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August 16, 2018 | Comments
LocusUSA experienced a recent increase in sales growth of its DiagnostX products to government agencies in the western United States.

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August 16, 2018 | Comments
Association of American Railroads (AAR) attorneys discussed efforts to remove barriers to wireline and wireless infrastructure deployment including positive train control (PTC) with FCC staff, an ex parte filing said.

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August 16, 2018 | Comments
The Smith County (Texas) Commissioners Court approved new dispatch software from Genesis Group. The program is designed to simplify the dispatch process, meaning faster response times for citizens who need assistance.

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August 16, 2018 | Comments
The FCC dismissed for lack of standing a petition to deny filed by SNAPS Holding Co. (SHC) against renewal applications of Intelligent Transportation & Monitoring Wireless (ITL) and of Skybridge Spectrum Foundation (Skybridge) for 704 Multiple Address System (MAS) licenses.

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August 16, 2018 | Comments
Murus Cybersecurity, a communications security consulting firm, and Zetron announced an award from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program for new research to be conducted on Project 25 (P25) and Long Term Evolution (LTE) mission-critical push-to-talk (PTT) interface service.

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August 16, 2018 | Comments
Two regional commercial carriers filed letters of support for a request from the Colorado Public Safety Broadband Governing Body (CPSBGB) that the FCC ensure interoperability for the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN).

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August 15, 2018 | Comments
The Motorola Solutions Foundation reaffirmed its commitment to Latin American children and communities through its “Connected by Safety” program for the seventh year in a row.

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August 15, 2018 | Comments
Viavi reported results for its fourth fiscal quarter ended June 30.

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August 15, 2018 | Comments
Motorola Solutions will connect Thailand’s commercial and government organizations to instant and secure voice communication by deploying a nationwide TETRA communications system. CAT Telecom Public Co., operator of Thailand’s telecommunications infrastructure, will provide Thailand’s government agencies, emergency services and other critical enterprises with access to the mission-critical radio communications network.

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August 15, 2018 | Comments
The FCC issued a notice of violation to Snapchat, licensee of trunked LMR station WQVZ814.

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August 15, 2018 | Comments
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is requesting public comment on a new draft standard for radios used in the hazard zone by emergency services personnel. The NFPA 1802 committee has been working on the standard for the past five years , and the new standard is scheduled to be issued in 2020.

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August 14, 2018 | Comments
Carbyne closed $15 million in series B financing. The round was led by Elsted Capital Partners and joined by strategic investor Founders Fund.

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August 14, 2018 | Comments
The FCC is soliciting nominations for membership on a new Disaster Response and Recovery Working Group of the Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee (BDAC). Nominations should be submitted to the FCC by Sept. 7.

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August 14, 2018 | Comments
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds announced the deployment of the Iowa Statewide Interoperable Communications System (ISICS), built with Motorola Solutions Project 25 (P25) mission-critical radio communication technology.

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August 14, 2018 | Comments
KGPCo completed its asset acquisition of Hutton Communications of Canada.

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August 14, 2018 | Comments
The FCC is seeking comment on a petition for rulemaking filed by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) asking the FCC to initiate a rulemaking proceeding to revise its rules for wireless priority service (WPS).

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August 14, 2018 | Comments
Island Tech Services (ITS), a provider of technology, mobility and vehicle solutions based in Ronkonkoma, New York, joined the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) dealer program through the AT&T alliance channel.

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August 14, 2018 | Comments
The FCC declined to grant Skybridge Spectrum Foundation an extension or waiver of the construction deadline for 16 geographic Automated Maritime Telecommunications System (AMTS) licenses.

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August 14, 2018 | Comments
Determining the altitude of a 9-1-1 caller is proving difficult with a recent report finding significant questions remain about the performance and scalability of Z-axis technology — which could locate a caller in a high-rise for example — for live 9-1-1 call environments.

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August 13, 2018 | Comments
In California, vital communications infrastructure is also at risk, and many government agencies need to relocate critical emergency transmission infrastructure as a result of the fires. Schulman Rogers is offering free services to California public-safety agencies.

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August 13, 2018 | Comments
Harris will provide an enhanced countywide public-safety communications solution that serves more than 600 users in Orange County, Virginia.

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August 13, 2018 | Comments
Rep. Chris Collins, the lawmaker who in July introduced legislation to prevent states from diverting 9-1-1- fees to other purposes, last week was indicted by federal prosecutors for alleged insider trading violations and lying to federal agents.

