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iBwave solutions, a telecom radio planning software provider that develops solutions for the in-building wireless industry, is hosting a webinar on In-Building Public Safety Communications on June 1st. "Join us as we try to decode some of the most puzzling in-building public safety communications challenges and leave you with some key takeaways that can be applied globally."
Dave George, President of Pryme Radio Products and a Wireless World Top 100 Wireless Technology Expert, unveils his annual public safety communication trends forecast & new products
The Fifth Annual California Mobile Command Center Rally took place on May 8th in Sacramento. With 30 state-of-the-art mobile command and communication centers of all shapes and sizes, from law enforcement, fire, EMS, military, utility companies and other support agencies, this year's open-vehicle display focused on interoperability, networking, and the interactive capabilities of diverse disciplines in major incident command and coordination.
Twenty-one local, state, federal, and private agencies gathered on Thursday, May 7th, 2016 in Sacramento, California, to display their mobile communications centers, share innovations they have developed, and learn from recent experiences in concurrent classroom presentations. It was the 8th Annual California Mobile Communications Center Rally, an event which was created in 2009 by the California Fire Chiefs Association, Communications section, and which has grown in popularity and attendance...
9-1-1 Communications Leaders & Wireless Carriers Answer the Call to Improve 9-1-1 Indoor Location Accuracy
Dispatchable location provides address or other critical location information for first responders. The National Emergency Number Association (NENA), Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO), AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless today announced a consensus plan to meet the FCC's challenge to improve 9-1-1 indoor location accuracy.
The flood of new technology makes it easier than ever to reach out and communicate with someone, right? Think again. While it's true that communicating with "someone" may indeed be easier, achieving dependable communications with "everyone" on a moment's notice and in an emergency crisis is at least as much of a challenge as ever. So why is that?
Per Vices recently released their newest Software Defined Radio platform: Crimson The Next Generation (Crimson TNG). What’s exciting about the latest upgrade is the fact that Crimson TNG is a high-performance wireless platform that not only enables versatility and flexibility, but also the ability to evolve applications.
The city of St. Louis is launching a new initiative to make one of its most violent districts, the 21st Ward, a much safer place through a combination of initiatives. The goal is to bring the residents together to fight against crime and take back their neighborhoods. The city will be supporting these efforts by providing high-tech crime-fighting tools such as funding the installation of state-of-the-art surveillance cameras in key locations and working directly with the community to...
Alvarion partnered up with the City of Cleburne, Texas to Install Wireless Networks for Public Safety Connectivity... Currently, police vehicles patrolling the city use a laptop computer connected to the city's fiber network and information systems via a high speed wireless broadband card, such as an AirCard. The city decided to implement a private wireless network that would eliminate recurring charges and readily expand to other city services and public works as it continues to expand the...
Assured Wireless Demonstrates Industry's First High Power Portable User Equipment for LTE Band 14 Public Safety Wireless Networks
Assured Wireless Corporation, the only provider of portable battery operated long range high-power user equipment (HPUE) for the FirstNet Public Safety broadband wireless network, announces the successful demonstration of its prototype high-power WiFi-to-LTE portable hotspot device designed specifically to serve the needs of public safety organizations.
Zetron is teaming up with AT&T to promote integrated broadband Push-to-Talk over Cellular (PoC) solutions that utilize Zetron dispatch consoles and AT&T Enhanced Push-to-Talk to deliver seamless communications between LMR, 3G, 4G, LTE, Wi-Fi, and wireline networks.
Historic Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall has deployed a state-of-the-art communications system for real-time, secure collaboration with law enforcement agencies during large-scale events, including the Miss America Pageant. The platform from Mutualink enables multimedia sharing of radio, voice, text, video, data files and telephone communications in a secure environment - all in real-time.
AWS signed a Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) agreement with the State of Washington. Washington joins other states, including California, Minnesota, Colorado, Oregon, and Louisiana, that work with AWS to leverage the benefits of the cloud, while satisfying the most demanding information security requirements.
Bandwidth, one of the nation's leading communications companies, announced last month that iTalkBB, the leading VoIP provider to North Americaâ€™s Asian community, has chosen Bandwidth to provision and manage its 9-1-1 emergency services capabilities. iTalk chose Bandwidth over its major incumbent carrier due to its ability to rapidly provision and validate hundreds of thousands of numbers for 9-1-1 routing, efficiently and cost effectively.
Bentonville, Arkansas Police Improve Efficiency and Save Valuable Time With digiTICKET eCitation Solution
Saltus Technologies, a leading provider of innovative electronic ticketing systems for public safety, reports that the Bentonville, Arkansas Police Department has successfully deployed digiTICKET on 15 Motorola handheld mobile computers. The system is designed to reduce the amount of time needed for the officer to issue one or multiple citations, eliminate data errors, and reduce administrative costs.
The long-awaited nationwide public safety broadband network is moving closer to reality with the passage of legislation giving public safety both the spectrum and funding needed to build the network.
CalAmp Corp., a leading provider of wireless products, services and solutions, has announced the availability of the Harrier-900 multimode wireless router, the first programmable digital communications device to combine both licensed and unlicensed 900-MHz-range radio spectrum capability. The Harrier-900 is ideally suited for mission-critical operations in public safety and other markets.
The future has arrived at the Yurok Reservation in Northern California. Historically the entire reservation, including every public safety agency, were forced to share a single T1 line causing communications bottlenecks and slower than dial-up connections. Now, the Yurok community has a dedicated public safety line in order to access criminal databases and will soon have the ability to conduct live video training with their fire fighters, support clinics that can perform virtual...
