-final-signature#comments Dispatch Federal Government/Military Legislation NG-911 Public Safety State & Local Government System Design System Installation Fri, 09 Feb 2018 21:49:00 +0000 53551 at http://urgentcomm.com NATE: Todd Schlekeway previews upcoming show, organization initiatives and 2018 outlook http://urgentcomm.com/nate/nate-todd-schlekeway-previews-upcoming-show-organization-initiatives-and-2018-outlook <div class="field-podcast-source"> <a href="/urgent-communications-podcast">The Urgent Communications Podcast</a> </div> <div class="node-body audio-body">Todd Schlekeway, executive director for the National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE), outlines some of the highlights of his organization's annual show, which will begin on Feb. 19 in Nashville this year. Schlekeway also discusses changing trends in the wireless industry and expresses optimism about the outlook for wireless in 2018.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/nate/nate-todd-schlekeway-previews-upcoming-show-organization-initiatives-and-2018-outlook" 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/2018/02/todd-schlekeway-picturejpgcropdisplay1jpgcropdisplay1jpgcropdisplay1.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/Todd Schlekeway podcast 02-07.MP3" type="audio/mpeg; length=6452736">Todd Schlekeway podcast 02-07.MP3</a></div> </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/nate/nate-todd-schlekeway-previews-upcoming-show-organization-initiatives-and-2018-outlook" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/nate/nate-todd-schlekeway-previews-upcoming-show-organization-initiatives-and-2018-outlook#comments Tower & Site Network Operations & Maintenance Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Installation System Operation NATE Wed, 07 Feb 2018 15:31:00 +0000 53511 at http://urgentcomm.com EWA: Mark Crosby discusses upcoming IWCE 2018 panels, EWA initiatives http://urgentcomm.com/iwce/ewa-mark-crosby-discusses-upcoming-iwce-2018-panels-ewa-initiatives <div class="field-podcast-source"> <a href="/urgent-communications-podcast">The Urgent Communications Podcast</a> </div> <div class="node-body audio-body">Enterprise Wireless Alliance President and CEO Mark Crosby previews two IWCE 2018 sessions in which he will participate as a panelist—one examining the future of spectrum allocation and another exploring T-Band challenges for public-safety and business/industrial systems. Crosby also highlights EWA’s Cevo Go mobile frequency-coordination service and plans to expand educational offerings in cooperation. </div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/iwce/ewa-mark-crosby-discusses-upcoming-iwce-2018-panels-ewa-initiatives" 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/2018/02/mark-crosby-promo-595jpgcropdisplayjpgcropdisplay1jpgcropdisplay1jpgcropdisplay1.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/Mark Crosby podcast on 02-05.MP3" type="audio/mpeg; length=9744384">Mark Crosby podcast on 02-05.MP3</a></div> </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/iwce/ewa-mark-crosby-discusses-upcoming-iwce-2018-panels-ewa-initiatives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/iwce/ewa-mark-crosby-discusses-upcoming-iwce-2018-panels-ewa-initiatives#comments Land-Mobile Radio Applications Policy Spectrum/Frequency Coordination System Design EWA FCC IWCE Mon, 05 Feb 2018 21:31:00 +0000 53481 at http://urgentcomm.com Motorola Solutions touts strength of LMR business, particularly in North America http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-touts-strength-lmr-business-particularly-north-america <div class="node-body article-body">Motorola Solutions reports record revenue, cash flow, operating earnings and backlog for 2017, driven largely by land-mobile-radio (LMR) sales in both the public-safety and commercial sectors, company officials said during a conference call reviewing fourth-quarter (Q4) and year-end financial results.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-touts-strength-lmr-business-particularly-north-america" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-touts-strength-lmr-business-particularly-north-america#comments Land-Mobile Radio Long-Term Evolution Enterprise Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Operation Motorola Solutions Mon, 05 Feb 2018 07:35:00 +0000 53471 at http://urgentcomm.com AT&T CEO highlights FirstNet role as ‘foundation’ to carrier’s 5G plans http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/att-ceo-highlights-firstnet-role-foundation-carrier-s-5g-plans <div class="node-body article-body">FirstNet was AT&amp;T’s top strategic initiative last year, and the telecom giant has begun construction of the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN), which will “prove to be the foundation for taking wireless network performance to a completely new level,” according to AT&amp;T Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/att-ceo-highlights-firstnet-role-foundation-carrier-s-5g-plans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/att-ceo-highlights-firstnet-role-foundation-carrier-s-5g-plans#comments Long-Term Evolution Critical Infrastructure Enterprise Machine-to-Machine Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Design NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 01 Feb 2018 17:00:00 +0000 53431 at http://urgentcomm.com In-building coverage for FirstNet wanted, but many details remain unknown http://urgentcomm.com/building/building-coverage-firstnet-wanted-many-details-remain-unknown <div class="node-body article-body">In-building coverage for FirstNet is important for public safety, but consensus policies still need to be developed and considerable education is needed to make in-building coverage for first responders subscribing to the nationwide FirstNet system a reality, according to speakers on a panel exploring the topic. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/building/building-coverage-firstnet-wanted-many-details-remain-unknown" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/building/building-coverage-firstnet-wanted-many-details-remain-unknown#comments Long-Term Evolution In-Building Coverage & Interference Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Design NTIA/FirstNet Wed, 31 Jan 2018 17:03:00 +0000 53411 at http://urgentcomm.com Verizon preemption service ‘available’ to public-safety customers but not necessarily ‘enabled’ http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/verizon-preemption-service-available-public-safety-customers-not-nec <div class="node-body article-body">Verizon has made preemptive access “available” across its network for public-safety customers and demonstrated that it works during this year’s Tournament of Roses Parade in California, but the preemption functionality is being “enabled” only on a limited basis in other parts of the country, according to a Verizon spokesperson.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/verizon-preemption-service-available-public-safety-customers-not-nec" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/verizon-preemption-service-available-public-safety-customers-not-nec#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Design NTIA/FirstNet Sat, 20 Jan 2018 02:56:00 +0000 53301 at http://urgentcomm.com Public-safety representatives contest recent Verizon claims about its first-responder offerings http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/public-safety-representatives-contest-recent-verizon-claims-about-it <div class="node-body article-body">Recent statements attributed to Verizon in the media that the carrier’s broadband service is the only public-safety-grade LTE network and that its planned public-safety LTE core network may be interoperable with the FirstNet system “suggest things that are simply not there,” according to a presentation to the National Public Safety Telecommunications Council (NPSTC).</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/public-safety-representatives-contest-recent-verizon-claims-about-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/public-safety-representatives-contest-recent-verizon-claims-about-it#comments Long-Term Evolution Interoperability Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Security System Installation NPSTC NTIA/FirstNet Wed, 10 Jan 2018 22:02:00 +0000 53191 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet changes key terms of draft spectrum-lease agreement with Dec. 28 deadline approaching http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-changes-key-terms-draft-spectrum-lease-agreement-dec-28-deadline-approaching <div class="node-body article-body">FirstNet changes terms in its draft spectrum management lease agreement (SMLA) in a manner that potentially reduce “opt-out” states’ financial liabilities significantly in the case of a failure in alternative radio access network (RAN) performance or public-safety adoption of the alternative FirstNet service.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-changes-key-terms-draft-spectrum-lease-agreement-dec-28-deadline-approaching" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-changes-key-terms-draft-spectrum-lease-agreement-dec-28-deadline-approaching#comments Long-Term Evolution Coverage & Interference Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Wed, 20 Dec 2017 17:28:00 +0000 53011 at http://urgentcomm.com