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December 10, 2018 | Comments
The Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, D.C., contracted with Federal Engineering to provide design and consulting services related to installation of a radio communications system at the bank’s headquarters buildings.

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December 10, 2018 | Comments
The FCC released a public notice — the first in a series — that solicits input on the efficacy of the wireless resiliency cooperative framework, a voluntary wireless industry commitment to promote resilient wireless communications and situational awareness during disasters.

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December 10, 2018 | Comments
Harris plans to invest more than $125 million in internal research and development (R&D) in Florida this fiscal year, bolstering high-paying jobs and the company’s innovation leadership in the state, a statement said.

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December 10, 2018 | Comments
Polaris Wireless executives met with FCC officials to answer technical and other questions about its solution for locating 9-1-1 callers inside high-rises.

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December 10, 2018 | Comments
The Tait Foundation sold a minority share of its subsidiary, Tait International, to JVCKENWOOD from Japan. The deal was first announced in August.

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December 10, 2018 | Comments
As the industry begins to adopt Long Term Evolution (LTE) for its broadband data needs and many mission-critical features are standardized in the Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) process, one area where many questions remain is LTE device-to-device (D2D) communications.

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December 07, 2018 | Comments
Israeli company Telrad Networks received certification of Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) devices from the FCC. Telrad is among the first companies to receive the CBRS certification, positioning customers to begin deployments into the shared spectrum band of 3.55 – 3.7 GHz).

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December 07, 2018 | Comments
Comtech Telecommunications reported its operating results for the first fiscal quarter ended Oct. 31 and updated its fiscal 2019 guidance.

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December 07, 2018 | Comments
Jane Hinckley Halprin will serve as the FCC’s administrative law judge following the retirement of Judge Richard Sippel Dec. 1.

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December 07, 2018 | Comments
Verizon announced new unlimited rate plans for current and retired first responders and volunteer first responders on personal plans.

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December 06, 2018 | Comments
After 42 successful years in the professional land mobile two-way radio and wireless communications industry, Quality MobileCommunications will close all business operations as of Dec. 31.

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December 06, 2018 | Comments
In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I in November 2018, the Radio Club of America (RCA) board of directors voted to offer new discounts to active duty or retired U.S. military.

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December 06, 2018 | Comments
Flymotion announced its collaboration with the New York Police Department (NYPD), the largest police department in the United States. The department requested that Flymotion cultivate a complete drone technology solution.

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December 06, 2018 | Comments
Damm Cellular Systems appointed Jens Thostrup as its new CEO. Thostrup was most recently with Airbus in France where he was responsible for business development and channel management.

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December 06, 2018 | Comments
The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) released the state technology leaders’ top priorities for the coming year with security and broadband on the list.

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December 06, 2018 | Comments
Hebei Far East Communication System Engineering (HBFEC) joined TCCA, the representative body for critical communications worldwide.

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December 06, 2018 | Comments
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) awarded a total of $1.15 million across two organizations to develop new research and development (R&D) capabilities to enhance the management of privacy threats and vulnerabilities.

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December 06, 2018 | Comments
PMRExpo 2018, held 27 – 29 November in Cologne, Germany, attracted 4,400 visitors and 232 exhibitors including 73 global companies. The German North Rhine-Westphalia’s State Minister for Internal Affairs Herbert Reul opened this year’s PMRExpo.

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December 06, 2018 | Comments
A Florida district court judge denied Sprint’s request for an injunction to prevent two Florida companies from selling radio products under the Nextel brand. Because the injunction was denied, Nextel World and Retrobrands can continue to sell products under the Nextel name while a lawsuit against them moves forward.

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December 06, 2018 | Comments
Panasonic projects it will receive First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) Ready certifications for a handset and several laptop models in the first half of 2019. The company also projects that it will receive FirstNet-capable certifications for several tablets and laptops by the end of this year, said Alan Yuan, business development manager for Panasonic.

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December 05, 2018 | Comments
AT&T Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson said the company has completed one-third of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) buildout, and the carrier is six months ahead of schedule of the buildout requirements in the FirstNet contract.

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December 05, 2018 | Comments
Texas A&M University-San Antonio (A&M-SA) deployed an indoor positioning solution across its entire campus. The SafeZone indoor positioning solution, provided by CriticalArc, provides the campus police with a three-dimensional view of multistory buildings.

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December 05, 2018 | Comments
Leonardo announced it is part of a 5G technology experimentation project in Italy, particularly in the cities of Bari and Matera.

