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News and information related to the technology and governance that enable disparate voice and data systems to communicate with each other during multijurisdictional events.

  • Nov 9, 2016
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    Potomac Spectrum Partners: Bruce Scapier outlines how TASSTA enables interoperable LMR, smartphone nets

    Bruce Scapier, president and managing member of Potomac Spectrum Partners, explains how the interoperability solution from partner TASSTA will be leveraged to make the company's proposed TETRA system beneficial to non-TETRA users in the United States, including those who have other LMR devices and smartphones. TASSTA is one of three integral partners in the Potomac Spectrum Partners initiative, with the others being TETRA technology partner PowerTrunk and Space Data, which deploys near-space balloons that act as "towers in the sky" to maximize the coverage footprint....More
  • Nov 4, 2016
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    Harris: Michelle Johnson describes work being done at company's LTE Center of Excellence

    Michelle Johnson, director of LTE products and strategic partnerships for Harris, highlights the research-and-development work being conducted at the company’s LTE Center of Excellence during this conversation with IWCE’s Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson at the Critical LTE Communications Forum in Chicago....More
  • Sep 8, 2016
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    Motorola Solutions: Randy Long describes benefits of SchoolSAFE solution

    Randy Long of SchoolSAFE Communications describes how the dealer-developed solution supports daily communications on educational campuses, as well as interoperability with public-safety personnel during times of emergency....More
  • Aug 18, 2016
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    Fairfax County: Michael Newburn explains replacement of general-government LMR system with carrier enhanced PTT service

    Michael Newburn, wireless manager for Fairfax County, Va., outlines the reasoning behind the decision to replace an aging analog LMR system for general government employees with an enhanced push-to-talk (PTT) service. The decision saved the county more than $16 million in upfront costs and more than $2 million annually....More
  • Aug 15, 2016
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    Icom America: Mobile communications van features company's interoperability gear

    Ray Novak of Icom America and Mike Lee, a communications unit leader (COML) for a Florida county, highlight the capabilities of a mobile communications van that includes Icom interoperability products that enable communications between myriad radio and commercial technologies. The van is being featured in the Icom America booth at APCO 2016 in Orlando....More

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