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

  • May 6, 2014

    Utilities remain a potentially ideal broadband partner to public safety, FirstNet

    While there are many potential partners that FirstNet will consider, the synergies that traditional public safety has with utilities align well, from both an operational and business-model perspective....More
  • Apr 22, 2014

    Boston Marathon bombings a reminder of what’s at stake with public-safety initiatives

    In the wake of yesterday's successful running of the Boston Marathon, we remember the tragic bombing at the event last year and need for first responders to have access to the information they need as quickly as possible through a variety of technological platforms....More
  • Feb 6, 2014

    FCC broadband initiatives could benefit public safety

    FCC efforts to revamp the Universal Service Fund and E-rate programs to reflect a broadband focus may not seem to have anything to do with public-safety communications and FirstNet, but their impact could prove significant to the first-response community....More
  • Dec 27, 2013

    Twisted Pair enables secure communications, regardless of device or network

    Twisted Pair CEO Tom Guthrie highlights the capabilities of his company's solution, which provides unified communications that integrates myriad technology platforms, including private LMR systems and commercial networks....More
  • Dec 19, 2013

    EF Johnson discusses the future of LMR, interoperability

    Karthik Rangarajan, EF Johnson’s vice president of marketing, explains why land-mobile-radio technology still has a bright future—despite the hype surrounding LTE. He also discusses the work that still needs to be done concerning interoperable communications and how EFJ is aiding the effort....More

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