Dispatch http://urgentcomm.com/taxonomy/term/6624/more en Q&A with Alex Richardson of IHS Markit about control-room, public-safety trends http://urgentcomm.com/blog/qa-alex-richardson-ihs-markit-about-control-room-public-safety-trends <div class="node-body blog-body">Alex Richardson, author of IHS Markit's 2017 Command &amp; Control Rooms Report, provides background on several key trends in the critical-communications industry, including control-room consolidation, leverging cloud solutions, shifts to IP-based broadband technologies, and greater sharing of data, video and resources throughout the industry.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/qa-alex-richardson-ihs-markit-about-control-room-public-safety-trends" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/qa-alex-richardson-ihs-markit-about-control-room-public-safety-trends#comments Dispatch NG-911 Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Motorola Solutions View from the Top Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:04:00 +0000 51681 at http://urgentcomm.com The power of visualization technology for public safety http://urgentcomm.com/blog/power-visualization-technology-public-safety <div class="node-body blog-body">Humans process visual communications significantly faster than text. In a public-safety environment, where seconds of reaction time are critical, leveraging visual communications effectively promises to have a huge impact on first responders and the citizens they protect.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/power-visualization-technology-public-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/power-visualization-technology-public-safety#comments Incident Command/Situational Awareness Asset-Tracking CAD Personnel Tracking Public Safety View from the Top Tue, 01 Aug 2017 19:51:00 +0000 51371 at http://urgentcomm.com The State of 911: Planning for the future with nationwide data http://urgentcomm.com/blog/state-911-planning-future-nationwide-data <div class="node-body blog-body">How local, regional and state 911 leaders use nationwide data to improve emergency communications for the public. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/state-911-planning-future-nationwide-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/state-911-planning-future-nationwide-data#comments Dispatch Funding NG-911 Policy Public Safety NENA View from the Top Thu, 01 Jun 2017 20:52:00 +0000 50651 at http://urgentcomm.com New CEO Jeff Robertson optimistic about Airbus DS Communications’ role in next-gen 911 http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/new-ceo-jeff-robertson-optimistic-about-airbus-ds-communications-role-next-gen-911 <div class="node-body article-body">​Next-generation 911 (NG911) promises to provide significant benefits to citizens and first-responder agencies, so public-safety answering points (PSAPs) should not wait for federal funding to become available to transition to the new all-IP platform, according to Jeff Robertson, the new president and CEO of Airbus DS Communications. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/new-ceo-jeff-robertson-optimistic-about-airbus-ds-communications-role-next-gen-911" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/new-ceo-jeff-robertson-optimistic-about-airbus-ds-communications-role-next-gen-911#comments Dispatch Cybersecurity Funding NG-911 Public Safety Security Cassidian Tue, 30 May 2017 21:25:00 +0000 50621 at http://urgentcomm.com Harris, Zetron announce strategic partnership http://urgentcomm.com/zetron/harris-zetron-announce-strategic-partnership <div class="node-body article-body">Zetron and Harris announce a strategic partnership that will let Harris sales channels offer Zetron’s AcomNOVUS dispatch console systems in connection with DMR and P25 radio offerings from Tait Communications that were the subject of a similar strategic partnership that was announced last year.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/zetron/harris-zetron-announce-strategic-partnership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/zetron/harris-zetron-announce-strategic-partnership#comments Dispatch Critical Infrastructure Enterprise Interoperability Harris Zetron Tue, 09 May 2017 22:48:00 +0000 50421 at http://urgentcomm.com Zetron focuses on deployments, integration with recent API releases http://urgentcomm.com/node/50381 <div class="node-body article-body">After releasing a series of application programming interfaces (APIs) beginning late last year, Zetron is seeing dispatch centers leverage the new capabilities and efficiencies that are enabled through the offerings, according to company officials.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/node/50381" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/node/50381#comments Dispatch Dispatch Interoperability Zetron Mon, 08 May 2017 04:19:00 +0000 50381 at http://urgentcomm.com Kansas PSAPs working with AT&T to build ESInet, take steps toward NG911 during next year http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/kansas-psaps-working-att-build-esinet-take-steps-toward-ng911-during-next-year <div class="node-body article-body">Public-safety answering point (PSAPs) throughout Kansas are expected to leverage geospatial routing of 911 calls over AT&T’s Emergency Services IP network (ESInet) by the end of the year or early in 2018, according to the chairman of the state’s 911 coordinating council.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/kansas-psaps-working-att-build-esinet-take-steps-toward-ng911-during-next-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/kansas-psaps-working-att-build-esinet-take-steps-toward-ng911-during-next-year#comments Dispatch Cybersecurity Funding NG-911 Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Security State & Local Government Fri, 28 Apr 2017 02:09:00 +0000 50321 at http://urgentcomm.com 911 telecommunicators deserve the spotlight all year long http://urgentcomm.com/blog/911-telecommunicators-deserve-spotlight-all-year-long <div class="node-body blog-body">This week, we celebrate National Telecommunicators Week. Given what 911 personnel bring to the emergency-response process every day, even greater recognition would be appropriate.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/911-telecommunicators-deserve-spotlight-all-year-long" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/911-telecommunicators-deserve-spotlight-all-year-long#comments Dispatch NG-911 Policy Public Safety State & Local Government View from the Top Thu, 13 Apr 2017 12:47:00 +0000 50181 at http://urgentcomm.com Avtec, Harris announce strategic alliance http://urgentcomm.com/harris/avtec-harris-announce-strategic-alliance <div class="node-body article-body">Dispatch-console maker Avtec and Harris recently announced that the companies have signed an agreement that gives Harris the ability to resell Avtec consoles in North America, according to an Avtec executive. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/harris/avtec-harris-announce-strategic-alliance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/harris/avtec-harris-announce-strategic-alliance#comments Dispatch Critical Infrastructure Enterprise Interoperability Harris Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:08:00 +0000 49851 at http://urgentcomm.com Senators prepare to introduce legislation to promote transition to next-gen 911 http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/senators-prepare-introduce-legislation-promote-transition-next-gen-911 <div class="node-body article-body">Legislation designed to promote the transition from legacy 911 systems to next-generation 911 (NG911) platforms “as soon as practicable” is expected to be introduced by Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) during the next few weeks, according to multiple Beltway sources. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/senators-prepare-introduce-legislation-promote-transition-next-gen-911" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/senators-prepare-introduce-legislation-promote-transition-next-gen-911#comments Dispatch Funding NG-911 Policy Public Safety Fri, 03 Mar 2017 01:14:00 +0000 49441 at http://urgentcomm.com