Governance http://urgentcomm.com/taxonomy/term/32411/more en Anritsu: Jeremy Davis highlights techniques for measuring RF coverage inside buildings http://urgentcomm.com/anritsu/anritsu-jeremy-davis-highlights-techniques-measuring-rf-coverage-inside-buildings <div class="node-body video-body">Jeremy Davis, a field application engineer for Anritsu, explains how the company has worked with TRX Systems to develop an RF-coverage mapping solution for inspectors and facility owners that works inside buildings, where GPS often is ineffective.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/anritsu/anritsu-jeremy-davis-highlights-techniques-measuring-rf-coverage-inside-buildings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/anritsu/anritsu-jeremy-davis-highlights-techniques-measuring-rf-coverage-inside-buildings#comments Land-Mobile Radio Long-Term Evolution In-Building Coverage & Interference Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government Anritsu Wed, 15 Aug 2018 22:25:00 +0000 56171 at http://urgentcomm.com Public Input Needed: New NFPA Draft Standard on Emergency Service Two-way Radios http://urgentcomm.com/standards/public-input-needed-new-nfpa-draft-standard-emergency-service-two-way-radios <div class="node-body article-body">In April of 2018 the NFPA Standards Council approved the 1802 draft standard to enter into a fall 2020 cycle. Anyone can provide input or edits to the draft; you don’t need to be an NFPA member. Public comment opened in May, and will close January 3, 2019. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/standards/public-input-needed-new-nfpa-draft-standard-emergency-service-two-way-radios" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/standards/public-input-needed-new-nfpa-draft-standard-emergency-service-two-way-radios#comments Land-Mobile Radio Long-Term Evolution P25 Public Safety Standards Wed, 15 Aug 2018 11:57:00 +0000 56121 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet board approves $81 million operating budget, allocates money for future network investments http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-board-approves-81-million-operating-budget-allocates-money-future-network-inve <div class="node-body article-body">FirstNet board members unanimously approve an $81 million operating budget for the 2019 fiscal year, as well as putting another $81 million in a new reserve fund and $79 million in a fund designed to pay for network reinvestment as part of the organization’s sustainable business model.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-board-approves-81-million-operating-budget-allocates-money-future-network-inve" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-board-approves-81-million-operating-budget-allocates-money-future-network-inve#comments Long-Term Evolution Funding Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NTIA/FirstNet Wed, 15 Aug 2018 04:35:00 +0000 56111 at http://urgentcomm.com JVCKENWOOD announces plans to launch broadband unit, buy shares of Tait International http://urgentcomm.com/kenwood/jvckenwood-announces-plans-launch-broadband-unit-buy-shares-tait-international <div class="node-body article-body">Japan-based JVCKENWOOD announces plans to launch a broadband solutions business and that it has entered into an agreement to acquire shares of Tait International, noting plans to have “a capital and business alliance” with the New Zealand-based manufacturer of communications devices and networks.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/kenwood/jvckenwood-announces-plans-launch-broadband-unit-buy-shares-tait-international" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/kenwood/jvckenwood-announces-plans-launch-broadband-unit-buy-shares-tait-international#comments Land-Mobile Radio Long-Term Evolution Critical Infrastructure Enterprise Funding Public Safety Kenwood Tait Fri, 10 Aug 2018 07:15:00 +0000 56071 at http://urgentcomm.com FCC issues citation and order against dealer of non-compliant Chinese radios http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/fcc-issues-citation-and-order-against-dealer-non-compliant-chinese-radios <div class="node-body article-body">In an enforcement action addressing an ongoing issue in the LMR industry, the FCC last week ordered Amcrest Industries—a Texas-based dealer of a non-compliant two-way radio manufactured in China—must take steps to follow FCC rules or risk facing sanctions that could include daily fines.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/fcc-issues-citation-and-order-against-dealer-non-compliant-chinese-radios" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/fcc-issues-citation-and-order-against-dealer-non-compliant-chinese-radios#comments Policy FCC Mon, 06 Aug 2018 12:51:00 +0000 55951 at http://urgentcomm.com AT&T announces NPPGov agreement to ease first-responder agencies’ adoption of FirstNet http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/att-announces-nppgov-agreement-ease-first-responder-agencies-adoption-firstnet <div class="node-body article-body">First-responders agencies can subscribe to FirstNet services using a cooperative contract with NPPGov that is designed to streamline the procurement process and provide access to statewide pricing, according to NPPGov and AT&amp;T, FirstNet’s contractor to build and operate the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN).</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/att-announces-nppgov-agreement-ease-first-responder-agencies-adoption-firstnet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/att-announces-nppgov-agreement-ease-first-responder-agencies-adoption-firstnet#comments Critical Infrastructure Funding Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 31 Jul 2018 19:27:00 +0000 55901 at http://urgentcomm.com Updated: FirstNet board expected to get at least three new members, new leadership as early as August http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/updated-firstnet-board-expected-get-least-three-new-members-new-leadership-early-august <div class="node-body article-body">Significant changes in the FirstNet board could occur as early as next month, as U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross is expected to name at least three new members and a new chairperson for the body overseeing the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN). </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/updated-firstnet-board-expected-get-least-three-new-members-new-leadership-early-august" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/updated-firstnet-board-expected-get-least-three-new-members-new-leadership-early-august#comments Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 20 Jul 2018 14:06:00 +0000 55801 at http://urgentcomm.com German court sides with Motorola Solutions, says Hytera must recall and destroy infringing radios http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/german-court-sides-motorola-solutions-says-hytera-must-recall-and-destroy-infring <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="http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/german-court-sides-motorola-solutions-says-hytera-must-recall-and-destroy-infring" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/german-court-sides-motorola-solutions-says-hytera-must-recall-and-destroy-infring#comments Land-Mobile Radio Policy System Design Hytera Motorola Solutions Wed, 18 Jul 2018 04:13:00 +0000 55771 at http://urgentcomm.com APCO, NPSTC offer different views about sharing 4.9 GHz with utilities, critical infrastructure http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/apco-npstc-offer-different-views-about-sharing-49-ghz-utilities-crit <div class="node-body article-body">Key public-safety organizations want the FCC to determine that public-safety communications in the 4.9 GHz spectrum should continue to be prioritized, but they express different opinions about the role that utilities and other critical-infrastructure entities should have in the band, according to recent filings with the FCC. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/apco-npstc-offer-different-views-about-sharing-49-ghz-utilities-crit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/apco-npstc-offer-different-views-about-sharing-49-ghz-utilities-crit#comments Long-Term Evolution Critical Infrastructure Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Regulation APCO EWA FCC NPSTC Fri, 13 Jul 2018 15:03:00 +0000 55741 at http://urgentcomm.com LMR licensing activity remains lackluster during the first half of 2018, according to FCC database http://urgentcomm.com/land-mobile-radio/lmr-licensing-activity-remains-lackluster-during-first-half-2018-according-fcc-dat <div class="node-body article-body">Licensing activity for U.S. land-mobile-radio (LMR) systems generally has remained level with all-time-low pace established last year for both the public-safety and commercial sectors, according to information in the FCC’s Universal Licensing System (ULS) database. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/land-mobile-radio/lmr-licensing-activity-remains-lackluster-during-first-half-2018-according-fcc-dat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/land-mobile-radio/lmr-licensing-activity-remains-lackluster-during-first-half-2018-according-fcc-dat#comments Land-Mobile Radio Critical Infrastructure Enterprise Narrowbanding Public Safety Regulation FCC Tue, 10 Jul 2018 17:04:00 +0000 55711 at http://urgentcomm.com