Critical Infrastructure http://urgentcomm.com/taxonomy/term/32461/more en LMR licensing activity in the U.S. reaches record-low levels in 2017, according to FCC database http://urgentcomm.com/land-mobile-radio/lmr-licensing-activity-us-reaches-record-low-levels-2017-according-fcc-database <div class="node-body article-body">In both the public-safety and business-industrial sectors, fewer land-mobile-radio (LMR) license applications were approved in 2017 than in any year since the FCC’s Universal Licensing System (ULS) database began keeping full-year online records in 2001. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/land-mobile-radio/lmr-licensing-activity-us-reaches-record-low-levels-2017-according-fcc-database" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/land-mobile-radio/lmr-licensing-activity-us-reaches-record-low-levels-2017-according-fcc-database#comments Land-Mobile Radio Critical Infrastructure Enterprise Funding Public Safety Regional Coordination State & Local Government FCC Thu, 18 Jan 2018 06:59:00 +0000 53251 at http://urgentcomm.com TRN dealer organization to cease operations, prepares to become part of EWA http://urgentcomm.com/ewa/trn-dealer-organization-cease-operations-prepares-become-part-ewa <div class="node-body article-body">Technology Resource Network International (TRN) board members have notified members that the dealer organization will cease operations as a separate entities, and representatives will meet this week with Enterprise Wireless Alliance (EWA) officials to form an education-focused market council within EWA.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ewa/trn-dealer-organization-cease-operations-prepares-become-part-ewa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ewa/trn-dealer-organization-cease-operations-prepares-become-part-ewa#comments Land-Mobile Radio Critical Infrastructure Enterprise Public Safety State & Local Government Training EWA Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:06:00 +0000 53241 at http://urgentcomm.com Hytera sues Motorola Solutions for anticompetitive behavior, hampering access to dealers http://urgentcomm.com/hytera/hytera-sues-motorola-solutions-anticompetitive-behavior-hampering-access-dealers <div class="node-body article-body">Hytera Communications files a lawsuit in federal court alleging that Motorola Solutions is maintaining its monopoly in the land-mobile-radio (LMR) sector by engaging in anticompetitive practices, such as forcing dealers to stop offering Hytera products and filing “sham litigation” against Hytera.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/hytera/hytera-sues-motorola-solutions-anticompetitive-behavior-hampering-access-dealers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/hytera/hytera-sues-motorola-solutions-anticompetitive-behavior-hampering-access-dealers#comments Land-Mobile Radio Critical Infrastructure Enterprise Policy Public Safety Standards Hytera Motorola Solutions Tue, 05 Dec 2017 20:55:00 +0000 52721 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet to play a ‘very, very significant’ role in AT&T plans for broadband, smart cities, IoT, exec says http://urgentcomm.com/system-installation/firstnet-play-very-very-significant-role-att-plans-broadband-smart-cities-iot-ex <div class="node-body article-body">​Public-safety communications is the focus of AT&amp;T’s deployment of the FirstNet nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN), but the carrier giant also expects the initiative to generate key benefits in smart cities and other key growth areas beyond the first-responder community, according to an AT&T executive.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/system-installation/firstnet-play-very-very-significant-role-att-plans-broadband-smart-cities-iot-ex" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/system-installation/firstnet-play-very-very-significant-role-att-plans-broadband-smart-cities-iot-ex#comments Critical Infrastructure Enterprise Funding Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government System Installation System Operation FCC NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 01 Dec 2017 13:50:00 +0000 52701 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet releases policy for consulting with tribal nations after governors make ‘opt-in/opt-out’ decisions http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-releases-policy-consulting-tribal-nations-after-governors-make-opt-inopt-out-d <div class="node-body article-body">FirstNet releases a policy outlining the consultation process it will have with tribal nations after governors in states and territories have made their “opt-in/opt-out” decisions regarding FirstNet’s nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN).