Technology http://urgentcomm.com/taxonomy/term/6786/more en FirstNet reschedules special board meeting for March 28, vote for AT&T procurement win still expected http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-reschedules-special-board-meeting-march-28-vote-att-procurement-win-still-expe <div class="node-body article-body">FirstNet announces that its board will conduct a special meeting next Tuesday—a day earlier than previously announced—when a vote is expected to set the stage for AT&T to be awarded with a 25-year deal to deploy and maintain the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN). </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-reschedules-special-board-meeting-march-28-vote-att-procurement-win-still-expe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-reschedules-special-board-meeting-march-28-vote-att-procurement-win-still-expe#comments Long-Term Evolution Funding Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:40:00 +0000 49671 at http://urgentcomm.com JVCKENWOOD makes $10 million investment in Sonim Technologies http://urgentcomm.com/kenwood/jvckenwood-makes-10-million-investment-sonim-technologies <div class="node-body article-body">JVCKENWOOD announces an investment in ultra-rugged LTE handset manufacturer Sonim Technologies in a deal that represents collaboration between “the best of broadband technologies and the best of LMR technologies,” according to Sonim Technologies CEO Bob Plaschke.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/kenwood/jvckenwood-makes-10-million-investment-sonim-technologies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/kenwood/jvckenwood-makes-10-million-investment-sonim-technologies#comments Land-Mobile Radio Long-Term Evolution Interoperability Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet IWCE Kenwood Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:52:00 +0000 49661 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet board sets March 29 special meeting, expected to approve AT&T procurement win http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-board-sets-march-29-special-meeting-expected-approve-att-procurement-win <div class="node-body article-body">FirstNet announces that its board members will conduct a special meeting next Wednesday, when a vote is expected that would set the stage for the AT&T bidding team to be awarded with a 25-year deal to build and maintain the much-anticipated nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN).</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-board-sets-march-29-special-meeting-expected-approve-att-procurement-win" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-board-sets-march-29-special-meeting-expected-approve-att-procurement-win#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 23 Mar 2017 22:59:00 +0000 49651 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: Police employ drones for search-and-rescue, suspect pursuit http://urgentcomm.com/machine-machine/newscan-police-employ-drones-search-and-rescue-suspect-pursuit <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Web Roundup</strong><br /> <em>Items from other news organizations</em></p> <p><a href="https://www.policeone.com/police-products/Police-Drones/articles/319235006-Police-employ-drones-for-search-and-rescue-suspect-pursuit/" style="font-size: 12.8px;">Police employ drones for search-and-rescue, suspect pursuit</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/at-t-s-firstnet-build-out-could-start-as-early-as-june-barclays-says">AT&amp;T&rsquo;s FirstNet buildout could start as early as June</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/machine-machine/newscan-police-employ-drones-search-and-rescue-suspect-pursuit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/machine-machine/newscan-police-employ-drones-search-and-rescue-suspect-pursuit#comments Machine-to-Machine Public Safety Tue, 21 Mar 2017 19:46:00 +0000 49621 at http://urgentcomm.com Michigan becomes latest state to issue RFP for public-safety LTE; Colorado bid expected soon http://urgentcomm.com/long-term-evolution/michigan-becomes-latest-state-issue-rfp-public-safety-lte-colorado-bid-expected- <div class="node-body article-body">Michigan issues a request for proposal (RFP) seeking bids to build out and maintain the public-safety LTE radio access network (RAN) within the state, if the governor chooses the “opt-out” alternative to FirstNet. Colorado is expected to issue its RFP during the next few weeks.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/long-term-evolution/michigan-becomes-latest-state-issue-rfp-public-safety-lte-colorado-bid-expected-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/long-term-evolution/michigan-becomes-latest-state-issue-rfp-public-safety-lte-colorado-bid-expected-#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 21 Mar 2017 18:27:00 +0000 49611 at http://urgentcomm.com Judge rules for U.S. government in FirstNet court case, clearing path for expected AT&T award http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/judge-rules-us-government-firstnet-court-case-clearing-path-expected <div class="node-body article-body">A federal judge rules against Rivada Mercury’s protest against the FirstNet procurement protest, a move that is expected to set the stage for AT&T to be awarded the 25-year contract to build and maintain the much-anticipated nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN). </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/judge-rules-us-government-firstnet-court-case-clearing-path-expected" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/judge-rules-us-government-firstnet-court-case-clearing-path-expected#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government System Design NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 17 Mar 2017 21:49:00 +0000 49601 at http://urgentcomm.com Dallas to increase staffing at PSAP after 911-related deaths, agrees alleged ‘ghost’ calls not the problem http://urgentcomm.com/psap/dallas-increase-staffing-psap-after-911-related-deaths-agrees-alleged-ghost-calls-not-problem <div class="node-body article-body">After blaming T-Mobile “ghost” calls for months of delays in answering 911 calls—delays that reportedly contributed to two deaths last week—the city of Dallas acknowledges that the problem was caused by people hanging up and redialing when their emergency calls were not answered in a timely manner. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/psap/dallas-increase-staffing-psap-after-911-related-deaths-agrees-alleged-ghost-calls-not-problem" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/psap/dallas-increase-staffing-psap-after-911-related-deaths-agrees-alleged-ghost-calls-not-problem#comments Incident Command/Situational Awareness Policy PSAP State & Local Government System Operation Fri, 17 Mar 2017 14:43:00 +0000 49591 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet staff ‘ready to go’ after contract award is made; board opts to decline resolution vote http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-staff-ready-go-after-contract-award-made-board-opts-decline <div class="node-body article-body">FirstNet’s staff says it is prepared to act quickly on tasks necessary to deploy a nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) while eagerly anticipating a key court decision. Meanwhile, FirstNet board members opted against voting on a delegation resolution that had been on the agenda. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-staff-ready-go-after-contract-award-made-board-opts-decline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-staff-ready-go-after-contract-award-made-board-opts-decline#comments Policy Public Safety Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Installation NTIA/FirstNet Wed, 15 Mar 2017 20:03:00 +0000 49581 at http://urgentcomm.com Motorola Solutions sues Hytera Communications for using stolen patents, trade secrets http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-sues-hytera-communications-using-stolen-patents-trade-secrets <div class="node-body article-body">Motorola Solutions files lawsuits alleging that Hytera Communications' digital mobile radio (DMR) equipment and systems that leverage Motorola Solutions patents and trade secrets that were taken from the radio giant by three engineers who left the company to join Hytera Communications. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-sues-hytera-communications-using-stolen-patents-trade-secrets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-sues-hytera-communications-using-stolen-patents-trade-secrets#comments DMR Enterprise Policy System Design Hytera Motorola Solutions Tue, 14 Mar 2017 21:58:00 +0000 49571 at http://urgentcomm.com PSCR receives 175 proposals in response to $30 million program to fund communications research http://urgentcomm.com/nistpscr/pscr-receives-175-proposals-response-30-million-program-fund-communications-research <div class="node-body article-body">Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) has received 175 applications seeking a portion of $30 million in federal funds to pay for research that is expected to accelerate innovation in six key technology areas, including mission-critical voice, public-safety analytics and resilient systems. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/nistpscr/pscr-receives-175-proposals-response-30-million-program-fund-communications-research" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/nistpscr/pscr-receives-175-proposals-response-30-million-program-fund-communications-research#comments Long-Term Evolution Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Test and Measurement NIST/PSCR Fri, 03 Mar 2017 03:28:00 +0000 49461 at http://urgentcomm.com