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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.

Apr 03, 2017
Video

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.
Mar 31, 2017
Gallery

IWCE 2017 Young Professionals Award Winners

These are the up-and-comers in the telecommunications industry, honored for their spectacular work and additions to the industry, despite their young ages.
Mar 30, 2017
Video

Icom America: Mark Behrends outlines capabilities of company's latest NXDN IDAS portable, mobile radios

Mark Behrends, senior strategic sales manager at Icom America, showcases the features and functionality associated with the company's latest IDAS portable and mobile radios that leverage NXDN technology.
Mar 30, 2017
Video

KNect365: Jackson Szabo discusses upcoming mission-critical-communications trade shows, highlights European public-safety LTE initiatives

Jackson Szabo, senior producer for KNect 365, talks about this week's soft launch of a new series of mission-critical-communications trade shows during this conversation with IWCE's Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson at IWCE 2017. In addition, Szabo outlines a series of public-safety LTE initiatives in Europe while offering comparisons to FirstNet in the United States.
Mar 30, 2017
Video

Hytera: Steve Cragg showcases prototype of company's new DMR-LTE multimode handset

Steve Cragg, sales director for Hytera America, showcases the company's newest prototype, a hybrid DMR-LTE multimode device that also supports Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. The device is expected to be commercially available in the United States early next year.
Mar 30, 2017
Video

Motorola Solutions: Les Miller outlines key benefits of company's new WAVE OnCloud solution

Les Miller, launch and commercial marketing manager for Motorola Solutions, describes the features of the new WAVE OnCloud offering, which enables interoperability and coverage footprint expansion via a cloud-based version of the company's WAVE interoperability platform.
Mar 29, 2017
Video

Fairfax County (Va.): Mike Newburn discusses new state law letting school-bus drivers use push-to-talk over cellular (PoC) and LMR

Mike Newburn, wireless manager for Fairfax County, Va., discusses the passage of state legislation that allows school-bus drivers to leverage push-to-talk-over-cellular (PoC) technology instead of being limited to communicating via LMR technology. By implementing a PoC solution, local schools are projected to save more than $7 million, according to Newburn.
Mar 29, 2017
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Parallel Wireless: Steve Kropper highlights use cases for company's new lightweight LTE eNodeB

Steve Kropper, vice president for Parallel Wireless, showcases the company's CWS 210, a 1-watt LTE eNodeB operating on Band 14--the spectrum licensed to FirstNet--that includes an embedded evolved packet core (EPC) in a form factor that can be deployed easily to support communications, even if users are located outside of the terrestial network's coverage footprint.
Mar 28, 2017
Video

VNC: Gary Monetti, Mohan Tammisetti demonstrate 'take the network with you' solution for public-safety LTE

Gary Monetti (left) and Mohan Tammisetti of Virtual Network Communications (VNC) demonstrate how the company's portable Greencell eNodeB and vCore enhanced packet core (EPC) with IP media subsystem (IMS) functionality can be combined to deliver LTE connectivity, even when the user is outside of the footprint of a fixed terrestrial network.

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