Tower & Site

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  • Apr 3, 2014
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    Urgent Communications

    American Tower: Company optimistic about wireless market, FirstNet

    Tom Gramaglia, American Tower's vice president of business development, discusses the healthy wireless market and the potential opportunities associated with the FirstNet initiative to provide broadband connectivity to public safety....More
  • Mar 31, 2014
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    Urgent Communications

    Thales Communications: Company demonstrates deployable solution at IWCE

    Robert Andreas, Thales Communications' director of systems solutions--research and development, outlines the capabilities of the company's deployable-communications solution during this conversation with IWCE's Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson on the IWCE 2014 show floor....More
  • Mar 26, 2014
    Commentary

    American Tower makes its public-safety partnership case—and not just for FirstNet

    While working with commercial tower companies may be natural for an entity like FirstNet, American Tower officials insist that it also wants to work with public-safety entities today in an effort to help them generate revenue streams from existing assets that can help pay for needs today, including upgrades to LMR systems....More
  • Jan 9, 2014
    Commentary

    Extreme cold reminds of need to protect tower and site workers

    Under the best of conditions, climbing a radio tower is a dangerous job. In the extreme cold, the best idea normally is to avoid site maintenance, according to an official with the National Association of Tower Erectors....More
  • Nov 26, 2013
    Commentary

    Pole-climbing robot has potential for disaster-response communications 3

    Recently, I chatted with Carol Perry, the director of youth activities for the Radio Club of America, about Devlin Murray and Chris Blackwood, two New Jersey high school students who were invited to make a presentation at the RCA’s technical symposium held last weekend in Orlando. Perry had discovered the duo through a friend who had mentored the youngsters and told me that they were going to “blow me away.”...More
  • Nov 21, 2013
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    Urgent Communications

    Laird Technologies highlights in-building, outdoor antennas

    Ted Wierbowski, account development manager at Laird Technologies, discusses the company's in-building antennas for distributed antenna systems (DAS) and new outdoor antennas during last week's Communications Marketing Association (CMA) conference in Nashville, Tenn....More
  • Oct 17, 2013
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    Urgent Communications

    Connector attachment made easy

    Kevin Moyer, product manager for Times Microwave Systems, demonstrates the company's multifunctional tool that makes it easier to attach connectors to coxial cable, during the recent 2013 Wireless Leasdership Summit. The event, co-presented by the Enterprise Wireless Allliance and USMSS, which repesents LMR dealers and radio-service shops, was held in St. Louis....More
  • Oct 15, 2013
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    Urgent Communications

    Inflatable antenna tower accelerates response times 1

    Steve Garner, CEO of LTA Projects, talks about an inflatable antenna developed by the company that has found a niche in emergency response, particularly in remote locations or where infrastructure has been severely damaged due to natural or manmade events. Garner spoke at the recent 2013 Wireless Leadership Summit in St. Louis, co-presented by EWA and USMSS....More

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