APCO http://urgentcomm.com/taxonomy/term/33011/more en Icom America announces new series of NXDN IDAS mobiles and portables http://urgentcomm.com/icom/icom-america-announces-new-series-nxdn-idas-mobiles-and-portables <div class="node-body article-body">Icom America recently showcased a new series of multi-mode UHF/VHF NXDN IDAS radios that are designed to provide users with a flexible feature set and an enhanced user interface.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/icom/icom-america-announces-new-series-nxdn-idas-mobiles-and-portables" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/icom/icom-america-announces-new-series-nxdn-idas-mobiles-and-portables#comments Analog NXDN APCO NXDN Forum Icom Tue, 06 Sep 2016 20:14:00 +0000 47711 at http://urgentcomm.com Motorola Solutions: Dean Picha demonstrates how enhanced-geofencing capability can aid response effort http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-dean-picha-demonstrates-how-enhanced-geofencing-capability-can <div class="node-body video-body">Dean Picha, an engineer at Motorola Solutions, demonstrates how enhanced geofencing—new fuctionality available on the company's ASTRO 25 systems—allows for quicker updates to responders' radios as they approach an incident scene. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-dean-picha-demonstrates-how-enhanced-geofencing-capability-can" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-dean-picha-demonstrates-how-enhanced-geofencing-capability-can#comments Land-Mobile Radio Incident Command/Situational Awareness P25 Public Safety Public Safety APCO Motorola Solutions Tue, 06 Sep 2016 14:20:00 +0000 47701 at http://urgentcomm.com Harris/Rivada: Umesh Bhavsar explains how quality-of-service capabilities could work on FirstNet http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/harrisrivada-umesh-bhavsar-explains-how-quality-service-capabilities <div class="node-body video-body">Umesh Bhavsar, a senior product manager at Harris RF Communications—a partner on the Rivada Mercury team that is bidding for the nationwide FirstNet contract—describes how quality of service for first responders can be altered dynamically by public-safety policies and potentially controlled by public-safety personnel to meet the specific bandwidth needs associated with a response.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/harrisrivada-umesh-bhavsar-explains-how-quality-service-capabilities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/harrisrivada-umesh-bhavsar-explains-how-quality-service-capabilities#comments Policy Public Safety Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet APCO Harris NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 06 Sep 2016 13:58:00 +0000 47691 at http://urgentcomm.com Comtech: Kent Hellebust describes transition, new opportunities since TCS merger early this year http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/comtech-kent-hellebust-describes-transition-new-opportunities-tcs-merger-early-year <div class="node-body video-body">Kent Hellebust, vice president of safety and security techologies at Comtech Telecommunications, says the transition from TeleCommunication Systems (TCS) customers has proceeded smoothly since Comtech purchased the company early this year. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/comtech-kent-hellebust-describes-transition-new-opportunities-tcs-merger-early-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/comtech-kent-hellebust-describes-transition-new-opportunities-tcs-merger-early-year#comments Dispatch NG-911 PSAP APCO Thu, 01 Sep 2016 15:26:00 +0000 47651 at http://urgentcomm.com Locution Systems: Glenn Neal highlights mobile-app capabilities associated with fire-station alerting system http://urgentcomm.com/first-responders/locution-systems-glenn-neal-highlights-mobile-app-capabilities-associated-fire-stat <div class="node-body video-body">Glenn Neal, president and CTO of Locution Systems, describes the mapping functionality and other mobile-application capabilities that are available to customers of the company's PrimeAlert fire-station alerting solution. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/first-responders/locution-systems-glenn-neal-highlights-mobile-app-capabilities-associated-fire-stat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/first-responders/locution-systems-glenn-neal-highlights-mobile-app-capabilities-associated-fire-stat#comments Dispatch Fire/EMS First Responders GIS/Mapping APCO Tue, 30 Aug 2016 14:50:00 +0000 47611 at http://urgentcomm.com PSAC: Harlin McEwen discusses Identity, Credential and Access Management (ICAM) report for FirstNet http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/psac-harlin-mcewen-discusses-identity-credential-and-access-management-icam-report-firs <div class="node-body video-body">Harlin McEwen, chairman of the Public Safety Advisory Committee (PSAC), highlights some of the key findings from the PSAC working group's report to FirstNet about the implementation of Identity, Credential and Access Management (ICAM) on the proposed nationwide public-safety broadband network.