Columbitech Inc., a leading mobile VPN security provider, reports that police, fire and dispatch workers in Cambridge, a city of 106,000 in the Greater Boston area, now use SecureConnect to securely access case notes and dispatch information from smartphones, tablet computers and laptops in compliance with the FBI Criminal Justice Information Services policy. SecureConnect supports Apple iOS, Mac OS, Android and Windows devices
Redline Communications Group Inc., a leading provider of specialized broadband wireless solutions for industrial machine-to-machine applications, has received a contract to expand a wireless video surveillance network in the City of Cancun, Mexico. Redline outdoor broadband wireless equipment will provide M2M connectivity between cameras located throughout the city and the central automated monitoring center.
Carlson Wireless's LongHaul ST Exceeds All Expectations during Field Tests for Municipal Traffic Monitoring
Monitoring traffic cameras from a single location in a busy urban environment requires fast, robust links that don't lose bandwidth over a "daisy chain" of microwave links. LongHaul ST, the new lightning-fast Ethernet bridge from Carlson Wireless, offers this kind of performance head and shoulders above the competitors, according to an independent field test.
Ceragon Selected by GovNET to Boost Public Safety and Government Services in the State of Arizona with Super High-Capacity, High Availability Wireless Network
Wireless backhaul specialist Ceragon Networks Ltd., has announced that its FibeAir IP-20 platform has been selected by GovNET, a specialized telecommunications firm that focuses on local, state, and federal agency intercommunications to deliver a high availability, super high-capacity and scalable wireless network - backbone and access nodes - across the State of Arizona.
It took five years and a significant change in plans, but first responders in Charlotte, N.C., finally have a fourth-generation broadband network at their disposal. The new high-end wireless network runs off of commercially available 4G provided by Verizon that was formally introduced late last month.
Cisco has made significant enhancements to its 5900 Series Embedded Services Router (ESR) product line, including the availability of the Cisco 5915 Embedded Services Router and updates to the Cisco 5940 Embedded Services Router. The 5900 ESR series of high-performance, ruggedized routers optimized for mobile and embedded networks expands the capabilities of the Cisco Mobile Ready Net solution architecture - the Cisco vision for the network of the future that continuously adapts to allow...
Cisco Updates Embedded Services Routers for Personnel Operating Beyond Reach of Traditional Fixed-Network Infrastructure
Cisco has announced enhancements to its 5900 Series Embedded Services Router (ESR) product line, including the 5940 ESR and 5915 ESR, to bring improved performance and added features to the ruggedized routers. The updates expand the capabilities of Cisco Mobile Ready Net solution architecture, establishing a scalable mobile network that connects organizational resources with a high degree of security to connect users how, when and where they need.
Tiburon, Inc., a leading provider of integrated Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) and records management public safety software for on-premises and secure cloud solutions, has announced that the City of Fife, Washington Police Department selected Tiburon to upgrade their current Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) and Records Management System (RMS) to the industry's fastest growing multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional, cloud-enabled platform - Tiburon's CAD and RMS.
The city of Fort Worth, Texas can now more quickly respond to calls for help and communicate instantaneously with more than 40 agencies and departments across Texas. Fort Worth's Office of Emergency Management is the agency responsible for operating the 100-seat Joint Emergency Operations Center (JEOC), which communicates regularly with city and county agencies; state agencies such as the Texas Department of Public Safety; several federal agencies...
Clear-Com Offers Wired & Wireless Solutions Enable Hands-Free Critical Communications Across Wide Areas
Clear-Com, a leading provider of real-time communications solutions, offers full-duplex devices can transmit and receive data at the same time, allowing teams (different groups) or individuals (one-on-one) to hold simultaneous conversations on any available channel, across a wide geographical area, with reliable connection and high quality audio.
Mark43 has released Mercury, the first ever computer aided dispatch (CAD) system to be hosted in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) GovCloud (US) Region. Mark43, also a developer of a cloud-based police records management system, is set to deploy Mercury in California, New Jersey, and other states, offering first responders a modern platform for managing emergency calls.
The Company formerly known as Cobham TCS, which included Spectronic Denmark A/S as part of its tactical communications and surveillance division, announced that its new registered company name has changed to 'Domo Tactical Communications (DTC) Ltd' and Spectronic will continue to trade under the same name.
Around the world, public safety agencies have successfully deployed cutting-edge surveillance systems as a means to provide greater protection to local communities - from police body-cams to sophisticated networks of cameras on public streets and intersections. But more support is needed to make public safety surveillance networks actionable in real-time, rather than just creating records for events that have already passed.
The Connecticut Convention Center has completed the installment of a multimedia communications system with the assistance of Mutualink, Inc. The system provides an interoperable communications platform that enables multimedia sharing of radio, voice, text, video, data files and telephone communications in a secure environment - all in real-time. The emergency communications network will allow the Convention Center to share critical information with law enforcement and emergency personnel,...
The catalyst to a criminal case often begins with a call to 9-1-1. It's the first potential evidence investigators have to determine the initial facts of a case. If that call was placed via a mobile device, it often provides a gateway into more powerful data evidence. Today, mobile device evidence is the new "smoking gun" and is redefining criminal investigations.
Today, state and local governments must provide citizen services with tighter budget constraints than ever before. These challenges force governments to pick and choose between programs and services often putting citizens and government employees in jeopardy. Innovative, collaborative, virtualization technology is a key solution to address this ever-growing problem.
Elektrobit introduces the EB Tough Mobile smartphone targeted for Mobile Security and Public Safety needs
Elektrobit (EB) is proud to present the new EB Tough Mobile smartphone, designed and built for demanding Mobile Security and Public Safety markets. The EB Tough Mobile is packed with innovative features tailored for professional users like government agencies, first responders, and other professionals with critical and secure communication needs.
Founded by a deputy fire chief with 26 years of first responder experience, ELERTS is building a smartphone/tablet-based emergency alert system that turns citizens into assets for first responders - and gives first responders vastly better tools with which to communicate.
Todayâ€™s new recruits most likely grew up with touchscreen technology, swiping and tapping between apps on smart phones and tablets like a jazz pianist taking a solo. There are scores of apps designed to streamline decision making for emergency personnel...
