Standards http://urgentcomm.com/taxonomy/term/32881/more en 911 telecommunicator training takes center stage in many states http://urgentcomm.com/blog/911-telecommunicator-training-takes-center-stage-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="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/911-telecommunicator-training-takes-center-stage-many-states" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/911-telecommunicator-training-takes-center-stage-many-states#comments APCO/ANSI PSAP Telecommunicators View from the Top Thu, 11 May 2017 20:11:00 +0000 50451 at http://urgentcomm.com ESChat announces plans to support 3GPP mission-critical push-to-talk (MCPTT) functionality in future versions of product http://urgentcomm.com/3gpp/eschat-announces-plans-support-3gpp-mission-critical-push-talk-mcptt-functionality-future-versi <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="http://urgentcomm.com/3gpp/eschat-announces-plans-support-3gpp-mission-critical-push-talk-mcptt-functionality-future-versi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/3gpp/eschat-announces-plans-support-3gpp-mission-critical-push-talk-mcptt-functionality-future-versi#comments Long-Term Evolution 3GPP Applications Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 18 Oct 2016 20:17:00 +0000 48251 at http://urgentcomm.com Some in-building policy coordination today could reap big communications benefits in the future http://urgentcomm.com/blog/some-building-policy-coordination-today-could-reap-big-communications-benefits-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="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/some-building-policy-coordination-today-could-reap-big-communications-benefits-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/some-building-policy-coordination-today-could-reap-big-communications-benefits-future#comments In-Building Coverage & Interference Policy Standards System Design System Installation FCC Urgent Matters Thu, 13 Oct 2016 22:11:00 +0000 48211 at http://urgentcomm.com FCC votes to open up almost 11 GHz of spectrum to support 5G deployments http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/fcc-votes-open-almost-11-ghz-spectrum-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="http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/fcc-votes-open-almost-11-ghz-spectrum-support-5g-deployments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/fcc-votes-open-almost-11-ghz-spectrum-support-5g-deployments#comments Long-Term Evolution Backhaul 3GPP Regulation System Design FCC Tue, 19 Jul 2016 19:04:00 +0000 47051 at http://urgentcomm.com Florida county realizes benefits of integrated text-to-911 capability http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/florida-county-realizes-benefits-integrated-text-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="http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/florida-county-realizes-benefits-integrated-text-911-capability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/florida-county-realizes-benefits-integrated-text-911-capability#comments NG-911 PSAP Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Standards State & Local Government Thu, 28 Apr 2016 21:31:00 +0000 45271 at http://urgentcomm.com Freewave: Glenn Longley discusses cybersecurity challenges associated with Internet of Things http://urgentcomm.com/machine-machine/freewave-glenn-longley-discusses-cybersecurity-challenges-associated-internet-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="http://urgentcomm.com/site-files/urgentcomm.com/files/imagecache/med_crop/uploads/2016/04/glenn-longley-freewave.jpg" 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="http://urgentcomm.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/audio-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/site-files/urgentcomm.com/files/podcast/audio/Glenn Longley--Freewave.MP3" type="audio/mpeg; length=8613584">Glenn Longley--Freewave.MP3</a></div> </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/machine-machine/freewave-glenn-longley-discusses-cybersecurity-challenges-associated-internet-things" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/machine-machine/freewave-glenn-longley-discusses-cybersecurity-challenges-associated-internet-things#comments Incident Command/Situational Awareness Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Enterprise Machine-to-Machine Security Standards Wed, 27 Apr 2016 20:45:00 +0000 45211 at http://urgentcomm.com Will mission-critical PTT be FirstNet’s ‘killer app’? http://urgentcomm.com/blog/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="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/will-mission-critical-ptt-be-firstnet-s-killer-app" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/will-mission-critical-ptt-be-firstnet-s-killer-app#comments 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 http://urgentcomm.com ESChat, Tait and Avtec demonstrate LMR-LTE full-featured interoperability via P25 ISSI, CSSI gateways http://urgentcomm.com/interoperability/eschat-tait-and-avtec-demonstrate-lmr-lte-full-featured-interoperability-p25-issi-c <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="http://urgentcomm.com/interoperability/eschat-tait-and-avtec-demonstrate-lmr-lte-full-featured-interoperability-p25-issi-c" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/interoperability/eschat-tait-and-avtec-demonstrate-lmr-lte-full-featured-interoperability-p25-issi-c#comments Long-Term Evolution 3GPP Enterprise Interoperability P25 Public Safety Tait Mon, 04 Apr 2016 23:43:00 +0000 44401 at http://urgentcomm.com Officials provide more specifics about mission-critical push-to-talk (MCPTT) standard for LTE, FirstNet deployment http://urgentcomm.com/3gpp/officials-provide-more-specifics-about-mission-critical-push-talk-mcptt-standard-lte-firstnet-d <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="http://urgentcomm.com/3gpp/officials-provide-more-specifics-about-mission-critical-push-talk-mcptt-standard-lte-firstnet-d" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/3gpp/officials-provide-more-specifics-about-mission-critical-push-talk-mcptt-standard-lte-firstnet-d#comments 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 http://urgentcomm.com 3GPP approves standard for mission-critical PTT (MCPTT) over LTE in Release 13 http://urgentcomm.com/3gpp/3gpp-approves-standard-mission-critical-ptt-mcptt-over-lte-release-13 <div class="node-body article-body">Mission-critical push-to-talk (MCPTT) functionality is now part of the LTE standard in Release 13, which was “frozen” by the 3GPP standards body last week in Sweden. As a result, MCPTT-capable equipment should be available for FirstNet when Release 13 is scheduled to be implemented as early as 2018. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/3gpp/3gpp-approves-standard-mission-critical-ptt-mcptt-over-lte-release-13" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/3gpp/3gpp-approves-standard-mission-critical-ptt-mcptt-over-lte-release-13#comments Land-Mobile Radio 3GPP Public Safety Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 15 Mar 2016 22:29:00 +0000 43671 at http://urgentcomm.com