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March 22, 2019 | Comments
Nebraska Public Service Commission (PSC) selected Mission Critical Partners (MCP) to support its implementation of a statewide next-generation 9-1-1 (NG 9-1-1) system.

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March 22, 2019 | Comments
The Sapura Group confirmed it will be host operator for TCCA's Critical Communications World (CCW) 2019, which will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 18 – 20 June.

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March 22, 2019 | Comments
Damm Cellular System formed an alliance with system partner SEANET Marineplanet and Daeyang to provide mission-critical communications for the maritime industry.

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March 22, 2019 | Comments
AT&T certified Kyocera International’s DuraForce PRO 2 Long Term Evolution (LTE) Android smartphone as FirstNet Ready on the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) network.

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March 22, 2019 | Comments
Public-safety and critical infrastructure industries (CII) entities received backing from the National Football League (NFL) and vehicle-to-everything (V2X) proponents in opposing unlicensed operations in the 6 GHz band. However, heavyweights such as Boeing, Apple and other high-tech firms are all advocating for the FCC to open the band to unlicensed users.

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March 21, 2019 | Comments
The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) announced plans to develop a road map to enhance the FirstNet network. The board also endorsed a set of principles to guide FirstNet’s financial investments in the network and signed an agreement with a university regarding rural emergency response.

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March 19, 2019 | Comments
Nokia announced that Room40, a company specializing in audio security monitoring, has adopted Nokia Scene Analytics in its video and audio security monitoring analytics solution to increase security and safety in various sites across Belgium. The solution will use machine-learning algorithms to identify anomalies in thousands of simultaneous streams of video, audio and sensor information, and flag incidents in real time.

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March 19, 2019 | Comments
The Tennessee Highway Patrol will roll out 700 Axon Fleet 2 in-car camera systems backed by a digital data management solution. The order was received in the first quarter of 2019 and will ship in multiple phases.

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March 19, 2019 | Comments
Hytera supplied a Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) Tier 2 solution for Ministry of the Russian Federation for Civil Defense, Emergencies and Disaster Relief (EMERCOM) to provide radio communications and secure public safety during Winter Universiade 2019, which took place 2 – 12 March in Krasnoyarsk, Russia.

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March 19, 2019 | Comments
The Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) released a new report that provides the fundamentals needed to perform risk assessments for internet of things (IoT) applications and services. As the IoT accelerates, there is a growing need to protect all assets involved from attack and from maliciously being turned into a source of attack on other users.

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March 19, 2019 | Comments
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) division launched a new prize challenge March 18. The Haptic Interfaces for Public Safety Challenge will award up to $425,000 to winning teams that create haptic interface prototypes that could improve public-safety operations.

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March 19, 2019 | Comments
The National 911 Program and the National Conference of State Legislatures made available a summary of key 2018 enacted legislation around 9-1-1 services.

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March 19, 2019 | Comments
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), on behalf of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet), is seeking a new board member for a seat that will become vacant in August. Board member Teri Takai’s position expires in August.

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March 19, 2019 | Comments
The FCC proposed sweeping changes to the 900 MHz band, suggesting a realignment to create broadband licenses and moving incumbent narrowband licensees to other spectrum within the band. The proposal is a win for pdvWireless CEO Morgan O’Brian, who has been advocating for 900 MHz broadband for more than four years.

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March 18, 2019 | Comments
Motorola Solutions entered the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) market with a new product line, dubbed MOTOTRBO Nitro, which will interoperate with its MOTOTRBO two-way radio networks. The company announced the new line at its Channel Partner Expo March 18 and expects channel partners to be the main selling points for the new offering.

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March 18, 2019 | Comments
FRoSTA, a European frozen foods company, selected Motorola Solutions to optimize its supply chain processes with highly effective communications technology. The communications solutions will be implemented in collaboration with Motorola Solutions’ local partners: Telemann, a systems house for communications solutions, and Seamcom, a distributor of professional analog and digital radio technologies.

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March 18, 2019 | Comments
Franklin Township (New Jersey) Fire District 1 awarded Federal Engineering a contract to provide FCC licensing assistance for the district’s public-safety radio system.

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March 18, 2019 | Comments
GeoLinks, a California-based telecommunications provider and competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC) public utility, installed and provided high-speed, low-latency, symmetrical data connections to 88 high-definition, pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) cameras throughout Southern and Northern California to provide critical situational awareness during wildfire events. In collaboration with ALERTWildfire; University of California San Diego; University of Nevada, Reno; CENIC; Southern California Edison (SCE); and Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E), the multihazard camera technology provides data related to fire ignition points critical in informing situational awareness and wildfire response.