Exalt Communications has announced that the Rock County Communications Center in Rock County, WI is using Exalt microwave backhaul systems to unify emergency communications services across the county's 720 square miles and enable the center to quickly migrate its backhaul network to all-digital while dramatically reducing equipment costs.
Exalt Communications has announced that GovNET Inc., a specialized telecommunications carrier with significant expertise building broadband networks in the western U.S., is deploying Exalt ExploreAir LR microwave backhaul systems in Arizona as a part of the country's most advanced statewide multi-agency network, serving public safety, education, and healthcare.
FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski has announced that the nation's four largest wireless carriers - AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile - have agreed to accelerate the availability of text-to-9-1-1, with major deployments expected in 2013 and a commitment to nationwide availability by May 15, 2014.
Thise case study from PRYME Radio follows a federal agent as he discovers a more efficient and effective form of communicating when his 2-way radio isn't operable, that utilizes an iPhone, an application, and a Bluetooth headset with built-in PTT.
The city of Houston has deployed Firetide's high-performance wireless mesh network as part of a Homeland Security-funded initiative to improve public safety in the downtown area. The network is a communications foundation that connects IP video cameras, located at 134 traffic intersections, allowing first responders in Houston to centrally monitor activity in the downtown area from a command center 24 x 7.
The Washington Department of Ecologyâ€™s Hazardous Waste and Toxics Reduction program has begun piloting a new smartphone app that allows emergency responders to access data on what chemicals are stored at a facility and in what quantity. Knowing what chemicals are on site allows first responders - both Ecology's own spill teams and local police and firefighters - to choose the right safety gear and take steps to protect themselves and nearby residents...
ESChat, Intrepid Networks, Redline Communications, and Sonim Technologies together demonstrated the value for first responders and public safety agencies of having a dedicated LTE network to manage security and public safety. The demonstration provided an end-to-end Band 14 solution for a number of public safety professionals in charge of security for The Ohio State University's football game on Nov. 5th 2016. The use of Band 14 spectrum was granted by FirstNet.
FirstNet Partners with AT&T to Build $46.5 Billion Wireless Broadband Network for America's First Responders
The Department of Commerce and First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) has selected AT&T to build the first nationwide wireless broadband network dedicated to America's first responders. This record-breaking public-private partnership is a significant investment in the communications infrastructure that public safety desperately needs for day-to-day operations, disaster response and recovery, and securing of large events.
General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics, has implemented a NextGen9-1-1 emergency service solution for Morgan County, Ohio. The NextGen-9-1-1 solution enables Morgan County to easily accept emergency information from a variety of sources and provides first responders with faster, more accurate details to aid in response.
General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics has been awarded a contract to develop, implement and operate the Massachusetts Next Generation (NG9-1-1) emergency communications system that will allow emergency personnel to accept service requests through new technologies, providing real-time data and communication.
Harris Corporation has announced that it will reorganize its business segments to increase operational efficiency and capture synergies that result from Harris' recent acquisition of Exelis... Effective the beginning of fiscal 2016, July 4, the company will be organized in the following four business segments...
Harris Corporation, an international communications and information technology company, has announced that its BeOn has become the industry's first solution to enable public safety subscribers on a cellular or public safety LTE network to talk to each other, exchange text messages and pass real-time location information to connected team members and the dispatcher's computer-assisted dispatch (CAD) system.
First responders in Miami-Dade County, Florida are on the air with 700 MHz Band 14 LTE and are poised to take advantage of the benefits of next generation wireless broadband technology. The program, one of the first of its kind, demonstrates the potential for real-time access to databases and video for the 35 municipalities of Miami-Dade - putting integrated, mission-specific information into the hands of Miami-Dade County police officers who respond, on average, to roughly 12 million calls...
Intrado Inc., a subsidiary of West Corporation and a leading provider of 9-1-1 technology solutions, and Hawaiian Telcom, Inc., a subsidiary of Hawaiian Telcom Holdco, Inc., the largest full-service provider of communications services, products and solutions in Hawaii, today announced an exciting new collaboration to bring Next-Generation (NextGen) 9-1-1 products and services to public safety answering points (PSAPs) and residents statewide.
With wearables tied to Bluetooth Beacons and harnessing the power of GPS, responders will know the exact location of their team in a building or out in the field, enabling them to be more responsive during a crisis. More importantly, wearable technology will harness the abilities of WiFi mesh networks, Beacons and powerful communication applications to improve public safety and streamline tasks...
IBM is providing access to the IBM Cloud as part of the First Responder Application Challenge that runs through Dec.14. IBM and its partner Vencore, Inc., in coordination with USGIF and APCO, have teamed up to develop an application that enables the development and delivery of applications that can significantly improve the operational capability of first responders, be built and delivered on the cloud, and apply data and innovation to solve real-world problems.
When the Nassau County Police Department was looking to increase its security coverage for the second presidential debate, which took place on October 16th at Hofstra University, it turned to Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT), a Business Unit within the Vitec Group's Videocom Division, and a leader in advanced digital microwave systems for MAG (Military, Aerospace & Government) markets, and a range of its wireless technologies to create a complete system for the event.
In Motion Technology Inc., a leader in mobile enterprise networks, has announced a partnership with CDW, a leading provider of technology solutions to business, government, education and healthcare. Together the organizations will deliver an end-to-end technology solution, as well as services and support, which will allow mission-critical workforces to securely connect to the enterprise network from vehicles.
