Test and Measurement http://urgentcomm.com/taxonomy/term/32791/more en Commercial carriers commit to adopting technologies to improve 911 location accuracy http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/commercial-carriers-commit-adopting-technologies-improve-911-location-accuracy <div class="node-body article-body">All four nationwide wireless carriers—AT&amp;T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint—will add device-based hybrid (DBH) location technologies that are designed to improve wireless emergency-caller location information, even within buildings, but public-safety officials expressed concerns about efforts surrounding vertical-location data. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/commercial-carriers-commit-adopting-technologies-improve-911-location-accuracy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/commercial-carriers-commit-adopting-technologies-improve-911-location-accuracy#comments Incident Command/Situational Awareness NG-911 Policy Public Safety Test and Measurement Tracking, Monitoring & Control APCO FCC NENA NPSTC Wed, 12 Sep 2018 16:11:00 +0000 56451 at http://urgentcomm.com Initial MCPTT tests deliver ‘significantly better’ audio quality than LMR, according to Spirent http://urgentcomm.com/test-and-measurement/initial-mcptt-tests-deliver-significantly-better-audio-quality-lmr-according-sp <div class="node-body article-body">Mission-critical push-to-talk (MCPTT) services will not be introduced commercially until late this year, but early tests of multiple vendors’ offerings exhibited “significantly better” audio-quality scores than land-mobile-radio (LMR) systems, according an official from Spirent Communications, which conducted the tests. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/test-and-measurement/initial-mcptt-tests-deliver-significantly-better-audio-quality-lmr-according-sp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/test-and-measurement/initial-mcptt-tests-deliver-significantly-better-audio-quality-lmr-according-sp#comments Land-Mobile Radio Long-Term Evolution 3GPP P25 Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Test and Measurement Wed, 22 Aug 2018 15:04:00 +0000 56261 at http://urgentcomm.com ETSI reports 92% interoperability success rate from MCPTT, MCDATA, MCVIDEO plugtests http://urgentcomm.com/tetra-cca/etsi-reports-92-interoperability-success-rate-mcptt-mcdata-mcvideo-plugtests <div class="node-body article-body">Vendors from around the globe demonstrated significant interoperability during last week’s ETSI plugtests for mission-critical-push-to-talk (MCPTT), mission-critical-data (MCDATA) and mission-critical-video (MCVIDEO), posting a 92% success rate overall, according to ETSI officials.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/tetra-cca/etsi-reports-92-interoperability-success-rate-mcptt-mcdata-mcvideo-plugtests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/tetra-cca/etsi-reports-92-interoperability-success-rate-mcptt-mcdata-mcvideo-plugtests#comments Long-Term Evolution Critical Infrastructure Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Test and Measurement DHS NIST/PSCR NTIA/FirstNet TETRA + CCA Fri, 06 Jul 2018 19:12:00 +0000 55691 at http://urgentcomm.com Participants express optimism about mission-critical LTE in wake of ETSI plugtests in Texas http://urgentcomm.com/3gpp/participants-express-optimism-about-mission-critical-lte-wake-etsi-plugtests-texas <div class="node-body article-body">More than 120 engineers from 30 companies conducted a series of tests as part of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) Plugtests event in an effort to ensure that LTE mission-critical push-to-talk (MCPTT) products will provide voice interoperability to first responders in the future.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/3gpp/participants-express-optimism-about-mission-critical-lte-wake-etsi-plugtests-texas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/3gpp/participants-express-optimism-about-mission-critical-lte-wake-etsi-plugtests-texas#comments Long-Term Evolution 3GPP Interoperability Public Safety Test and Measurement TETRA + CCA Wed, 04 Jul 2018 16:37:00 +0000 55671 at http://urgentcomm.com Vendors prepare to demonstrate mission-critical PTT, data, video interoperability at ETSI Plugtest http://urgentcomm.com/interoperability/vendors-prepare-demonstrate-mission-critical-ptt-data-video-interoperability-etsi-p <div class="node-body article-body">Representatives from 30 vendors are slated to participate in next week’s ETSI Plugtest, which will include a series of technical exercises designed to demonstrate interoperability between various 3GPP-compliant solutions that provide mission-critical push to talk (MCPTT), mission-critical data and mission-critical video capabilities.