Federal Government/Military http://urgentcomm.com/taxonomy/term/32481/more en Virtualnetcom: Mohan Tammisetti and Gary Monetti outline features of RAID standalone LTE network in hardened 12.5-pound backpack http://urgentcomm.com/long-term-evolution/virtualnetcom-mohan-tammisetti-and-gary-monetti-outline-features-raid-standalone <div class="node-body video-body">Virtualnetcom CEO Mohan Tammisetti and Gary Monetti describe the capabilities of the Rapid Autonomous Instant Deployable (RAID), a hardened communications backpack that transmits signals at 4 watts of power and includes an LTE eNodeB, an LTE evolved packet core (EPC) and IMS support for multimedia applications that enables a first responder to communicate, even when there is no connection to a terrestrial LTE network. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/long-term-evolution/virtualnetcom-mohan-tammisetti-and-gary-monetti-outline-features-raid-standalone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/long-term-evolution/virtualnetcom-mohan-tammisetti-and-gary-monetti-outline-features-raid-standalone#comments Long-Term Evolution Tower & Site Coverage & Interference Federal Government/Military Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Design Wed, 07 Mar 2018 01:53:00 +0000 53901 at http://urgentcomm.com GWTCA: Andy Maxymillian and Alan Tilles discuss organization's direction, new board members http://urgentcomm.com/iwce/gwtca-andy-maxymillian-and-alan-tilles-discuss-organizations-direction-new-board-members <div class="node-body video-body">Andy Maxymillian and Alan Tilles highlight the two-year growth of the Government Wireless Technology and Communications Association (GWTCA), including the organization's wireless-education initiatives and work with local governments as they seek to make key decisions associated with smart-community projects</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/iwce/gwtca-andy-maxymillian-and-alan-tilles-discuss-organizations-direction-new-board-members" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/iwce/gwtca-andy-maxymillian-and-alan-tilles-discuss-organizations-direction-new-board-members#comments Land-Mobile Radio Long-Term Evolution Federal Government/Military Policy State & Local Government IWCE Tue, 06 Mar 2018 01:11:00 +0000 53841 at http://urgentcomm.com House passes Kari’s Law amendment, legislation sent to President Trump for final signature http://urgentcomm.com/legislation/house-passes-kari-s-law-amendment-legislation-sent-president-trump-final-signature <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. House members approves an amendment to Kari’s Law legislation—a measure that would require direct dialing for 911 calls made on multi-line telephone systems (MLTS) frequently used by hotels, offices and other enterprises—that awaits President Donald Trump’s signature to become law.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/legislation/house-passes-kari-s-law-amendment-legislation-sent-president-trump-final-signature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/legislation/house-passes-kari-s-law-amendment-legislation-sent-president-trump-final-signature#comments Dispatch Federal Government/Military Legislation NG-911 Public Safety State & Local Government System Design System Installation Fri, 09 Feb 2018 21:49:00 +0000 53551 at http://urgentcomm.com Motorola Solutions to buy Avigilon video-surveillance, analytics company in all-cash deal worth about $1 billion http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-buy-avigilon-video-surveillance-analytics-company-all-cash-dea <div class="node-body article-body">Motorola Solutions announces that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Avigilon—a Vancouver-based provider of video-surveillance and video-analytics solutions—in an all-cash transaction that is worth about $1 billion.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-buy-avigilon-video-surveillance-analytics-company-all-cash-dea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-buy-avigilon-video-surveillance-analytics-company-all-cash-dea#comments Incident Command/Situational Awareness Enterprise Federal Government/Military Personnel Monitoring Public Safety Video Motorola Solutions Fri, 02 Feb 2018 00:22:00 +0000 53451 at http://urgentcomm.com Secure 5G network needed in the U.S., but ‘no decisions’ yet on nationalization proposal, White House says http://urgentcomm.com/federal-governmentmilitary/secure-5g-network-needed-us-no-decisions-yet-nationalization-proposal-whi <div class="node-body article-body">Secure 5G connectivity in the U.S. is needed to protect governments, enterprises and consumers from cyberattacks, but there have been “absolutely no decisions made” about how that goal will be achieved, the White House said after a proposal to create a nationalized 5G network was criticized throughout the telecom industry.