Public Safety en Internet of Life-Saving Things (IoLST) promises to transform EMS industry, FirstNet’s McGinnis says <div class="node-body article-body">Emergency medical services (EMS) personnel soon may leverage information from myriad medical devices and reliable broadband connectivity from FirstNet to provide better initial treatment to patients, as well as unprecedented situational awareness to others in the healthcare ecosystem, according to FirstNet board member Kevin McGinnis. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Incident Command/Situational Awareness Fire/EMS Hospital/Medical NG-911 Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Design Fri, 25 May 2018 15:01:00 +0000 54961 at AT&T execs cite FirstNet progress, plans for rural deployments, 5G preparation <div class="node-body article-body">AT&T plans to leverage its investment in FirstNet to expand its rural coverage, harden its network and prepare all of the carrier’s cell sites to support 5G services via software upgrades, according to AT&T executives. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Coverage & Interference Funding Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Spectrum/Frequency Coordination System Design System Installation NTIA/FirstNet Wed, 23 May 2018 10:52:00 +0000 54931 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 Swarm Technology: Alfonso Iniguez demos 'intent-based autonomy' technology for coordinating drones <div class="node-body video-body">Alfonso Iniguez, founder and CEO of Swarm Technology, demonstrates how the startup company's patented technology lets connected drones and robots respond as a coordinated group to mission-focused commands as efficiently as possible, rather than having each object controlled individually. Based on concepts developed after years of observing ants, this "solidarity cell architure" provides the distributed artificial intelligence needed to coordinate the robots or drones.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Incident Command/Situational Awareness Coverage & Interference Federal Government/Military Intelligent Transportation Systems Public Safety Smart Devices System Design Sun, 20 May 2018 21:48:00 +0000 54891 at Commercial IoT information can provide valuable data to first responders, Schrier says <div class="node-body article-body">Public-safety personnel likely will benefit from Internet of Life-Saving Things (IoLST) devices designed specifically for first-responder use, but establishing ways to leverage or adapt existing commercial IoT capabilities should be a priority in the near term, according to FirstNet senior advisor Bill Schrier. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Incident Command/Situational Awareness Public Safety Fri, 18 May 2018 15:34:00 +0000 54861 at FirstNet: Bill Schrier outlines key IoT technologies that are relevant to public safety <div class="node-body video-body">FirstNet senior advisor Bill Schrier discusses current and future Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities that can help public-safety entities respond more effectively, as well as the need for data-sharing agreements in the sector. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Incident Command/Situational Awareness Subscriber Devices Applications Interoperability Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 18 May 2018 11:49:00 +0000 54871 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 Minnesota starts regionally in pursuit of statewide text-to-911 implementation <div class="node-body blog-body">Deploying text-to-911 service regionally is the fastest, simplest and most efficient way to provision a lifesaving service that the public not only expects, but craves.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dispatch Applications NG-911 PSAP Public Safety System Installation View from the Top Fri, 11 May 2018 09:07:00 +0000 54821 at AT&T clarifies FirstNet service plans, prioritization for utilities <div class="node-body article-body">​Utility companies can subscribe to FirstNet as “extended primary” users of the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) being deployed by AT&amp;T, but utilities would not be eligible to receive preemptive access rights to the system unless such access was activated temporarily by a traditional public-safety entity, according to AT&amp;T.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Land-Mobile Radio Long-Term Evolution Critical Infrastructure Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 11 May 2018 07:59:00 +0000 54811 at Harris announces integration of XL radios with 3M Scott Fire and Safety SCBA devices <div class="node-body article-body">Harris announces that its XL family of LMR radios can be integrated with self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) solutions from 3M Scott Fire and Safety to provide better audio quality to firefighters and other first responders.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Land-Mobile Radio Incident Command/Situational Awareness Software Interoperability P25 Personal Area Portables Public Safety System Design System Operation Harris Tue, 08 May 2018 14:23:00 +0000 54721 at