Designated the Next-Generation Incident Command System (NICS), its developers depict it as "a combination of tools, technologies, and an innovative concept of operations for emergency response." It's what a lot of us in public safety have been waiting for since laptops and mobile computers first found a place inside our command centers, mobile command vehicles, and chief officers' vehicles
Intelligent Automation, Inc. Introduces the ARGUS-PS Series Law Enforcement Wireless Security System
Surveillance of suspects, protection of assets, and securement of crime scenes are daily challenges for the Law Enforcement and First Responder community. Derived from proven technology originally developed for U.S. Military applications, ARGUS PS, from Intelligent Automation Inc., consists of rugged wireless sensors networked together to form a protective, invisible trip wire around any area or infrastructure of interest.
InterAct has announced an expansion of their strategic partnership with Nlets, the International Justice and Public Safety Network provider, to accelerate the deployment of the InterAct Public Safety Cloud. As part of this partnership expansion, InterAct will migrate the hosting of their InterAct Records Management System (RMS) application to the Nlets data center.
Intrado Inc., a subsidiary of West Corporation and a leading provider of 9-1-1 technology solutions, recently debuted its Emergency Assist solution in the United States. This new service enables a wireless carrier to quickly locate a mobile device even when it is not in use by the subscriber.
The Earphone Connection's INTERCEPTOR Bluetooth wireless speaker microphone with 2 PTT (push-to-talk) buttons and simultaneous listen feature can pair to 2 different Bluetooth enabled devices plus listen to dual audio from 2 Bluetooth devices at the same time. The INTERCEPTOR is able to transmit outgoing communication to two talk groups by two separate PTT controls.
Kodiak, a leading provider of broadband push-to-talk solutions, has announced that it has completed testing of its Project 25 (P25) Console Sub-system Interface (CSSI) solution for LMR Interoperability with Zetron's MAX Dispatch System. The successful certification of the MAX Dispatch System builds on the previous work done to test and certify the Kodiak CSSI-based LMR interoperability solution with Zetron's AcomNOVUS Integrated Communication System.
LAPD Leveraged Genetec Federation-as-a-Service to Build Centralized Command Center for 2015 Special Olympics
Genetec, a manufacturer of open-platform, unified IP security solutions, has developed Federation-as-a-Service (FaaS) to enable organizations with distributed security systems to centralize their monitoring operations... The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) recently decided to use FaaS to help ensure the security of athletes and attendees of the 2015 Special Olympics World Games.
Leading Public Safety Orgs React with Anger, Offer Alternatives to Secret Carrier Deal on 9-1-1 Location
More than a dozen of the nation's leading public safety advocates and organizations reacted with anger and alternative approaches to a carrier-backed proposal announced on Friday that would replace the FCC's proposed public safety rules for wireless 9-1-1 location accuracy with a "best efforts" approach that delays implementation and weakens or eliminates many of the safety requirements of the FCC's proposed rules.
LexisNexis Risk Solutions, part of RELX Group, announced it is acquiring the Crash and Project business group of Appriss, a public safety business that provides technology solutions for the efficient collection of crash reports and electronic citations. LexisNexis will utilize the acquired technology within its LexisNexis Coplogic Solutions portfolio, a comprehensive electronic crash and incident reporting suite, to enhance its capabilities to provide a more complete solution to the law...
Lifesource Health, Inc. is proud to announce its new mobile application At The Scene. For the first time, Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and Paramedics will have immediate, real-time access to accurate patient health information at the scene in an emergency situation, allowing for more accurate patient assessment and improved care.
LILEE Systems Partners with Presidio to Bring Fog Computing and Reliable Communications to Law Enforcement
LILEE Systems, a leading provider of advanced mobile connectivity solutions and an emerging innovator in cloud-based network solutions, has announced the availability of its solutions for law enforcement and first responders based on TransAir STS series gateways and T-Cloud platform. STS and T-Cloud enable police, fire and rescue departments, ambulances and paramedics, and other critical first responders to more rapidly and reliably network, track, control, and interact with their mobile and...
Columbitech Inc., a leading mobile VPN security provider, has announced that the police department of Lowell, Massachusetts uses the Columbitech Mobile VPN to access criminal data in compliance with the Federal Bureau of Investigation Criminal Justice Information Services policy.
The U.S. Congress and the Obama Administration took action in early 2012 to ensure improved interoperability for future public safety communications. A new law adopted in February 2012 includes changes to public safety broadband communications policy that will drive public safety needs for the next decade and beyond. Public Safety LTE a How-to Guide - FirstNet Edition, produced by Alcatel-Lucent, takes a look at new capabilities for public safety, what LTE is, what it does and how state and...
With an 84-year history of providing advanced mission-critical communications, Motorola has paved the way in the development of Public Safety Long Term Evolution (LTE) innovations by demonstrating the first public safety application over a live 700 MHz LTE connection in 2008. Since then, Motorola Solutions, Inc. continues to push the boundaries in LTE devices, applications and services...
The 9-1-1 National Emergency Address Database (NEAD) LLC, an independent entity established by CTIA, has announced a major step toward helping first responders locate wireless 9-1-1 callers more accurately indoors by selecting West's Safety Services to develop and operate the NEAD Platform. With a NEAD operator in place, the wireless industry remains on schedule to enhance indoor 9-1-1 location accuracy by harnessing commercial technologies.
Mobile Network Operators Can Offer Strong Services For Public Safety Networks with the Help of OMA Standards
Public safety communication is a significant and vital need all over the world. Communication services for First Responders such as police, fire and emergency services personnel have strict requirements in terms of performance, robustness and reliability. Life is at risk if these communication services fail for any reason... Resilience ensures networks continue providing a service even through outages that could affect the service, for example severe weather can illustrate how networks can...
Mobile Personal Emergency Response Devices: New Technologies Enable Care Specialists to Help Dispatchers and First Responders Deliver Faster, Better Care
Personal emergency response system (PERS) technologies have evolved dramatically from the late 1980s homebound systems that relied on landline phones and only worked in and around the home. Now, leading edge mobile PERS devices enable users to have two-way voice contact with emergency care specialists 24/7 at home and away from home by utilizing cellular coverage. Some mobile PERS devices also leverage GPS for location, while others utilize 9-1-1 U-TDOA technologies.
