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October 18, 2019 | Comments
North Texas Regional EMS’ (NTREMS) use of Pulsara on the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) network is improving quality of care, patient outcomes and efficiency of care coordination. NTREMS improved its stroke treatment times and holds the record for fastest door-to-door-to-needle time by bypassing the emergency department using the technology, a statement said.

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October 18, 2019 | Comments
California launched what it called the nation’s first statewide earthquake early warning system.

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October 18, 2019 | Comments
The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) plans to open a 6,000-square-foot experience center that would allow public-safety stakeholders to interact with next-generation technologies and offer feedback.

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October 17, 2019 | Comments
NICE was awarded the initiative to modernize voice and communications recording systems for Air Traffic Control the Netherlands (LVNL). The project, to be delivered in collaboration with SkySoft-ATM, is part of a broader LVNL initiative to fully update the organization's voice communications technology and infrastructure.

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October 17, 2019 | Comments
Systems integrator Connectivity Wireless and JMA announced they will deploy a trial private Long Term Evolution (LTE) network using Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) for Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California. The trial started Oct. 14 and runs until Oct. 25.

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October 17, 2019 | Comments
Allerio, a mobile connectivity company for EMS and telemedicine, was formed. The start-up is dedicated to bringing the best technology for first responders, company executives said.

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October 17, 2019 | Comments
Two public-safety leaders were appointed to the board of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross.

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October 16, 2019 | Comments
Blue Danube Systems and Redline Communications announced a strategic collaboration to deploy 3D beamforming solutions in private Long Term Evolution (LTE)/5G networks, meshing together each companies’ platforms and technologies.

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October 16, 2019 | Comments
Wireless Supply hired Patrick Strickland as its new director of marketing. Strickland will plan and implement marketing, advertising and public relations activities for Wireless Supply.

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October 16, 2019 | Comments
Carbyne is relocating its headquarters from Israel to the United States. The move is intended to better serve the increasing demand for advanced 9-1-1 technology in the North American market and to bring Carbyne closer to key partners such as Cisco, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google as part of the company's global expansion.

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October 16, 2019 | Comments
Corona (California) Fire Department purchased Samsung mobile devices equipped with Android Team Awareness Kit (ATAK) and ImageTrend software. The 45 Samsung Galaxy Tab S4s and S10s will improve communications and streamline reports for the city’s firefighters and paramedics.

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October 16, 2019 | Comments
Utilities Technology Council (UTC) President and CEO Joy Ditto announced she is leaving UTC to head the American Public Power Association (APPA).

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October 15, 2019 | Comments
The Wireless Infrastructure Association (WIA) named Matt Mandel vice president of government and public affairs.

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October 15, 2019 | Comments
TESSCO Technologies secured the entire first year production capacity for CommScope’s new public-safety product, a bidirectional amplifier (BDA).

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October 15, 2019 | Comments
CentralSquare partnered with Genetec, a provider of video surveillance software. Combining the two companies’ technologies will enable public-safety agencies across North America to use existing public and private video cameras to reduce the number of victims of crimes and disaster while ensuring the safety of police officers and first responders, the companies said.

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October 15, 2019 | Comments
Airbus announced its participation in a Finnish governmental-funded pioneer research program called Priority, launched in August. The two-year program aims to find answers to research questions in the fields of 5G security, artificial intelligence (AI), rural area coverage and quality of service in hybrid networks, improving critical communications and situational awareness for public-safety users.

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October 15, 2019 | Comments
T-Mobile launched broadband push-to-talk (PTT) service from ESChat on its network. T-Mobile is offering ESChat to its business and government customers without interoperability restrictions, meaning customers purchasing PTT service via T-Mobile can communicate with ESChat users on any other wireless network.

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October 15, 2019 | Comments
The Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) and a team of subject matter experts developed a protocol for testing the performance of commercial networks and the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) network.

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October 14, 2019 | Comments
A 9-1-1 location service is now available in 11 states, and a nationwide carrier plans to begin offering the service, delivering emergency location and expediting incident resolution for millions of 9-1-1 calls.

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October 14, 2019 | Comments
Polte, which offers internet of things (IoT) location technology, raised $12.5 million in strategic funding from private investors. The Series A-2 funding will enable the company to focus on deployments of commercial and industrial applications of Polte’s patented “alternative to GPS,” the company said.

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October 14, 2019 | Comments
CommScope agreed to a technology transfer agreement as a result of a settlement with Fractus, a Spanish company that developed antenna technology for use in wireless base station antennas.

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October 14, 2019 | Comments
Barrett Communications supplied a contract to the Urgent Medical Attention Service in Chile to strengthen and secure communications between hospitals and ambulances in the Aysen region.

