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 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.
Video Aug 16, 2017

Mutualink: Joe Boucher demonstrates PTT interoperability

Mutualink CTO Joe Boucher demonstrates how his company's platform can enable push-to-talk interoperability between disparate LMR, push-to-talk-over-cellular (PoC) and a new mission-critical-push-to-talk (MCPTT) solutions. Boucher spoke with IWCE's Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson during the APCO 2017 show in Denver.
Video Aug 16, 2017

Motorola Solutions: Anatoly Delm discusses PSX App Suite

Anatoly Delm, Motorola Solutions’ director of global infrastructure marketing, highlights the capabilities of the company's new PSX App Suite that is designed to enhance information sharing between integrated public-safety applications. Delm spoke with IWCE's Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson at the APCO 2017 event in Denver.
Video Aug 15, 2017

BuildingDNA: Joe Hernandez demonstrates how company's in-building intelligence solution benefits public safety, enterprises

BuildingDNA CEO Joe Hernandez demonstrates the company's smart-building solution that can leverage intrabuilding-visual-awareness (IVA) technology to deliver relevant data about personnel and equipment assets inside and outside a building structure to enhance public safety's situational awareness when an incident occurs. The solution also is used on a daily basis to help personnel identify potential maintenance needs within a building.
Video Jun 22, 2017

PSCR: Fidel Liberal explains how mission-critical open platform can bolster development of public-safety solutions

Fidel Liberal, an assistant professor at the University of Basque Country in Spain, describes the planned mission-critical open platform—usable by any developer wanting to build public-safety LTE solutions—that will be established with a $1.259 million research program grant from the Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) division at the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Video Jun 19, 2017

PSCR: Scott Ledgerwood demonstrates how hackers can compromise a handheld device

Scott Ledgerwood, an IT security specialist for the Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) division, demonstrates how hackers can leverage a remote-access Trojan virus to access sensitive information and gain control of a device’s key functions. Ledgerwood provided the demonstration last week during the PSCR Broadband Stakeholder Meeting in San Antonio.
Video Jun 14, 2017

Sonim: Jose Oscar Fajardo and Bob Escalle discuss mission-critical-voice research projects in Atlantic City, Fairfax County

Nemergent CEO Jose Oscar Fajardo, left, and Bob Escalle, Sonim Technologies' vice president for the public-safety market segment, discuss plans to explore the performance of mission-critical push-to-talk (MCPTT) over LTE as part of a research project being funded by a federal grant of almost $1.4 million from the Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) program. Sonim Technologies is the grant recipient, and Nemergent will provide the MCPTT platform that will be tested in Atlantic City, N.J., and Fairfax County, Va.
Video Jun 02, 2017

Huawei: Nermin Mohamed highlights features of company's end-to-end networking approach

Nermin Mohamed, Huawei's vice president of solutions and marketing, explains how Huawei leverages myriad networking technologies to provide operators with an overall solution that is designed to maximize performance, reliability and flexibility.

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