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August 13, 2018 | Comments
The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) board of directors approved its fiscal year (FY) 2019 budget at an Aug. 13 meeting. Chairwoman Sue Swenson, who will step down as chair later this month, was honored at the end of the meeting for her service to public safety.

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August 10, 2018 | Comments
The First Responder Network (FirstNet) announced two new subscriber agencies, one in Florida and the other in Georgia.

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August 10, 2018 | Comments
Wireless communications company Two Way Direct announced it is an AT&T FirstNet master dealer. The company is the first publicly announced master dealer that is not a product manufacturer.

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August 10, 2018 | Comments
Ondas Networks, formerly Full Spectrum, appointed Suresh Palliparambil as chief revenue officer. Effective immediately, Palliparambil will be responsible for defining and executing the global sales and business development activities following the company’s recent name change and expansion into new markets.

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August 10, 2018 | Comments
pdvWireless announced Aug. 9 that its previously issued financial statements for the quarter ended Dec. 31 and the year ended March 31 will be restated and should no longer be relied on. The company Aug. 10 reported its financial details for the fiscal first quarter ending June 30.

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August 10, 2018 | Comments
Numerous group submitted reply comments to the FCC’s request for comments on the future of the 4.9 GHz band , spectrum that is currently exclusive to public safety.

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August 10, 2018 | Comments
JVCKENWOOD plans to acquire shares of Tait International in October 2018. The Japanese company entered into an agreement for a share acquisition and capital and business alliance with Tait International, a wholly owned subsidiary of New Zealand-based Tait Ltd.

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August 09, 2018 | Comments
Hytera Mobilfunk signed a global partnership agreement with Vienna-based Kapsch CarrierCom, mission critical communication systems integrator.

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August 09, 2018 | Comments
PCTEL announced its results for the second quarter ended June 30. The company had revenue of $21.6 million in the second quarter and $43.3 million in the first half, unchanged in the quarter and down 3 percent in the first half compared with last year. Connected Solutions revenue was up 4 percent in the quarter and 3 percent in the half. RF Solutions revenue was down 11 percent in the quarter and 22 percent in the half.

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August 09, 2018 | Comments
A magnitude-6.9 earthquake hit the Indonesian islands of Lombok and Bali 5 August, with more than 90 people dead and hundreds more injured. The immediate focus is search, rescue and meeting the basic needs of people affected by the earthquake.

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August 09, 2018 | Comments
Full Spectrum announced its corporate name change to Ondas Networks. The new name, Ondas, reflects the company’s expanded mandate to become a worldwide leader in industrial internet connectivity for mission-critical internet of things (IoT) applications and critical infrastructure providers in multiple sectors including electric, gas and water utilities, oil and gas, government and transportation.

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August 09, 2018 | Comments
The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) certified the new Samsung Galaxy Note9. The new smartphone is available in AT&T stores Aug. 24, and FirstNet customers can get a free Samsung Galaxy Note9, S9 or S9+ when they buy a Samsung Galaxy Note9 from AT&T.

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August 08, 2018 | Comments
pei tel Communications announced that it had joined Bundesverband Professioneller Mobilfunk (PMeV), the German federal association of professional mobile radio (PMR).

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August 08, 2018 | Comments
Airbus is upgrading and expanding the U.S. Army’s secure mobile communication system at the Fort Irwin National Training Center in California. As a result of this migration, the U.S. Army will be able to communicate more efficiently and flexibly on one of the most important training site of the U.S. military. A resilient and highly reliable on-site communication infrastructure supports the work of observers and controllers. Airbus expects the network modernization to conclude by the end of 2018.

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August 08, 2018 | Comments
Axon announced a strategic agreement with Verizon to bring connectivity to public-safety solutions for the benefit of first responders and the communities they serve. Axon also announced a strategic relationship with AT&T to cooperate, exchange information and negotiate terms to connect Axon's wireless product offerings to the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet).

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August 08, 2018 | Comments
The FCC’s Enforcement Bureau entered into a consent decree to resolve its investigation into whether Absen, based out of Florida, violated the commission’s rules by marketing LED signs used in digital billboards and other commercial and industrial applications without the required equipment authorization, labeling and user manual disclosures, and failing to produce certain required test records.

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August 08, 2018 | Comments
Hytera Communications asked the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) not to exclude the importation and sale of some Hytera products in the U.S., arguing that such an exclusion would harm both public safety and market competitiveness in the U.S.