Motion Computing Gives Public Safety Longer-Lasting, Further Reaching Wireless Signal In Normally "Dark" Response Areas
Motion Computing, a leading global provider of rugged mobile solutions, has announced the availability of new LINCWorks RDA (Rugged Deploy Anywhere) accessories that provide efficient charging and expanded coverage. The new line of accessories includes a solar panel, a rugged telescoping stand, and multi-directional antennas.
Motion Computing Shares Expert Insights for Deploying a HIPPA-Compliant Wi-Fi Network and Adopting EMR
Motion Computing, a leading global provider of rugged mobile technology has announced a new whitepaper for healthcare organizations adopting electronic medical records (EMR). The Smart Way for Healthcare Organizations To Go Mobile highlights the best practices for selecting mobile devices and building wireless infrastructures that ensure HIPPA-compliance while enabling EMR and increasing productivity.
Motion Computing's New LINCWorks Portable Wireless Devices Make Instant Network Connectivity a Reality Anywhere
The new Motion Computing LINCWorks RDA (Rugged Deploy Anywhere) wireless solution was designed specifically for otherwise unstable, hostile response environments. With the RDA's self-contained, portable design and standalone battery power, dead zones in disaster areas become active, standalone - yet reliable - wireless networks with both voice and data connectivity capabilities in minutes.
Motorola Solutions and Verizon Wireless Enter Alliance to Bring LTE Advantages to Public Safety Customers Across the United States
Motorola Solutions and Verizon Wireless have announced an alliance to bring all the advantages of an advanced wireless communication solution to public safety customers across the U.S. This first-of-its-kind solution combines a private public safety-controlled broadband network tailored for mission critical operations with the benefits of the most extensive and reliable commercial networks in the country.
Mutualink has developed the world's first wearable communications gateway that enables first responders to share multimedia information with command posts and other agencies in real time over secure wide area networks. In emergency situations where saving time = saving lives, the Wearable Smart Gateway (WSG), powered by the tiny and ultra-low power Intel Edison chip, significantly reduces response times and helps first responders overcome the classic challenges of situational "blindness."
Mutualink, Inc. has announced the availability of a new mobile operations fusion kit (OFK) for use by military personnel and first responders in the field. The kit, known as OFK 2.0, enables users to connect anywhere and anytime with the most flexible, agile, and secure communications and interoperability "go kit" available on the market today. It enables secure voice, full-motion video, and information sharing on a global, real-time basis.
The recently-announced Roadmap for Wireless E9-1-1 Location Accuracy improvements is not a "carrier plan." It is a consensus plan negotiated by the national associations representing the 9-1-1 and field responder radio communities, NENA and APCO, and agreed to by the four national wireless carriers.
NetMotion Software, a leading provider of Mobile Performance Management (MPM) software solutions, has released Diagnostics 4.0, the world's first mobile intelligence and analytics solution that captures robust network and security data across any wireless network.
NetMotion Diagnostics provides a robust data analytics and visualization solution for public safety organizations with mobile safety workers. It delivers deep analysis to pinpoint the root cause of problems such as excessive latency, poor signal quality, unresponsive application servers, VPN connections, GPS and dropped connections.
NetMotion Wireless recently released Mobility 11, which allows public safety and state agencies to simplify their mobile workforce/first responder management needs and improve ROI. Mobility 11 was designed to offer twice as fast data throughput performance and significantly enhanced server scalability to support thousands of users per server, which allows public safety agencies to add more responders on the latest 4G and Wi-Fi networks and save on budget and resources.
NetMotion Wireless & Panasonic Enhance Mobile Connections and Security for Toughbook and Toughpad Users
NetMotion Wireless and Panasonic have announced they are extending the availability of the NetMotion Mobility and Diagnostics software bundle for Panasonic Toughbook and Toughpad tablet devices into the United States and Latin America market.
NetMotion Wireless recently announced the launch of the cloud version of Locality, the cellular network management solution Mesa Police Department, Oregon State Police and St. Paul Police rely on to troubleshoot cellular network connectivity issues to improve officer safety, increase field unit productivity, extend investments in technology and service contracts, and reduce IT help desk tickets.
NetMotion Wireless Broadens Modem Coverage for Locality Cellular Network Performance Management Software
NetMotion Wireless, provider of software to secure, manage and optimize an organization's mobile data deployment, has announced Locality cellular network performance management software now supports in-vehicle ("trunk mounted") AirLink intelligent gateways from Sierra Wireless. Powered by ALEOS embedded intelligence for ease of deployment and management, and built with a highly rugged design, AirLink devices have been prevalent across public safety and other field service fleets for more than...
NetMotion Wireless, provider of Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) software, has announced a major new release of their NetMotion Mobility (formerly Mobility XE) mobile VPN software. For organizations that depend on their mobile field workers, this release includes important new features that enable Mobility to be the central control point from which public safety agencies and other users secure, manage, and optimize connectivity for critical field resources.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will consider new rules on 9-1-1 location accuracy during its first meeting of 2015 later this month, according to chair Tom Wheeler, and itâ€™s likely the final rules will split between the the commissionâ€™s own proposal and a carrier agreement reached last year.
New FBI CJIS Security Policy Provides Method for Tiburon Clients Using iPad and Other Tablet Devices to Perform NCIC Queries
Tiburon, Inc., a leading provider of public safety software solutions, has announced that the recent version 5.2 update to the FBI CJIS Security Policy now provides an approved method for the Company's iPad, Android and Windows 8 tablet users to conduct queries of criminal justice information (e.g., NCIC queries) in accordance with FBI Policy.
