Dispatch http://urgentcomm.com/taxonomy/term/6624/more en APCO identifies potential NG911 impacts, challenges in Project 43 report http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/apco-identifies-potential-ng911-impacts-challenges-project-43-report <div class="node-body article-body">​Next-generation 911 (NG911) will have significant operational implications for 911 centers, requiring new personnel skill sets to leverage the platform’s technological functionality and federal resources to fund the NG911 transition nationwide, according to the Project 43 report from APCO.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/apco-identifies-potential-ng911-impacts-challenges-project-43-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/apco-identifies-potential-ng911-impacts-challenges-project-43-report#comments Dispatch Cybersecurity Funding Interoperability NG-911 Policy Public Safety APCO Tue, 05 Sep 2017 16:07:00 +0000 51941 at http://urgentcomm.com Motorola Solutions: Eric Dahle describes capabilities of new dispatch console http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-eric-dahle-describes-capabilities-new-dispatch-console <div class="node-body video-body">Eric Dahle of Motorola Solutions highlights key features of the latest in the company's MCC 75000 series of dispatch consoles, which includes a significantly smaller form factor and the ability to support multiple Ethernet connections to enhance reliability.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-eric-dahle-describes-capabilities-new-dispatch-console" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-eric-dahle-describes-capabilities-new-dispatch-console#comments Dispatch NG-911 PSAP APCO Motorola Solutions Thu, 31 Aug 2017 20:15:00 +0000 51901 at http://urgentcomm.com 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