</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-releases-policy-consulting-tribal-nations-after-governors-make-opt-inopt-out-d" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-releases-policy-consulting-tribal-nations-after-governors-make-opt-inopt-out-d#comments Long-Term Evolution Critical Infrastructure Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 24 Oct 2017 12:22:00 +0000 52441 at http://urgentcomm.com ESChat works with EF Johnson to provide push-to-talk-over-cellular functionality for DFW Airport http://urgentcomm.com/interoperability/eschat-works-ef-johnson-provide-push-talk-over-cellular-functionality-dfw-airport <div class="node-body article-body">​Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport personnel will be able to utilize the ESChat push-to-talk-over-cellular (PoC) solution to communicate with other PoC users and subscribers on the EF Johnson-built P25 network, according to ESChat President Josh Lober. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/interoperability/eschat-works-ef-johnson-provide-push-talk-over-cellular-functionality-dfw-airport" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/interoperability/eschat-works-ef-johnson-provide-push-talk-over-cellular-functionality-dfw-airport#comments Long-Term Evolution Interoperability P25 Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Transportation Wed, 20 Sep 2017 20:05:00 +0000 52161 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: So far, cell-phone networks have weathered Harvey http://urgentcomm.com/critical-infrastructure/newscan-so-far-cell-phone-networks-have-weathered-harvey <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Web Roundup</strong><br /> <em>Items from other news organizations</em></p> <p><a href="http://www.sfgate.com/news/texas/article/So-far-cellphone-networks-have-weathered-Harvey-12163405.php">So far, cell-phone networks have weathered Harvey</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.wired.com/story/harvey-shows-progress-on-emergency-communications-since-katrina/">Harvey shows progress on emergency communications since Katrina</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/critical-infrastructure/newscan-so-far-cell-phone-networks-have-weathered-harvey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/critical-infrastructure/newscan-so-far-cell-phone-networks-have-weathered-harvey#comments Critical Infrastructure Tue, 05 Sep 2017 19:14:00 +0000 51951 at http://urgentcomm.com BuildingDNA: Joe Hernandez demonstrates how company's in-building intelligence solution benefits public safety, enterprises http://urgentcomm.com/tracking-monitoring-control/buildingdna-joe-hernandez-demonstrates-how-companys-building-intelligenc <div class="node-body video-body">BuildingDNA CEO Joe Hernandez demonstrates the company's smart-building solution that can leverage intrabuilding-visual-awareness (IVA) technology to deliver relevant data about personnel and equipment assets inside and outside a building structure to enhance public safety's situational awareness when an incident occurs. The solution also is used on a daily basis to help personnel identify potential maintenance needs within a building. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/tracking-monitoring-control/buildingdna-joe-hernandez-demonstrates-how-companys-building-intelligenc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/tracking-monitoring-control/buildingdna-joe-hernandez-demonstrates-how-companys-building-intelligenc#comments In-Building Incident Command/Situational Awareness Critical Infrastructure Public Safety Tracking, Monitoring & Control Tue, 15 Aug 2017 05:13:00 +0000 51531 at http://urgentcomm.com Hytera Communications deal for Sepura expected to close next week http://urgentcomm.com/hytera/hytera-communications-deal-sepura-expected-close-next-week <div class="node-body article-body">Hytera Communications plans to complete its $92 million deal to buy Sepura on May 24 after receiving favorable indications recently from regulators in Germany and the United Kingdom (UK), according to a joint statement from the companies released this week.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/hytera/hytera-communications-deal-sepura-expected-close-next-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/hytera/hytera-communications-deal-sepura-expected-close-next-week#comments Critical Infrastructure Enterprise Funding TETRA Hytera Thu, 18 May 2017 19:44:00 +0000 50491 at http://urgentcomm.com Global cyberattack provides a stark reminder of potential vulnerabilities, need for secure systems http://urgentcomm.com/blog/global-cyberattack-provides-stark-reminder-potential-vulnerabilities-need-secure-systems <div class="node-body blog-body">News of the global WannaCry ransomware attack underscores the challenges of security measures for all sectors, especially for public safety and other critical-infrastructure entities.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/global-cyberattack-provides-stark-reminder-potential-vulnerabilities-need-secure-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/global-cyberattack-provides-stark-reminder-potential-vulnerabilities-need-secure-systems#comments Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Enterprise Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Security NTIA/FirstNet Urgent Matters Tue, 16 May 2017 15:52:00 +0000 50481 at http://urgentcomm.com