NATE Executive Director Todd Schlekeway discusses the key highlights of the NATE UNITE 2017 show, including a keynote from FirstNet President TJ Kennedy, networking events and sessions on hot topics such as drone use and business opportunities associated with broadcast repacking after the FCC’s 600 MHz incentive auction is completed. NATE UNITE will be conducted from Feb. 27 to March 2 in Fort Worth.
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.
Tim Downs, conference director for the Critical LTE Communications Forum, discusses key issues—from LMR-to-LTE migration to user applications—that will be discussed during educational sessions during the event. The Critical LTE Communications Forum will be conducted on Nov. 2-3 at the McCormick Center in Chicago. For more information and to register, visit http://www.criticalltecommunications.net/.
Sarah Beerbower, executive director of marketing and membership for the Enterprise Wireless Alliance (EWA), identifies some of the sessions, exhibit-hall and networking opportunities that attendees can expect to find at the upcoming Wireless Leadership Summit, which is presented by EWA and the Technology Resource Network.
Don Scott, CEO and president of JPS Interoperability Solutions, highlights the company’s challenges since launching in April, its presence at APCO 2016 and product-development plans during this conversation with IWCE’s Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson.
Ellen O’Hara (left), chairman of the board for Zetron and a member of the iCERT board of directors, and Alice Johnson, Zetron’s product manager for MAX call taking, discuss some of the the benefits and challenges that public-safety answering points (PSAPs) face as they pursue various consolidation and resource-sharing strategies.
Patrick Botz, director of engagement for NICE Public Safety, explains how the recently released 7.2 version of its Inform platform can improve PSAP efficiency via features like enhanced audio searching, integration with Priority Dispatch’s AQUA for evaluators, and certified support for next-generation 911 call handling and text-to-911 applications.
Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) Program Manager Dereck Orr outlines hot topics and new features that will be included in the organization’s annual stakeholder meeting, which will be conducted June 7-9 in San Diego.
Glenn Longley, Freewave Technologies’ regional manager-energy market, explains how the projected explosion of Internet of Things (IoT) sensor deployments can create cybersecurity concerns for industrial enterprises such as utilities.