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March 18, 2019 | Comments
Bernhard Klinger is the new executive chairman of PMeV, the German federal association for professional mobile radio (PMR). Klinger is vice president of business development of Hytera Mobilfunk Deutschland.

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March 18, 2019 | Comments
Iowa state legislators overruled a local county board decision that would have stopped construction of an AT&T cell tower to be part of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) network in the state.

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March 18, 2019 | Comments
NII Holdings agreed to sell its 70 percent interest in its operations in Brazil, Nextel Brazil, to América Móvil through the sale of one of NII's Luxembourg-based subsidiaries. The sale represents the disposition of NII's sole remaining operating asset. Additionally, AI Brazil Holdings agreed to sell its 30 percent interest in Nextel Brazil so that América Móvil will be the sole owner of Nextel Brazil following the transaction.

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March 15, 2019 | Comments
PCTEL announced its results for the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31. The company had revenue of $21.2 million in the quarter and $83 million for the year, 9 percent lower in the quarter and 9 percent lower for the year compared to the prior year.

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March 15, 2019 | Comments
ErvoCom chose Damm Cellular Systems TETRA infrastructure as part of its communications solution for the complete city tram lines in Cochabamba, Bolivia. The tram line will link the municipalities of Sacaba, Cercado, Colcapirhua, Quillacollo, Vinto and Sipe Sipe in the Department of Cochabamba, providing transport services to more than 1 million people.

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March 15, 2019 | Comments
The Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) announced publication of the “Emergency Preparedness and Response Checklist ATIS-0100019.” An information and communications technology (ICT) industry resource, this document provides general guidance regarding preparedness for and response to a wide array of emergency situations including hurricanes, earthquakes and other events that cause major disruptions to operations, service and supplies.

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March 15, 2019 | Comments
Sonim Technologies launched its XP3 rugged flip phone on the Sprint network. The phone was built for extreme conditions with clear audio regardless of the work environment, the company said.

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March 15, 2019 | Comments
The FCC adopted new rules to encourage the development of new communications technologies and expedite the deployment of new services in the spectrum above 95 GHz. Radio technology advancements have made these bands especially ripe for new development, the commission said.

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March 15, 2019 | Comments
Cubic announced the acquisition of Nuvotronics, a technology provider of microfabricated RF products, for about $64 million in cash, with additional earn-out payments of up to $8 million based on future performance.

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March 15, 2019 | Comments
The FCC sided with public safety and proposed a vertical (Z axis) location accuracy metric of ±3 meters relative to the handset for 80 percent of indoor wireless 9-1-1 calls. The new rules will help first responders more accurately locate people who make wireless 9-1-1 calls from multistory buildings.

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March 15, 2019 | Comments
A regional carrier and public-safety group sent letters of support for the 2018 petition from a Colorado group asking the FCC to address Long Term Evolution (LTE) interoperability among commercial carriers.

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March 15, 2019 | Comments
Teltronic CEO Juan Ferro offers an update on the business following Hytera’s 2017 acquisition of Sepura, which came after Sepura purchased Teltronic in 2015.

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March 14, 2019 | Comments
800 MHz reconfiguration on the Mexican border continues with all of the 127 frequency reconfiguration agreements (FRAs) anticipated for Mexican border licensees negotiated and submitted to the Transition Administrator (TA). Three National Public Safety Planning Advisory Committee (NPSPAC) regions — one in California and two in Texas — are still clearing channels, according to the TA’s quarterly report for end-2018 submitted March 1 to the FCC.

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March 14, 2019 | Comments
Most of the current 450,000 First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) subscribers were former AT&T customers, but the carrier plans to capitalize on its FirstNet contract by increasing its first responder market share and adding friends and family of FirstNet subscribers, said AT&T Senior Executive Vice President John Stephens.

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March 14, 2019 | Comments
Nokia announced it will partner with Pöyry, an international consulting and engineering company, and Infosys, which offers next-generation digital services and consulting, to enhance and accelerate the adoption of KRTI 4.0, an artificial intelligence (AI) framework.

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March 14, 2019 | Comments
A pair of cities located in the southern Dallas metro area said a hacker or group of hackers targeted and activated their combined tornado warning system. As a result, the system is not operational, officials said.

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March 13, 2019 | Comments
The Metropolitan Police Service selected Sepura’s SC2 series of TETRA terminals to replace its existing fleet in an agreement forming one of the largest single orders ever received by the U.K.-based TETRA device manufacturer.

