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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 17, 2017
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Assured Wireless: Steve Morley highlights company's prototype Band 14 hotspot that leverages high-power rules

Assured Wireless President Steve Morley discusses his company's long-range LTE connectivity products, which are designed to leverage the high-powered capabilities allowed by FCC rules for public-safety broadband services operating on the 700 MHz Band 14 spectrum licensed to FirstNet.
Apr 16, 2017
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Motorola Solutions: Mark Krizik demonstrates personnel-accountability solution for firefighters on trunked systems

Mark Krizik, fire market sales specialist for Motorola Solutions, demonstrates the company's personnel-accountability solution, which is designed primarily to meet the needs of fire-department customers when responding to an incident. Previously available for users with conventional radio systems, the solution now also works with trunked radio systems.
Apr 07, 2017
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West Safety Services: John Martyn demonstrates application integration with Kodiak PTT solution

John Martyn, systems architect for West Safety Services, demonstrates how the company's incident-command software is integrated with Kodiak's enhanced push-to-talk solution to enable better on-scene response coordination.
Apr 07, 2017
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JVCKENWOOD USA: James Jones showcases company's integration with third-party solutions

James Jones, JVCKENWOOD USA's senior manager for research and development, highlights the company's efforts to integrate its LMR offerings with third-party solutions for location-based services and hospitality workflow management.
Apr 05, 2017
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Motorola Solutions: Joe Friedman demonstrates in-car 4K video solution

Joe Friedman, senior staff engineer for Motorola Solutions, demonstrates the company’s new in-car video system that leverages a 360-degree camera to provide 4K video that can be used for a variety of evidentiary, training and situational-awareness purposes.
Apr 05, 2017
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ESChat: Josh Lober highlights key developments from past year, including QoS capabilities

ESChat President Josh Lober discusses company highlights from the past year, including interoperability with P25 via ISSI and the development of an “advanced over-the-top” service that is designed to deliver quality-of-service (QoS) capabilities.
Apr 05, 2017
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Kodiak: Bruce Lawler highlights rural deployment, application integrations, MCPTT future

Bruce Lawler, Kodiak chief product officer and co-founder, describes how the company’s carrier-integrated push-to-talk over cellular (PoC) solution is being used in a rural Texas county, as well as highlighting efforts to integrate applications with the Kodiak offering. Lawler also discusses Kodiak's positioning as the industry pursues commercial availability of the mission-critical push-to-talk (MCPTT) standard approved last year.
Apr 04, 2017
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JVCKENWOOD USA: James Jones highlights flexibility within new NX-3000 series of NEXEDGE radios

James Jones, JVCKENWOOD USA's senior manager for research and development, outlines key features of the NX-3000 series of mid-tier NEXEDGE radios, including the fact that the subscriber units support DMR operation, as well as NXDN and analog usage.
Apr 03, 2017
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Motorola Solutions: Fred Chavis showcases prototype for LTE eNodeB, EPC and application server in a box

Fred Chavis, Motorola Solutions' senior manager of public-safety LTE global trials, showcases the LXN-500, which houses an LTE eNodeB, evolved packet core (EPC) and application server in a single unit that is designed for use in remote and rural areas outside of the coverage footprint for a network provider like FirstNet.
Apr 02, 2017
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Sonim-Southern Linc: Bob Escalle and Rob Butts discuss deal that will let Southern Linc LTE customers buy Sonim handsets

Bob Escalle, Sonim Technologies' vice president for the public-safety market segment, and Rob Butts, Southern Linc's director of business and government, outline the agreement announced last week that will allow Southern Linc LTE customers to purchase smart devices manufactured by Sonim Technologies.

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