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October 18, 2018 | Comments
The state police of Baden-Württemberg in southwestern Germany contracted with Axon for an agencywide roll out of 1,350 body-worn cameras.

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October 18, 2018 | Comments
The Public Safety Network hired Andrew “Drew” Delaney as director of business development and advisory services.

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October 18, 2018 | Comments
Panorama Antennas opened its new subsidiary in France, with an aim to expand its business in the western continental European region.

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October 18, 2018 | Comments
Public-safety answering points (PSAPs) using the Solacom Guardian 9-1-1 Call Handling solution can leverage the information from Apple and Google wireless device operating systems to pinpoint the location of wireless 9-1-1 calls.

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October 18, 2018 | Comments
The Next Generation 911 Institute (NG911 Institute) announced the results of its 2018 board of directors election. Joe Marx, AT&T, was re-elected in the consumer telco category and was subsequently re-elected as chair of the board. April Heinze of INdigital was elected vice chair.

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October 18, 2018 | Comments
Victoria Police deployed number plate recognition and in-car video technology from Motorola Solutions under a five-year, statewide managed service contract valued at about A$17.3 million (US$12.3 million).

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October 18, 2018 | Comments
AT&T certified NetMotion Mobile and Diagnostics for state and local agencies on the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) network.

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October 18, 2018 | Comments
The Communications Workers of America (CWA), the union for AT&T employees, announced a new advocacy initiative and website to increase the availability of information about the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet).

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October 18, 2018 | Comments
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate's (S&T) highlighted several technologies helping with hurricane predictive, situational awareness and decision support functions.

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October 18, 2018 | Comments
The FCC issued a notice of violation (Notice) to Stone Springs Hospital Center, owner of signal booster # SB0003172 in Dulles, Virginia.

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October 17, 2018 | Comments
Zetron announced that Traffic Control Corp. (TCC), a distributor of traffic signal equipment and controls, is an authorized partner in the Zetron Collective Brilliance program.

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October 17, 2018 | Comments
Four applications were selected for public safety and industries in the Middle East as part of Airbus Defence and Space’s Critical App Challenge for the Middle East and North Africa.

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October 17, 2018 | Comments
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is seeking nominations and expressions of interest for an open position on the Project 25 (P25) Compliance Assessment Program (CAP) Advisory Panel (AP).

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October 17, 2018 | Comments
In a statement FCC Chairman Ajit Pai criticized wireless carriers for not quickly restoring service in areas affected by Hurricane Michael and said the carriers should waive the October bills of Floridians in the affected areas.

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October 16, 2018 | Comments
Sierra Wireless appointed Kent Thexton president and CEO of the company. Thexton has been serving as interim president and CEO since May 31 and will assume the permanent role Nov. 1.

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October 16, 2018 | Comments
Brazilian power distributor Elektro, part of the Neoenergia/Iberdrola group, selected Nokia to deploy a private Long Term Evolution (LTE) network to increase the reliability and efficiency of the electrical grid in the city of Atibaia and surrounding areas in the state of Sao Paulo.

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October 16, 2018 | Comments
Mission-critical communications firm Softil joined TCCA to assist in the development of open interoperable standards for next-generation products in mission-critical or business-critical environments.

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October 16, 2018 | Comments
Telstra is developing and trialing new drone technologies that have the potential to assist in disaster management scenarios using the mobile network.

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October 16, 2018 | Comments
The Enterprise Wireless Alliance (EWA) elected six new members to its 51-member board of directors. The new directors are James Backeland, Icom America; Stacy Brown, SunTalk; Eddie Faith, Shreveport Communication Service; David Gottlieb, Goosetown Enterprises; Bill Jenkins, pdvWireless; and James Potter, Harris.

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October 16, 2018 | Comments
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T)’s ?Next Generation First Responder (NGFR) Apex program partnered with the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) to address the challenge for first responders to process large amounts of information.

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October 16, 2018 | Comments
The second DRIVER+ Trial will be held 22 – 26 October in France at Entente Valabre, a public civil protection support organization. The project will focus on improving interagency cooperation and coordination during a wildfire.

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October 16, 2018 | Comments
For the first time in years, new spectrum opportunities are opening for the critical infrastructure industries (CII) and private wireless communications users, although the FCC has not yet released final rules.

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October 15, 2018 | Comments
The town of Simsbury, Connecticut, awarded Federal Engineering a contract to conduct an assessment and inventory of its public-safety radio system and evaluate the future radio system needs of the town.