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October 14, 2019 | Comments
Verizon now offers the Sonim Technologies XP3 rugged flip phone preloaded with Verizon’s Push-to-Talk (PTT+) application on its network.

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October 14, 2019 | Comments
Interoperability was the theme at the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International Emerging Technology Forum in Westminster, Colorado, Oct. 8 – 9. However, APCO officials said interoperability should be achieved with requests for proposals (RFPs) that primarily establish objectives rather than requiring standards.

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October 10, 2019 | Comments
Nina Myren is the deputy head of department/specialist adviser strategy at the Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection (DSB). She has been involved in the development and introduction of the countrywide critical communications network in Norway, called Nødnett. Today, she works to further develop Nødnett and ensure emergency preparedness through secure and robust public-safety communications and forward-looking technological solutions. Myren was elected to represent DSB on TCCA’s board in June.

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October 10, 2019 | Comments
The city of Boulder, Colorado, awarded ESChat a contract to provide broadband push-to-talk (PTT) service, including Project 25 (P25) Inter RF Subsystem Interface (ISSI) interoperability with the city’s P25 network. The order includes ESChat servers that will be hosted at the city’s facilities and collocated with the P25 public-safety system.

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October 10, 2019 | Comments
Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) announced a new funding opportunity, the NIST Public Safety Innovation Accelerator Program (PSIAP) First Responder 3D Indoor Tracking (FR3D) Prize. The competition aims to achieve performance of sensors and systems for localization and tracking of first responders operating indoors in a variety of building environments without pre-deployed dedicated infrastructure.

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October 09, 2019 | Comments
The Barents Rescue in September in Kiruna, Sweden, allowed public-safety services such as fire, police and health users from Finland, Sweden and Norway to practice real-life emergency situations and demonstrate the need for secure communications in mission-critical situations, along with interoperable cross-border cooperation.

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October 09, 2019 | Comments
John Hilliard joined Catalyst Communications Technologies as vice president of sales. Hilliard is charged with leading the effort to continue Catalyst’s growth and will be responsible for deploying Catalyst’s LMR Long Term Evolution (LTE) Interworking solution beginning in 2020.

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October 09, 2019 | Comments
Venture capital firm C5 Capital led a $26 million Series C financing round in Satelles, which provides critical time and location solutions delivered over the Iridium constellation of low-Earth-orbit (LEO) satellites.

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October 09, 2019 | Comments
U.S. Cellular announced all customers in California whose U.S. Cellular wireless service is disrupted or degraded, within an area that is declared to be a state of emergency by the governor or president, will be covered by several protections.

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October 09, 2019 | Comments
The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) TR-8.5 engineering committee on signaling and data transmission issued a call for interest on two documents in the Project 25 (P25) standards suite.

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October 09, 2019 | Comments
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) invited organizations to provide products and technical expertise to support and demonstrate security platforms for securing the industrial internet of things (IIoT) for the energy sector use case. This notice is the initial step for the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) in collaborating with technology companies to address cybersecurity challenges identified under the energy sector program.

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October 09, 2019 | Comments
Motorola Solutions is launching WAVE PTX Government in Australia, a push-to-talk (PTT) service that includes Critical Connect, a feature that connects multiple public-safety agencies to secure, real-time voice and data communications.

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October 09, 2019 | Comments
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate’s (S&T) tested equipment that first responders use to determine the chemical substances on site at a disaster.

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October 09, 2019 | Comments
JMA Solutions, a federal contractor providing unmanned aerial systems (UAS) professional services, partnered with the DRONERESPONDERS public-safety alliance, a non-profit program created to unite aerial first responders to help learn, train and test with one another.

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October 09, 2019 | Comments
The FCC modified the temporary freeze on the acceptance of certain applications related to LMR services operating in the 896 – 901/935 – 940 MHz band following a request from pdvWireless, doing business as Anterix. The commission said the freeze will provide greater flexibility for 900 MHz band incumbents to relocate out of the broadband segment that the commission has proposed in a pending rulemaking proceeding.

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October 09, 2019 | Comments
AT&T plans to sell its wireless and wireline operations in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) to Liberty Latin America, while retaining its First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) responsibilities.

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October 08, 2019 | Comments
Several public-safety professionals and jurisdictions, along with commercial carriers, said the FCC should require interoperability between the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) and other Long Term Evolution (LTE) carriers and LMR networks, while FirstNet and its contractor AT&T said third-party interoperability is not outlined in the legislation that created FirstNet.

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October 08, 2019 | Comments
Swedish Police finalized two framework agreements with Invisio for communications equipment with active hearing protection. The agreements contain no guarantees for volumes and the call-offs will be as needed, but Invisio estimates that it includes thousands of police officers and the potential value of the agreements, over their lifetimes, to be between 50 million and 75 million krona (US$5 million to US$7.5 million).

