AASHTO http://urgentcomm.com/taxonomy/term/33001/more en Public-safety communications fare better than commercial networks after Superstorm Sandy http://urgentcomm.com/land-mobile-radio/public-safety-communications-fare-better-commercial-networks-after-superstorm-sand <div class="node-body article-body">Roughly 25% of cellular towers were rendered inoperable by Superstorm Sandy, but initial reports indicate that public-safety LMR systems largely remained operational.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/land-mobile-radio/public-safety-communications-fare-better-commercial-networks-after-superstorm-sand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/land-mobile-radio/public-safety-communications-fare-better-commercial-networks-after-superstorm-sand#comments Land-Mobile Radio AASHTO Commercial Public Safety FCC NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 06 Nov 2012 19:06:00 +0000 16941 at http://urgentcomm.com FEMA Community Relations team members moved through Breezy Point and Rockaway, N.Y., after Hurricane Sandy. The CR members talked with disaster survivors about FEMA assistance and assessed the situation on the ground. Photo by Walt Jennings/FEMA FCC acts to allow TETRA in the U.S. permanently http://urgentcomm.com/tetra/fcc-acts-allow-tetra-us-permanently <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. critical-communications licensees will be able to use Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA) technology on a permanent basis, but the technology remains prohibited on public-safety spectrum, according to an FCC order released this week.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/tetra/fcc-acts-allow-tetra-us-permanently" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/tetra/fcc-acts-allow-tetra-us-permanently#comments AASHTO Regulation Standards TETRA FCC TETRA + CCA UTC Thu, 27 Sep 2012 21:05:00 +0000 14871 at http://urgentcomm.com San Francisco ire http://urgentcomm.com/networks-amp-systems-mag/san-francisco-ire <div class="node-body article-body">Transit officials are under fire for shutting off wireless service to patrons in the name of public safety. But opponents claim that the action unnecessarily put citizens at risk.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/networks-amp-systems-mag/san-francisco-ire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/networks-amp-systems-mag/san-francisco-ire#comments AASHTO Policy State & Local Government Transportation Wireless Networks Sun, 01 Jul 2012 16:00:00 +0000 2344 at http://urgentcomm.com John G. Mabanglo/Epa/Newscom The bigger picture (with related video) http://urgentcomm.com/transportation/bigger-picture-related-video <div class="node-body article-body">The transportation sector believes it plays a vital role in public safety and should be allowed to use the fledgling nationwide broadband network for first responders. Just as important, the sector has much in the way of embedded assets that can be leveraged to bring this network to reality and fund its operation.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/transportation/bigger-picture-related-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/transportation/bigger-picture-related-video#comments AASHTO Public Safety Transportation Sun, 01 Apr 2012 04:00:00 +0000 14591 at http://urgentcomm.com Transportation departments take a look at social networking http://urgentcomm.com/transportation/transportation-departments-take-look-social-networking <div class="node-body article-body">According to Bill Brownlow, some state transportation departments are using social-networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter to get the word out when something goes awry.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/transportation/transportation-departments-take-look-social-networking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/transportation/transportation-departments-take-look-social-networking#comments AASHTO Commentary Newsletters Intelligent Transportation Systems State & Local Government Transportation Networks & Systems Commentary Mobile Data Commentary Wed, 14 Sep 2011 22:34:00 +0000 8350 at http://urgentcomm.com All for one, one for all http://urgentcomm.com/networks-amp-systems-mag/all-one-one-all <div class="field-byline"> William Brownlow </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A tabletop exercise demonstrates the importance of pre-planning and better communications between agencies — before and after a disaster strikes.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/networks-amp-systems-mag/all-one-one-all" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/networks-amp-systems-mag/all-one-one-all#comments AASHTO Disaster Response Disaster Response Disaster Response Training Transportation Sun, 01 May 2011 04:00:00 +0000 5430 at http://urgentcomm.com Source: AASHTO IWCE reporter's notebook (Part 2) http://urgentcomm.com/mobile-voice-news/iwce-reporters-notebook-part-2 <div class="node-body article-body">IWCE product and service announcements from c4i, PCTEL, AASHTO, Laird, Alcatel-Lucent and Etherstack.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/mobile-voice-news/iwce-reporters-notebook-part-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/mobile-voice-news/iwce-reporters-notebook-part-2#comments Dispatch AASHTO Antennas Interoperability Narrowbanding Portables Public Safety Alcatel-Lucent Technology Tue, 15 Mar 2011 14:49:00 +0000 12700 at http://urgentcomm.com FCC drafts, public safety worries http://urgentcomm.com/policy-amp-law-mag/fcc-drafts-public-safety-worries <div class="field-deck"> Coverage requirements for proposed 700 MHz network are chief among the concerns </div> <div class="node-body article-body">FCC commissioners unanimously adopted new draft rules for the reauction of the 10 MHz D Block in the 700 MHz band.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/policy-amp-law-mag/fcc-drafts-public-safety-worries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/policy-amp-law-mag/fcc-drafts-public-safety-worries#comments AASHTO Public Safety Regulation FCC Sat, 01 Nov 2008 16:00:00 +0000 7730 at http://urgentcomm.com FCC expands public-safety licensee board http://urgentcomm.com/news/fcc-expands-public-safety-licensee-board <div class="node-body article-body">FCC commissioners this week approved an order expanding the board of the national licensee for public safety's 700 MHz spectrum, an action that is expected to let the likely designee to hire an agent/advisor as early as next week.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/news/fcc-expands-public-safety-licensee-board" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/news/fcc-expands-public-safety-licensee-board#comments AASHTO Public Safety Regulation Spectrum/Frequency Coordination FCC Fri, 28 Sep 2007 17:53:00 +0000 8908 at http://urgentcomm.com State highway officials contract with RadioSoft for frequency coordination http://urgentcomm.com/news/state-highway-officials-contract-radiosoft-frequency-coordination <div class="node-body article-body">RadioSoft announced it has received a contract from the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials to enhance the association's mobile radio frequency coordination.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/news/state-highway-officials-contract-radiosoft-frequency-coordination" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/news/state-highway-officials-contract-radiosoft-frequency-coordination#comments AASHTO Spectrum/Frequency Coordination Tue, 14 Mar 2006 21:26:00 +0000 9912 at http://urgentcomm.com