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IWCE’s IoT Saving Lives provides public-safety leaders with information about the Internet of Things

Join us on May 14 in Santa Clara, Calif., for IWCE's IoT Saving Lives, a one-day workshop that will explore the Internet of Life Saving Things (IoLST......

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,......

IWCE 2018 promises to be more exciting than ever

As we approach the new year, we’re getting closer to IWCE 2018, which will take place March 5-9, 2018, at the Orange County Convention Center in......

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......