Standards http://urgentcomm.com/taxonomy/term/32881/more en DHS S&T: Norman Speicher outlines highlights of new Integration Handbook, seeks input from public safety, industry http://urgentcomm.com/dhs/dhs-st-norman-speicher-outlines-highlights-new-integration-handbook-seeks-input-public-safety-in <div class="field-podcast-source"> <a href="/urgent-communications-podcast">The Urgent Communications Podcast</a> </div> <div class="node-body audio-body">Norman Speicher, a program manager with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate, talks about the newly released Integration Handbook from the directorate’s Next Generation First Responder Program (NGFR). The Integration Handbook proposes a standardized platform that would establish a plug-and-play environment for first-responder broadband devices and applications.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/dhs/dhs-st-norman-speicher-outlines-highlights-new-integration-handbook-seeks-input-public-safety-in" 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/2018/02/norman-speicher.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/Norman Speicher podcast on 02-16.MP3" type="audio/mpeg; length=5320192">Norman Speicher podcast on 02-16.MP3</a></div> </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/dhs/dhs-st-norman-speicher-outlines-highlights-new-integration-handbook-seeks-input-public-safety-in" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/dhs/dhs-st-norman-speicher-outlines-highlights-new-integration-handbook-seeks-input-public-safety-in#comments Interoperability Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Standards DHS IWCE NTIA/FirstNet Sat, 17 Feb 2018 03:49:00 +0000 53631 at http://urgentcomm.com Hytera sues Motorola Solutions for anticompetitive behavior, hampering access to dealers http://urgentcomm.com/hytera/hytera-sues-motorola-solutions-anticompetitive-behavior-hampering-access-dealers <div class="node-body article-body">Hytera Communications files a lawsuit in federal court alleging that Motorola Solutions is maintaining its monopoly in the land-mobile-radio (LMR) sector by engaging in anticompetitive practices, such as forcing dealers to stop offering Hytera products and filing “sham litigation” against Hytera.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/hytera/hytera-sues-motorola-solutions-anticompetitive-behavior-hampering-access-dealers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/hytera/hytera-sues-motorola-solutions-anticompetitive-behavior-hampering-access-dealers#comments Land-Mobile Radio Critical Infrastructure Enterprise Policy Public Safety Standards Hytera Motorola Solutions Tue, 05 Dec 2017 20:55:00 +0000 52721 at http://urgentcomm.com PSCR: Fidel Liberal explains how mission-critical open platform can bolster development of public-safety solutions http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/pscr-fidel-liberal-explains-how-mission-critical-open-platform-can-b <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="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/pscr-fidel-liberal-explains-how-mission-critical-open-platform-can-b" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/pscr-fidel-liberal-explains-how-mission-critical-open-platform-can-b#comments 3GPP Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NIST/PSCR NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 22 Jun 2017 19:19:00 +0000 51081 at http://urgentcomm.com 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="" 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