System Design en 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 Harris: Michelle Johnson, Ryan Seick discuss services enabled by next-generation VIDA core <div class="node-body video-body">Michelle Johnson and Ryan Seick of Harris explain how the company's next-generation VIDA core platform will provide additional flexibility to public-safety agencies, including support of certain 3GPP-standard servcices. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Long-Term Evolution 3GPP Applications P25 Public Safety System Design Harris Thu, 29 Mar 2018 18:31:00 +0000 54311 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 Network virtualization promises to play a key role in FirstNet offerings, future service innovations <div class="node-body article-body">Software-based networking advances are creating cost efficiencies and introducing flexible capabilities that let network providers like AT&T develop a service like FirstNet, which is being customized to meet first responders’ needs, according to IWCE 2018 panelists addressing the topic.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Long-Term Evolution Software Funding Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Security System Design Wed, 14 Mar 2018 13:55:00 +0000 54091 at Zetron: Mark Cranmore demonstrates MAX Fire Station Alerting <div class="node-body video-body">Mark Cranmore, senior product manager for Zetron, demonstrates the use of MAX Fire Station Alerting, which leverages Zetron's MAX Dispatch platform to deliver alarm notifications, voice announcements and key sensor-based instructions—everything from automatically opening the station door to turning off the stove—at a click of a button to initiate a quick, efficient response.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alerting Systems Dispatch Fire/EMS System Design IWCE Zetron Fri, 09 Mar 2018 09:23:00 +0000 54021 at A smart city is a safe city <div class="field-byline"> Derek Prall </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When cities think about smart solutions, it can be easy to become lost in the details and lose sight of the original intent of adopting these new technologies in the first place.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Long-Term Evolution Incident Command/Situational Awareness System Design Tracking, Monitoring & Control IWCE Governance Thu, 08 Mar 2018 04:23:00 +0000 53951 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 Parallel Wireless: Steve Kropper explains potential use cases for CWS-210 mobile LTE eNodeB <div class="node-body video-body">Parallel Wireless Vice President Steve Kropper describes some fo the public-safety use cases that could leverage the CWS-210, which is an in-vehicle LTE eNodeB that weighs about 4 pounds. With the CWS-210, public-safety field personnel can have a virtual "bubble" of broadband connectivity around a vehicle. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Long-Term Evolution Mobiles Public Safety System Design System Installation Tue, 06 Mar 2018 02:35:00 +0000 53851 at Harris set to exhibit mission-critical PTT, video, data over LTE <div class="node-body article-body">Harris Public Safety and Professional Communications (Harris PSPC) will demonstrate its mission-critical-push-to-talk (MCPTT) solution, as well as mission-critical data and mission-critical video capabilities, as part of showcase of LTE-based developments this week at IWCE 2018.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Long-Term Evolution 3GPP Interoperability Public Safety System Design IWCE Harris Mon, 05 Mar 2018 11:24:00 +0000 53831 at