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March 13, 2019 | Comments
Springfield and Clark County, Ohio contracted Motorola Solutions to provide command center software to take incoming 9-1-1 calls, share and manage critical incident information, and communicate across agencies to coordinate a response.

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March 13, 2019 | Comments
Aviat Networks launched the Aviat Store in Europe, a self-service online marketplace for the company's newly introduced all-outdoor product line along with associated antennas, accessories and software. The Aviat store was launched in late 2018 in the United States and contributed to the company's growth.

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March 13, 2019 | Comments
The North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) NHS Trust, the second-largest ambulance trust in England, selected Motorola Solutions to equip 450 community first responders with TETRA two-way pagers as part of the TPG Messenger managed service. The new Motorola Solutions TETRA pagers will modernize the mission-critical alerting of volunteer first responders on the Airwave public-safety network.

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March 13, 2019 | Comments
Telit announced that the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) added Telit’s first embedded Long Term Evolution (LTE) band 14 internet of things (IoT) modules in LTE categories 1 and 4 to its lineup. Telit now has a total of four LTE modules in the FirstNet device ecosystem.

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March 13, 2019 | Comments
The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International announced the recipients of its 2019 Public Safety Communications Leadership in Policy Awards, who will be honored during APCO's 15th annual Public Safety Communications Leadership in Policy Awards Dinner May 21 in Arlington, Virginia. The dinner commemorates leaders who have made outstanding contributions to public-safety communications.

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March 13, 2019 | Comments
PrioCom, the Dutch critical communications virtual mobile network operator (MVNO), announced its membership of TCCA, the global representative organization for the critical communications sector.

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March 12, 2019 | Comments
Verizon plans to launch mission-critical push-to-talk (MCPTT) services by the end of 2019 with two carrier-integrated vendors, similar to rival AT&T for the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) network.

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March 12, 2019 | Comments
The Australian government’s Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) certified Motorola Solutions as an employer of choice. The WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) citation is awarded to companies that proactively encourage, recognize and promote gender equality in Australia.

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March 12, 2019 | Comments
Raytheon signed a teaming agreement with Frequentis, an air traffic communications provider, to modernize civil airport operations in the United States using remote virtual tower (RVT) technology.

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March 12, 2019 | Comments
An Indonesia artificial intelligence (AI) startup called Nodeflux announced a collaboration with the Indonesian National Police (POLRI) and the Department of Population and Civil Registration (DISDUKCAPIL) to implement AI technology by their authorizations under an agreement.

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March 12, 2019 | Comments
Carbyne and RapidSOS partnered to enable a seamless flow of critical, real-time data from callers to public-safety answering points (PSAPs) to help first responders more accurately locate and treat victims.

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March 12, 2019 | Comments
Norway and Sweden are the first two countries in the world to connect their national emergency communications networks. The Frequentis control room solution allows all Norwegian emergency centers to seamlessly manage both domestic and foreign resources on Norway’s Nødnett public-safety network.

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March 12, 2019 | Comments
Motorola Solutions announced Mahesh Saptharishi, Ph.D., as the company’s new chief technology officer (CTO). Paul Steinberg, former CTO, is now senior vice president of technology, according to his LinkedIn profile.

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March 12, 2019 | Comments
Tait Communications announced that its Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) Tier 3 offering now supports Exacom Hindsight multimedia logging recorders. The companies extended their Project 25 (P25) cooperation to now support the recording interface to Tait's DMR solution.

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March 12, 2019 | Comments
NGA 911 launched a next-generation 9-1-1 (NG 9-1-1) network that includes an emergency services IP network (ESInet) and next-generation core services (NGCS) for local 9-1-1 authorities across the state of Louisiana.

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March 12, 2019 | Comments
The Utilities Technology Council (UTC) and its global affiliates released a new white paper focusing on the emergence of 5G communications and whether and how utilities, particularly electric utilities, will be impacted.

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March 12, 2019 | Comments
The Public Safety Technology Alliance (PSTA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with TCCA. Both groups are focused on public-safety standards and open interoperability, executives said.

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March 11, 2019 | Comments
The Israel – U.S. Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Homeland Security (HLS) program released a call for proposals for advanced first responder technologies and five other topics. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate and Israel’s Ministry of Public Security (MOPS) oversee BIRD.

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March 11, 2019 | Comments
The Monitoring Association (TMA), formerly the Central Station Alarm Association, filed a petition for partial reconsideration of the FCC’s October 2018 report and order outlining new Part 90 rules.

