Coverage & Interference en 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 pdvWireless revamps 900 MHz LTE proposal, offers control to potential utility, transport partners <div class="node-body article-body"><p>A new pdvWireless proposal would let utilities and transportation entities build their own private, secure LTE networks using licensed 900 MHz spectrum that would be reconfigured to address an interference issue that was problematic in previous versions of the plan, according to pdvWireless CEO Morgan O&rsquo;Brien.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Long-Term Evolution Coverage & Interference Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Policy Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Security System Design Rebanding NTIA/FirstNet Wed, 09 May 2018 13:17:00 +0000 54731 at AT&T outlines 5G strategy for rest of year <div class="node-body article-body">AT&T expects its mobile 5G deployments operating on millimeter-wave spectrum to have transmitter sites that will be within 150-250 meters of each other, based on the performance results from the carrier’s fixed millimeter-wave trials to date, according to company officials. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Long-Term Evolution Tower & Site Coverage & Interference Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Design System Installation Tue, 01 May 2018 19:53:00 +0000 54641 at Even in its first year, FirstNet-AT&T partnership has a significant impact on public-safety communications <div class="node-body blog-body">It has only been a year since AT&T was awarded with the nationwide FirstNet contract. For public safety, progress on the FirstNet LTE system is moving much faster than expected, driven largely by the decision to provide priority and preemption across all of AT&T’s commercial spectrum.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Long-Term Evolution Coverage & Interference Funding Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Design System Installation Test and Measurement IWCE NTIA/FirstNet Urgent Matters Fri, 30 Mar 2018 15:52:00 +0000 54331 at ADRF: Greg Najjar highlights key characteristics of FiRe in-building solution <div class="node-body video-body">Greg Najjar, director of business development for Advanced RF Technologies (ADRF), highlights the features of the company's upgraded FiRe (fiber-optic repeater) solution, which is designed to provide in-building coverage to support public-safety LMR communications that leverage 700/800 MHz spectrum. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Land-Mobile Radio Coverage & Interference DAS Enterprise P25 Public Safety IWCE Thu, 22 Mar 2018 13:38:00 +0000 54201 at Harris declares plan to protest Florida intent to award large P25 contract to Motorola Solutions <div class="node-body article-body">Harris informs the Florida Department of Management Services (DMS) that it plans to protest the state’s recent intent to award Motorola Solution a contract to build a statewide P25 network that is expected to be worth more than $200 million, according to Harris officials.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Coverage & Interference Funding Interoperability P25 Policy Public Safety State & Local Government System Design Harris Motorola Solutions Tue, 20 Mar 2018 19:44:00 +0000 54171 at Comba Telecom: Don Henry highlights features of new BDA, fiber DAS solutions <div class="node-body video-body">Don Henry, public-safety program manager for Comba Telecom, describes enhanced features of the company’s new (BDA) products—notably increased uplink power—as well as a new fiber DAS offering. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> In-Building Coverage & Interference Enterprise Public Safety System Design IWCE Thu, 15 Mar 2018 21:33:00 +0000 54121 at JVCKENWOOD USA: Mark Jasin outlines company's push-to-talk-over-cellular (PoC) initiatives <div class="node-body video-body">Mark Jasin, executive vice president and general manager at JVCKENWOOD USA, talks about the company's push-to-talk-over-cellular (PoC) efforts and highlights some PoC use cases during this conversation with IWCE's Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson at IWCE 2018 in Orlando. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Coverage & Interference Enterprise Interoperability IWCE Kenwood Thu, 08 Mar 2018 09:34:00 +0000 54001 at Icom America: Mark Behrends highlights features of new IP501H device, LTE radio service <div class="node-body video-body">Mark Behrends, senior manager at Icom America, explains the capabilities of the IP501H, the company's new LTE radio lets Icom America provide a unique mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) offering that leverages the AT&T wireless network for access. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Land-Mobile Radio Long-Term Evolution Coverage & Interference Enterprise IWCE Icom Thu, 08 Mar 2018 02:34:00 +0000 53941 at Virtualnetcom: Mohan Tammisetti and Gary Monetti outline features of RAID standalone LTE network in hardened 12.5-pound backpack <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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 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