UTC http://urgentcomm.com/taxonomy/term/33141/more en FCC tech-transition ruling has no impact on utilities’ critical-communications data, UTC official says http://urgentcomm.com/utc/fcc-tech-transition-ruling-has-no-impact-utilities-critical-communications-data-utc-official-say <div class="node-body article-body">FCC commissioners voted to streamline the process that incumbent carriers must follow to stop offering voice services on their legacy wireline telephony networks, but the action does not changes the rules associated with retirement of copper-based data services used frequently by utilities, according an official with the Utilities Technology Council (UTC).</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/utc/fcc-tech-transition-ruling-has-no-impact-utilities-critical-communications-data-utc-official-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/utc/fcc-tech-transition-ruling-has-no-impact-utilities-critical-communications-data-utc-official-say#comments Land-Mobile Radio Policy Utility FCC UTC Thu, 21 Jul 2016 21:22:00 +0000 47111 at http://urgentcomm.com Utilities look to FCC for action on 4.9 GHz spectrum, UTC official says http://urgentcomm.com/utility/utilities-look-fcc-action-49-ghz-spectrum-utc-official-says <div class="node-body article-body">Utilities soon could have the right to access spectrum in the 4.9 GHz band for broadband connectivity, an official for the newly named Utilities Technology Council (UTC) said during an IWCE’s Urgent Communications webinar examining communications migration challenges for utilities.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/utility/utilities-look-fcc-action-49-ghz-spectrum-utc-official-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/utility/utilities-look-fcc-action-49-ghz-spectrum-utc-official-says#comments Utility UTC Tue, 24 May 2016 20:41:00 +0000 46011 at http://urgentcomm.com pdvWireless acquires, swaps 900 MHz spectrum while awaiting FCC ruling on LMR-to-broadband proposal http://urgentcomm.com/critical-infrastructure/pdvwireless-acquires-swaps-900-mhz-spectrum-while-awaiting-fcc-ruling-lmr-br <div class="node-body article-body">As the FCC decides whether to rule on its proposal to transition some 900 MHz spectrum from land-mobile-radio (LMR) use to broadband, pdvWireless is buying and swapping airwaves in the band make its desired retuning task easier, according to Morgan O’Brien, the vice chairman for pdvWireless. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/critical-infrastructure/pdvwireless-acquires-swaps-900-mhz-spectrum-while-awaiting-fcc-ruling-lmr-br" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/critical-infrastructure/pdvwireless-acquires-swaps-900-mhz-spectrum-while-awaiting-fcc-ruling-lmr-br#comments Land-Mobile Radio Long-Term Evolution Critical Infrastructure Regulation EWA NTIA/FirstNet UTC Fri, 15 Apr 2016 15:47:00 +0000 44751 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: UTC mourns the passing of President and CEO Connie Durcsak http://urgentcomm.com/utc/newscan-utc-mourns-passing-president-and-ceo-connie-durcsak <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Web Roundup</strong><br /> <em>Items from other news organizations</em></p> <p><a href="http://motherboard.vice.com/read/the-fbi-says-hackers-are-targeting-emergency-services">FBI says hackers are targeting emergency services</a></p> <p><a href="file:///C:/Users/Donald.Jackson/Documents/Mobile%20Radio%20Techonology/2015/bit.ly/1lrs9PF">Is mobile security finally getting some respect?</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/utc/newscan-utc-mourns-passing-president-and-ceo-connie-durcsak" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/utc/newscan-utc-mourns-passing-president-and-ceo-connie-durcsak#comments UTC Tue, 17 Nov 2015 17:43:00 +0000 39431 at http://urgentcomm.com RAD: Elad Harf demonstrates the capabilities of company's Megaplex platform http://urgentcomm.com/utility/rad-elad-harf-demonstrates-capabilities-companys-megaplex-platform <div class="node-body video-body">Elad Harf, utility and transportation systems engineer for RAD, showcases the features of the company's Megaplex platform during this conversation with IWCE's Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson at the recent UTC Telecom & Technology 2015 show in Atlanta.