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October 15, 2018 | Comments
Nokia and STC Business signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate on the launch of the air-to-ground pilot network in Saudi Arabia. The two companies conducted a trial of Nokia's Long Term Evolution (LTE)-based air-to-ground solution in a flight from Riyadh to Jeddah in Saudi Arabia.

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October 15, 2018 | Comments
Representatives from the WiMAX Forum along with suppliers Siemens USA, CelPlan Technologies and Leonardo asked FCC officials to move forward with rules for the Aeronautical Mobile Airport Communications System (AeroMACS)

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October 15, 2018 | Comments
The Industry Council for Emergency Response Technologies (iCERT) announced details from its recent 13th annual meeting. Hosted at Harris’ Global Innovation Center, iCERT’s board of directors and general members gathered to cover a number of important topics and issues impacting the emergency response technologies industry.

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October 15, 2018 | Comments
Global deployments of licensed mobile radio increased by 4.5 percent in 2017 despite the emergence of Long Term Evolution (LTE) solutions onto the market and 5G on the horizon, according to IHS Markit.

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October 15, 2018 | Comments
Harris and L3 Technologies agreed to combine in an all-stock merger of equals to create the sixth-largest global defense technology provider.

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October 15, 2018 | Comments
Airbus Defence and Space reversed a four-year-old decision to divest its professional mobile radio (PMR) business — called Secure Land Communications — and re-integrate the business into Airbus Defence and Space.

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October 12, 2018 | Comments
Siemens and Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) formed a new academic partnership to provide students with the skills needed to operate and advance the nation’s energy grid.

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October 12, 2018 | Comments
The Jacksonville County (Florida) Sheriff’s Office will deploy 3,566 Axon Body 2 cameras backed by the Axon Evidence digital data management solution.

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October 12, 2018 | Comments
The LG V40 ThinQ received FirstNet Ready certification.

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October 12, 2018 | Comments
Motorola Solutions announced an exclusive partnership with LexisNexis Risk Solutions’ government division.

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October 12, 2018 | Comments
The FCC’s Enforcement Bureau entered into a consent decree with Adaptive Micro Systems (AMS) to resolve its investigation whether the company violated the FCC”s rules for marketing LED signs.

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October 12, 2018 | Comments
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) declared Harris’ MASTR V P25 base station compliant under the updated requirements of the Project 25 (P25) Compliance Assessment Program (CAP), including P25 Phase 2 TDMA operation.

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October 12, 2018 | Comments
The FCC proposed a fine against Ocean Hinson of Surry County, North Carolina, for apparent intentional misuse of a local public-safety radio communications network.

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October 12, 2018 | Comments
Hurricane Michael had knocked out 18.8 percent of cell sites in an area covering parts of Florida, Georgia and Alabama as of Oct. 11, according to the FCC’s Disaster Information Reporting System (DIRS). One public-safety answering point (PSAP) was reported down as well.

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October 11, 2018 | Comments
Telit announced a contract with China Unicom IoT that will use Telit’s deviceWISE internet of things (IoT) platform to streamline the process of integrating and managing IoT devices and applications.

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October 11, 2018 | Comments
Manitoba’s Provincial 9-1-1 public-safety answering point (PSAP) in Brandon, Canada switched to Solacom’s Guardian 9-1-1 call-handling system. The system will equip the center with evolving next-generation 9-1-1 (NG 9-1-1) features and functionality.

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October 11, 2018 | Comments
Jeremy Sklute, a student at Old Dominion University (ODU) will receive the Enterprise Wireless Alliance (EWA)-Joseph B. Vestal Endowed Scholarship.

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October 11, 2018 | Comments
The FCC’s Enforcement Bureau entered into a consent decree to resolve its investigation into whether Hyoco Distribution of California marketed LED signs used in digital billboards and other commercial and industrial applications in violation of FCC rules.

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October 10, 2018 | Comments
Officials with ASTRID, Belgium’s national radio communications network operator for emergency services, said its TETRA network will continue to support public-safety users through at least 2025-2030.

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October 09, 2018 | Comments
The first-ever earthquake early warning in less than three seconds was successfully delivered Sept. 18 during a field trial by KVIE, the public television station based in Sacramento, California, using datacasting technology.

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October 09, 2018 | Comments
The 2018 Winter Institute will be held Oct. 22 – 26 at Disaster City on the campus of Texas A&M University (TAMU) in College Station, Texas. This year’s programming will include the Winter Institute exercise, a public-safety broadband workshop and Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) grant recipient support.

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October 09, 2018 | Comments
Axon said public-safety agencies can buy the Axon Body 3 with FirstNet connectivity directly from Axon, which executives said is the first company to resell First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) services as a part of its product offering. Axon's latest body camera, Axon Body 3, is Long Term Evolution (LTE) enabled.

