It is virtually impossible to completely secure the software used to operated aerial drones or other unmanned vehicles, so it is important that these systems be designed to operate safely even when the software is compromised, panelists said during a session at the recent Unmanned Systems 2015 event in Atlanta.
Anant Mathur, a technical product manager for Cisco Systems, talks about capabilities and resiliency of the ASA5506H-X, a ruggedized firewall that the company launched this week at the UTC Telecom & Technology 2015 show in Atlanta.
Enterprises wanting private-radio-communications functionality can do so at a fraction of the cost of a land-mobile-radio (LMR) network by implementing Icom America’s IP100 advanced radio system over existing Wi-Fi infrastructure, according to company officials.
Aviat Networks this week at IWCE 2015 will conduct its first public demonstration of the IRU 600 EHP, which boasts transmit power of 39 dBm—five times the output power of the company’s previous model and the greatest transmit power in the commercial marketplace, according to a company official.
Bill Schrier, the FirstNet single point of contact for the state of Washington and former CTO for the city of Seattle, outlines some of key topics addressed during last week’s cybersecurity forum hosted by the Industry Council for Emergency-Response Technologies (iCERT).
When a single conduit housing multiple fiber lines was cut last week, much of northern Arizona was unable to access the Internet, call 911, use cellular devices, pay with credit cards or get cash from ATMs for about 15 hours, according to multiple news reports. The episode should serve as a reminder of the necessity for reliability and diversity characteristics in critical networks that cannot afford downtime.
Airbus DS Communications announces that its VESTA 4 next-generation 911 system earned Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC), making the solution the first IP-based E-911 system approved for use by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) at military installations, according to a company official.
Thermal Imaging Radar CTO Mike Dortch discusses the benefits of thermal cameras and why more organizations–particularly critical-infrastructure entities–are utilizing the technology. Dortch talked to IWCE’s Urgent Communications Associate Editor Jill Nolin at the recent ASIS conference in Atlanta.
Families of tower workers that are killed or injured while on the job will be eligible for financial assistance that is designed to help the families pay for short-term needs, thanks to the launch of the charitable Tower Industry Family Support Charitable Foundation.