Tracking, Monitoring & Control

  • Nov 22, 2014

    There is an optimistic future for 911 wireless location accuracy

    By George Rice, iCERT.By leveraging readily available technologies like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, carriers can provide public-safety answering points (PSAPs) with better accuracy and dispatchable addresses that can be conveyed quickly to first responders when 911 emergency calls are made, even if the communication is initiated from a wireless device from inside a building....More
  • Nov 20, 2014
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    Netscout: John English highlights company's network-management, user-experience capabilities for FirstNet

    John English, product line manager for NetScout, talks about the company's ability to provide network-management information to an LTE operator like FirstNet, as well as user-experience data to subscribers to ensure that service-level-agreement (SLA) benchmarks are being met. English spoke with IWCE's Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson during the LTE North America show in Dallas....More
  • Nov 18, 2014

    Beyond asset management: Critical real-time information improves public safety

    Public-safety agencies have unique “human asset” management needs, because it encounters scenarios that are much more time-sensitive and life-critical than those in the enterprise sector. For example, knowing where and when a police officer leaves his patrol car and whether he took his assault rifle with him isn’t sufficient. Only by knowing what’s transpiring in real time can backup support be dispatched, even if an officer is prevented from calling in on his voice radio....More
  • Nov 8, 2014

    AT&T: Joe Marx outlines efforts to provide a dispatchable address for indoor wireless 911 calls

    Joe Marx, AT&T's federal regulatory assistant vice president, talks about the technical challenges associated with providing location information with wireless indoor calls to 911, the FCC's regulatory efforts in this area, and potential solutions to the problem, including the use of beacons....More
  • Nov 5, 2014
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    Guardly: IPS solution zeroes in on indoor location, including the elusive Z coordinate

    Guardly CEO Rob Moffat talks about the company's Indoor Positioning System with IWCE's Urgent Communications Associate Editor Jill Nolin at the recent ASIS conference in Atlanta.....More
  • Oct 29, 2014
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    VIEVU: Agencies are 'one shot away' from another Ferguson

    Steve Lovell, president of VIEVU, talks about the company's new ruggedized body camera and the increased interest in body cameras in law enforcement during this conversation with IWCE's Urgent Communications Associate Editor Jill Nolin at the recent ASIS conference in Atlanta....More
  • Oct 27, 2014
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    Thermal Imaging Radar CTO: "Computers love thermal"

    Thermal Imaging Radar CTO Mike Dortch discusses the benefits of thermal cameras and why more organizations--particularly critical-infrastructure entities--are utilizing the technology. Dortch talked to IWCE's Urgent Communications Associate Editor Jill Nolin at the recent ASIS conference in Atlanta....More
  • Oct 10, 2014
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    Bionym: Wearable device makes personal authentication more secure, convenient

    Balaji Gopalan, director of platform for Toronto-based startup Bionym, demonstrates the company’s Nymi bracelet, which is designed to leverages the person’s unique electrocardiogram signature to provide “persistent authentication” that can be used—instead of passwords and cards—to enable access into secure environment. Gopalan spoke with IWCE’s Urgent Communications Associate Editor Jill Nolin during the recent ASIS conference in Atlanta....More

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