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 Donny Jackson with a summary of your idea and include your contact information.

May 02, 2016

PSCR: Dereck Orr highlights features of annual stakeholders meeting in June

Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) Program Manager Dereck Orr outlines hot topics and new features that will be included in the organization’s annual stakeholder meeting, which will be conducted June 7-9 in San Diego.
Apr 27, 2016

Freewave: Glenn Longley discusses cybersecurity challenges associated with Internet of Things

Glenn Longley, Freewave Technologies' regional manager-energy market, explains how the projected explosion of Internet of Things (IoT) sensor deployments can create cybersecurity concerns for industrial enterprises such as utilities.
Apr 26, 2016

DURABOOK: Roger Cresswell highlights partnerships, outlines branding strategy

Roger Cresswell, channel sales director for GammaTech USA, discusses two new strategic partnerships and the company's branding strategy for its DURABOOK portfolio of hardened computing devices during this conversation with IWCE's Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson.
Apr 20, 2016

RCA: John Facella outlines new website features, previews annual meeting in November

John Facella, a director for the Radio Club of America (RCA), describes some of the new features on the organization’s revamped website and provides a brief preview to the annual meeting in November, which will be conducted in New York City this year.
Apr 14, 2016

Vertex Standard: Ozzie Ansari, Mike Petersen discuss company's 60th anniversary, future

Ozzie Ansari (left), president of Vertex Standard dealer Surplus Two Way Radio, and Mike Petersen, director and general manager at Vertex Standard, talk about Vertex Standard's 60th anniversary and the radio manufacturer's outlook for the future.
Apr 06, 2016

Zello: Company demonstrates broadband push-to-talk functionality with LMR, multimedia capability

Zello brands itself as a walkie-talkie application that can turn any smart device into a push-to-talk device. The app also features picture messaging, message playback and radio-interfacing abilities.
Apr 04, 2016

Mutualink: Mike Wengrovitz highlights capabilities of new Recon Jet body camera, wearable gateway

Mike Wengrovitz, Mutualink’s vice president of innovation, demonstrates how the company is working to integrate Recon Jet smart eyewear into the company's vision for body cameras and the Internet of Public-Safety Things.
Mar 30, 2016

Vertex Standard: Mike Petersen demos long-distance capabilities of EVX-Link solution

Mike Petersen, director and general manager at Vertex Standard, demonstrates how the company's EVX-Link technology leverages LMR mobile radios and IP connectivity to enable intercontinental communications, such as this video call to Tokyo.
Mar 25, 2016

Drakontas: James Sim describes Dragonforce, the company's incident-management application

James Sim, president and COO of Drakontas, describes the functionality of Dragonforce, an incident-management application that leverages commercial smart devices to provide situational-awareness and command/control capabilities in a collaborative, virtual environment.
Mar 25, 2016

Panther Pines Consulting: John Facella says LMR remains vital, standardized integration with LTE/FirstNet needed

John Facella, manager and principal at Panther Pines Consulting, says push-to-talk functionality over public-safety LTE networks like the proposed FirstNet system will not replace LMR network any time soon, but it is important that standards exist to ensure that efficient bridges between the two techologies are developed and standardized.

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