Engineering en Televate: Joe Ross highlights features of Pinpoint app to verify carriers' local coverage, performance <div class="node-body video-body">Joe Ross, a partner at Televate, demonstrates some of the capabilities of Pinpoint, the company’s new software application that public-safety agencies and other entities can use to verify the local coverage and performance of mobile broadband services from FirstNet and/or commercial wireless carriers.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Coverage & Interference Thu, 09 Aug 2018 09:33:00 +0000 56041 at RapidDeploy: Steve Raucher outlines benefits of cloud-based CAD system, new AT&T relationship <div class="node-body video-body">RapidDeploy CEO Steve Raucher explains how the company’s cloud-based computer-aided-dispatch (CAD) was developed, how the flexible platform can benefit public safety, and the significance of RapidDeploy’s newly announced relationship with AT&T. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> CAD NG-911 PSAP System Design APCO Thu, 09 Aug 2018 08:56:00 +0000 56021 at Inmarsat Government provides satellite broadband to support first solo transatlantic remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) <div class="node-body article-body">Inmarsat Government announces that its SwiftBroadband L-band satellite service was used to help General Atomics Aeronautical Systems’ fly a remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) across the Atlantic Ocean for the first time without any support from a chase plane.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Coverage & Interference Critical Infrastructure Enterprise Public Safety Satellite System Design Tracking, Monitoring & Control Fri, 03 Aug 2018 15:32:00 +0000 55931 at Buildout of FirstNet sites with Band 14 capability still ahead of schedule, AT&T official says <div class="node-body article-body">AT&T has added equipment to support operations on 700 MHz Band 14 spectrum at more than 2,500 cell sites and the carrier expects to meet its initial network-buildout target for FirstNet at least three months ahead of schedule, according to the AT&T official overseeing the deployment. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Long-Term Evolution Coverage & Interference Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Installation NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 24 Jul 2018 13:00:00 +0000 55841 at RACOM maintains LMR communications, despite tornado hitting network cores at company headquarters <div class="node-body article-body">An EF3 tornado that hit Marshalltown, Iowa, causes significant damage to the city and wipes out much of the fourth floor of RACOM’s Marshalltown headquarters facility, but the LMR dealer’s P25 and EDACS systems continued to provide communications throughout the storm, according to RACOM CEO Mike Miller.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Land-Mobile Radio Dispatch P25 Public Safety System Design System Operation Mon, 23 Jul 2018 05:31:00 +0000 55831 at Hytera calls for ITC review, affirmation that new DMR products do not infringe Motorola Solutions patents <div class="node-body article-body">Hytera Communications announces that it asked the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) to reverse a ruling that the company infringed multiple Motorola Solutions patents and to affirm that Hytera’s new digital mobile radio (DMR) products do not infringe patents.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Land-Mobile Radio Critical Infrastructure Enterprise System Design Hytera Motorola Solutions Thu, 19 Jul 2018 11:18:00 +0000 55791 at German court sides with Motorola Solutions, says Hytera must recall and destroy infringing radios <div class="node-body article-body">A German court has ruled that a subsidiary of Hytera Communications will have to recall and destroy all Hytera radios in Germany that infringed upon a Motorola Solutions patent that is designed to improve audio performance in portable and mobile radios, according to Motorola Solutions.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Land-Mobile Radio Policy System Design Hytera Motorola Solutions Wed, 18 Jul 2018 04:13:00 +0000 55771 at ETSI reports 92% interoperability success rate from MCPTT, MCDATA, MCVIDEO plugtests <div class="node-body article-body">Vendors from around the globe demonstrated significant interoperability during last week’s ETSI plugtests for mission-critical-push-to-talk (MCPTT), mission-critical-data (MCDATA) and mission-critical-video (MCVIDEO), posting a 92% success rate overall, according to ETSI officials.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Long-Term Evolution Critical Infrastructure Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Test and Measurement DHS NIST/PSCR NTIA/FirstNet TETRA + CCA Fri, 06 Jul 2018 19:12:00 +0000 55691 at Participants express optimism about mission-critical LTE in wake of ETSI plugtests in Texas <div class="node-body article-body">More than 120 engineers from 30 companies conducted a series of tests as part of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) Plugtests event in an effort to ensure that LTE mission-critical push-to-talk (MCPTT) products will provide voice interoperability to first responders in the future.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Long-Term Evolution 3GPP Interoperability Public Safety Test and Measurement TETRA + CCA Wed, 04 Jul 2018 16:37:00 +0000 55671 at Questions surround Hytera’s DMR future in U.S. after trade court finds infringement of Motorola Solutions patents <div class="node-body article-body">China-based Hytera Communications’ ability to import and sell certain DMR equipment and software into the United States could be jeopardized later this year or early next year after U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) administrative law judge determines that Hytera has infringed on four Motorola Solutions patents.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> DMR Policy System Design Hytera Motorola Solutions Wed, 04 Jul 2018 03:41:00 +0000 55661 at