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Aug 24, 2016
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PSAC: Harlin McEwen discusses Identity, Credential and Access Management (ICAM) report for FirstNet

Harlin McEwen, chairman of the Public Safety Advisory Committee (PSAC), highlights some of the key findings from the PSAC working group's report to FirstNet about the implementation of Identity, Credential and Access Management (ICAM) on the proposed nationwide public-safety broadband network....More
Aug 19, 2016
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City of Richardson (Texas): Steve Graves describes transition from LMR to enhanced PTT offering

Steve Graves, chief information officer for the city of Richardson, Texas, describes the operational and financial benefits achieved by having general-government employees leverage a carrier-based push-to-talk (PTT) service. Public-safety users also plan to use the carrier PTT technology to supplement communications on the existing P25 system....More
Aug 18, 2016
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PSAC: Chairman Harlin McEwen highlights key points of local-control report to FirstNet

Harlin McEwen, chairman of the Public-Safety Advisory Committee (PSAC), says he believes that public-safety agencies will be able to have an adequate level of local control on the proposed FirstNet nationwide broadband system for first responders. The PSAC recently submitted its local-control report to FirstNet....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 17, 2016
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Motorola Solutions: Craig Siddoway highlights efforts to make virtual-reality technology beneficial to public safety

Craig Siddoway, director of advanced concepts at Motorola Solutions, explains how the company is exploring how virtual reality could be used to help public safety while team members conduct a proof-of-concept demonstration of the technology—featuring technology from eyeFluence that allows a user to navigate through applications by moving only their eyes—at APCO 2016 in Orlando....More
Aug 17, 2016
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Airbus DS Communications: CEO Bob Freinberg explains how VESTA NEXT addresses gap between carriers and PSAPs

Airbus DS Communications CEO Bob Freinberg highlights features of VESTA NEXT, the company's new platform that provides next-generation 911 (NG911) services from a carrier's central office to a public-safety answering point (PSAP) during this conversation with IWCE's Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson at ACPO 2016 in Orlando....More
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