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  • Nov 18, 2014
    Commentary

    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
  • Jul 3, 2014
    Commentary

    Policymakers must ensure that the privacy pendulum does not swing so far that public safety is compromised 1

    Today's technological advances support unprecedented surveillance capabilities. No one wants an Orwellian 1984 society, but we all want government officials to have the tools necessary to keep them safe. Unfortunately, it’s not always clear where to draw the legal lines....More
  • Nov 12, 2013
    Commentary

    The alarming state of wireless location accuracy 2

    A frightening number of wireless 911 calls arrive at public-safety answering points without critical location information, a situation that needs to be remedied as soon as possible....More
  • Aug 28, 2012
    Video
    Urgent Communications

    Icom fully releases GPS speaker microphone

    Icom America's Philip Kirmus talks about the company's Redhawk GPS speaker microphone....More

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