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Listen to Urgent Communications' editors discuss news and trends in mobile communications technology, engineering, operations and governance with industry leaders and experts. The interviews are targeted to educate and entertain dealers, private radio and wireless systems operators and large volume commercial, industrial and public safety communications end-users on topics of current interest and professional development.

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Jul 06, 2015
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ITEC: Walt Magnussen highlights key aspects of Winter Institute on Nov. 3-5

Walt Magnussen, director of the Texas A&M University Internet2 Technology Evaluation Center (ITEC), discusses preparations for the third annual Winter Institute, where first-responder personnel can attend workshops and participate in an emergency exercise in which next-generation communications technology are used.
Jul 03, 2015
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Rave Mobile Safety: Todd Piett highlights functionality of new Smart911 Location module

Todd Piett, Rave Mobile Safety's chief product officer, explains how the company’s new Smart911 Location solution leverages commercial location data from assets like Wi-Fi access points can help PSAPs more accurately identify where first responders can find an emergency caller.
Jul 03, 2015
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Oracle, ModUcom, Stancil: Vendors demonstrate interoperability, text-to-911, transfer capability

Kevin Pitts of Oracle Communications, Walt Jones of Modular Communications Systems (ModUcom), and Simon Farrow of Stancil Corporation demonstrate how multiple vendors can interoperae in a 911 setting to deliver emergency text messages and execute seamless transfers to a first responder in the field.
Jul 02, 2015
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TCS: Erik Wallace outlines risk-based cybersecurity strategy for public safety

Erik Wallace, director of commercial cyber services for the cyber intelligence group at TeleCommunication Systems (TCS), explains how public safety can benefit from the risk-based cybersecurity framework established by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) during this conversation with IWCE’s Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson at the NENA 2015 Conference & Expo in Denver.
Jul 01, 2015
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Oracle, ModUcom, Stancil: Companies demonstrate denial-of-service attack on PSAP, method to combat it

Kevin Pitts of Oracle Communications, Walt Jones of Modular Communications Systems (ModUcom), and Simon Farrow of Stancil Corporation demonstrate how a denial-of-service (DoS) attack can cripple a 911 network, and how an Oracle solution installed in a border-control element in a 911 network can allow a public-safety answering point (PSAP) to return to normal operations quickly after such an attack.
Jun 30, 2015
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NENA: CEO Brian Fontes highlights training, technological evolution in 911 space at this week's show

NENA CEO Brian Fontes outlines some of the organization's efforts during the past year—from member training to regulatory progress on 911 location accuracy—and reflects on the technological evolution in the emergency-calling arena during this conversation with IWCE's Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson at the NENA 2015 Conference & Expo in Denver.
Jun 29, 2015
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Motorola Solutions: Brian Long highlights virtualization benefits in latest release of PremierOne CAD system

Brian Long, senior solutions specialist at Motorola Solutions, outlines the benefits that virtualization brings to dispatch customers that migrate to the new PremierOne 4.0 platform, including scalability and accelerated disaster-recovery processes, during this conversation with IWCE's Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson at the NENA 2015 Conference & Expo in Denver.
Jun 29, 2015
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NICE Systems: Diamond Chaflawee demonstrates the capabilities of new Audio Analytics solution

Diamond Chaflawee, director of public-safety marketing and business development for NICE Systems, discusses the features of the speech-to-text-powered NICE Inform Audio Analytics offering during this conversation with IWCE Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson at the NENA 2015 Conference & Expo in Denver.
Jun 29, 2015
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TriTech: Erik Loberg explains how company's CLQ 911 wireless location offering works

Erik Loberg, director of product management for TriTech Software Systems, details how CLQ—the company's new 911 wireless location application—utilizes commercial-carrier network data to provide 911 personnel with a new method to determine an emergency caller's location and an alternative means of communicating with the caller. Loberg spoke with IWCE's Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson during the NENA 2015 Conference & Expo in Denver.
Jun 24, 2015
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BluePoint Alert Solutions: John Shales describes features of new medical pull alarm system

John Shales, co-founder and partner at BluePoint Alert Solutions, outlines the capabilities of BluePoint Medical, the company's a new pull-station system designed to directly alert medical-response teams when people are requiring emergency medical attention.

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