April 2013 cover

April 2013

Urgent Communications takes a look at how harnessing data is much more challenging than generating it — but when done well, the payoff is huge.

Also in this issue, we examine public safety's need for data and application interoperability; how satellite communications are helping a community recover from the effects of Superstorm Sandy; and what FirstNet's engineers learned from firefighter training. Finally, UC's editors offer a comprehensive look at all of the highlights from this year's International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE).

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IWCE Wrap-Up

  • Mar 15, 2013
    Commentary

    Decade of remarkable change for wireless industry, IWCE

    The end of yet another International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) is upon us — the 10th IWCE that I've attended. While the name of the show remains the same, both the show and the wireless industry it serves have undergone amazing transformations during this period....More
  • Mar 14, 2013
    Commentary

    Speaker: Firefighter radios are good, but not yet good enough 1

    Without question, firefighter communications have come a long way. But it's not enough, according to Bruce Varner, retired chief of the Santa Rosa (Calif.) Fire Department and the chairman of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) electronic safety equipment committee....More

First Word

  • Mar 19, 2013
    Commentary

    UC wins Neal Award

    Urgent Communications received the 2013 Jesse H. Neal Award in the "Best Subject-Related Series" category for its articles on public-safety broadband communications....More

Urgent Matters

  • Mar 13, 2013
    Commentary

    Early deployments can be key to FirstNet success

    FirstNet has opened the door for the seven BTOP recipients to restart their public-safety LTE deployments, but it is not a foregone conclusion that all of these projects will be built....More

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