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/utility/rad-elad-harf-demonstrates-capabilities-companys-megaplex-platform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/utility/rad-elad-harf-demonstrates-capabilities-companys-megaplex-platform#comments Land-Mobile Radio Cybersecurity Interoperability Machine-to-Machine SCADA Utility Video UTC Mon, 18 May 2015 15:03:00 +0000 35991 at http://urgentcomm.com Utilities Telecom Council elects 2015-2016 board officers http://urgentcomm.com/utc/utilities-telecom-council-elects-2015-2016-board-officers <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Atlanta, GA &ndash; Members of the Utilities Telecom Council (UTC) elected new officers during its annual meeting held on May 8<sup>th</sup>, 2015 at the conclusion of UTC TELECOM &amp; TECHNOLOGY 2015 in Atlanta, GA.</p> <p>The following members were elected to serve as UTC Board of Directors officers for the term 2015-2016.</p></div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/utc/utilities-telecom-council-elects-2015-2016-board-officers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/utc/utilities-telecom-council-elects-2015-2016-board-officers#comments UTC Thu, 14 May 2015 19:35:00 +0000 35951 at http://urgentcomm.com Utilities continue to face spectrum challenges, UTC panelists say http://urgentcomm.com/utility/utilities-continue-face-spectrum-challenges-utc-panelists-say <div class="node-body article-body">ATLANTA—Utilities can realize unprecedented benefits from communications that enable smart-grid functionality, but securing the appropriate wireless spectrum needed to support these applications remains a barrier for many, panelists said during the annual United Telecom Council (UTC) Telecom & Technology 2015 show.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/utility/utilities-continue-face-spectrum-challenges-utc-panelists-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/utility/utilities-continue-face-spectrum-challenges-utc-panelists-say#comments Utility UTC Thu, 14 May 2015 18:30:00 +0000 35941 at http://urgentcomm.com PowerTrunk: David Torres outlines the capabilities of new TETRA-LTE solution http://urgentcomm.com/powertrunk/powertrunk-david-torres-outlines-capabilities-new-tetra-lte-solution <div class="node-body video-body">David Torres, PowerTrunk's vice president of Canada sales, explains how the company's new solution can support a standalone TETRA network, a Band 14 LTE network or a hybrid TETRA-LTE system. The PowerTrunk TETRA-LTE offering is expected to be commercially available late this year.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/powertrunk/powertrunk-david-torres-outlines-capabilities-new-tetra-lte-solution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/powertrunk/powertrunk-david-torres-outlines-capabilities-new-tetra-lte-solution#comments Critical Infrastructure TETRA Utility UTC PowerTrunk Wed, 13 May 2015 11:42:00 +0000 35921 at http://urgentcomm.com Cisco Systems: Anant Mathur highlights features of new ruggedized firewall for critical-infrastructure entities http://urgentcomm.com/cisco/cisco-systems-anant-mathur-highlights-features-new-ruggedized-firewall-critical-infrastructure <div class="node-body video-body">Anant Mathur, a technical product manager for Cisco Systems, talks about capabilities and resiliency of the ASA5506H-X, a ruggedized firewall that the company launched this week at the UTC Telecom & Technology 2015 show in Atlanta. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/cisco/cisco-systems-anant-mathur-highlights-features-new-ruggedized-firewall-critical-infrastructure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/cisco/cisco-systems-anant-mathur-highlights-features-new-ruggedized-firewall-critical-infrastructure#comments Incident Command/Situational Awareness Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Interoperability Security Cisco UTC Fri, 08 May 2015 16:11:00 +0000 35851 at http://urgentcomm.com Webinar participants say wireless priority status essential for utilities http://urgentcomm.com/utility/webinar-participants-say-wireless-priority-status-essential-utilities <div class="node-body article-body">Utility companies have an increasing array of options to consider when charting a path forward for their communications systems, but the prospect of utilizing priority wireless access—especially on spectrum licensed to FirstNet for the first nationwide broadband network for public safety—remains a challenge.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/utility/webinar-participants-say-wireless-priority-status-essential-utilities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/utility/webinar-participants-say-wireless-priority-status-essential-utilities#comments Analog Digital Spectrum/Frequency Coordination Utility FCC UTC Mon, 10 Nov 2014 14:11:00 +0000 31781 at http://urgentcomm.com