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Demystifying the Convergence of LTE and LMR Networks for First Responders

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Originally aired: Thursday, December 6, 2018 -- 11:00 AM PT/2:00 PM ET

Narrowband Land Mobile Radio (LMR) networks and user radio equipment have been the cornerstone of mobile communications for First Responders for decades. The trend from traditional analog to more robust wireless broadband networks in recent years has improved the overall accessibility but questions remain on whether the new networks can provide all the required capabilities First Responders need to do their job.

Increasing demand for bandwidth intensive applications such as video, advanced mapping and analytics, alongside critical voice communications has been driving adoption of broadband LTE cellular networks, such as FirstNet.

Join our panel of industry experts for this insightful 60-minute on-demand webinar as they discuss the critical differences between LMR networks and LTE networking, how these technologies can successfully co-exist, and explore the future of critical communications for First Responders.

In this session, you will learn:

  • Current and future industry trends for LTE and LMR technologies
  • Challenges and obstacles with the convergence of technologies
  • Real-life examples of successful hybrid communication strategies for First Responders
  • Recommendations for future proofing your agency; adoption of new technologies and how to bridge the gap


Tony Morris, VP North American Sales, Enterprise Solutions, Sierra Wireless

Jesus Gonzalez, Analyst II, Critical Communications, IHS Markit

Ken Rehbehn, Principal Analyst, Critical Communications Insights

Andrew Seybold, Senior Partner, Andrew Seybold Inc.

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6 Key Findings of Incident Reporting

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Originally aired: Thursday, December 13, 2018 -- 11:00 AM PT/2:00 PM ET

An exceeding number of police departments and law enforcement agencies, whose officers spend upwards of 3-4 hours a day completing incident reports and other time-sensitive paperwork*, are turning to smarter tools, such as speech recognition solutions, to help transform their police reporting workflows.

View this on-demand webinar to hear why these law enforcement professionals are embracing smarter tools to complete higher-quality reports and move mission-critical information within the CAD/RMS faster and more efficiently – all by voice.

This discussion will provide you with an understanding of:

  • What law enforcement has to say about current reporting processes
  • Why officers, especially recruits, want smarter tools to help with police paperwork
  • Why manual reporting has a negative impact on report accuracy and productivity and can hinder criminal proceedings
  • How departments can speed up data entry within the CAD/RMs and move mission-critical information more accurately and efficiently
  • How speech recognition technology can help increase officer safety and improve situational awareness and productivity on patrol
  • Why embracing smarter technology increases community visibility, and minimizes costs

Learn how your department can make incident reporting faster, safer and more complete by viewing our on-demand webinar today.

*Role of Technology in Law Enforcement Paperwork Survey 


Eric La Scola, Product Marketing Manager, Dragon, Nuance

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CornerStone Applications RangeMaster Pro

This inexpensive and flexible database program is great for documenting firearms training.

November 01, 2004  |  by Bob Davis

CornerStone Applications’ RangeMaster Pro is a simple but powerful tool for keeping track of firearm training sessions and qualification shoots at any size of agency.

Training with firearms is a necessity for every law enforcement agency. Unfortunately, many agencies do a poor or inefficient job of tracking and documenting this training.

I find this odd, especially in the light of the documentation that is required when an officer uses deadly force. These days, when every officer can be sued just for doing his or her job, I believe it is critical to document the firearms training conducted by your agency.

You train. And you train a lot. But if you can't detail the relevant results of firearms training and qualifying shoots other than just scoring which officers passed or failed, then you're fueling the fires of allegations and litigation.

So with this need in mind, I started looking for software that could track all of the components that affect firearms qualification shoots and practices. What I found was CornerStone Applications' RangeMaster Pro.

If you're looking for an inexpensive, out-of-the-box solution for documenting firearms training, RangeMaster Pro may be on target. Born out of necessity, RangeMaster Pro was created by CornerStone's programmers working with the guidance of law enforcement professionals.

Perhaps it was the influence of these real cops that inspired the programmers to make RangeMaster Pro both easy to use and so graphically simple that it can run on the older computers found in many police offices.

Built on Microsoft's Access 97 engine, RangeMaster Pro can run on Windows 95, even on PCs with the decade-old Intel 486 processor. RangeMaster Pro's installation requires only 22MB of hard drive space, and it will operate on 16MB of RAM. You'll also need a CD-ROM drive and video card capable of resolutions no less than 800x600.

But don't let the simplicity of RangeMaster Pro fool you. It's actually a very flexible and powerful tool.

The software can be licensed for network use in a client-server environment, allowing multiple users to work simultaneously on data without any conflicts. For smaller agencies, just set it up on a PC at your range and use it as a standalone application.

Installing RangeMaster Pro on a 486 running Windows 95 is probably easy. Unfortunately, I tried to install it on a state-of-the-art PC running Windows XP and ran into problems, not with RangeMaster Pro, but with Windows XP's Windows registry. The problem was easily resolved by placing a call to CornerStone's helpdesk. Later, when I tried a second installation on a much older Windows 98 PC, there were no issues.

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