Critical Infrastructure en 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 APCO, NPSTC offer different views about sharing 4.9 GHz with utilities, critical infrastructure <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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 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 LMR licensing activity remains lackluster during the first half of 2018, according to FCC database <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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Land-Mobile Radio Critical Infrastructure Enterprise Narrowbanding Public Safety Regulation FCC Tue, 10 Jul 2018 17:04:00 +0000 55711 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 CritComm Insights: Ken Rehbehn notes key next-gen solutions at Mission Critical Technologies event <div class="field-podcast-source"> <a href="/urgent-communications-podcast">The Urgent Communications Podcast</a> </div> <div class="node-body audio-body">Ken Rehbehn, founder and principal analyst at CritComm Insights, highlights some of promising next-generation applications, devices and technologies demonstrated at the Mission Critical Technologies show in London during the second week of June. Rehbehn also cites a “turning point” in the use of private LTE, which could be provided via numerous business models. </div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/long-term-evolution/critcomm-insights-ken-rehbehn-notes-key-next-gen-solutions-mission-critical-tech" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop imagecache-linked imagecache-med_crop_linked"><img alt="" src="" 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="" /><a href=" Rehbehn podcast 2 on 06-19.MP3" type="audio/mpeg; length=7742464">Ken Rehbehn podcast 2 on 06-19.MP3</a></div> </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Long-Term Evolution Critical Infrastructure Enterprise Policy Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Video Sun, 24 Jun 2018 00:31:00 +0000 55551 at IoT initiatives need good business cases, solution providers to ensure adoption, Avnet exec says <div class="node-body article-body">Enterprises seeking to leverage Internet of Things (IoT) technology need clear business cases and vendors that provide end-to-end solutions with long-term support before they will be willing to adopt IoT, according to an executive from Avnet, a leading IoT company. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Critical Infrastructure Enterprise Funding Machine-to-Machine State & Local Government System Design Mon, 11 Jun 2018 16:34:00 +0000 55301 at Focused Mission: David Craig describes Puerto Rico recovery challenges after Hurricane Maria <div class="node-body video-body">David Craig, co-founder of Focused Mission, explains how Puerto Rico communications in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria was a "real-life case study of what can happens when everything fails." However, by utilizing low-data-rate satellite communications, Focused Mission was able to help process credit cards, support hospitals and help survivors deliver personal communications. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Power Critical Infrastructure Disaster Response Enterprise Satellite Tue, 22 May 2018 17:27:00 +0000 54921 at Analytics crucial to effective IoT deployments, UPS exec says <div class="node-body article-body">Internet of Things (IoT) initiatives are all about gathering unprecedented levels of information, but this data is “useless” if enterprises do not couple IoT deployments with the analytics resources necessary to measure progress toward strategic goals, according to a United Parcel Service (UPS) executive.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Analytics Incident Command/Situational Awareness Subscriber Devices Critical Infrastructure Enterprise System Operation Tue, 22 May 2018 14:15:00 +0000 54901 at Avnet: Peter Fenn talks about AT&T partnership, company's IoT solutions portfolio <div class="node-body video-body">Peter Fenn, Avnet's global technical marketing manager for microcontrollers and wireless connectivity, showcases components that are available to developers through its partnership with AT&T and highlights Avnet's versatility in the Internet of Things (IoT) space. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Incident Command/Situational Awareness Critical Infrastructure Enterprise Interoperability Machine-to-Machine Security Fri, 18 May 2018 11:53:00 +0000 54851 at Tait Communications to alter company structure, seeks outside capital to pursue key initiatives <div class="node-body article-body">New Zealand-based LMR manufacturer Tait Communications will alter its governance structure, so the company can seek an estimated $20 million in outside capital to finance the pursuit of several growth opportunities, according to Tait Communications CEO Garry Diack. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Land-Mobile Radio Critical Infrastructure Funding P25 Public Safety Tait Wed, 16 May 2018 17:04:00 +0000 54841 at