Karthik Rangarajan, EF Johnson’s vice president of marketing, explains why land-mobile-radio technology still has a bright future—despite the hype surrounding LTE. He also discusses the work that still needs to be done concerning interoperable communications and how EFJ is aiding the effort.
Currently, mission-critical voice operation on LTE networks is unavailable and substantial research and development is required before such operation could be provided over LTE networks. Consequently, public-safety agencies must continue to plan and deploy separate narrowband voice communications networks–and P25 Phase II TDMA technology is a solid choice because of its interoperability and narrowbanding capabilities.
Maceo Woodward, software development manager for Kenwood USA, explains that as smartphones increasingly find their way into the workplace many organizations will need to integrate them with their LMR systems, and that Kenwood is well-positioned to enable that integration.
Kevin Williams, vice president of product development for Avtec, discusses why open standards mean so much to those who are evaluating dispatch consoles, and explains why entities increasingly are opting for IP- and software-based solutions.
Rich Cagle, vice president of land-mobile-radio sales for Cassidian Communications, talks with UC Editor-in-Chief Glenn Bischoff about the company’s vision for Project 25 component interoperability, which allows public-safety agencies to develop a solution that leverages best-in-class products from multiple vendors.
There is considerable industy speculation about IP voice over broadband to smart devices, most of which is focused around the development of the FirstNet broadband network for first responders. What many don't realize is that technology available today connects smart mobile devices over coast-to-coast broadband networks to mission-critical LMR networks in almost every possible use-case scenario.
Ron Lyons, vice president of sales and business development for Simoco Americas, outlines the company’s plans to offer Tier 3 DMR at the end of the month during a discussion with UC Editor Donny Jackson at this week’s Communications Marketing Association (CMA) conference in Nashville, Tenn.
National Emergency Number Association (NENA) conducts its latest Industry Collaboration Event–dubbed ICE 8–which is focusing proper logging and recording all potential elements associated with a next-generation 911 (NG-911) call, including voice, text, video and sensor data.