The Urgent Communications Podcast

Listen to Urgent Communications' editors discuss news and trends in mobile communications technology, engineering, operations and governance with industry leaders and experts. The interviews are targeted to educate and entertain dealers, private radio and wireless systems operators and large volume commercial, industrial and public safety communications end-users on topics of current interest and professional development.

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Video Nov 13, 2017

Verizon: David Wiederecht discusses public safety's need for reliable network, interoperable competition

David Wiederecht, director of Verizon’s public-safety solutions group, talks about the carrier’s network performance during recent disasters and potential first-responders benefits from competition among interoperable broadband offerings.
Video Nov 13, 2017

AT&T: Doug Clark differentiates FirstNet from commercial broadband offerings

Doug Clark, AT&T’s assistant vice president for FirstNet outreach and consultation, explains how public-safety agencies subscribing to FirstNet—being built nationwide by AT&T—will receive services that differ from traditional commercial broadband offerings.
Video Sep 06, 2017

Motorola Solutions: Kirk Miller and Wendell Robinson demonstrate potential hack of LMR system

Kirk Miller and Wendell Robinson of Motorola Solutions demonstrate how even an unsophisticated hacker can compromise an unprotected LMR network—particularly one that is interconnected with the other systems or the Internet—in an effort to raise awareness about the issue and the importance of securing systems.
Video Sep 01, 2017

Safer Buildings Coalition: John Foley outlines in-building-coverage challenges for public safety

John Foley, vice president of operations for the Safer Buildings Coalition, discusses interference, FirstNet, economic and code issues associated with in-building coverage to support public-safety communications.
Video Aug 31, 2017

Motorola Solutions: Eric Dahle describes capabilities of new dispatch console

Eric Dahle of Motorola Solutions highlights key features of the latest in the company's MCC 75000 series of dispatch consoles, which includes a significantly smaller form factor and the ability to support multiple Ethernet connections to enhance reliability.
Video Aug 27, 2017

Motorola Solutions: Anatoly Delm highlights capabilities of LTE backpack

Anatoly Delm, Motorola Solutions’ director of global infrastructure marketing, describes the features of the LXN 500 LTE Ultra Portable Network Infrastructure, an LTE backpack that delivers eNodeB, evolved-packet-core (EPC) and application-server functionality in a 30-pound form factor that can be carried to difficult-to-cover locations.
Video Aug 18, 2017

Motorola Solutions: Ben Ansell highlights features of body-worn video device, 360-degree in-car camera

Ben Ansell, Motorola Solutions’ global product marketing manager for public-safety devices, showcases two of the company’s video cameras: a multipurpose body-worn camera, and the Sr600, an in-car camera that generates 360-degree video at high resolutions.
Video Aug 18, 2017

Broken Arrow, Okla: Mark Ketchum talks about P25 system, integration with LTE

Mark Ketchum, communications systems engineer for the city of Broken Arrow, Okla., discusses the work done to provide a regional P25 system and integration efforts with LTE. Ketchum contributed to the design of the Harris XL-200P, a portable radio that which supports communications across multiple LMR bands, LTE and Wi-Fi.
Video Aug 17, 2017

Motorola Solutions: Dan Langrill highlights capabilities of ASTRO 25-LTE interoperability solution

Dan Langrill of Motorola Solutions describes the capabilities of the ASTRO 25 Broadband Connectivity Package, which supports communications between an ASTRO 25 network and an LTE network. Langrill spoke with IWCE's Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson during APCO 2017 in Denver.
Video Aug 17, 2017

Icom America: Paul Wardner outlines features of company's new P25 radio

Paul Wardner, Icom America's business development manager for public safety, discusses the capabilities of the company's new P25 radio during this conversation with IWCE's Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson during APCO 2017 in Denver.

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