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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Oct 01, 2014

SRI International: Iris camera and reader helps enterprises today, could aid public safety in the future

Mark Clifton, vice president of the products and services division for SRI International, describes the capabilities of the IOM RapID-Cam II--a portable, wireless device with an 18-inch scanning range--during this discussion with IWCE's Urgent Communications Associate Editor Jill Nolin at the ASIS conference in Atlanta.
Sep 22, 2014

NICE Systems: Jenny Hansen describes Suspect Search solution powered by video analytics

Jenny Hansen, a partner manager with NICE Systems, explains the capabilities of the company's Suspect Search solution, which uses video analytics to identify suspects in videos. The solution is being trialed within the ITEC training settings at Texas A&M University, Hansen says during this conversation with Jill Nolin of IWCE's Urgent Communications.
Aug 26, 2014

DHS: S&T acting deputy undersecretary Bob Griffin seeks input for Visionary Goals initiative

Bob Griffin, acting deputy undersecretary for science & technology (S&T) directorate of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), discusses the Visionary Goals initiative that is designed to solicit online input from all stakeholders on any matter impacting homeland security to help determine future research-and-development direction.
Aug 20, 2014

Digital Global Systems: Jeremy Levin describes interference-detection technology, dealer opportunities

Jeremy Levin, senior vice president for Digital Global Systems, outlines the capabilities of the company's interference-detection system and how radio dealers can use the solution to get "an edge" on the competition in pursuit of customers.
Aug 12, 2014

McAfee: Scott Montgomery discusses FirstNet security

Kimberlee Payton-Jones of IWCE's Urgent Communications talks to Scott Montgomery, vice president and chief technology officer of public sector at McAfee, at APCO 2014 in New Orleans.
Aug 11, 2014

Motorola Solutions: Ryan Seick demonstrates Intelligent Data Portal (IDP) data-aggregration platform

Ryan Seick, Motorola Solutions' product manager and lead applications manager for public-safety devices, shows how the company's Intelligent Data Portal (IDP) lets first-responder personnel leverage aggregated data from numerous sources.
Aug 07, 2014

NICE Systems: Latest version of Inform includes new redacting, multi-screen features

Diamond Chaflawee, NICE Systems' director of public-safety marketing and business development, demonstrates new features of the latest version of the company's Inform platform at APCO 2014 in New Orleans.
Aug 07, 2014

NIST: Feedback needed on security requirements for mobile apps

Michael Ogata, a computer scientist with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), talks about a recent NIST white paper regarding public-safety requirements for mobile applications and the kind of feedback being sought. The public comment period ends Sept. 13.
Aug 06, 2014

APCO 2014: Day 4

Things wound down on Wednesday as APCO rolled toward its conclusion. But there was still a full slate of interesting sessions and speakers to enjoy before heading for the exits.
Aug 06, 2014

RCA: Doug Sharp discusses role of amateur radio in public-safety communications

Doug Sharp outlines the capability and the role that amateur radio can play in a public-safety response during this conversation with IWCE's Urgent Communications staffer Kimberlee Payton-Jones. During the RCA breakfast on Tuesday morning, Sharp gave a presentation that was entitled "The use of amateur radio and digital technologies during the 2013 Colorado floods."

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