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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.

To suggest a podcast topic or interview subject, e-mail Editor Donny Jackson with a summary of your idea and include your contact information.

Nov 21, 2014
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451 Research: Ken Rehbehn discusses benefits of active antennas in LTE networks

Ken Rehbehn, principal mobile analyst at 451 Research, explains the pros and cons of LTE operators deploying active antennas--as well as their applicability in a public-safety broadband network like FirstNet--during this conversation with IWCE's Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson at the LTE North America show in Dallas.
Nov 20, 2014
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Netscout: John English highlights company's network-management, user-experience capabilities for FirstNet

John English, product line manager for NetScout, talks about the company's ability to provide network-management information to an LTE operator like FirstNet, as well as user-experience data to subscribers to ensure that service-level-agreement (SLA) benchmarks are being met. English spoke with IWCE's Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson during the LTE North America show in Dallas.
Nov 20, 2014
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AOptix: Amit Khetawat discusses company's high-bandwidth backhaul capabilities to meet public-safety deployable needs

Amit Khetawat, director of products for AOptix Technologies, talks about the ability for his company's wireless backhaul technology--using a combination of free-space optics and millimeter-wave technologies--to deliver at least 2 GB/s backhaul throughput, even in situations that require quick setups times. Khetawat made the comments during a conversation with IWCE's Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson during the LTE North America show in Dallas.
Nov 13, 2014
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IWCE: Stacey Orlick discusses conference highlights for 2015 live event, Dec. 11 virtual trade show

Stacey Orlick, event and content director for IWCE, discusses the featured tracks for the IWCE 2015 live event in March, as well as what attendee can expect from the IWCE VIrtual Trade Show event on Dec. 11.
Nov 11, 2014
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Zetron: Ellen O'Hara talks about 911 funding models, challenges facing PSAPs

Zetron President and CEO Ellen O'Hara talks about key features of effective 911 funding models and the difficulties that public-safety answering points (PSAPs) face as they make buying decisions to prepare to receive new technologies in the future.
Nov 08, 2014
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AT&T: Joe Marx outlines efforts to provide a dispatchable address for indoor wireless 911 calls

Joe Marx, AT&T's federal regulatory assistant vice president, talks about the technical challenges associated with providing location information with wireless indoor calls to 911, the FCC's regulatory efforts in this area, and potential solutions to the problem, including the use of beacons.
Nov 08, 2014
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VIEVU: Steve Ward says adoption of body-worn cameras increasing after Ferguson events

VIEVU CEO and co-founder Steve Ward discusses the rapid increase in public-safety agencies purchasing body-worn cameras since the tumultuous events began occurring this summer in Ferguson, Mo. Ward also highlights his company's partnerships with industry giants like Motorola Solutions and Microsoft during this conversation with IWCE's Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson.
Nov 05, 2014
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Guardly: IPS solution zeroes in on indoor location, including the elusive Z coordinate

Guardly CEO Rob Moffat talks about the company's Indoor Positioning System with IWCE's Urgent Communications Associate Editor Jill Nolin at the recent ASIS conference in Atlanta..
Nov 03, 2014
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Dali Wireless: Gary Spedaliere highlights features of company's digital DAS solution

Gary Spedaliere, senior director of technical sales for Dali Wireless, describes the features of the company's flexible digital DAS solution during this conversation with IWCE's Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson during the recent HetNet Expo in Chicago.

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