New Mexico Police Department Deploys Columbitech Mobile VPN to Improve Officers' Safety and Connectivity in Remote Areas
Columbitech Inc., a leading mobile VPN security provider, has announced that the New Mexico State Police has deployed the FIPS 140-2 certified Columbitech Mobile VPN on laptops used in more than 500 police cars across the state. The Columbitech Mobile VPN improves officers' safety by providing secure, uninterrupted access to mission-critical applications such as vehicle registration and warrant databases as officers move in and out of coverage and connects via 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi and satellite.
Cambium Networks, a global leading provider of wireless broadband solutions, has launched PTP 650, a new sub-6 GHz addition to its field-proven PTP portfolio. The new product's flexibility, high capacity, reliability and security are ideally suited for wireless backhaul applications for public safety and government markets.
Prior to deploying Alerter in 2012, Auckland's Civil Defense & Emergency Management (CDEM) had used an outdated process that called for sending emergency information in press releases and emails to local civil defense groups and the media for disseminating to citizens via TV and radio bulletins. With Alerter's increased performance on IBM Cloud, CDEM can now broadcast alerts and safety information to subscribersâ€™ smartphones with unprecedented speed and efficiency.
Today's traffic-monitoring project and public safety agency demands higher data throughput and lower latency - at an affordable price. The LongHaul ST series is Carlson Wireless's answer to these requirements, with both an indoor rackmount version as well as an outdoor integrated antenna.
Real-world emergency response, real-time data needs creating shift in mobility strategies - learn how to build a cohesive end-to-end mobile solution with these simple steps - without having to abandon all of your current hardware or software in the process
Novatel Wireless & NetMotion Wireless Keep Nevada Highway Patrol Moving Full Speed with Secure IoT Solution
FW, a subsidiary of Novatel Wireless, Inc., has announced that the Nevada Highway Patrol recently selected an innovative Internet of Things (IoT) bundled solution from FW that brings an added layer of security to mission-critical applications without compromising connection performance.
On March 1, 2011 the National Public Safety Telecommunications Council (NPSTC) unanimously voted to support the concept of a single nationwide broadband network for public safety instead of the network of networks approach. At an ex parte discussion held by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for invited representatives of public safety, NPSTC made the strong case for a single flexible, reliable, and vibrant national broadband network, presenting high-level conceptual drawings to...
NPSTC Releases NEW Public Safety Grade Report to Guide Requirements for Mission Critical National Public Safety Broadband Network
The NPSTC Broadband Working Group (BBWG) is proud to announce the publication of "Defining Public Safety Grade Systems and Facilities." The definition is of critical importance to public safety agencies and to the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) which has been charged with building a nationwide public safety broadband network (NPSBN)
For over 2 years, the NPSTC CSS Broadband Deployables Working Group, a joint U.S./Canada effort of more than 150 participants, has met to research and produce a comprehensive report on the use of Broadband Deployable Systems. This document defines public safety requirements for the operation and use of LTE Broadband Deployable Systems (BBDS).
NPSTC's Governing Board recently approved the creation of three new Working Groups that will operate under the Broadband and Technology Committee. They are LMR to LTE Migration, Broadband Emerging Technologies, and Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and Robotics. Please sign up in the next 2 weeks to receive materials and meeting information. Work will begin in January.
The NPSTC Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Working Group has submitted a list of current and conceptual broadband applications at the request of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet), Public Safety Advisory Committee (PSAC).
The principal purpose of this document is to define, from the perspective of the NPSTC, broadband public safety PTT requirements for consideration by FirstNet as it embarks on its mission to deploy the nation's first Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network (NPSBN) and the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), along with other international standards bodies.
NPSTC's Broadband Working Group Publishes Local Control in the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network
As the long-awaited public safety broadband network moves closer to reality with the passage of legislation last month, NPSTC's Broadband Working Group (BBWG) has been working to identify public safety requirements for the nationwide public safety 700 MHz broadband network.
Officials for the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) recently asked jurisdictions with plans to deploy public-safety LTE systems during the next year to stop their work to ensure that money is not wasted on equipment that will not integrate into the nationwide broadband network. .
Public safety agencies in Tompkins County (NY) are using new Spillman software to access call information from the field and share critical law enforcement data with other local and state agencies. Using Spillman's Mobile software, field personnel have the ability to access dispatch information immediately without relying on radio communication. Spillman's Mobile Voiceless CAD module enables personnel to view updated call information on their laptops as it is entered by dispatchers, while...
Panasonic & Cradlepoint Deliver Integrated 4G-LTE and FirstNet Mobile Computing & Connectivity Solution for First Responders
Public Sector customers can now leverage industry leading, highly durable Toughbook devices and Cradlepoint's rugged cloud-managed 4G-LTE router to lower signal loss and enhance 4G-LTE and FirstNet connectivity across multiple devices for their secure in-vehicle network needs.
Pre-Hospital Care & 700 MHz Broadband for Mission Critical Public Safety Data - From Calling Rampart to Communicating with the Enterprise
Today our staff has many options when it comes to voice communications. We provide them high end portable radios with capabilities in VHF, digital, and even encrypted channels. They often carry a portable radio worth thousands of dollars... yet they still use these devices as glorified walkie-talkies. Rarely are these voice devices used to their full potential.
Hamilton Township Police Department (NJ) has gone "live" with ProPhoenix Computer Aided Dispatch, Wireless Digital Assistant Mobile, and Records Management solutions. With a population of 26,500 and a yearly call volume of 61,000, Hamilton Township wanted an integrated solution that would solve their data sharing needs. ProPhoenix was selected because of their ability to provide a modern cost effective solution while providing high customer satisfaction.
As businesses take stock of the past year and consider what 2016 has in store for them, one thing that is unlikely to change is the risk of emergencies. Whatever the event, there is a constant need for vigilance and effective communication during a crisis, within and between organizations as well as from the private sector to the public safety community. What can change from year to year; however, are trends within the emergency communication industry that can impact how organizations prepare...
