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  • Mar 3, 2015
    Commentary

    How to make multi-agency collaboration a reality in a FirstNet world

    A fundamental goal of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) is to enable multimedia communication and collaboration between all first-responder agencies, which is a challenging task. The good news is that numerous advanced technologies are available today to help deliver on the promise of secure, seamless multi-agency collaboration....More
  • Feb 26, 2015
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    NISC: Charles Werner discusses key outcomes from the recent DisasterTech hackathon

    Charles Werner, National Information Sharing Consortium (NISC) chairman and fire chief for Charlottesville, Va., discusses the value of hackathons to public safety, as well as some of the applications developed at the recent hackathon conducted in conjunction with the International Disaster Conference & Expo (IDCE) in New Orleans....More
  • Feb 24, 2015
    Commentary

    Three years after its creation, it is time for FirstNet to begin making key decisions

    Three years after being established by Congress, FirstNet has not made as much deployment progress as many public-safety and industry officials had hoped. However, most of the main components appear to be in place, so 2015 should see the FirstNet board make key decisions about the much-anticipated nationwide broadband network for first responders....More
  • Feb 22, 2015
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    Raven Electronics: Brett Dawson discusses interoperability features of company's M4x platform

    Brett Dawson, owner and president of Raven Electronics, describes the interoperability capabilities of the company's M4x technology platform, which also enables network managment. The solution lets end users communicate seamlessly between LMR and cellular technologies, which enable myriad partnership opportunities with dealers and other solutions providers....More
  • Feb 18, 2015
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    Sierra Wireless: Larry Zibrik highlights new AirPrime modules that support LTE-A worldwide

    Larry Zibrik, vice president of market development for Sierra Wireless, discuses the capabilities of the four new AirPrime embedded modules that the company announced yesterday. The modules, which are designed to support LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) technology worldwide, are expected to be incorporated in new laptops and tablets by early 2016....More

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