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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.

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.
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.

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