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October 09, 2018 | Comments
Airbus said its collaboration tool Tactilon Agnet is used for secure cross-border broadband communications among public-safety personnel in the autonomous region of Bolzano-South Tyrol, Austria, for reliable and secure voice, data and geopositioning functions.

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October 09, 2018 | Comments
The CBRS Alliance and Wireless Innovation Forum (WInnForum) commended the businesses that introduced the first set of Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) devices certified by the FCC. Ericsson, Nokia, Sercomm and Ruckus Networks, an ARRIS company, achieved certification for the CBRS 3.5 GHz band, which will use shared spectrum for wireless connectivity.

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October 09, 2018 | Comments
Standardization topped the agenda of the Innovation for Crisis Management (I4CM) conference held 3 – 4 September in Warsaw, Poland.

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October 09, 2018 | Comments
Verizon teamed with Mutualink to provide interoperable critical communications solutions that will allow first responders and related entities to securely connect their organization’s networks to communicate and share real-time video and critical information.

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October 09, 2018 | Comments
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) touted artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) for improving homeland security operations. AI can, for example, help responders and law enforcement prioritize large amounts of data from a variety of different places to expedite decision-making.

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October 09, 2018 | Comments
The National Law Enforcement Museum announced its 9-1-1 Emergency Ops exhibit, sponsored by Motorola Solutions. The exhibit allows visitors to take on the important role of a 9-1-1 dispatcher and learn how this communications system is essential to the work of law enforcement.

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October 08, 2018 | Comments
The city of Bridgeport, Connecticut, contracted Federal Engineering to assess its existing radio system and determine the best approach to meet the future needs of its first responders.

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October 08, 2018 | Comments
Cradlepoint announced its FirstConnect program for first responder organizations. FirstConnect is designed to help organizations overcome many of the budgetary, logistical and operational challenges typically faced when deploying new wireless edge router solutions to take advantage of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) and other nationwide public-safety broadband networks.

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October 08, 2018 | Comments
The Orion Group extended its communications network across New Zealand with Motorola Solutions digital radio systems. Motorola Solutions delivered a Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) network to Orion in 2014.

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October 08, 2018 | Comments
CAD company RapidDeploy named Reinhard Ekl chief operating officer (COO).

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October 08, 2018 | Comments
Police officers from the Orlando Police Department are using Motorola Solutions Si500 body-worn cameras to improve accountability and transparency. When a video is taken, built-in security protects evidence captured at the scene of incident so that it remains untouched throughout its lifecycle.

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October 08, 2018 | Comments
Lauttamus Communications & Security acquired Amos Security, a security alarm company located in West Virginia.

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October 08, 2018 | Comments
The Florida Department of Management Services (DMS) announced it has the authority to award a contract to Motorola Solutions to build and manage the new statewide Project 25 (P25) public-safety radio system.

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October 08, 2018 | Comments
Samsung Electronics America partnered with California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s (CDCR) Enterprise Information Services (EIS) division to develop a new mobile solution that supplements existing public-safety communications systems.

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October 08, 2018 | Comments
To help improve collaboration efficiency in the search, rescue and evacuation, Hytera donated communications equipment to Palang Merah Indonesia (PMI), the Indonesian Red Cross, following a magnitude 7.4 earthquake and a tsunami that rocked central Sulawesi in Indonesia 28 September.

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October 08, 2018 | Comments
The U.K. Home Office began construction of a new mobile mast for the Emergency Services Network (ESN) in Boreland, Scotland, near Lockerbie. The mast will be part of the nationwide public-safety broadband network.

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October 08, 2018 | Comments
Mobile satellite services (MSS) provider Globalstar said harmful interference will seriously degrade Globalstar’s MSS offerings including public-safety community services if the commission does not promptly investigate and explore remedies to the 5.1 GHz noise rise.

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October 08, 2018 | Comments
FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly outlined changes to the FCC’s Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) that the full commission will vote on Oct. 23.

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October 08, 2018 | Comments
New Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) standards targeting the rail industry are moving forward alongside public-safety standards.

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October 05, 2018 | Comments
Aviat Networks announced new project wins with the U.S. Navy to improve communications at Naval training bases.

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October 05, 2018 | Comments
The Raleigh-Wake Emergency Communication Center’s 9-1-1 system updated its technology with an emergency services IP network (ESInet) from AT&T and completed the first call on the network.

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October 05, 2018 | Comments
Rohill will supply TETRA radio communications systems to Osasco municipality in São Paulo State, Brazil.