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/psac-harlin-mcewen-discusses-identity-credential-and-access-management-icam-report-firs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/psac-harlin-mcewen-discusses-identity-credential-and-access-management-icam-report-firs#comments Cybersecurity Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Security System Design APCO NTIA/FirstNet Wed, 24 Aug 2016 15:46:00 +0000 47541 at http://urgentcomm.com City of Richardson (Texas): Steve Graves describes transition from LMR to enhanced PTT offering http://urgentcomm.com/land-mobile-radio/city-richardson-texas-steve-graves-describes-transition-lmr-enhanced-ptt-offering <div class="node-body video-body">Steve Graves, chief information officer for the city of Richardson, Texas, describes the operational and financial benefits achieved by having general-government employees leverage a carrier-based push-to-talk (PTT) service. Public-safety users also plan to use the carrier PTT technology to supplement communications on the existing P25 system. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/land-mobile-radio/city-richardson-texas-steve-graves-describes-transition-lmr-enhanced-ptt-offering" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/land-mobile-radio/city-richardson-texas-steve-graves-describes-transition-lmr-enhanced-ptt-offering#comments Land-Mobile Radio Long-Term Evolution Funding Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government APCO Fri, 19 Aug 2016 15:26:00 +0000 47521 at http://urgentcomm.com Fairfax County: Michael Newburn explains replacement of general-government LMR system with carrier enhanced PTT service http://urgentcomm.com/land-mobile-radio/fairfax-county-michael-newburn-explains-replacement-general-government-lmr-system- <div class="node-body video-body">Michael Newburn, wireless manager for Fairfax County, Va., outlines the reasoning behind the decision to replace an aging analog LMR system for general government employees with an enhanced push-to-talk (PTT) service. The decision saved the county more than $16 million in upfront costs and more than $2 million annually. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/land-mobile-radio/fairfax-county-michael-newburn-explains-replacement-general-government-lmr-system-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/land-mobile-radio/fairfax-county-michael-newburn-explains-replacement-general-government-lmr-system-#comments Land-Mobile Radio Long-Term Evolution Interoperability Public Safety State & Local Government APCO Thu, 18 Aug 2016 04:33:00 +0000 47481 at http://urgentcomm.com When your hands are full, new technology may let your eyes carry the load http://urgentcomm.com/blog/when-your-hands-are-full-new-technology-may-let-your-eyes-carry-load <div class="node-body blog-body">Public-safety personnel in the field want the information that broadband applications can deliver, but they often need to keep their heads up and their hands free, precluding the use of typical consumer devices. Motorola Solutions' proof-of-concept virtual-reality demonstration featuring Eyefluence technology may provide the seed of a solution to this problem.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/when-your-hands-are-full-new-technology-may-let-your-eyes-carry-load" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/when-your-hands-are-full-new-technology-may-let-your-eyes-carry-load#comments Land-Mobile Radio Long-Term Evolution Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Design APCO Motorola Solutions Urgent Matters Wed, 17 Aug 2016 13:33:00 +0000 47471 at http://urgentcomm.com Motorola Solutions: Craig Siddoway highlights efforts to make virtual-reality technology beneficial to public safety http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-craig-siddoway-highlights-efforts-make-virtual-reality-technol <div class="node-body video-body">Craig Siddoway, director of advanced concepts at Motorola Solutions, explains how the company is exploring how virtual reality could be used to help public safety while team members conduct a proof-of-concept demonstration of the technology—featuring technology from eyeFluence that allows a user to navigate through applications by moving only their eyes—at APCO 2016 in Orlando.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-craig-siddoway-highlights-efforts-make-virtual-reality-technol" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-craig-siddoway-highlights-efforts-make-virtual-reality-technol#comments Incident Command/Situational Awareness Public Safety APCO Motorola Solutions Wed, 17 Aug 2016 09:26:00 +0000 47461 at http://urgentcomm.com