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.

To suggest a podcast topic or interview subject, e-mail Editor-in-Chief Glenn Bischoff with a summary of your idea and include your contact information.

Jul 14, 2014

INdigital Telecom: Ricardo Martinez talks about 911 telecommunicator stories shared from 'Within the Trenches'

Ricardo Martinez, 911 systems trainer and designer for INdigital Telecom, discusses some of the telecommunicator stories he gathered for his "Within the Trenches" podcast during last month's National Emergency Number Association (NENA) 2014 conference in Nashville.
Jul 11, 2014

ITEC: Walt Magnussen highlights potential synergies between next-gen 911 and public-safety LTE

Walt Magnussen, director of the Texas A&M University Internet2 Technology Evaluation Center (ITEC), outlines the potential benefits of next-generation 911 and public-safety LTE working in concert, as well as some of the challenges to making the vision a reality.
Jul 09, 2014

Cassidian Communications: CEO Bob Freinberg outlines company's vision to help PSAPs deal with multimedia

Cassidian Communications CEO Bob Frienberg discusses the company's plans to make it easier for telecommunicators to handle text-to-911 emergency messages today and other forms of communications--for example, photos and videos--in the future.
Jul 09, 2014

ITEC: Walt Magnussen discusses research for next-gen 911, public-safety LTE

Walt Magnussen, director of the Texas A&M University Internet2 Technology Evaluation Center, talks about the research that has been conducted for next-generation 911 and public-safety LTE at the facility,
Jul 07, 2014

TCS: Matt Van Doorn explains how company's text-to-911 solution lets call-takers multitask

Matt van Doorn, product manager for TeleCommunication Systems (TCS), demonstrates how the company's interface for handling text-to-911 messages enables call-takers to handle other emergency communications simultaneously.
Jul 01, 2014

Axis Communications: IT support of physical security has increased

Vince Ricco, business development manager with Axis Communications, says he has observed more IT support of physical security during the last couple years during this conversation with IWCE's Urgent Communications at the International Society of Technology in Education conference in Atlanta.
Jun 27, 2014

Harris: CTO Dennis Martinez talks about the LTE standards process for mission-critical voice

Dennis Martinez, chief technology officer (CTO) and vice president for public-safety LTE for Harris, explains the company's position that a mission-critical voice standard should be developed by 3GPP and that the standard needs to enable interoperability with legacy LMR systems.
Jun 26, 2014

Motorola Solutions: Ryan Seick demonstrates prioritization scenarios for public-safety LTE

Ryan Seick, Motorola Solutions' product manager and lead applications manager for public-safety devices, demonstrates how the company's priority-services manager platform allows dynamic reallocation of broadband resources to address bandwidth challenges in a series of potential incident scenarios.

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