Technology http://urgentcomm.com/taxonomy/term/6786/more en President Trump signs Kari’s Law http://urgentcomm.com/legislation/president-trump-signs-kari-s-law <div class="node-body article-body">President Donald Trump today signs into law H.R. 582—legislation better known as Kari’s Law—requiring that emergency callers can dial 911 directly from phones associated with multi-line telephone systems (MLTS) that are commonplace in hotels, offices and other enterprises.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/legislation/president-trump-signs-kari-s-law" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/legislation/president-trump-signs-kari-s-law#comments Dispatch Enterprise Legislation NG-911 Public Safety State & Local Government Sat, 17 Feb 2018 03:40:00 +0000 53621 at http://urgentcomm.com Let’s not just change 911—let’s revolutionize it http://urgentcomm.com/blog/let-s-not-just-change-911-let-s-revolutionize-it <div class="node-body blog-body">Disruptive innovation isn’t easy and can be a little scary—but when it occurs, it’s a beautiful thing to witness.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/let-s-not-just-change-911-let-s-revolutionize-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/let-s-not-just-change-911-let-s-revolutionize-it#comments Dispatch Incident Command/Situational Awareness NG-911 Public Safety System Operation APCO NENA View from the Top Thu, 15 Feb 2018 19:55:00 +0000 53611 at http://urgentcomm.com House passes Kari’s Law amendment, legislation sent to President Trump for final signature http://urgentcomm.com/legislation/house-passes-kari-s-law-amendment-legislation-sent-president-trump-final-signature <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. House members approves an amendment to Kari’s Law legislation—a measure that would require direct dialing for 911 calls made on multi-line telephone systems (MLTS) frequently used by hotels, offices and other enterprises—that awaits President Donald Trump’s signature to become law.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/legislation/house-passes-kari-s-law-amendment-legislation-sent-president-trump-final-signature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/legislation/house-passes-kari-s-law-amendment-legislation-sent-president-trump-final-signature#comments Dispatch Federal Government/Military Legislation NG-911 Public Safety State & Local Government System Design System Installation Fri, 09 Feb 2018 21:49:00 +0000 53551 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet gets three new board members, while one spot remains open http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-gets-three-new-board-members-while-one-spot-remains-open <div class="node-body article-body">​U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross appoints three new FirstNet board members and the appointment of another board member to three-year terms, leaving the FirstNet board with one open seat and no clear state-government representative among its current membership.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-gets-three-new-board-members-while-one-spot-remains-open" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-gets-three-new-board-members-while-one-spot-remains-open#comments Long-Term Evolution Legislation Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 08 Feb 2018 20:11:00 +0000 53531 at http://urgentcomm.com Kari’s Law passes U.S. Senate, awaits House vote before being sent to President’s desk http://urgentcomm.com/legislation/kari-s-law-passes-us-senate-awaits-house-vote-being-sent-president-s-desk <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. senators this week again approved a House-initiated version of “Kari’s Law”—legislation that would require direct dialing for 911 calls made on multi-line telephone systems (MLTS) frequently used by hotels, offices and other enterprises—by unanimous consent. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/legislation/kari-s-law-passes-us-senate-awaits-house-vote-being-sent-president-s-desk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/legislation/kari-s-law-passes-us-senate-awaits-house-vote-being-sent-president-s-desk#comments Dispatch Software Enterprise Legislation NG-911 Public Safety Thu, 08 Feb 2018 02:39:00 +0000 53521 at http://urgentcomm.com NATE: Todd Schlekeway previews upcoming show, organization initiatives and 2018 outlook http://urgentcomm.com/nate/nate-todd-schlekeway-previews-upcoming-show-organization-initiatives-and-2018-outlook <div class="field-podcast-source"> <a href="/urgent-communications-podcast">The Urgent Communications Podcast</a> </div> <div class="node-body audio-body">Todd Schlekeway, executive director for the National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE), outlines some of the highlights of his organization's annual show, which will begin on Feb. 19 in Nashville this year. Schlekeway also discusses changing trends in the wireless industry and expresses optimism about the outlook for wireless in 2018.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/nate/nate-todd-schlekeway-previews-upcoming-show-organization-initiatives-and-2018-outlook" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop imagecache-linked imagecache-med_crop_linked"><img alt="" src="http://urgentcomm.com/site-files/urgentcomm.com/files/imagecache/med_crop/uploads/2018/02/todd-schlekeway-picturejpgcropdisplay1jpgcropdisplay1jpgcropdisplay1.jpg" 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="http://urgentcomm.