Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) announces that $38.5 million in grants have been awarded to fund 33 research-and-development projects that are designed to help determine future possibilities in a variety of first-responder communications technologies.
A growing number of enterprises are replacing or augmenting land-mobile-radio (LMR) systems with Zello’s push-to-talk-over-cellular (PoC) offering combined with speaker microphones and other accessories from Pryme, according to officials from both companies.
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.
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.
ESChat President Josh Lober discusses company highlights from the past year, including interoperability with P25 via ISSI and the development of an “advanced over-the-top” service that is designed to deliver quality-of-service (QoS) capabilities.
Push-to-talk-over-cellular (PoC) provider ESChat announces plans to develop Mission Critical ESChat (MC-ESChat), which will provide “full compliance” with the new 3GPPP mission-critical push-to-talk (MCPTT) standard as it evolves during the next few years.
Milt Nenneman, project manager for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science & Technology directorate, describes the new Enhanced Dynamic Geo-Social Environment (EDGE) virtual training platform, which will be available to public-safety agencies beginning next week. The online training system will be free to first-responder agencies and will be demonstrated in booth #2614 at the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) show, wihich will be Oct. 15-18 in San Diego.
SceneDoc announces the availability of SceneDoc V4.1, the latest upgrade to its application solution that lets officers process electronic citations (e-citations) from commercially available smartphones and tablets, not just laptops and purpose-built devices dedicated to the task.
FirstNet is inching its way toward creating a nationwide wireless broadband network that will vastly improve the delivery of public safety services to 320 million people. With numerous trials underway, many of the public-safety officials we’ve spoken with are anxious to get started, but they’re just not sure where to begin.