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March 11, 2019 | Comments
An International Telecommunication Union (ITU) global forum to help countries protect and save more lives through the better use of emergency telecommunications was held 6 – 8 March. The Global Forum on Emergency Telecommunications (GET-19), Balaclava, Mauritius, reaffirmed the importance of preparedness efforts and released recommendations for new technology.

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March 11, 2019 | Comments
Motorola Solutions acquired Avtec, a provider of dispatch solutions for public-safety and commercial customers. Details of the transaction, which closed March 11, were not released.

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March 07, 2019 | Comments
CentralSquare, formed last year by the merger of Superion, TriTech Software Systems and Zuercher Technologies, announced its new executive leadership team.

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March 07, 2019 | Comments
Harris named Exacom as Harris’ preferred voice logging recorder (VLR) provider for critical communications systems.

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March 07, 2019 | Comments
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science & Technology Directorate(S&T) highlighted the Information Sharing Assessment Tool (ISAT), an easy-to-use, free self-assessment tool for first responders.

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March 07, 2019 | Comments
Cooperative Energy, a provider of wholesale electricity headquartered in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, selected Bay Electronics and PowerTrunk to deploy a digital TETRA radio network for its 11-member distribution cooperatives.

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March 07, 2019 | Comments
The FCC deleted certain rules related to the opt-out provisions of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 that have been rendered moot by the passage of time. Specifically, the commission deleted those rules adopted to implement the “opt-out” provisions of the legislation, in light of the fact that no state or territory chose to exercise that option within the statutory timeframe.

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March 07, 2019 | Comments
The deadline for submitting comments on the Project 25 Compliance Assessment Program (P25 CAP) draft Compliance Assessment Bulletin (CAB) was extended to March 31. Issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science & Technology Directorate (S&T), this draft CAB addresses P25 baseline Inter RF Subsystem Interface (ISSI) and Console Subsystem Interface (CSSI) conformance testing requirements.

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March 06, 2019 | Comments
Following a rigorous review process, 10-21 Video by Callyo is now First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) Listed and available via the FirstNet App Catalog.

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March 06, 2019 | Comments
The Saratoga County (New York) Sheriff’s Office launched the full suite of CentralSquare Public Safety Enterprise powered by Inform. This launch connects Saratoga’s system with the Albany County Sheriff’s Office and Rensselaer County Bureau of Public Safety, two New York agencies that are already using CentralSquare systems.

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March 06, 2019 | Comments
MobileIron and NetMotion Software announced a collaborative technology partnership to enable secure, reliable access to mission-critical mobile apps and real-time data for mobile workforces. Customers can now take advantage of the deep integration of MobileIron’s unified endpoint management (UEM) platform and NetMotion Software’s range of mobile productivity and intelligence solutions.

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March 06, 2019 | Comments
Sentinel Capital Partners, a private equity firm, announced the acquisition of Mobile Communications America (MCA), a mobile communications company and one of Motorola Solutions' largest channel partners. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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March 06, 2019 | Comments
Verizon announced five participating companies for the first cohort of the 5G First Responder Lab, an innovation incubator that will give first responder technology companies from around the globe access to 5G technology to develop, test and refine 5G solutions for public safety. The creation of the 5G First Responder Lab was announced in November.

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March 06, 2019 | Comments
Interworking between LMR and Long Term Evolution (LTE) is feasible without the Project 25 (P25) Inter RF Subsystem Interface (ISSI), according to research from Catalyst Communications Technologies following a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) grant to research interworking.

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March 05, 2019 | Comments
Telewave announced that it is planning to join the WiMAX Forum and actively participate in the ecosystem. Telewave will bring its RF system expertise, smart antennas and internet of things (IoT) solutions for end-to-end system integrations, ensuring compatibility and interoperability among solutions providers.

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March 05, 2019 | Comments
Infrastructure Networks (INET) and Osprey Informantics announced a strategic partnership to bring powerful remote visual monitoring capabilities to the U.S. energy sector.

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March 05, 2019 | Comments
Tolland County 911 in Connecticut went live with New World Enterprise CAD from Tyler Technologies.

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March 05, 2019 | Comments
Leonardo and RINA, a certification and services company for engineering support, signed a memorandum of understanding to launch a partnership in the critical infrastructure monitoring sector, leveraging their respective skills and technologies.

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March 05, 2019 | Comments
Airbus and SOTI partnered to provide first responders with the enterprise mobility management (EMM) technology needed to integrate smart devices in mission-critical networks.