At last week's LandWarNet Conference in Tampa, Florida, Cisco introduced its latest wireless router, the 5915, the latest offering in the company's 5900 Series Embedded Services Router (ESR) product line. The new router is optimized for mobile and embedded networks and expands the capabilities of the Cisco Mobile Ready Net solution architecture with such new components as Dynamic Link Exchange Protocol (DLEP) and the latest Radio Aware Routing (RAR), and is designed to ensure communications...
Q&A: How Hughes' New EchoStar XIX broadband satellite will support public safety, FirstNet, and NG9-1-1
9-1-1 Magazine recently interviewed Tony Bardo, Hughes assistant vice president government solutions, to get the inside scoop on how EchoStar XIX will benefit emergency services and NG9-1-1.
Raytheon Company RTN has been awarded the first competitive Public Safety Long Term Evolution (LTE) contract in the nation, as well as the first contract under the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP), for recipients of the FCC 700 MHz Broadband Waiver.
Rivada Survey: Only 13% of Americans Have Prepared for Disaster - but 72% would be willing to give up their cell phone reception to first responders
Rivada Mercury, a company bidding to build America’s first nationwide 4G LTE broadband wireless network for public safety, announced last week the results of a new survey which shows that only 13 percent of Americans are prepared to survive without government assistance for more than a few days in the event of a major natural disaster or attack.
Handheld, a leading manufacturer of rugged mobile computers and smartphones, had announced a new offering from business partner, Ascent Rugged Mobile. The SAIFE Sentry combines Cummings Engineering's SAIFE encryption software with Handheld's Nautiz X1 ultra-rugged smartphone, for a tough and secure mobile solution.
In Motion Technology and Bradshaw Consulting Services, Inc. have announced that Sedgwick County Emergency Medical Service has deployed the onBoard Mobile Gateway and MARVLIS (Mobile Area Routing and Vehicle Location Information System) to improve communications and increase efficiency in its emergency dispatch, routing, and operations, improving response times and patient outcomes.
Sierra Wireless launches industry-leading LTE-Advanced multi-network platform for first responders, others
Sierra Wireless has announced availability of the AirLink MG90, a high performance LTE-Advanced vehicle networking platform that provides secure, always-on mobile connectivity for mission-critical first responder, field service and transit applications.
Sierra Wireless Mobile Gateway First To Provide Seamless Multi-Network Connectivity For FirstNet and commercial LTE networks
Sierra Wireless has announced commercial availability of FirstNet Band 14 LTE support for the InMotion Solutions oMG2000 mobile gateway. This multi-network gateway is also certified for use on AT&T, Verizon Wireless, and Sprint LTE networks, with the ability to switch as required to optimize coverage for mission critical communications. With an integrated radio module supporting Band 14 LTE, the oMG2000 now offers support for the dedicated FirstNet network being deployed for public safety...
The Mobile Satellite Trailer (MST) from Skycasters offers business grade satellite solutions with the convenience of a fully customizable, self-contained, high-speed Internet communications trailer. Capable of providing Wi-Fi, VoIP and RoIP, the 14’ MST can be used for deploying a wireless network, video surveillance and cellular backhaul.
Most people would agree that communications within a Police Department is critical to the daily and safe operation of any community. An unfortunate trend has caught on, though, perhaps in response to tight municipal budgets and officer layoffs... Recognizing that a more effective and safe solution would significantly increase the speed and accuracy of communications from the field, PDV took the lead by creating an application called SkyMail, which allows police officers to quickly and...
Smith Micro & In Motion Technology Partner to Provide End-to-End Connection Management for Public Safety
Smith Micro Software, Inc. has announced a partnership with In Motion Technology to deliver secure, reliable wireless connectivity for both in-vehicle and hand-held mobile devices used by public safety agencies. The combination of Smith Micro's QuickLink Mobility connection management software and In Motion's onBoard Connection Manager software will provide first responders with timely access to critical information.
Smith Micro and Panasonic Partner to Improve Mobility Management for Enterprises, Public Sector, and M2M Environments
Smith Micro Software, Inc. has announced a partnership with Panasonic to address mobility management challenges for customers. Panasonic will team with Smith Micro to offer enhanced wireless security, connectivity, data traffic and device management solutions to a variety of enterprise, M2M and public sector markets.
Smith Micro Delivers Android & Windows 8.1 Connectivity and Security Solutions for Enterprise & Public Sector
Smith Micro Software, Inc. has released two new QuickLink Mobility solutions targeted for enterprises and public safety agencies. The QuickLink Mobile VPN software for Android and QuickLink Unified Connection & Security Manager for Windows 8.1 will provide flexibility and control to expand mobile security and connectivity to a variety of mobile devices beyond legacy Windows-based platforms.
Over the past three decades, Software-defined radio (SDR) has evolved significantly to play a crucial role in wireless communication. In the early days adaptation was difficult as the equipment was considerably expensive. But over the past few years this technology has become increasingly cost-effective making it an ideal communications tool for emergency services.
Sonim Technologies is the recipient of two contracts through the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP), which is part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Through BTOP, funding is awarded to eligible entities to develop and expand broadband services to rural and underserved areas and improve access to broadband by public safety agencies.
Sonim is supplying officials in Adams County, in Denverâ€™s northern suburbs, its XP7 LTE Android smartphones to be used in a wide range of scenarios by men and women in police, fire and other public safety and first responder roles whose efforts will eventually be connected by the new nationwide public safety broadband network called FirstNet.
Sonim Technologies recently provided personnel from Albuquerque Police, Fire, and EMS, the State of New Mexico Department of Public Safety, the State of New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Services and State Fair and Balloon Fiesta Security with with rugged smartphone technology that helped them respond more quickly and efficiently to emergencies at these events.
In 2010, the State of Georgia received a grant to bring mobile connectivity to approximately 100 EMS agencies statewide. For Southside Fire and other EMS services, a mobile broadband solution would allow teams in the field to not only file their reports with the state portal from the ambulance, but also transmit patient information to hospitals while en route.
