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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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Mar 31, 2015
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CommUSA: Jim Guscette expresses optimism about recent Motorola Solutions acquisitions

Jim Guscette, senior vice president of operation for CommUSA, explains how his company hopes to leverage new technologies made available by Motorola Solutions to channel partners via recent acquisitions.
Mar 27, 2015
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Zetron: Jim Lyon describes planned offering to integrate LMR and PTT over cellular with Kodiak Networks

Jim Lyon, system sales engineer for Zetron, explains how his company’s integration with Kodiak Networks will let an LMR network be extended to the coverage area of a cellular, Wi-Fi or other IP network via a push-to-talk-over cellular (PoC) application.
Mar 26, 2015
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Motorola Solutions: Dane Windsor demonstrates collaboration of APX 8000, LEX L10 devices

Dane Windsor, business development manager and technical sales consultant for Motorola Solutions, demonstrates how the new APX 8000 P25 portable and the LEX L10 handheld LTE device can be used in collaboration to improve communications for a public-safety user.
Mar 26, 2015
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Harris: Todd Perdieu discusses features of new XG-15 P25 radio

Todd Perdieu, Harris' terminal product manager for RF communications, talks about the company's new XG-15 portable radio, which is designed to provide public-service workers with reliable access to a P25 network at a price point that is lower than a full-featured public-safety P25 radio.
Mar 26, 2015
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JVCKENWOOD: Kentaro Abe showcases company's biometrics solution

Kentaro Abe, product manager for JVCKENWOOD, demonstrates how the company's biometrics solution can help incident commanders monitor the on-scene health of responders. The solution is expected to be commercially available this summer.
Mar 24, 2015
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Beverly Hills PD: Ronald Derderian outlines benefits of Motorola Solutions' APX 8000 to users, radio shop

Ronald Derderian, an officer in the Beverly Hills police department, explains the reason for his department's excitement for Motorola Solutions' APX 8000, an all-band portable radio in a small form factor that features high-quality audio and Wi-Fi connectivity, which enables speedy software updates.
Mar 24, 2015
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Kenwood USA: Dave Brandkamp highlights flexibility of new NX-5000 series of portables, mobiles

Dave Brandkamp, eastern region sales manager for Kenwood USA, outlines the capabilities of the company's new NX-5000 series of portable and mobile radios. With the ability to operate in P25 Phase I or Phase II, as well as NEXEDGE analog and digital modes, NX-5000 series radios can be useful tools for entities seeking a technology migration path and/or an interoperability solution.
Mar 20, 2015
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Texas: Lesia Dickson talks about state's online FirstNet course offering

Lesia Dickson, outreach and education coordinator for the Texas Public Safety Broadband Program, discusses the state's online-education initiative that is designed to inform stakeholders about FirstNet, which is tasked with building a nationwide public-safety broadband network for first responders. Although created for FirstNet stakeholders in the state of Texas, the information is applicable to anyone in the country.
Mar 20, 2015
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Rivada Networks: Peter Tenerelli explains proposal to let FirstNet generate revenue from excess capacity on its LTE network

Peter Tenerelli, director of technology adoption for Rivada Networks, describes how the company's dynamic-spectrum-arbitrage (DSA) technology and associated auction market would let commercial operators bid for excess capacity on the FirstNet system, which can generate revenue that ultimately will lower the fees that public-safety entities would pay to use the dedicated LTE network.
Mar 19, 2015
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JVC Kenwood: Masa Hishida demonstrates hybrid LTE/P25 portable radio, cites 2018 target for commercial release

Masa Hishida, senior engineering specialist for JVC Kenwood's broadband task force, displays a functional prototype of the company's hybrid LTE/P25 device. JVC Kenwood hopes to release the radio in a smaller form factor in 2018, Hishida says.

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