Technology en Officials for AT&T, Nokia outline capabilities of upcoming MCPTT-compliant solutions <div class="node-body article-body">Voice services meeting the mission-critical-push-to-talk (MCPTT) standard developed by 3GPP—the body that oversees LTE development—will provide greater voice quality, performance and reliability than any push-to-talk-over-cellular (PoC) offering available on the market today, according to officials from AT&T and Nokia.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Long-Term Evolution 3GPP Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NTIA/FirstNet Motorola Solutions Nokia Siemens Fri, 20 Apr 2018 17:34:00 +0000 54521 at Pryme Radio introduces Pico wired-microphone solution for PoC users <div class="node-body article-body">Accessories maker Pryme Radio introduces the Pico, a wired-microphone system designed to address the specific needs of push-to-talk-over-cellular (PoC) users on smartphones and tablets that do not have a dedicated push-to-talk button.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Long-Term Evolution Subscriber Devices Applications Enterprise IWCE Fri, 13 Apr 2018 13:25:00 +0000 54491 at Newscan: FCC releases report on false Hawaii false emergency alert <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Web Roundup</strong><br /> <em>Items from other news organizations</em></p> <p><a href="">Ransomware: A &lsquo;soft nuclear weapon&rsquo; aimed at government</a></p> <p><a href="">Sacramento police issue new policy for deactivating or muting body cameras</a></p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alerting Systems FCC Thu, 12 Apr 2018 20:40:00 +0000 54481 at NIST releases initial list of 17 devices certified for use on FirstNet system <div class="node-body article-body">Devices from Apple, Samsung, Sonim Technologies and Netgear are on the initial list of certified devices that public-safety users can use on the FirstNet broadband system being deployed by AT&T, according to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Standards Test and Measurement NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 12 Apr 2018 15:53:00 +0000 54471 at Most expect eventual public-safety transition to MCPTT over LTE, but timing remains in doubt <div class="node-body article-body">First responders are expected to begin utilizing mission-critical push-to-talk (MCPTT)-standard services over FirstNet and other LTE networks late this year, but industry representatives have myriad opinions about when MCPTT might supplant land-mobile-radio (LMR) as the solution for mission-critical voice communications.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Land-Mobile Radio Long-Term Evolution Interoperability P25 Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Operation IWCE NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 10 Apr 2018 15:32:00 +0000 54421 at Samsung official shares company’s vision for public-safety communications in U.S. <div class="node-body article-body">First responders may utilize the computing power of a smartphone throughout the workday—in the field, in a vehicle, and in the station/office—to complete myriad tasks requiring connectivity in the foreseeable future, according to a Samsung official helping lead the company’s U.S. public-safety initiatives.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Funding Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Smart Devices State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 06 Apr 2018 13:44:00 +0000 54401 at Cradlepoint evolves LTE router portfolio, management capability <div class="node-body article-body">Cradlepoint continues to enhance its LTE wireless-router portfolio while providing a cloud-based NetCloud network-management solution that can make it much easier for public-safety agencies to maintain and monitor their broadband connections, according to company officials.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Long-Term Evolution Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government IWCE NTIA/FirstNet Wed, 04 Apr 2018 13:47:00 +0000 54371 at Public-safety communications veterans launch FirstNet Association <div class="node-body article-body">Longtime public-safety communications representatives announce the creation of the FirstNet Association, an organization that founders hope will provide a platform for end users and vendors to discuss issues associated with the FirstNet nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN).</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Long-Term Evolution Incident Command/Situational Awareness Applications Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 03 Apr 2018 16:34:00 +0000 54361 at JVCKENWOOD USA: John Grabowski offers glimpse into future, leveraging parent company's technologies <div class="node-body video-body">John Grabowski, JVCKENWOOD USA's director of marketing and communications for the communications sector, describes the conceptual Emergency Response Solution, which highlights some potential synergies that JVCKENWOOD—the Japan-based parent company of JVCKENWOOD USA—hopes to leverage by integrating products from its various business units.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Land-Mobile Radio Alerting Systems Incident Command/Situational Awareness Subscriber Devices Enterprise Public Safety Kenwood Mon, 02 Apr 2018 23:49:00 +0000 54351 at Motorola Solutions closes deal with Avigilon video-solution provider <div class="node-body article-body">Motorola Solutions announces that it has completed its purchase of Avigilon, a Canada-based provider of video-surveillance solutions and analytics, for about $1 billion in cash.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Incident Command/Situational Awareness Enterprise NG-911 Public Safety Video Motorola Solutions Fri, 30 Mar 2018 17:40:00 +0000 54341 at