State & Local Government en Florida selects Motorola Solutions to revamp statewide LMR system <div class="node-body article-body">Florida’s Department of Management Services publishes a Notice of Intent to Award a contract to Motorola Solutions to build a new statewide public-safety radio system to replace the Statewide Law Enforcement Radio System (SLERS) operated by Harris.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Land-Mobile Radio Funding Interoperability Public Safety State & Local Government Motorola Solutions Fri, 16 Mar 2018 01:47:00 +0000 54131 at Push-to-talk-over-cellular (PoC) services have significant impact on commercial LMR market, IWCE speakers say <div class="node-body article-body">Push-to-talk-over-cellular (PoC) offerings are replacing land-mobile-radio (LMR) systems in many commercial environments, as non-mission-critical customer increasingly are opting for the lower cost and application flexibility inherent associated with PoC infrastructure rather than owning private LMR networks, according to multiple speakers at IWCE 2018.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Land-Mobile Radio Long-Term Evolution Enterprise P25 State & Local Government IWCE Wed, 14 Mar 2018 03:30:00 +0000 54081 at Breaking down information silos makes cities smarter <div class="field-byline"> Derek Prall </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The free and open flow of municipal data will increase municipal efficiencies, according to Jason Nelson, executive director of the Smart Cities Council. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alerting Systems Analytics Software Applications Citizen Engagement Critical Infrastructure Governance Wed, 07 Mar 2018 04:06:00 +0000 53911 at <p>Smart Cities Council Executive Director Jason Nelson addresses the audience at IWCE 2018. Photo by Derek Prall.</p> AT&T officials shed light on ‘extended primary’ category of FirstNet users, prioritization details <div class="node-body article-body">Personnel within the utility, transportation and healthcare sectors are among those qualified to subscribe to FirstNet and have priority access across the AT&amp;T system, but many questions remain about the “extended primary” category of users and some details regarding the prioritization-selection process, according to AT&amp;T officials. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Long-Term Evolution Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government IWCE NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 06 Mar 2018 10:49:00 +0000 53871 at GWTCA: Andy Maxymillian and Alan Tilles discuss organization's 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Land-Mobile Radio Long-Term Evolution Federal Government/Military Policy State & Local Government IWCE Tue, 06 Mar 2018 01:11:00 +0000 53841 at Sonim Technologies unveils ultra-rugged FirstNet devices, support for direct-mode PTT module <div class="node-body article-body">Sonim Technologies announces its new XP8 and XP5S ultra-rugged LTE devices that are designed to provide FirstNet users with new public-safety-centric capabilities, including an interface that supports a module that enables direct-mode push-to-talk (PTT) communications between devices when a network is not available.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Long-Term Evolution Enterprise Interoperability Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Smart Devices State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 01 Mar 2018 15:23:00 +0000 53771 at GWTCA announces new president and board members <div class="node-body article-body"><p><span style="font-size: 12.8px;">Feb. 21, 2018 The Government Wireless Technology &amp; Communications Association (</span>GWTCA<span style="font-size: 12.8px;">)</span><span style="font-size: 12.8px;">&nbsp;is pleased to announce that Andrew </span>Maxymillian<span style="font-size: 12.8px;"> of Blue Wing Communications Services has been elected President, replacing the retiring Christopher </span>Lougee<span style="font-size: 12.8px;">.&nbsp;</span></p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Policy State & Local Government Fri, 23 Feb 2018 20:24:00 +0000 53701 at President Trump signs Kari’s Law <div class="node-body article-body">President Donald Trump today signs into law H.R. 582—legislation better known as Kari’s Law—requiring that emergency callers can dial 911 directly from phones associated with multi-line telephone systems (MLTS) that are commonplace in hotels, offices and other enterprises.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dispatch Enterprise Legislation NG-911 Public Safety State & Local Government Sat, 17 Feb 2018 03:40:00 +0000 53621 at House passes Kari’s Law amendment, legislation sent to President Trump for 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 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 FirstNet gets three new board members, while one spot remains open <div class="node-body article-body">​U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross appoints three new FirstNet board members and the appointment of another board member to three-year terms, leaving the FirstNet board with one open seat and no clear state-government representative among its current membership.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Long-Term Evolution Legislation Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 08 Feb 2018 20:11:00 +0000 53531 at