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October 05, 2018 | Comments
AT&T announced it deployed the full fleet of 72 dedicated deployable network assets for the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet). Stationed across the country, these assets can either be deployed for planned events or called on during emergencies to help first responders stay connected and operate more effectively.

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October 05, 2018 | Comments
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) released a study on expanding next-generation 9-1-1 (NG 9-1-1) capabilities at 9-1-1 call centers. The study, requested by Congress, created a model for assessing the level of funding needed to make critical 9-1-1 upgrades nationwide.

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October 04, 2018 | Comments
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) selected Motorola Solutions' Digital Evidence Management System in a recently signed 10-year, $18.98 million contract. The technology ensures the integrity of evidence while also simplifying workflows for police officers via a single sign-on portal for all evidence tied to an incident, a statement said.

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October 04, 2018 | Comments
Harris and MiMOMax Wireless partnered to provide end-to-end wireless communications solutions focused on ultra-resilience and high throughput for public safety, utilities and transportation customers.

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October 04, 2018 | Comments
Steve Whatson joined the board of TCCA, representing the U.K. Home Office. Whatson is the product director for the new Emergency Services Network (ESN) Air and ESN Prime+, including device to device, in the Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme (ESMCP).

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October 04, 2018 | Comments
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) released a working draft of the Standardization Roadmap for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Version 1.0) being developed by the ANSI’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Standardization Collaborative (UASSC). The release follows discussion of a preliminary draft at the UASSC plenary meeting held Sept. 20 in Washington, D.C.

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October 04, 2018 | Comments
The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives passed H.R. 302: The FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018. The act authorizes federal aviation programs for five years.

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October 03, 2018 | Comments
Orbcomm launched satellite services and solutions targeted at the heavy equipment, transportations and logistics, and maritime industries in China.

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October 03, 2018 | Comments
Sonim Technologies named Colin McWay general manager, homeland security, continuity and resilience to strengthen its position in the government and public-safety sectors.

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October 03, 2018 | Comments
The FCC provided clarification on how its recent freeze on new applications for the 900 MHz band would apply to certain license modifications.

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October 02, 2018 | Comments
Project 25 Technology Interest Group (PTIG) welcomed PCTEL as a new corporate member.

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October 02, 2018 | Comments
The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), in cooperation with the European Emergency Number Association (EENA), is organizing the third emergency communications interoperability Plugtests event to be held in Europe with the support of ETSI SC EMTEL. The event will occur at the ETSI premises in Sophia-Antipolis, France 28 January to 1 February, 2019.

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October 02, 2018 | Comments
Tyler Technologies acquired TradeMaster, known as MobileEyes, a company that develops software to improve public safety by supporting fire prevention and suppression, emergency response and structural safety.

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October 02, 2018 | Comments
InterTalk Critical Information Systems was subcontracted to provide a turnkey radio/telephone dispatch console solution with integrated voting to the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS). MIEMSS manages all aspects of the Maryland EMS (EMS) and its statewide communications system.

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October 02, 2018 | Comments
The FCC plans to “revitalize” the 800 MHz band with action at its Oct. 23 open meeting. The commission will consider a report and order and order opening up new channels in the 800 MHz private LMR (PLMR) band, eliminating outdated rules and reducing administrative burdens on PLMR licensees, a statement said.

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October 02, 2018 | Comments
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) announced a new organizational structure to improve its ability to more rapidly transition technology capabilities into operations and enable it to quickly respond to emerging threats.

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October 02, 2018 | Comments
Public-safety groups took wireless carriers to task in filings with the FCC regarding 9-1-1 location technology, saying a CTIA proposal is “unacceptable” and accusing carriers of trying to dilute the definition of dispatchable location.

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October 02, 2018 | Comments
Four public-safety agencies filed a joint public interest statement supporting Hytera Communications in the patent infringement lawsuit Motorola Solutions filed against Hytera with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC).

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October 01, 2018 | Comments
San Jose, California, continues to roll out a centralized emergency vehicle pre-emption (CEVP) solution using software to interface between TransCore’s traffic signal management system and Intergraph’s CAD system.

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October 01, 2018 | Comments
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) co-hosted an outreach event with the Congressional Smart Cities Caucus to highlight how new technology can support hurricane resilience and save lives.

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October 01, 2018 | Comments
Two public-safety groups — one in the U.S. and one in Canada — released a joint report on sharing 9-1-1 data across the border.

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October 01, 2018 | Comments
Edward Parkinson was named acting CEO of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet), following the resignation of Mike Poth at the end of September.

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