Engineering en NIST releases initial list of 17 devices certified for use on FirstNet system <div class="node-body article-body">Devices from Apple, Samsung, Sonim Technologies and Netgear are on the initial list of certified devices that public-safety users can use on the FirstNet broadband system being deployed by AT&T, according to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Standards Test and Measurement NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 12 Apr 2018 15:53:00 +0000 54471 at Newscan: Federal security warning: Suppliers are now your weakest link <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Web Roundup</strong><br /> <em>Items from other news organizations</em></p> <p><a href="">Federal security warning: Suppliers are now your weakest link</a></p> <p><a href="">Radio flaw exposes cities&rsquo; emergency-alert sirens to hackers</a></p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cybersecurity Security Wed, 11 Apr 2018 12:54:00 +0000 54461 at Most expect eventual public-safety transition to MCPTT over LTE, but timing remains in doubt <div class="node-body article-body">First responders are expected to begin utilizing mission-critical push-to-talk (MCPTT)-standard services over FirstNet and other LTE networks late this year, but industry representatives have myriad opinions about when MCPTT might supplant land-mobile-radio (LMR) as the solution for mission-critical voice communications.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Land-Mobile Radio Long-Term Evolution Interoperability P25 Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Operation IWCE NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 10 Apr 2018 15:32:00 +0000 54421 at Even in its first year, FirstNet-AT&T partnership has a significant impact on public-safety communications <div class="node-body blog-body">It has only been a year since AT&T was awarded with the nationwide FirstNet contract. For public safety, progress on the FirstNet LTE system is moving much faster than expected, driven largely by the decision to provide priority and preemption across all of AT&T’s commercial spectrum.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Long-Term Evolution Coverage & Interference Funding Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Design System Installation Test and Measurement IWCE NTIA/FirstNet Urgent Matters Fri, 30 Mar 2018 15:52:00 +0000 54331 at Harris: Michelle Johnson, Ryan Seick discuss services enabled by next-generation VIDA core <div class="node-body video-body">Michelle Johnson and Ryan Seick of Harris explain how the company's next-generation VIDA core platform will provide additional flexibility to public-safety agencies, including support of certain 3GPP-standard servcices. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Long-Term Evolution 3GPP Applications P25 Public Safety System Design Harris Thu, 29 Mar 2018 18:31:00 +0000 54311 at FirstNet, AT&T announce public-safety LTE core; AT&T exec dismisses Verizon interoperability concerns <div class="node-body article-body">FirstNet announces that nationwide contractor AT&T has delivered upon its promise to complete a dedicated public-safety LTE evolved packet core to serve FirstNet’s subscribers on schedule, while a key AT&T official dismisses concerns of communications issues between FirstNet and Verizon subscribers.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Long-Term Evolution Applications Interoperability Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Installation Test and Measurement Tracking, Monitoring & Control Wed, 28 Mar 2018 03:32:00 +0000 54281 at ADRF: Greg Najjar highlights key characteristics of FiRe in-building solution <div class="node-body video-body">Greg Najjar, director of business development for Advanced RF Technologies (ADRF), highlights the features of the company's upgraded FiRe (fiber-optic repeater) solution, which is designed to provide in-building coverage to support public-safety LMR communications that leverage 700/800 MHz spectrum. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Land-Mobile Radio Coverage & Interference DAS Enterprise P25 Public Safety IWCE Thu, 22 Mar 2018 13:38:00 +0000 54201 at Harris declares plan to protest Florida intent to award large P25 contract to Motorola Solutions <div class="node-body article-body">Harris informs the Florida Department of Management Services (DMS) that it plans to protest the state’s recent intent to award Motorola Solution a contract to build a statewide P25 network that is expected to be worth more than $200 million, according to Harris officials.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Coverage & Interference Funding Interoperability P25 Policy Public Safety State & Local Government System Design Harris Motorola Solutions Tue, 20 Mar 2018 19:44:00 +0000 54171 at Comba Telecom: Don Henry highlights features of new BDA, fiber DAS solutions <div class="node-body video-body">Don Henry, public-safety program manager for Comba Telecom, describes enhanced features of the company’s new (BDA) products—notably increased uplink power—as well as a new fiber DAS offering. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> In-Building Coverage & Interference Enterprise Public Safety System Design IWCE Thu, 15 Mar 2018 21:33:00 +0000 54121 at Network virtualization promises to play a key role in FirstNet offerings, future service innovations <div class="node-body article-body">Software-based networking advances are creating cost efficiencies and introducing flexible capabilities that let network providers like AT&T develop a service like FirstNet, which is being customized to meet first responders’ needs, according to IWCE 2018 panelists addressing the topic.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Long-Term Evolution Software Funding Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Security System Design Wed, 14 Mar 2018 13:55:00 +0000 54091 at