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August 08, 2018 | Comments
In any crisis — whether a natural disaster, a terror attack or an industrial catastrophe — every second counts. That’s why Verizon and Nokia are again hosting, in collaboration with the Guardian Centers and Aegex Technologies, Operation Convergent Response 2018 (OCR2018), a second annual live scenario event that puts the latest crisis response innovations in first responders’ hands to help save lives.

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August 07, 2018 | Comments
Comba Telecom signed a distribution agreement with Alliance, a technology distributor focused on the wireless industry for North America.

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August 07, 2018 | Comments
The Lake County (Florida) School Board approved the funding and purchase of Mutualink’s interoperable communications solution. Lake County joins many other Florida county school districts deploying Mutualink in the wake of the tragic Parkland school shooting in February.

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August 07, 2018 | Comments
AT&T and RapidDeploy formed a new relationship that enables AT&T to provide public-safety answering points (PSAPs) access to RapidDeploy’s cloud-based CAD platform. RapidDeploy is an update to the dispatch solutions used by PSAPs.

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August 07, 2018 | Comments
The FCC granted a limited waiver of its wireless emergency alert (WEA) rules to permit commercial mobile service (CMS) providers to participate in an end-to-end test to be conducted by the city and county of Denver's Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security. This test will be conducted Sept. 5 with a backup date of Sept. 13.

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August 07, 2018 | Comments
Acadian Ambulance joined the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet), connecting its medics and ambulances to the nationwide public-safety broadband network. The upgrade equips Acadian’s EMS personnel with new capabilities and reliable access to critical information while in the field, so they can better serve patients across Louisiana, Texas and Mississippi.

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August 06, 2018 | Comments
RapidSOS announced more than 1,000 public safety agencies nationwide have deployed the NG911 Clearinghouse emergency platform. Current users represent 9-1-1 public safety answering points (PSAPs) from urban, suburban and rural counties nationwide.

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August 06, 2018 | Comments
Telit announced its Long Term Evolution (LTE) LE910C4-NF internet of things (IoT) module and LM960 data card were selected by Centrix IP to power a line of first responder communication routers from Agile Interoperable Solutions (AIS). AIS routers will operate in 700 MHz band 14, the frequency licensed to the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet).

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August 06, 2018 | Comments
Wave Wireless partnered with Comba Telecom to commission the first in-building public-safety communication system in Washington D.C. under the recently updated fire code regulations, which are widely considered the most stringent public-safety code requirements in the nation.

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August 06, 2018 | Comments
Global solution integrator K-Won selected Softil’s software development kit (SDK) for mission-critical high-speed railway Long Term Evolution Railways (LTE-R) communications terminals.

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August 06, 2018 | Comments
Cradlepoint and Motorola Solutions announced their products received First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) certification.

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August 06, 2018 | Comments
AT&T FirstNet, in collaboration with Sonim Technologies, is creating Emergency Drop Kits. The portable kits will envelop first responders in a 300-foot “connected bubble,” letting them maintain constant communications to better coordinate their response.

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August 06, 2018 | Comments
Several vendors used the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International 84th annual conference and expo in Las Vegas Aug. 6 – 7 to announce new products.

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August 03, 2018 | Comments
Motorola Solutions reported its earnings results for the second quarter.

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August 03, 2018 | Comments
Motorola Solutions is still negotiating contracts for the Airwave TETRA network and the U.K. Emergency Services Network (ESN) broadband network with the U.K. Home Office and expects agreements by the end of the quarter, the company’s CEO said during its Aug. 2 financial results conference call.

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August 03, 2018 | Comments
Sierra Wireless reported results for its second quarter ending June 30.

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August 03, 2018 | Comments
The FCC granted a waiver request by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS). On July 26, 2017, Texas DPS filed an application and request for waiver of the FCC’s rules seeking to use the 700 MHz air-ground frequencies statewide without obtaining prior frequency coordination.

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August 03, 2018 | Comments
Globalstar announced its financial results for the quarter ended June 30 and said it terminated its proposed merger with Thermo.

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August 03, 2018 | Comments
The U.K. government is investing more than £100 million (US$130 million) of the Police Transformation Fund (PTF) in projects designed to prepare police forces to adapt to the challenges of the future.