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October 08, 2019 | Comments
RapidSOS announced the closing of a $55 million funding round. The latest investment was led by Energy Impact Partners (EIP), an energy technology investment firm backed by a coalition of leading global utilities.

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October 08, 2019 | Comments
Connectivity Wireless today announced a pioneering deployment of OnGo Long Term Evolution (LTE) connectivity based on the 3.5 GHz Citizen Broadband Radio Services (CBRS) in Times Square in New York City.

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October 08, 2019 | Comments
The Swedish Sea Rescue Society (SSRS) chose Sepura partner Swedish Radio Supply to supply a combination of Sepura TETRA radios including hand-portable and mobile terminals.

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October 08, 2019 | Comments
Women And Drones, an organization dedicated to driving excellence in the unmanned industry by achieving equity and participation of women in all disciplines and across all employment sectors, today announced a new strategic alliance with DRONERESPONDERS, a non-profit program promoting public-safety unmanned aerial systems (UAS). Together, the two organizations will promote awareness, training, exercises and higher education in the use of drones for good by girls and women of all ages.

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October 08, 2019 | Comments
The FCC’s Enforcement Bureau launched a new interference complaint intake portal for public-safety and enterprise service providers.

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October 08, 2019 | Comments
The BroadWay Pre-Commercial Procurement project selected four consortia led by Airbus DS Secure Land Communications (SLC), Frequentis, Leonardo and Rohill to lead efforts in developing a pan-European mobile broadband system for public safety.

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October 07, 2019 | Comments
Airbus announced the top three winners of its Critical App Challenge, held last month in Stockholm, for the company’s device.

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October 07, 2019 | Comments
Simoco Wireless Solutions appointed Peter Scarlata as CEO of Simoco Australasia.

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October 07, 2019 | Comments
Korea Safe-Net Forum will host its fifth annual conference with a focus on public-safety technologies and applications 23 October in Seoul, South Korea. Hundreds of government administrators, network operators, public-safety Long Term Evolution (LTE) users, engineers, vendors and technology officials will participate in the event.

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October 07, 2019 | Comments
A new report from IHS Markit Technology said there is steady growth across sectors for TETRA terminals. The increase in demand is led by the industrial user vertical, where 8% increase in compound annual growth rate (CAGR) is predicted to 2023. Other markets with more than 5% anticipated growth include transport and utilities, while the public-safety market is predicted to grow its TETRA installed base by more than 4% in the 12 months to December 2020.

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October 07, 2019 | Comments
The Department of Justice (DOJ) published an open letter to Facebook from international law enforcement partners from the United States, United Kingdom and Australia in response to the company’s publicly announced plans to implement end-to-end-encryption across its messaging services.

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October 04, 2019 | Comments
TomTom and Verizon announced a 5G innovation project focused on making intersections safer for emergency vehicles.

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October 04, 2019 | Comments
The FCC proposed a $17,000 penalty against Harold Guretzky, an amateur radio licensee, for causing intentional interference on amateur radio frequencies.

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October 04, 2019 | Comments
The Mauritius Metro Express, the first and only mass transit system for the island of Mauritius, began inaugural service. The system’s radio communications infrastructure includes outdoor TETRA base stations and control room applications from Damm Cellular Systems.

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October 04, 2019 | Comments
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) awarded $199,680 to Bastille Networks to deliver its internet of things (IoT) security solution offering real-time situational awareness of threats on connected devices. This is a phase four award under S&T’s Silicon Valley Innovation Program’s (SVIP’s) “Security for the Internet of Things” solicitation, which calls for novel ideas and technologies to improve situational awareness and security to detect, authenticate and update IoT components and systems.

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October 04, 2019 | Comments
The FCC is seeking comment on a request by Iridium Communications for waiver of several Part 80 rules to permit vessels to select Iridium for the provision of Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) mobile satellite service.

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October 04, 2019 | Comments
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) tested four different radio communications accessories used with personal protective equipment (PPE) by first responders.

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October 04, 2019 | Comments
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) recommended that jurisdictions cease high-frequency (HF) radio monitoring of distress and safety communications in Australia. The authority is seeking comment on the proposal by 29 November.

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October 04, 2019 | Comments
Apple executives outlined two new 9-1-1-related features introduced in iOS 13 in an FCC filing. The features include location-based routing (LBR) of 9-1-1 calls and text to 9-1-1.

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October 03, 2019 | Comments
Motorola Solutions announced the 2019 Motorola Solutions Education Video Contest winners. The contest invited K-12 public, private or charter schools or school districts based in the U.S. to submit videos honoring favorite school heroes, highlighting outstanding achievements or demonstrating their efforts to ensure positive learning environments.

