Interoperability en Boston, BayRICS to court: Please decide FirstNet case, so network construction can begin ASAP <div class="node-body article-body">A joint brief from the city of Boston and the Bay Area Regional Interoperable Communications System Authority (BayRICS) asks a federal court to decide the protest lawsuit of the FirstNet procurement quickly, so deployment of the much-anticipated nationwide public-safety broadband network can begin as soon as possible. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Long-Term Evolution Interoperability Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Installation NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:13:00 +0000 49371 at Airbus DS Communications remains for sale after more than two years <div class="node-body article-body">LMR and 911 solutions provider Airbus DS Communications remains on the selling block more than two years after its international parent firm—Airbus Group—announced plans to divest itself of Airbus DS Communications and other global public-safety-communications assets in the fall of 2014, according to a company official. <p>&ldquo;I have no update on the sale of the company,&rdquo; Airbus DS Communications CEO Bob Freinberg said during an interview with <em>IWCE&rsquo;s Urgent Communications</em>.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Land-Mobile Radio Dispatch Interoperability NG-911 Cassidian Thu, 22 Dec 2016 16:53:00 +0000 48861 at Potomac Spectrum Partners places TETRA order with PowerTrunk amid Hytera-Sepura uncertainty <div class="node-body article-body">Potomac Spectrum Partners (PSP) orders TETRA equipment and engineering expertise for U.S. network deployments from PowerTrunk, which is awaiting word whether its parent company Sepura will be bought by fellow LMR manufacturer Hytera Communications.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Funding Interoperability Policy TETRA Hytera PowerTrunk Tue, 13 Dec 2016 22:52:00 +0000 48781 at Potomac Spectrum Partners: Bruce Scapier outlines how TASSTA enables interoperable LMR, smartphone nets <div class="node-body video-body">Bruce Scapier, president and managing member of Potomac Spectrum Partners, explains how the interoperability solution from partner TASSTA will be leveraged to make the company's proposed TETRA system beneficial to non-TETRA users in the United States, including those who have other LMR devices and smartphones. TASSTA is one of three integral partners in the Potomac Spectrum Partners initiative, with the others being TETRA technology partner PowerTrunk and Space Data, which deploys near-space balloons that act as "towers in the sky" to maximize the coverage footprint. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Critical Infrastructure Interoperability System Design TETRA Wed, 09 Nov 2016 22:38:00 +0000 48461 at Harris: Michelle Johnson describes work being done at company's LTE Center of Excellence <div class="node-body video-body">Michelle Johnson, director of LTE products and strategic partnerships for Harris, highlights the research-and-development work being conducted at the company’s LTE Center of Excellence during this conversation with IWCE’s Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson at the Critical LTE Communications Forum in Chicago.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Land-Mobile Radio Long-Term Evolution Interoperability Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Design Harris Fri, 04 Nov 2016 19:28:00 +0000 48421 at JVCKENWOOD USA announces radio series support for DMR, as well as NXDN and P25 protocols <div class="node-body article-body">JVCKENWOOD USA this week announced that support for DMR Tier II has been added to its NX-5000 Series mobile and portable radios, which the are the industry’s first radios capable of operating in three digital protocols—NXDN, P25 Phase I and Phase II, and DMR Tier II—according to the company.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> DMR Interoperability NXDN P25 System Design Kenwood Thu, 27 Oct 2016 15:58:00 +0000 48331 at Potomac Spectrum Partners plans to begin building nationwide TETRA system by the end of the year <div class="node-body article-body">Potomac Spectrum Partners (PSP), a private company based in Maryland, announces that is teaming with partners TASSTA, PowerTrunk (part of the Sepura Group) and Space Data to develop a nationwide TETRA network for mission-critical voice, data and Internet of Things (IoT) applications.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Long-Term Evolution Tower & Site Critical Infrastructure Enterprise Interoperability P25 Public Safety TETRA Thu, 22 Sep 2016 22:14:00 +0000 47941 at Motorola Solutions: Randy Long describes benefits of SchoolSAFE solution <div class="node-body video-body">Randy Long of SchoolSAFE Communications describes how the dealer-developed solution supports daily communications on educational campuses, as well as interoperability with public-safety personnel during times of emergency.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alerting Systems Dispatch Incident Command/Situational Awareness Critical Infrastructure Interoperability State & Local Government Training Motorola Solutions Thu, 08 Sep 2016 19:01:00 +0000 47771 at Fairfax County: Michael Newburn explains replacement of general-government LMR system with carrier enhanced PTT service <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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Land-Mobile Radio Long-Term Evolution Interoperability Public Safety State & Local Government APCO Thu, 18 Aug 2016 04:33:00 +0000 47481 at Icom America: Mobile communications van features company's interoperability gear <div class="node-body video-body">Ray Novak of Icom America and Mike Lee, a communications unit leader (COML) for a Florida county, highlight the capabilities of a mobile communications van that includes Icom interoperability products that enable communications between myriad radio and commercial technologies. The van is being featured in the Icom America booth at APCO 2016 in Orlando.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Land-Mobile Radio Long-Term Evolution Interoperability APCO Icom Tue, 16 Aug 2016 02:37:00 +0000 47421 at