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/interoperability/vendors-prepare-demonstrate-mission-critical-ptt-data-video-interoperability-etsi-p" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/interoperability/vendors-prepare-demonstrate-mission-critical-ptt-data-video-interoperability-etsi-p#comments Long-Term Evolution 3GPP Interoperability Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Test and Measurement NIST/PSCR NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 22 Jun 2018 18:35:00 +0000 55541 at http://urgentcomm.com TRX Systems: Carol Politi highlights company's partnerships, deployment successes http://urgentcomm.com/personnel-tracking/trx-systems-carol-politi-highlights-companys-partnerships-deployment-successes <div class="node-body video-body">TRX Systems President and CEO Carol Politi explains how partnerships are helping the company realize widespread deployments and notes recent developments in its location technology. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/personnel-tracking/trx-systems-carol-politi-highlights-companys-partnerships-deployment-successes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/personnel-tracking/trx-systems-carol-politi-highlights-companys-partnerships-deployment-successes#comments In-Building Incident Command/Situational Awareness Personnel Tracking Public Safety Test and Measurement Fri, 15 Jun 2018 14:09:00 +0000 55351 at http://urgentcomm.com NIST releases initial list of 17 devices certified for use on FirstNet system http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/nist-releases-initial-list-17-devices-certified-use-firstnet-system <div class="node-body article-body">Devices from Apple, Samsung, Sonim Technologies and Netgear are on the initial list of certified devices that public-safety users can use on the FirstNet broadband system being deployed by AT&T, according to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/nist-releases-initial-list-17-devices-certified-use-firstnet-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/nist-releases-initial-list-17-devices-certified-use-firstnet-system#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Standards Test and Measurement NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 12 Apr 2018 15:53:00 +0000 54471 at http://urgentcomm.com Even in its first year, FirstNet-AT&T partnership has a significant impact on public-safety communications http://urgentcomm.com/blog/even-its-first-year-firstnet-att-partnership-has-significant-impact-public-safety-communication <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="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/even-its-first-year-firstnet-att-partnership-has-significant-impact-public-safety-communication" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/even-its-first-year-firstnet-att-partnership-has-significant-impact-public-safety-communication#comments 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 http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet, AT&T announce public-safety LTE core; AT&T exec dismisses Verizon interoperability concerns http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-att-announce-public-safety-lte-core-att-exec-dismisses-veri <div class="node-body article-body">FirstNet announces that nationwide contractor AT&T has delivered upon its promise to complete a dedicated public-safety LTE evolved packet core to serve FirstNet’s subscribers on schedule, while a key AT&T official dismisses concerns of communications issues between FirstNet and Verizon subscribers.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-att-announce-public-safety-lte-core-att-exec-dismisses-veri" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-att-announce-public-safety-lte-core-att-exec-dismisses-veri#comments Long-Term Evolution Applications Interoperability Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Installation Test and Measurement Tracking, Monitoring & Control Wed, 28 Mar 2018 03:32:00 +0000 54281 at http://urgentcomm.com MCOP: Fidel Liberal discusses MCPTT open platform, ETSI plugfest in June http://urgentcomm.com/3gpp/mcop-fidel-liberal-discusses-mcptt-open-platform-etsi-plugfest-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="http://urgentcomm.com/3gpp/mcop-fidel-liberal-discusses-mcptt-open-platform-etsi-plugfest-june" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/3gpp/mcop-fidel-liberal-discusses-mcptt-open-platform-etsi-plugfest-june#comments Long-Term Evolution 3GPP Critical Infrastructure Public Safety System Operation Test and Measurement IWCE Mon, 12 Mar 2018 23:39:00 +0000 54041 at http://urgentcomm.com