System Operation en RACOM maintains LMR communications, despite tornado hitting network cores at company headquarters <div class="node-body article-body">An EF3 tornado that hit Marshalltown, Iowa, causes significant damage to the city and wipes out much of the fourth floor of RACOM’s Marshalltown headquarters facility, but the LMR dealer’s P25 and EDACS systems continued to provide communications throughout the storm, according to RACOM CEO Mike Miller.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Land-Mobile Radio Dispatch P25 Public Safety System Design System Operation Mon, 23 Jul 2018 05:31:00 +0000 55831 at Cambium Networks: Bruce Collins discusses connectivity, network-management solutions for IoT <div class="node-body video-body">Bruce Collins, director of product management for Cambium Networks, explains how his company can provide multiple forms of wireless connectivity and its Maestro secure, cloud-based management system to support Internet of Things (IoT) initiatives. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Backhaul Enterprise Enterprise State & Local Government System Management Wireless Networks Fri, 25 May 2018 00:02:00 +0000 54951 at Analytics crucial to effective IoT deployments, UPS exec says <div class="node-body article-body">Internet of Things (IoT) initiatives are all about gathering unprecedented levels of information, but this data is “useless” if enterprises do not couple IoT deployments with the analytics resources necessary to measure progress toward strategic goals, according to a United Parcel Service (UPS) executive.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Analytics Incident Command/Situational Awareness Subscriber Devices Critical Infrastructure Enterprise System Operation Tue, 22 May 2018 14:15:00 +0000 54901 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 Most expect eventual public-safety transition to MCPTT over LTE, but timing remains in doubt <div class="node-body article-body">First responders are expected to begin utilizing mission-critical push-to-talk (MCPTT)-standard services over FirstNet and other LTE networks late this year, but industry representatives have myriad opinions about when MCPTT might supplant land-mobile-radio (LMR) as the solution for mission-critical voice communications.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Land-Mobile Radio Long-Term Evolution Interoperability P25 Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Operation IWCE NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 10 Apr 2018 15:32:00 +0000 54421 at MCOP: Fidel Liberal discusses MCPTT open platform, ETSI plugfest in June <div class="node-body video-body">Fidel Liberal, coordinator of the mission-critical open platform (MCOP) initiative funded by the Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) division of NIST, talks about the value that MCOP can bring to the development of next-generation communications tools for first responders.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Long-Term Evolution 3GPP Critical Infrastructure Public Safety System Operation Test and Measurement IWCE Mon, 12 Mar 2018 23:39:00 +0000 54041 at Let’s not just change 911—let’s revolutionize it <div class="node-body blog-body">Disruptive innovation isn’t easy and can be a little scary—but when it occurs, it’s a beautiful thing to witness.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dispatch Incident Command/Situational Awareness NG-911 Public Safety System Operation APCO NENA View from the Top Thu, 15 Feb 2018 19:55:00 +0000 53611 at NATE: Todd Schlekeway previews upcoming show, organization initiatives and 2018 outlook <div class="field-podcast-source"> <a href="/urgent-communications-podcast">The Urgent Communications Podcast</a> </div> <div class="node-body audio-body">Todd Schlekeway, executive director for the National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE), outlines some of the highlights of his organization's annual show, which will begin on Feb. 19 in Nashville this year. Schlekeway also discusses changing trends in the wireless industry and expresses optimism about the outlook for wireless in 2018.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/nate/nate-todd-schlekeway-previews-upcoming-show-organization-initiatives-and-2018-outlook" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop imagecache-linked imagecache-med_crop_linked"><img alt="" src="" title="" height="200" width="355" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop" /></a> </div> <div class="field-audio-file"> <span>Audio File:&nbsp;</span> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-audio-mpeg" alt="audio/mpeg icon" src="" /><a href=" Schlekeway podcast 02-07.MP3" type="audio/mpeg; length=6452736">Todd Schlekeway podcast 02-07.MP3</a></div> </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tower & Site Network Operations & Maintenance Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Installation System Operation NATE Wed, 07 Feb 2018 15:31:00 +0000 53511 at Motorola Solutions touts strength of LMR business, particularly in North America <div class="node-body article-body">Motorola Solutions reports record revenue, cash flow, operating earnings and backlog for 2017, driven largely by land-mobile-radio (LMR) sales in both the public-safety and commercial sectors, company officials said during a conference call reviewing fourth-quarter (Q4) and year-end financial results.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Land-Mobile Radio Long-Term Evolution Enterprise Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Operation Motorola Solutions Mon, 05 Feb 2018 07:35:00 +0000 53471 at FirstNet launches ruthless-preemption functionality for 'primary' public-safety subscribers <div class="node-body article-body">FirstNet public-safety subscribers in the “primary” user category—law enforcement, fire, EMS, 911 and emergency-management personnel—now have preemptive access across AT&T’s network, FirstNet and AT&T announced today. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Long-Term Evolution Coverage & Interference Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government System Design System Operation NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 12 Dec 2017 22:07:00 +0000 52821 at