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/federal-governmentmilitary/secure-5g-network-needed-us-no-decisions-yet-nationalization-proposal-whi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/federal-governmentmilitary/secure-5g-network-needed-us-no-decisions-yet-nationalization-proposal-whi#comments Federal Government/Military Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government Wireless Networks NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 30 Jan 2018 20:01:00 +0000 53381 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: Hawaii’s false missile alarm raises question of federal control http://urgentcomm.com/alerting-systems/newscan-hawaii-s-false-missile-alarm-raises-question-federal-control <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Web Roundup</strong><br /> <em>Items from other news organizations</em></p> <p><a href="https://www.rollcall.com/news/policy/hawaiis-false-missile-alarm-raises-question-federal-control">Hawaii&rsquo;s false missile alarm raises question of federal control</a></p> <p><a href="http://time.com/5119618/hawaii-missile-alert-employee-not-cooperating-investigation/">Employee who sent false missile alarm is refusing to cooperate with FCC investigation</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/alerting-systems/newscan-hawaii-s-false-missile-alarm-raises-question-federal-control" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/alerting-systems/newscan-hawaii-s-false-missile-alarm-raises-question-federal-control#comments Alerting Systems Federal Government/Military State & Local Government Fri, 26 Jan 2018 05:00:00 +0000 53351 at http://urgentcomm.com Why drones will take the spotlight in emergency response http://urgentcomm.com/blog/why-drones-will-take-spotlight-emergency-response <div class="node-body blog-body">Drones already are being used to survey damaged areas, and it's just a matter of time before they are used as actual rescue vehicles that can deliver much-needed supplies to people in hard-to-reach locations.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/why-drones-will-take-spotlight-emergency-response" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/why-drones-will-take-spotlight-emergency-response#comments Federal Government/Military Policy Public Safety State & Local Government Tracking, Monitoring & Control Wireless Networks View from the Top Fri, 15 Dec 2017 12:15:00 +0000 52921 at http://urgentcomm.com House subcommittee schedules FirstNet hearing for next week http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/house-subcommittee-schedules-firstnet-hearing-next-week <div class="node-body article-body">A House subcommittee next week will conduct a hearing examining some of the issues surrounding the FirstNet “opt-in/opt-out” decisions that most governors must make by Dec. 28, according to an announcement released today. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/house-subcommittee-schedules-firstnet-hearing-next-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/house-subcommittee-schedules-firstnet-hearing-next-week#comments Long-Term Evolution Federal Government/Military Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 26 Oct 2017 19:06:00 +0000 52461 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet CEO, AT&T official provide further details about 25-year contract for first-responder network http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-ceo-att-official-provide-further-details-about-25-year-cont <div class="node-body article-body">ATT plans to provide “very aggressive” pricing for its FirstNet subscription packages, and the carrier has pledged $18 billion to ensure that the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) receives regular technological and coverage upgrades during the 25-year contract period, according to officials for AT&T and FirstNet.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-ceo-att-official-provide-further-details-about-25-year-cont" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-ceo-att-official-provide-further-details-about-25-year-cont#comments Long-Term Evolution Federal Government/Military Funding Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Mon, 10 Apr 2017 21:48:00 +0000 50151 at http://urgentcomm.com ITEC: Walt Magnussen talks about CAUSE V, Winter Institute events during the upcoming year http://urgentcomm.com/interoperability/itec-walt-magnussen-talks-about-cause-v-winter-institute-events-during-upcoming-yea <div class="node-body video-body">Walt Magnussen, director of the Texas A&M University Internet2 Technology Evaluation Center (ITEC), talks about the fifth annual Canada-United States Enhanced Resiliency Experiment (CAUSE V) that is scheduled for November along the U.S.-Canada border near Washington state. ITEC will host its next Winter Institute in February 2018. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/interoperability/itec-walt-magnussen-talks-about-cause-v-winter-institute-events-during-upcoming-yea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/interoperability/itec-walt-magnussen-talks-about-cause-v-winter-institute-events-during-upcoming-yea#comments Disaster Response Interoperability Public Safety Public Safety System Operation Test and Measurement DHS Tue, 28 Mar 2017 06:02:00 +0000 49781 at http://urgentcomm.com