TacSat Networks RRK to deploy expandable networked wired, wireless, satellite and/or cellular connectivity during disaster response
At this year's California Command Center Rally April 9th 2015 in Sacramento Ca., TacSat Networks LLC will unveiling their TacSat Networks RRK, enabling users to rapidly deploying an system provide wireless and wired network services, Cellular connectivity where there are towers, 4 dedicated VoIP phone lines or Fax, establish lightning fast 4G LTE backhaul used with the ViaSat Pro 2 Ka band VSAT system, a high speed internet connection with speeds that rival DSL or Cable service.
TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS), a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology, has acquired privately-held microDATA GIS, Inc., a leading provider of Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) software and solutions.
TeleCommunication Systems CEO Reappointed to Fourth Term on FCC's Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council
This is Mr. TosĂ©'s fourth consecutive term serving CSRIC, where he will continue to share his secure wireless communications expertise with a diverse group of representatives from public safety organizations, government agencies, cybersecurity solutions providers, and organizations representing communications services, Internet users, utility companies and other public interests.
TeleCommunication Systems Launches Lynx Line of Portable Routers for Connected Public Sector Communications
TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS), has launched its Lynx portfolio of portable routers designed to provide highly secure and rugged wireless broadband network solutions for mission-critical communications applications, such as public safety, law enforcement, the special operations community, and the Department of Defense.
TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS), a leader in highly reliable and secure wireless communication technology, has announced that it supports the newly finalized voluntary consensus plan for providing heightened wireless 9-1-1 indoor and outdoor location accuracy, presented to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)...
Textron Systems Convenes Leading Voices to Discuss What It Will Take To Build A Successful Public Safety Broadband Network
On January 28th, 2013, Textron Systems convened 25 panelists and 80 participants for a robust conversation about the Public Safety Broadband Network (PSBN) and what it will take for the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet), which has oversight over the development of the PSBN, to deliver a network that will achieve the goal set out by the 9/11 Commission.
Sierra Wireless White Paper: First-response mobile workforces face the most demanding and often dangerous work environments - they cannot afford to be disconnected from dispatchers and operations, even for a few minutes. For reliable and responsive in-vehicle communications, many agencies are turning to the latest wireless technologies that have the capacity to operate both on today's networks, and migrate to FirstNet Band 14 LTE when it arrives.
The Emergency Services professions all across America are facing some tough challenges. The result has been a reduction in manpower and resources in all areas of Police/Fire/EMS. Despite these cutbacks, the public still wants the safety and security of their families provided for. The only solution to these mounting issues going forward is simple, Police/Fire/EMS need to begin adopting to the new innovative technologies beginning to become available. These new innovations will allow these...
Panasonic Solutions Company, provider of collaboration, information-sharing and decision-support solutions for government and commercial enterprises, announces the Toughbook 53, a 14" High Definition LED display, semi-rugged notebook. Starting at only 5.6 pounds and delivering up to 10 hours of battery life, the Toughbook 53 provides a highly reliable and versatile device that delivers high performance computing.
Carlson's Trailblazer is the most reliable, simple-to-use and effective wireless solution for backhauling any public safety two-way voice system. This all-in-one solution provides the same interfaces and ease-of use of traditional leased lines - with the added benefits of being wireless.
In Motion Technology, a leader in mobile networking systems, has announced that Tri-State Ambulance, sole 9-1-1 advanced life support provider for the Seven Rivers Region, is enhancing their overall strategic deployment of emergency medical services with the onBoard Mobile Gateway.
The European Emergency Number Association (EENA) reports that a new service, produced in the UK by BT (British Telecom), digital communications provider EE, and mobile device maker HTC is providing Advanced Mobile Location (AML) up to 4,000 times more accurate than the current system being used, saving lives, time, and money
First responders and emergency personnel across the United States will be able to better respond to emergencies and routine activities by tapping into the power of mobile broadband, with the introduction of a new vehicle-based modem that enables applications such as ultra-fast database access, photos and streaming video.
The 2013 State of the Enterprise Cloud Report, which draws upon Verizon data between January 2012 and June 2013, examines current cloud adoption and usage trends - both in terms of how organizations are deploying cloud technologies and what they want from enterprise-grade cloud services. It considers the factors driving adoption; the growth in demand for VMs, memory, and storage; and expectations for the future of the cloud.
Verizon Wireless and In Motion Technology have announced the first wireless mobile router system available for securely extending the enterprise network to the vehicle over the world's largest 4G LTE network. The In Motion Technology onBoard system includes a Mobile Gateway that transforms vehicles into secure, mobile hotspots; a network management system that monitors network health and communications; and a mobile-optimized VPN server providing end-to-end security
Verizon Enterprise Solutions is removing another barrier to the adoption of cloud computing in the public sector - including federal state, local agencies and public safety - by expanding availability of its Secure Cloud Interconnect service, a software-defined networking offering that delivers the security, reliability, performance, simplicity and efficiency needed to support mission-critical workloads and applications.
The Apple watch now features a safety option called SOS which, activated, instantly connects the watch to your iPhone and dials the local 9-1-1 PSAP associated with your location... But the configuration of the SOS button and its operation may be causing numerous unintended calls to 9-1-1... - from an article posted to Forbes.com by Brad Moon
Zetron, a leading provider of mission-critical communications systems, announced that the new release of its DCS-5020 Digital Console System is able to support communications on iDEN networks through Motorola i365 portable radios. This strengthens the DCS-5020's position as a leading console system that supports interoperable communications among different networks.
Zetron's MAX Dispatch system is now fully operational on a tablet PC or laptop. This gives public-safety agencies and communication control centers the freedom to respond quickly and deliver remote, temporary, backup or mobile dispatching quickly, securely, and affordably.