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December 05, 2018 | Comments
The Industry Council for Emergency Response Technologies (iCERT) announced the addition of Exacom, a provider of distributed multimedia distributed recording solutions, to iCERT’s group of members.

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December 05, 2018 | Comments
The Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) made recommendations to the U.S. government to address GPS/Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) vulnerabilities and mitigate their impact. GPS and GNSS are vulnerable to jamming, spoofing and system problems.

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December 05, 2018 | Comments
Orion Labs’ Push to Talk iOS 5.2.8 mobile application is now First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) certified and included in the FirstNet App Catalog. First responders can use the voice communications platform with FirstNet’s priority access and pre-emption services.

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December 05, 2018 | Comments
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) invites comments on a document that reviews the current and potential use cases of mobile and wearable devices by ?rst responders and analyzes them from a cybersecurity perspective. The analysis aims to assist jurisdictions with selecting secure devices by identifying security objectives, and to enable industry to design and produce more secure public-safety devices.

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December 05, 2018 | Comments
The National Public Safety Telecommunications Council released a report specific to managing user identification for mission-critical push to talk (MCPTT). The report provides high-level recommendations on the potential use of various MCPTT data fields to manage first responder identity and recommends creating a standard governing the MCPTT ID structure.

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December 04, 2018 | Comments
Officials from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and public-safety agencies are looking to update and expand the communications unit (COMU) program.

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December 04, 2018 | Comments
Sepura added Roland Pettersson to the sales team as business development manager for Scandinavia, saying the move will strengthen its presence in the Nordics.

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December 04, 2018 | Comments
Two lawmakers asked FCC commissioner Brendan Carr for details on the health ramifications of 5G and small cell deployment.

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December 04, 2018 | Comments
Another Colorado jurisdiction filed a petition asking the FCC to address Long Term Evolution (LTE) interoperability among commercial carriers.

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December 03, 2018 | Comments
The first remote mission-critical push-to-talk (MCPTT) Plugtests event begins Dec. 3 and runs through end-January.

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December 03, 2018 | Comments
Hughes Network Systems was awarded an indefinite delivery indefinite quality (IDIQ) contract by the Oklahoma Office of Management and Enterprise Services (OMES) to deliver HughesON managed network services including high-throughput satellite (HTS) connectivity for state agencies. The contract authorizes Hughes to work with Oklahoma’s more than 130 state agencies and affiliated organizations, including counties, cities, school districts and hospitals, to optimize networks to meet agency and constituents' needs throughout the state.

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December 03, 2018 | Comments
Titan HST, a provider of emergency response systems, said its emergency communications system was used at the 86th annual Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting. Titan Global, a full-service security provider, used the system to help safeguard the high-profile event.

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December 03, 2018 | Comments
Atrex Energy appointed Maureen Solomon as vice president of sales and marketing. Solomon will be responsible for the leading the Atrex sales team, developing new business opportunities and creating customized solutions to meet client needs.

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December 03, 2018 | Comments
Nokia signed a €250 million (US$282.8 million) loan transaction with the Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) to finance research-and-development activities (R&D) related to 5G technology.

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December 03, 2018 | Comments
Orion Labs announced strategic public-safety alliances with ResponderXLabs and the FirstNet Association (FNA). Orion is committed to improving communications and workflows for public safety through its platform for real-time push-to-talk (PTT) and voice communications for first responders worldwide.

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December 03, 2018 | Comments
Sepura has delivered more than 400,000 TETRA radios to users of Germany’s public-safety TETRA network, BDBOS, in 11 German states.

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December 03, 2018 | Comments
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) asked federal agencies to report their future spectrum needs during the next 15 years. The reports will help ensure the federal government is optimizing use of the nation’s spectrum resources and meeting the needs of users, including critical federal missions.

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December 03, 2018 | Comments
Comtech Telecommunications will provide New Zealand’s Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) with a location-based services (LBS) platform to support location requirements for public-safety services. This multimillion-dollar deployment provides coverage to the country’s Emergency Caller Location Information (ECLI) service, enabling location determination for handsets across all New Zealand mobile networks.

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December 03, 2018 | Comments
Mission Critical Electronics is buying Xantrex, a power electronic products and systems manufacturer, which was part of the solar activity of Schneider Electric.

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December 03, 2018 | Comments
The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) said it does not take a position on its intellectual property rights (IPR) policy. The statement comes after a U.S. and two German courts found Hytera Communications infringed Motorola Solutions patents that affect some of Hytera’s Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) products.

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December 03, 2018 | Comments
The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International is seeking comments on candidate American National Standard (ANS) 2.106.1-201x, which addresses site-hardening requirements for public-safety grade sites.

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