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August 03, 2018 | Comments
In response to the Aug. 3 announcement by China’s Ministry of Commerce to propose retaliatory tariffs on $60 billion worth of U.S. goods, the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) issued a statement.

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August 03, 2018 | Comments
BK Technologies announced financial and operating results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30.

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August 03, 2018 | Comments
Sens. Edward J. Markey, Chuck Schumer, Kirsten Gillibrand, Bob Casey and Elizabeth Warren introduced legislation that would repeal a provision of the 2012 Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act, which directs the FCC to auction the T-band spectrum (470 – 512 MHz) by 2021.

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August 03, 2018 | Comments
The U.S. departments of Commerce and Transportation announced final rules for a grant program that will offer up to $110 million to help states, territories, tribal organizations and the District of Columbia upgrade their 9-1-1 call centers to next-generation (NG 9-1-1) capabilities.

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August 03, 2018 | Comments
The FCC released a citation and order notifying Amcrest Industries, selling Baofeng radios, that it is marketing an unauthorized RF device — a handheld two-way radio — in violation of the FCC’s rules.

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August 03, 2018 | Comments
A U.S. district judge granted a Motorola Solutions motion asking for permission to amend its theft of trade secrets complaint against Hytera Communications in the U.S. District Court of Illinois with a claim of copyright infringement.

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August 02, 2018 | Comments
Lockheed Martin signed WAV4M as its exclusive, domestic reseller for the Universal Communications Platform (UCP) line of solutions to address a potential $14 billion critical communications market.

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August 02, 2018 | Comments
The FCC established the application and bidding procedures for the upcoming auctions of upper microwave flexible use service licenses in the 24 and 28 GHz bands.

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August 02, 2018 | Comments
Ocean County, New Jersey, and Fayette County, Georgia, adopted Carbyne’s new c-Lite product that provides live video calls and pinpoint location capabilities to 9-1-1 centers across the country.

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August 02, 2018 | Comments
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai appointed 18 new members to the FCC’s Intergovernmental Advisory Committee (IAC) and named Doug Ducey, governor of Arizona, chair of the newly expanded IAC.

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August 02, 2018 | Comments
The Joint Interagency Task Force South (JIATFS) relies on mission-critical communications for agents to catch illegal drug and human traffickers.

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August 02, 2018 | Comments
Motorola Solutions asked the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO) Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB) to review the validity of a Hytera Communications patent. Motorola argued that the patent is invalid because the claimed innovation would have been obvious to a person of ordinary skill in the art (POSITA) at the time the patent was issued.

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August 02, 2018 | Comments
Emergency services depend on robust and secure communications services to perform their all-important tasks of saving lives and protecting society. Most European countries have established dedicated communication networks based on TETRA technology to meet the special needs of the public protection and disaster relief (PPDR) community. These narrowband networks are built for efficient voice communication in groups but have limited data capabilities.

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August 01, 2018 | Comments
Rajant entered into a strategic partnership with Wabtec to accelerate the growth of Rajant’s connectivity solutions in the global rail industry. As part of the partnership, Wabtec made a minority equity investment in Rajant.

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August 01, 2018 | Comments
Axis Communications announced its collaboration with The New Orleans Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness to provide law enforcement and first responders with immediate situational awareness by live streaming video data into the New Orleans Real Time Crime Center.

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August 01, 2018 | Comments
The National Public Safety Telecommunications Council (NPSTC) awarded the 2018 Richard DeMello Award to Sue Swenson, First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) board chairwoman from 2014 to 2018.

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August 01, 2018 | Comments
The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) installed technology from Applied Information to improve road safety in school zones across the state with the company’s smart beacon product with AT&T connectivity. Georgia is the first state to deploy Applied Information’s internet of things (IoT) technology for school districts statewide.

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August 01, 2018 | Comments
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technology (ICT), launched a new research initiative to identify emerging and future ICT sector network demands, beyond 2030 and the advances expected of IMT-2020 (5G) systems.

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August 01, 2018 | Comments
A hydroelectric power station dam under construction in southeastern Laos collapsed 23 July. The collapse resulted in hundreds of people missing; about 6,600 people homeless; and nearly 3,000 people still “waiting for rescue.

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August 01, 2018 | Comments
Catalyst Communications Technologies was awarded a $150,000 contract by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science & Technology Directorate (S&T) for interworking to enable mission-critical communications between first responders using LMR systems and devices over Long Term Evolution (LTE) networks with push-to-talk (PTT) applications.

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