20 Most Popular Stories of 2014 (12/29/14)
Monday, December 29, 2014 | Comments

A wide range of topics comprised the list of most clicked on news items from the MissionCritical Communications website this year.

Readers were interested in Motorola Solutions, which sold its enterprise business and made several acquisitions and investments. The company was also at the center of a sole-source government contract that received criticism from lawmakers and other industry players.

Another hot topic this year was P25, with a point/counterpoint discussion about P25 and interoperability as well as the work on the P25 radio programming spreadsheet and P25 product announcements garnering a high volume of clicks. Other popular topics included firefighter device standards, amateur radio service rules, narrowband voice systems, vehicular repeater rules and body-worn cameras. The top 20 online stories from 2014 were:

1. Motorola Solutions Sells Enterprise Business for $3.45B

2. Non-P25 Digital Technology Hurts Interoperability Efforts/ Non-P25 Digital for Public Safety: Why Not?

3. P25 Radio Programming Spreadsheet Approved, Set to be Released to Public/ P25 Programming Demos and Updates Announced

4. Relm Protests FBI’s Sole Source LMR Procurement

5. Lawmakers Request DHS Investigation into Motorola Anticompetitive Allegations

6. FBI Cancels $500M Sole-Source LMR Solicitation

7. JVCKenwood to Acquire EFJohnson to Broaden P25 Portfolio

8. Motorola Solutions Invests in 3 Companies

9. New Firefighter Portable Device Standard in the Works

10. FCC Adopts Amateur Radio Service Rule Changes

11. Motorola Buys Trident Micro Systems

12. Motorola Buys Twisted Pair, Integrates Technology into Product Lines

13. FCC Issues Narrowbanding Notice of Violation to School District

14. New Jersey Awards Public-Safety LTE Contract

15. Public-Safety Narrowband Voice Systems Can’t Be Abandoned

16. Industry at Odds over Allowing VHF Channels for Vehicular Repeaters

17. GAO Sides with Motorola on Army Contract Protest Against Harris

18. Can Digital Address Analog Paging’s Coverage Problems?

19. Motorola Introduces P25 Radio with LTE Capability

20. White House Proposal Includes $75M Investment in 50,000 Body-Worn Cameras for Police Officers

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