Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet en Vendors prepare to demonstrate mission-critical PTT, data, video interoperability at ETSI Plugtest <div class="node-body article-body">Representatives from 30 vendors are slated to participate in next week’s ETSI Plugtest, which will include a series of technical exercises designed to demonstrate interoperability between various 3GPP-compliant solutions that provide mission-critical push to talk (MCPTT), mission-critical data and mission-critical video capabilities.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Long-Term Evolution 3GPP Interoperability Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Test and Measurement NIST/PSCR NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 22 Jun 2018 18:35:00 +0000 55541 at FirstNet board, AT&T highlight deployment, adoption, functionality progress for FirstNet <div class="node-body article-body">AT&T announces that more than 1,000 public-safety agencies in 52 states and territories have joined FirstNet, which is surpassing expectations in meeting key milestones for adoption, deployment and technical capabilities, according to FirstNet board members.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Long-Term Evolution Subscriber Devices Applications Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 22 Jun 2018 13:27:00 +0000 55521 at NIST: Michael Ogata outlines methods, challenges for vetting security of mobile applications <div class="node-body video-body">Michael Ogata, a computer scientist for the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST), explains how the methodology used in his Mobile Application Security Exercise (MASE) research can be used to help ensure that public-safety applications include the desired level of security. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Software Applications Cybersecurity Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Security NIST/PSCR NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 21 Jun 2018 11:28:00 +0000 55501 at CritComm Insights: Ken Rehbehn highlights global progress of public-safety LTE, MCPTT <div class="field-podcast-source"> <a href="/urgent-communications-podcast">The Urgent Communications Podcast</a> </div> <div class="node-body audio-body">Ken Rehbehn, founder and principal analyst at CritComm Insights, provides an update on public-safety LTE initiatives in the United Kingdom, South Korea and Europe, based on insights gathered during recent travels, culminating with last week's Mission Critical Technologies event in London. Rehbehn also examines plans for many public-safety LTE systems to use LMR technologies to address off-network voice communications. </div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/public-safety/critcomm-insights-ken-rehbehn-highlights-global-progress-public-safety-lte-mcptt" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop imagecache-linked imagecache-med_crop_linked"><img alt="" src="" 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="" /><a href=" Rehbehn podcast 1 on 06-19.MP3" type="audio/mpeg; length=8615936">Ken Rehbehn podcast 1 on 06-19.MP3</a></div> </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Applications Federal Government/Military Interoperability Public Safety Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Tue, 19 Jun 2018 15:59:00 +0000 55411 at Univ. of Virginia: Homa Alemzadeh, Mustafa Hotaki showcase 'Siri for first responders' to help EMS <div class="node-body video-body">Homa Alemzadeh and Mustafa Hotaki demonstrate how voice-recognition technology can be combined with analytics and artificial intelligence to help EMS personnel provide medical care with greater accuracy and efficiency, particular when responding to large-scale incidents.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Analytics Incident Command/Situational Awareness Applications Fire/EMS Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NIST/PSCR Mon, 18 Jun 2018 02:53:00 +0000 55391 at Newscan: ESN looking to quickly switch to open standards, Kodiak product from Motorola Solutions <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Web Roundup</strong><br /> <em>Items from other news organizations</em></p> <p><a href="">ESN looking to quickly switch to open standards, Kodiak product from Motorola Solutions</a></p> <p><a href="">3GPP clears 5G for takeoff with standalone NR specs</a></p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Motorola Solutions Fri, 15 Jun 2018 17:36:00 +0000 55381 at FirstNet, AT&T announce nationwide availability of subscriber-paid/BYOD offering <div class="node-body article-body">Primary public-safety agencies with little or no budget to pay for their personnel to have broadband services can utilize a FirstNet subscriber-paid—or bring your own device (BYOD)—offering recently made available nationwide at 5,300 AT&amp;T retail stores and online outlets, according to an AT&amp;T official.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Funding Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 15 Jun 2018 13:51:00 +0000 55341 at AT&T’s extreme-weather drone provides new LTE coverage option in difficult environments <div class="node-body article-body">AT&T announces a tethered drone that is designed to operate as a cell on wings (COW) that can provide broadband coverage in extreme weather conditions—a capability that promises to be valuable to AT&T, enterprise customers and first responders, according to an AT&T official.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Long-Term Evolution Enterprise Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 12 Jun 2018 18:13:00 +0000 55321 at Carnegie Mellon University: Anthony Rowe showcases firefighter-location technology <div class="node-body video-body">Anthony Rowe, associate professor in the electrical and computer engineering department at Carnegie Mellon University, demonstrates how an incident commander could leverage ultrawideband (UWB) beacon technology to track the location of firefighters, even when there is no traditional network infrastructure available.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Incident Command/Situational Awareness Personnel Tracking Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NIST/PSCR Mon, 11 Jun 2018 03:08:00 +0000 55291 at FirstNet’s Swenson cites public-safety progress, points to future changes, potential business models <div class="node-body article-body">​SAN DIEGO—Public-safety adoption of FirstNet is proceeding well during the first months of the first-responder network being available, and the pace of change within the sector could accelerate in the future, according to FirstNet Chairwoman Sue Swenson.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Long-Term Evolution Funding Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NTIA/FirstNet Wed, 06 Jun 2018 15:10:00 +0000 55081 at