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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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Apr 27, 2015
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Motorola Solutions: Rich Payne discusses predictive-policing capabilities

Rich Payne of Motorola Solutions explains how real-time crime data and predictive-analytics tools can be used to brief officers and deploy law-enforcement resources more effectively. Motorola Solutions gained these capabilities through its recent purchase of PublicEngines.
Apr 27, 2015
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Motorola Solutions: Daniel Dakessian demonstrates sensor-driven connected police officer solution

Daniel Dakessian, senior product marketing specialist for Motorola Solutions, demonstrates the capabilities of a prototype connected police-officer solution, which calls for numerous sensors on an officer providing automated inputs that can accessed quickly by dispatch and/or incident-command personnel.
Apr 23, 2015
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Motorola Solutions: Alan Conrad demonstrates prototype handheld LTE eNodeB/EPC, drone application

Alan Conrad, distinguished member of the technical staff in the chief technology office of Motorola Solutions, demonstrates the capabilities of a prototype LTE eNodeB/evolved packet core (EPC) that could be used in a terrestial setting—or an aerial drone—to provide public-safety users with LTE coverage in locations not covered by a fixed LTE network like FirstNet, or to enhance capacity in an incident area.
Apr 23, 2015
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St. Louis: Lt. Brent Feig highlights features of city's new real-time crime center

Brent Feig, a lieutenant in the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department's intelligence division, outlines the current capabilities and future plans for his agency's new real-time crime center that was launched last week.
Apr 13, 2015
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BluePoint Alert Solutions: John McNutt describes emergency-alert system for schools, other enterprises

John McNutt, co-founder and CEO of BluePoint Alert Solutions, outlines the company's emergency-alert system, which includes pull alarms that initiate contact with law-enforcement agencies within seconds. Designed initially for schools to use in active-shooter scenarios, the BluePoint Alert Solutions system also is applicable in other enterprises that company officials hope to reach by bolstering sales channels via deals with new certified partners.
Apr 13, 2015
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Codan Radio: Ben Pearce explains how new Stratus platform expands P25 footprint by leveraging LTE

Ben Pearce, Codan Radio's regional sales director for North America, highlights the features of the company's new Stratus platform, which is a quickly deployable infrastructure solution that provides P25 coverage in locations where only 3G or 4G cellular backhaul is available.
Apr 08, 2015
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Global Wireless Technologies: David Gross discusses new Mobile Radio Node, deployable FirstNet strategy

David Gross, director of product marketing for Global Wireless Technologies (GWT), discusses the company's philosophy behind deployable public-safety communications and the Band 14 Mobile Radio Node, which is being announced today and should be commercially available late this year. About the size of a notepad, the Mobile Radio Node features a configurable lite Evolved Packet Core (EPC), a commercial-grade router, configurable LTE and Wi-Fi radios, and optional in-band LTE backhaul.
Apr 07, 2015
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EF Johnson Technologies: Arindam Roy discusses P25 Phase 2 solution, features of new repeater

During IWCE 2015, EF Johnson Technologies introduced the the ATLAS P25 Phase 2 Systems Solution and the ATLAS 4500 Multimode Station. In this video, Arindam Roy—EF Johnson Technologies director of systems product management—explains that the ATLAS 4500 is the industry's smallest, fully software-definable repeater that operates in P25 Phase 1 and Phase 2 modes.
Apr 07, 2015
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Icom America: Mark Jordan describes IP advanced radio system that addresses in-building issues with Wi-Fi

Mark Jordan, Icom America's technical channel manager, explains how the company's IP100 advanced radio system lets enterprises resolve in-building coverage issues by leveraging Wi-Fi systems that do not require licensed spectrum.
Apr 07, 2015
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Motion Computing: Tony Hage showcases rugged tablets for enterprise use

Tony Hage, Motion Computing's vice president of U.S. sales, highlights the features of two tablets the company has designed to withstand the rigors of enterprise use in the field.

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