November 15, 2012 | Comments
Following are comments we’ve received from readers about recent online and print news and articles. If you’d like to comment on an article, email .   In response to “Inbox: Reader Feedback about “ 3 Agencies Moving to 700/800 MHz Systems Get VHF/UHF Narrowbanding Relief” from Nov. 9 (Editor's

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October 24, 2012 | Comments
    By Kristen Beckman, Assistant Editor   As the requirements and process for deploying a nationwide public-safety broadband network begin to come into focus, it’s apparent that the eventual network will depend on partnerships between public safety and the commercial mobile industry.   At its first meeting this fall,

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August 29, 2012 | Comments
  By Maureen Rhemann   As a technology direction for public-safety communications begins to take shape, reflection on the future, where we’ve been and what we can do today is prudent. If you are an emergency responder, the future of public safety looks incredibly bright. It offers promise for unlimited

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July 11, 2012 | Comments
Photo courtesy Hytera Communications   By Sandra Wendelken, Editor   The Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) Association responded to allegations of TDMA interference issues in the VHF spectrum, saying the problem isn’t technology based but rather a spectrum and system design problem.   “DMR is a TDMA technology which offers the

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April 25, 2012 | Comments
By Kristen Beckman, Assistant Editor   Highly sought-after channels that will become available to public-safety entities as part of the 800 MHz rebanding process could be released by the FCC soon.   The 800 MHz reconfiguration process, launched eight years ago, was designed to separate National Public Safety Planning Advisory

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February 08, 2012 | Comments
  Photo courtesy Kenwood   By Molly Wesley   The ability to communicate efficiently during an emergency, regardless of the scope of the event, is paramount for emergency responders to function properly and save lives. Interoperable radio communications plays a key role in this effort. After all, responding to the

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September 13, 2011 | Comments
  By Thomas Weber   European agencies are working together in the Electronic Communications Committee (ECC) to establish a harmonized frequency band for public-safety broadband services. A new project team FM49 was established to focus on medium- and long-term (before 2025) spectrum realization and to develop a roadmap for the

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June 29, 2011 | Comments
Photo courtesy Orange Photography   By Michelle Zilis, Associate/Web Editor   Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) hosted a disaster management workshop and emergency vehicle rally in partnership with the California Fire Chiefs and California Emergency Management in Silicon Valley. The workshop offered everything from education to high-end technology for participating community

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June 14, 2011 | Comments
    By Sandra Wendelken, Editor   The migration to broadband was a main theme at this year’s TETRA World Congress in Budapest, Hungary. While emphasizing that mission-critical voice communications will continue via TETRA networks for years to come, several TETRA suppliers had announcements specific to broadband technology.   Cassidian

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June 13, 2011 | Comments
How much do you know about narrowbanding? Test your knowledge by taking our quiz. Look for the questions in the June print issue of MissionCritical Communications or in our digital issue on Page 6 . Following are the questions and answers:   1. How many letters did the FCC recently

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