Standards en PSCR: Fidel Liberal explains how mission-critical open platform can bolster development of public-safety solutions <div class="node-body video-body">Fidel Liberal, an assistant professor at the University of Basque Country in Spain, describes the planned mission-critical open platform—usable by any developer wanting to build public-safety LTE solutions—that will be established with a $1.259 million research program grant from the Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) division at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 3GPP Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NIST/PSCR NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 22 Jun 2017 19:19:00 +0000 51081 at 911 telecommunicator training takes center stage in many states <div class="node-body blog-body">The effort to enhance 911 telecommunicator training to ensure a more consistent standard of care is gaining momentum.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> APCO/ANSI PSAP Telecommunicators View from the Top Thu, 11 May 2017 20:11:00 +0000 50451 at ESChat announces plans to support 3GPP mission-critical push-to-talk (MCPTT) functionality in future versions of product <div class="node-body article-body">Push-to-talk-over-cellular (PoC) provider ESChat announces plans to develop Mission Critical ESChat (MC-ESChat), which will provide “full compliance” with the new 3GPPP mission-critical push-to-talk (MCPTT) standard as it evolves during the next few years.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Long-Term Evolution 3GPP Applications Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 18 Oct 2016 20:17:00 +0000 48251 at Some in-building policy coordination today could reap big communications benefits in the future <div class="node-body blog-body">If in-building efforts and reliability standards can be aligned effectively, the potential impact for both public-safety and commercial communications could be tremendous.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> In-Building Coverage & Interference Policy Standards System Design System Installation FCC Urgent Matters Thu, 13 Oct 2016 22:11:00 +0000 48211 at FCC votes to open up almost 11 GHz of spectrum to support 5G deployments <div class="node-body article-body">FCC commissioners approve rules for wireless operations in frequencies above 24 GHz, spectrum that is expected to be leveraged significantly as 5G technologies are commercialized during the several years.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Long-Term Evolution Backhaul 3GPP Regulation System Design FCC Tue, 19 Jul 2016 19:04:00 +0000 47051 at Florida county realizes benefits of integrated text-to-911 capability <div class="node-body article-body">Integrated text-to-911 service has proven to be beneficial to citizen in Collier County, Fla., and has not been a burden to telecommunicators in the local public-safety answering point (PSAP), according to a key county official.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> NG-911 PSAP Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Standards State & Local Government Thu, 28 Apr 2016 21:31:00 +0000 45271 at Freewave: Glenn Longley discusses cybersecurity challenges associated with Internet of Things <div class="field-podcast-source"> <a href="/urgent-communications-podcast">The Urgent Communications Podcast</a> </div> <div class="node-body audio-body">Glenn Longley, Freewave Technologies' regional manager-energy market, explains how the projected explosion of Internet of Things (IoT) sensor deployments can create cybersecurity concerns for industrial enterprises such as utilities.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/machine-machine/freewave-glenn-longley-discusses-cybersecurity-challenges-associated-internet-things" 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=" Longley--Freewave.MP3" type="audio/mpeg; length=8613584">Glenn Longley--Freewave.MP3</a></div> </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Incident Command/Situational Awareness Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Enterprise Machine-to-Machine Security Standards Wed, 27 Apr 2016 20:45:00 +0000 45211 at Will mission-critical PTT be FirstNet’s ‘killer app’? <div class="node-body blog-body">With all of the broadband functionality promised by public-safety LTE, could mission-critical push-to-talk—a decidedly narrowband technology—be FirstNet's "killer app" that drives public-safety adoption?</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Land-Mobile Radio 3GPP Public Safety Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NTIA/FirstNet Urgent Matters Thu, 07 Apr 2016 21:18:00 +0000 44531 at ESChat, Tait and Avtec demonstrate LMR-LTE full-featured interoperability via P25 ISSI, CSSI gateways <div class="node-body article-body">Three companies—ESChat, Tait Communications and Avtec—conduct a joint demonstration at IWCE 2016 highlighting the ability to leverage P25 gateway standards to enable full-featured communications between traditional P25 radio systems and an LTE-based push-to-talk (PTT) solution.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Long-Term Evolution 3GPP Enterprise Interoperability P25 Public Safety Tait Mon, 04 Apr 2016 23:43:00 +0000 44401 at Officials provide more specifics about mission-critical push-to-talk (MCPTT) standard for LTE, FirstNet deployment <div class="node-body article-body">Functionalities associated with the new mission-critical push-to-talk (MCPTT) standard for LTE are designed to meet or exceed the capabilities and performance benchmarks for existing land-mobile-radio (LMR) systems, but real-world testing is needed to determine whether MCPTT can overcome some physics limitations that will allow it to meet the needs of first responders, officials said during an IWCE 2016 session on the subject.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Long-Term Evolution 3GPP Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Design Test and Measurement NTIA/FirstNet Sun, 03 Apr 2016 19:18:00 +0000 44341 at