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October 03, 2019 | Comments
York Regional Police (YRP) in Canada purchased 270 Axon Fleet in-car video systems and 1,800 licenses to its digital evidence management solution. This order was received in the third quarter and will begin shipping in phased deployments in the fourth quarter.

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October 03, 2019 | Comments
IXP entered into a consulting contract with York County, Pennsylvania, to reorganize and improve the training, management structure and operational processes of the county’s 9-1-1 center.

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October 03, 2019 | Comments
Polar Power received a $1.3 million purchase order for backup generators from a rural telecom provider engaged in building high-speed rural wireless broadband networks in 14 states to enhance public safety. Telecom companies and the federal government are jointly building the rural networks throughout the nation to provide enhanced high-speed communications across the United States.

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October 03, 2019 | Comments
The FCC plans to vote on rules that would accelerate the conclusion of the 800 MHz band reconfiguration program at its Oct. 25 meeting. This 14-year initiative — originally scheduled for three years — has aimed to eliminate interference to public-safety agencies operating in the band.

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October 03, 2019 | Comments
Motorola Solutions made a strategic investment in GreenKey Technologies (GK), a provider of natural language processing for domain-specific workflows. Motorola Solutions is beginning to deploy its automated speech recognition technology across its command center suite.

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October 02, 2019 | Comments
The Energy Industry Symposium will take place 27 November at PMRExpo 2019 in Germany. The symposium is aimed at representatives of energy suppliers and municipal utilities and will examine issues of security-critical communications.

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October 02, 2019 | Comments
Iredell County, North Carolina, celebrated the grand opening of a new public-safety complex. The $17.3 million complex, designed to meet all of the county's emergency communications needs, houses the County’s public-safety division to include emergency management, emergency communications, emergency medical services (EMS) and the fire marshal.

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October 02, 2019 | Comments
A new ATIS report by the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) examines the topic of network slicing, which is one way to help network operators enable the services of a diverse range of vertical applications in a guaranteed way on the same network, in a new report. The burgeoning growth in the internet of things (IoT) is driving a wide range of new uses, as well as requirements on network infrastructure.

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October 02, 2019 | Comments
Raytheon’s GPS Next-Generation Operational Control System (GPS OCX) completed full software and hardware development and entered the system integration and test phase. The milestone keeps GPS OCX, the enhanced ground control segment of a U.S. Air Force-led effort to modernize America's GPS system, on track to meet its June 2021 contractual delivery deadline.

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October 02, 2019 | Comments
Everbridge announced it is part of the team of providers that was awarded a five-year contract with the state of California to upgrade the state’s outdated 9-1-1 system to a next-generation 9-1-1 (NG 9-1-1) platform. The win represents the largest state contract in Everbridge’s history.

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October 02, 2019 | Comments
Paige Wireless announced a partnership with Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) to accelerate the deployment of interconnectivity across Nebraska for computing devices embedded in everyday objects via the internet, enabling them to send and receive data. The internet of things (IoT) interconnectivity is possible with the Paige Wireless LoRaWAN network that spans the state.

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October 02, 2019 | Comments
Ericsson completed the acquisition of the antenna and filter division of Kathrein. Ericsson announced the purchase in February.

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October 02, 2019 | Comments
The National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) 4.2 release candidate 1 (RC1) is available for public review and comment through Oct. 7.

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October 01, 2019 | Comments
Beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) unmanned aerial system (UAS) operations are key for future commercial use cases, including public safety, industrial inspection and urban air mobility. Frequentis has partnered with mobile network connectivity specialist and start-up, Dimetor, to enable network connectivity for command and control (C2) and payload data links to ensure reliable and consistent data sharing.

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October 01, 2019 | Comments
The Airborne International Response Team (AIRT), a Miami-based 501(c) non-profit organization that provides public-safety and disaster response support capabilities with drone technology, announced that it received a grant from the Motorola Solutions Foundation, the charitable arm of Motorola Solutions.

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October 01, 2019 | Comments
Datamark announced it has secured a series of significant next generation 9-1-1 (NG 9-1-1) projects across the state of Maryland, including six of the state’s 24 counties.

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October 01, 2019 | Comments
Axon announced that the Fresno Police Department is the first agency to deploy Axon Records, a new records management system (RMS). The department deployed Axon Records in its entirety to officers and supporting staff in early September.

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October 2019

23 - 24
Wireless Leadership Summit
Kansas City, Missouri
https://www.enterprisewireless.org/wls

November 2019

3 - 6
APCO Canada
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
http://apcocanadaconference.com/about/future-conferences/

5 - 8
APCO Canada Conference and Tradeshow
Montreal
http://apcocanadaconference.com/about/future-conferences/

7 - 7
Webinar: What's Keeping Public-Safety IT Teams Up at Night?

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8606824592047609867

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