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March 05, 2019 | Comments
The Mission Critical Open Platform (MCOP) project announced a successful integration with Sonim’s XP8 ultra-rugged smartphone. The band 14/First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet)-enabled XP8 now supports MCOP application programming interfaces (APIs).

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March 05, 2019 | Comments
The FCC notified a man from Uniontown, Pennsylvania of alleged unlicensed operation and harmful interference of a frequency used for fire communications in the area.

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March 04, 2019 | Comments
A3M and F24, two European companies in crisis early warning, alerting and crisis management systems, now offer an integrated solution.

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March 04, 2019 | Comments
Eutelsat Communications announced the successful mating of the platform and payload of the KONNECT satellite, conducted this week at Thales Alenia Space's facilities in Cannes, France. This operation is a major step in the construction of the satellite, in preparation for its launch by the end of this year.

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March 04, 2019 | Comments
The Santa Barbara (California) County Board of Supervisors unanimously selected Federal Engineering to develop technical specifications for a new emergency services radio system and manage the request for proposals (RFP) process.

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March 04, 2019 | Comments
Redline Communications Group and HLS Hard-Line Solutions announced collaboration. The companies successfully integrated the operation of Hard-Line's Teleop Teleremote Control System with Redline's industrial private Long Term Evolution (LTE) solution, enabling teleoperation of heavy mining machinery from a remote control station.

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March 04, 2019 | Comments
Kymeta and its partners Intelsat, Cubic Telecom and Cradlepoint worked with Airbus to create SmartBus, a project in partnership with the World Bank and with the support of the Ministry of Transport and Communications of Peru (MTC). The project aims to gather data on road safety and other statistics to improve Peru’s transportation while connecting people in difficult geographical areas of Peru.

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March 04, 2019 | Comments
Amateur radio educator Carole Perry, WB2MGP, was named the first recipient of the newly established Carole Perry Educator of the Year Award, presented Feb. 9 by Orlando HamCation. The award, to be given annually in Perry's name, recognizes outstanding dedication in educating and advancing youth about amateur radio.

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March 04, 2019 | Comments
The Sales Group is expanding to the Rocky Mountain states. The manufacturers’ representatives will now cover 13 western states and more geography than any other wireless/LMR/public-safety rep in the country, the company said.

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March 04, 2019 | Comments
Motorola Solutions teamed with Sierra Wireless to deliver Long Term Evolution (LTE) in-vehicle communications as part of its integrated platform for mission-critical communications. Incorporating Sierra Wireless’ AirLink LTE in-vehicle routers into Motorola Solutions’ offerings will allow first responders to securely share data while en route to or at the scene of an incident.

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March 04, 2019 | Comments
Avtec and Motorola Solutions completed wireline connectivity testing between Avtec’s Scout console subsystem and the Motorola Astro Project 25 (P25) digital trunked radio system. The testing was completed Feb. 20 at the Motorola Test Laboratory in Schaumburg, Illinois.

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March 04, 2019 | Comments
Several companies announced demonstrations they are planning for attendees at the International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) March 6 – 7 in Las Vegas.

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March 04, 2019 | Comments
Numerous companies used the International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) conference in Las Vegas this week to introduce new products and services, with innovations ranging from a push-to-talk (PTT) satellite radio to Project 25 (P25) and other digital radio advances to new dispatch and in-building solutions.

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March 01, 2019 | Comments
Brazil is the largest country in Latin America and the fifth largest in the world with the eighth-largest global economy. The country has 210 million inhabitants spread across 5,570 cities and is divided into 26 states plus the federal district of Brasilia. Growth in two-way radio across vertical markets is expected, according to local experts.

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March 01, 2019 | Comments
An AT&T executive said that the company expects to reach 60 percent completion of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) broadband network by the end of 2019. That 60 percent completion is the next milestone laid out in AT&T’s contract with FirstNet and would trigger a second reimbursement payment of more than $1 billion, said AT&T Chief Financial Officer (CFO) John Stephens at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference.

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March 01, 2019 | Comments
U.K. consulting firm Analysys Mason acquired Swedish consulting firm AB Stelacon, based in Stockholm and Malmo/Lund, Sweden. The company’s expertise includes smart cities, regional development, digital services, policy and regulation, and telecom and digital communications.

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March 01, 2019 | Comments
Thales and Telstra combined their expertise to enable the management of low altitude airspace for manned and unmanned aerial systems (UAS). The companies jointly prototyped a data and communications solution to prepare the way for the integration of manned and unmanned traffic in Australian skies.

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