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/audio-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/site-files/urgentcomm.com/files/podcast/audio/Todd Schlekeway podcast 02-07.MP3" type="audio/mpeg; length=6452736">Todd Schlekeway podcast 02-07.MP3</a></div> </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/nate/nate-todd-schlekeway-previews-upcoming-show-organization-initiatives-and-2018-outlook" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/nate/nate-todd-schlekeway-previews-upcoming-show-organization-initiatives-and-2018-outlook#comments Tower & Site Network Operations & Maintenance Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Installation System Operation NATE Wed, 07 Feb 2018 15:31:00 +0000 53511 at http://urgentcomm.com PSAC Chairman Tom Sorley passes unexpectedly at 53 http://urgentcomm.com/npstc/psac-chairman-tom-sorley-passes-unexpectedly-53 <div class="node-body article-body">Tom Sorley, chairman of FirstNet’s Public Safety Advisory Committee (PSAC) and a leading technical voice for public-safety communications, died unexpectedly on Saturday at his home after suffering an apparent cardiac event. He was 53. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/npstc/psac-chairman-tom-sorley-passes-unexpectedly-53" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/npstc/psac-chairman-tom-sorley-passes-unexpectedly-53#comments Land-Mobile Radio Dispatch Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NPSTC NTIA/FirstNet Mon, 05 Feb 2018 23:30:00 +0000 53491 at http://urgentcomm.com EWA: Mark Crosby discusses upcoming IWCE 2018 panels, EWA initiatives http://urgentcomm.com/iwce/ewa-mark-crosby-discusses-upcoming-iwce-2018-panels-ewa-initiatives <div class="field-podcast-source"> <a href="/urgent-communications-podcast">The Urgent Communications Podcast</a> </div> <div class="node-body audio-body">Enterprise Wireless Alliance President and CEO Mark Crosby previews two IWCE 2018 sessions in which he will participate as a panelist—one examining the future of spectrum allocation and another exploring T-Band challenges for public-safety and business/industrial systems. Crosby also highlights EWA’s Cevo Go mobile frequency-coordination service and plans to expand educational offerings in cooperation. </div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/iwce/ewa-mark-crosby-discusses-upcoming-iwce-2018-panels-ewa-initiatives" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop imagecache-linked imagecache-med_crop_linked"><img alt="" src="http://urgentcomm.com/site-files/urgentcomm.com/files/imagecache/med_crop/uploads/2018/02/mark-crosby-promo-595jpgcropdisplayjpgcropdisplay1jpgcropdisplay1jpgcropdisplay1.jpg" 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="http://urgentcomm.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/audio-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/site-files/urgentcomm.com/files/podcast/audio/Mark Crosby podcast on 02-05.MP3" type="audio/mpeg; length=9744384">Mark Crosby podcast on 02-05.MP3</a></div> </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/iwce/ewa-mark-crosby-discusses-upcoming-iwce-2018-panels-ewa-initiatives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/iwce/ewa-mark-crosby-discusses-upcoming-iwce-2018-panels-ewa-initiatives#comments Land-Mobile Radio Applications Policy Spectrum/Frequency Coordination System Design EWA FCC IWCE Mon, 05 Feb 2018 21:31:00 +0000 53481 at http://urgentcomm.com Motorola Solutions touts strength of LMR business, particularly in North America http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-touts-strength-lmr-business-particularly-north-america <div class="node-body article-body">Motorola Solutions reports record revenue, cash flow, operating earnings and backlog for 2017, driven largely by land-mobile-radio (LMR) sales in both the public-safety and commercial sectors, company officials said during a conference call reviewing fourth-quarter (Q4) and year-end financial results.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-touts-strength-lmr-business-particularly-north-america" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-touts-strength-lmr-business-particularly-north-america#comments Land-Mobile Radio Long-Term Evolution Enterprise Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Operation Motorola Solutions Mon, 05 Feb 2018 07:35:00 +0000 53471 at http://urgentcomm.com Motorola Solutions to buy Avigilon video-surveillance, analytics company in all-cash deal worth about $1 billion http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-buy-avigilon-video-surveillance-analytics-company-all-cash-dea <div class="node-body article-body">Motorola Solutions announces that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Avigilon—a Vancouver-based provider of video-surveillance and video-analytics solutions—in an all-cash transaction that is worth about $1 billion.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-buy-avigilon-video-surveillance-analytics-company-all-cash-dea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-buy-avigilon-video-surveillance-analytics-company-all-cash-dea#comments Incident Command/Situational Awareness Enterprise Federal Government/Military Personnel Monitoring Public Safety Video Motorola Solutions Fri, 02 Feb 2018 00:22:00 +0000 53451 at http://urgentcomm.com