The Urgent Communications Podcast


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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Nov 23, 2015

Scenes from APCO Emerging Technology Forum, Nov. 17-18

A look at the speakers and topics discussed during last week's APCO Emerging Technology Forum held Nov. 17-18 at the Ritz Carlton in Atlanta.
Nov 23, 2015

APCO: Chief Counsel Jeff Cohen updates dispatchable-location, National Emergency Address Database (NEAD) efforts for 911

Jeff Cohen, chief counsel for the Association of Public-Safety Officials (APCO), speaks about the issue of 911 call location accuracy and APCO's role in improving the issue at APCO's Emerging Technology Forum in Atlanta.
Nov 19, 2015

Vencore: Chris Vasko outlines Vencore's application ecosystem for FirstNet and First Responder Application Challenge

Vencore has developed an application ecosystem using its Intelligent Data Exploitation and Analytics System (IDEAS), which will fulfill FirstNet's vision of having an ecosystem for safe, innovative applications for first responders.
Nov 17, 2015

Shulman Rogers: Alan Tilles outlines post-rebanding 800 MHz interference issues, public-safety options

Alan Tilles, a partner in the law firm of Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, discusses new interference issues that 800 MHz public-safety LMR systems are receiving from cellular carriers even after rebanding is completed in a geographic area. In many cases, rules associated with the FCC's original rebanding order can be used to help rectify the problems, Tilles says in this conversation with IWCE's Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson.
Nov 13, 2015

Safer Buildings Coalition: Alan Perdue details efforts to include indoor wireless coverage in building codes

Alan Perdue, executive director for the Safer Buildings Coalition, outlines efforts his organization is taking within the International Code Council and the National Fire Protection Association to have building codes require indoor wireless coverage for both first responders and the general public that needs to call 911 to get emergency help.
Nov 11, 2015

EWA: Mark Crosby discusses organization's new role as coordinator of shared MBAN spectrum at 2.3 GHz

Mark Crosby, president/CEO of the Enterprise Wireless Alliance (EWA), talks about his organization's new spectrum-coordination responsibilities in the 2360-2390 MHz band for medical body-area networks (MBANs). Users of MBAN devices will share the spectrum, which currently is being used for flight-testing applications.
Nov 10, 2015

Mutualink: Mike Wengrovitz explains how a 'Wi-Fi 911' solution could work during emergencies

Mike Wengrovitz, Mutualink’s vice president of innovation, describes how a "Wi-Fi 911" system would leverage Internet of Public-Safety Things to activate special wireless broadband access to first responders (and potentially citizens) during emergency situations.
Nov 10, 2015

Motorola Solutions: Steve Sebestyen demonstrates TipSoft application for anonymous informants

Steve Sebestyen, business-development manager and public-safety evangelist for Motorola Solutions, explains how TipSoft—a software application acquired with the purchase of PublicEngines in April—lets informants provide public safety with information via a secure online portal while remaining anonymous.
Nov 09, 2015

SceneDoc: Ryan Seick details key workflow-enhancement features of new 3.1 release

Ryan Seick, vice president of engineering at SceneDoc, outlines the feature set of the company's 3.1 release of its software, which is being highlighted on the new Motorola Si500 body camera/speaker microphone. With the 3.1 version, users can complete forms and sign them while in the field, then transmit them to headquarters with AES 256-bit encryption while using less battery resources than in previous versions of the application.
Nov 04, 2015

Motorola Solutions: Christopher Holmes highlights features of CommandCentral Vault platform

Christopher Holmes, a product manager at Motorola Solutions, details the features of CommandCentral Vault, the company’s digital-management system that leverages Microsoft’s CJIS-compliant Azure Government cloud platform. In addition to providing secure storage of public-safety video, CommandCentral Vault automates time-consuming tasks like redaction and incident correlation.

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