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March 29, 2022 |  Comments
The various codes and guidelines for ERRCS came as a direct result of the tragedy of September 11. The complexity of the building systems and type of construction affected first responder communication efforts. Firefighters and police could not communicate with each other or dispatch, directly resulting in loss of life.

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March 29, 2022 |  Comments
A panel of well-known industry leaders said the key to ensuring spectrum for future technology is innovation, collaboration and the removal of key regulatory barriers.

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March 21, 2022 |  Comments
A nationwide staffing shortage at emergency communications centers has reached a crisis stage as ECCs struggle to ensure they are staffed properly. After looking at the causes of this issue, we look at potential solutions to this staffing shortage in part two of our series.

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March 18, 2022 |  Comments
Threats posed by nation-state hackers and intrusive apps are a result of “tech-based hybrid warfare” being waged by China, Russia, North Korea, Iran and other bad actors worldwide who are exploiting vulnerabilities within operating systems and popular apps that are distributed by Google, Apple, & Microsoft.

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March 15, 2022 |  Comments
5G technologies are being rapidly deployed to deliver increased peak data speeds, ultra-low latency, enhanced reliability, enormous network capacity and increased availability. However, this requires a substantial expansion/upgrade to existing network infrastructure. For example, 5G networks must be densified to get the signal closer to users, which means more cell sites in more locations.

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March 08, 2022 |  Comments
As disasters increase in frequency and severity, strong communications in impacted areas are critical. MissionCritical Communications asked Marcus Claycomb, business development manager at Panasonic, about some of the challenges facing responders in the field during disasters, as well as ways to address some of those challenges.

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March 07, 2022 |  Comments
A new class of networks is appearing that offers huge potential for public safety, transport, utilities and rural broadband. The 450 MHz spectrum, which was previously used for 2G and 3G cellular and voice calls, is becoming available for new uses as the cellular carriers move away from those frequencies. The 450 MHz spectrum will support LTE services, so it offers great potential for internet of things (IoT) and machine to machine (M2M) applications.

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March 01, 2022 |  Comments
A nationwide staffing shortage at emergency communications centers has reached a crisis stage as ECCs struggle to ensure they are staffed properly. These shortages have led to mandatory overtime and impacts to worker well-being. This two part series looks at the causes of the shortage, as well as solutions.

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February 18, 2022 |  Comments
Every day, the news serves as a near constant reminder of the emergency issues plaguing the world, from tornadoes in the Midwest to flooding in Western Canada to disasters requiring the swift dispatch and coordination of multiple response units and divisions.

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February 16, 2022 |  Comments
When an emergency situation strikes, it is crucial that those responding have access to the most reliable, resilient and up-to-date technology. However, the majority of America’s 9-1-1 centers are still operating with decades-old technology. It is clear that the United States’ 9-1-1 system is long overdue for a major upgrade.

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February 10, 2022 |  Comments
As the Los Angeles Rams and Cincinnati Bengals clash in Los Angeles for Super Bowl LVI, thousands of local, state and federal personnel will be working to keep game attendees as well as California residents safe during the weekend and week leading up to the game.

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February 08, 2022 |  Comments
The Department of Justice (DoJ) unsealed a federal indictment charging Hytera Communications with conspiracy to commit theft of trade secrets.

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February 07, 2022 |  Comments
Natural disasters can turn normal daily lives into nightmares in an instant. Sadly, they have become increasingly severe and more frequent in recent years. Owing to large-scale global climate change, flooding is one disaster scenario that is becoming all too common.

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February 01, 2022 |  Comments
The foundation of mission-critical communications has, and always will be, voice. However, that doesn’t mean digital technologies and applications can’t further enhance our public-safety organizations and allow first responders to do their job more effectively.

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January 24, 2022 |  Comments
Final scoping of the Release 18 (R18) feature content was the major topic of interest at last month’s quarterly 3GPP Plenary e-meeting. With the support of AT&T and multiple international public safety partners, the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority) worked to assure that the top features important to public safety will be part of R18. The agreed R18 schedule will result in a December 2023 completion target date.

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