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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.

Jun 22, 2017
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PSCR: Fidel Liberal explains how mission-critical open platform can bolster development of public-safety solutions

Fidel Liberal, an assistant professor at the University of Basque Country in Spain, describes the planned mission-critical open platform—usable by any developer wanting to build public-safety LTE solutions—that will be established with a $1.259 million research program grant from the Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) division at the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Jun 19, 2017
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PSCR: Scott Ledgerwood demonstrates how hackers can compromise a handheld device

Scott Ledgerwood, an IT security specialist for the Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) division, demonstrates how hackers can leverage a remote-access Trojan virus to access sensitive information and gain control of a device’s key functions. Ledgerwood provided the demonstration last week during the PSCR Broadband Stakeholder Meeting in San Antonio.
Jun 14, 2017
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Sonim: Jose Oscar Fajardo and Bob Escalle discuss mission-critical-voice research projects in Atlantic City, Fairfax County

Nemergent CEO Jose Oscar Fajardo, left, and Bob Escalle, Sonim Technologies' vice president for the public-safety market segment, discuss plans to explore the performance of mission-critical push-to-talk (MCPTT) over LTE as part of a research project being funded by a federal grant of almost $1.4 million from the Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) program. Sonim Technologies is the grant recipient, and Nemergent will provide the MCPTT platform that will be tested in Atlantic City, N.J., and Fairfax County, Va.
Jun 02, 2017
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Huawei: Nermin Mohamed highlights features of company's end-to-end networking approach

Nermin Mohamed, Huawei's vice president of solutions and marketing, explains how Huawei leverages myriad networking technologies to provide operators with an overall solution that is designed to maximize performance, reliability and flexibility.
Jun 01, 2017
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Radvisory 5G: Keith Radousky discusses alternative strategies for densification of wireless sites

Keith Radousky, president of Radvisory 5G, outlines how myriad technologies can be leveraged to provide broadband wireless connectivity via cell sites in nontraditional locations, such as on the rooftops of low-rise buildings.
May 29, 2017
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EJL Wireless Research: Earl Lum discusses the future of in-building coverage for public-safety communications

Earl Lum, president of EJL Wireless Research, outlines some of the challenges facing vendors, governments and building owners as they try to support public safety's in-building communications needs for LMR and LTE systems.
May 24, 2017
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Huawei: Nermin Mohamed outlines how SDN and NFV can benefit public-safety communications

Nermin Mohamed, Huawei’s vice president of solutions and marketing, explains how the use of software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV) within modern-day broadband wireless system can enhance functionality, provisioning and reliability on mission-critical networks.
May 23, 2017
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Radvisory 5G: Keith Radousky highlights public-safety in-building solution at Illinois high school

Keith Radousky, president of Radvisory 5G, describes a recently completed project to provide in-building coverage to public-safety entities and commercial carriers at a large high school in Evanston, Ill., during this conversation with IWCE's Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson during the 5G North America show in Austin.
May 18, 2017
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EJL Wireless Research: Earl Lum outlines some key deployment decisions for AT&T, FirstNet

Earl Lum, president of EJL Wireless Research, highlights some key differences between LMR designs and the LTE architecture that AT&T will deploy for FirstNet during this conversation with IWCE's Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson at 5G North America in Austin.
May 18, 2017
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BAYCOM: Steve Elias discusses purchase, consolidation trends, dealer evolution

Steve Elias, president of BAYCOM, talks about the company's recent purchase of Communications Services of Wisconsin (CSW), which established BAYCOM as the largest Motorola dealer in Wisconsin. Elias also discusses key industry trends, including dealer consolidation and new personnel strategies in an ever-changing technological environment.

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