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Virginia’s COMLINC: An example of a successful transition to a viable funding source

With state and locality budgets facing increased pressure, the prospects of transitioning equipment purchased and maintained with grant funds to a...

Cautious optimism surrounds CTIA announcement regarding device-based hybrid location

Wireless carriers committing to adopt technology to provide better emergency-caller location information appears to be very good news for the 911...

Minnesota starts regionally in pursuit of statewide text-to-911 implementation

Deploying text-to-911 service regionally is the fastest, simplest and most efficient way to provision a lifesaving service that the public not only...

Myriad applications promise to play key role in the advancement of critical communications

Buoyed by the promised reliability and security promised by the FirstNet system, public-safety users soon should benefit from the development of an...

In-building mapping: What’s really needed for emergency response?

Solutions that provide accurate, updated maps of buildings are needed for first responders to benefit fully from modern location technology. The...

Let’s not just change 911—let’s revolutionize it

Disruptive innovation isn’t easy and can be a little scary—but when it occurs, it’s a beautiful thing to witness....

Some advice for new Statewide Interoperability Coordinators (SWICs)

Becoming a successful Statewide Interoperability Coordinator (SWIC) starts with defining success, developing a plan for success, and building a...

FirstNet’s availability should ‘raise all boats,’ drive public-safety innovation, competition

If the goal is truly to provide the best communications networks and products for public safety, the focus should be on building the best solutions....

Mobile analytics can help public safety optimize its FirstNet usage

Mobile analytics have emerged as a better way to access a true picture of how first responders, mobile devices and applications are using bandwidth,...

Why drones will take the spotlight in emergency response

Drones already are being used to survey damaged areas, and it's just a matter of time before they are used as actual rescue vehicles that can deliver...

Single core, singular priority: FirstNet policy helps protect public-safety communications

FirstNet legislation took direct aim at unsuccessful past attempts at interoperability by mandating that the public-safety network be built to open,...

Industry Spotlight on Selim Bouri, Airbus vice president and head of MENA and APAC

Selim Bouri, Airbus vice president and head of MENA (Middle East North Africa) and APAC (Asia Pacific), discusses technological changes in the public...

FirstNet is delivering more than we imagined

When Congress established FirstNet in 2012, many officials were worried that it charged with executing a big task with too few resources for a...

Industry Spotlight on Tony Gray, chief executive at the TCCA

TCCA CEO Tony Gray discusses the future roles of broadband and LMR technologies within the critical-communications industry during this question-and-...

Q&A with Alex Richardson of IHS Markit about control-room, public-safety trends

Alex Richardson, author of IHS Markit's 2017 Command & Control Rooms Report, provides background on several key trends in the critical-...
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