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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

Reviews : Police Product Test

Police Product Test: LifeProof iPhone 4S Case

This case will take all the torture you can give it and protect your phone.

March 23, 2013  |  by - Also by this author

Photo by Mark W. Clark.
Photo by Mark W. Clark.

About six years ago I destroyed my cell phone in a washing machine. Ever since that accident, I've been searching for better ways to protect my wireless lifeline. I've tried leather cases, Otter Boxes, hard cases, and I've found them all wanting either in terms of protection or utility.

So when a rep for LifeProof called me a few months ago and told me the company had a great iPhone case that's waterproof, snow proof, mud proof, and impact resistant, I was skeptical. I'm not skeptical any longer.

I tested a police blue LifeProof case on my iPhone 4S for a month for this review. And I tortured the thing.

The drop test was the easiest to accomplish because I'm a klutz. Over the course of about 30 days, I probably dropped the thing 10 times onto carpet, hard tile, hard wood, asphalt, and cement. Not a problem. No dings. No scratches. It just keeps iPhoning.

Water testing was even more fun. I took the phone out of the case, filled the case with dry tissue paper, and snapped it all back together good and tight. Then I let the case play submarine. I submerged it in about eight inches of tepid water in my bathtub for more than one hour. I then took it out, dried it off, opened it up, and examined the tissue. Bone dry. I then sealed the tissue back up in the case one more time, tucked the case into a pocket in my favorite pair of tac pants, and fired up the washer. The case survived the spin cycle, and I believe it would have protected the phone. Even though the tissue paper inside was a little moist, it was not wet.

The LifeProof case is basically a combination of a polycarbonate shell and a rubber O-ring seal. It provides excellent protection for the phone without adding a great deal of bulk. It's a great product.

But it does have some minor issues. Documentation is non-existent in the box. You have to go to the Website to get the instructions, and they are not easily printed or saved. Fortunately, the company has excellent customer service. Reps are available 24/7, the call center is in the States, or using American reps, and response time at 5:46 p.m. Eastern time was 12 minutes.

Besides the lack of documentation, my only other problems with the LifeProof system are caused by the nature of the product. In order to maintain a waterproof seal, the LifeProof case requires a screw-in plug for the headphone port. This is easily lost, but you can buy more of them. Headphone usage is also a bit of a pain. The buds that come with an iPhone do not require an adapter; but aftermarket stuff does. The adapter comes with the LifeProof case, and it's a nifty screw-in design, but it's easy to lose. Of course, you can buy a replacement.

The final drawback for the LifeProof case is the price. List price is $79.99, but you can get them on Amazon for considerably less. The company makes a wide variety of clips, holsters, and accessories, and it also makes iPad covers. I love my LifeProof iPhone 4/4S cover. It's klutz proof and I believe it's also cop proof.

LifeProof iPhone 4S Case Specs:

• Polycarbonate frame

• Shock-absorbing cover

• Scratch-resistant screen cover

• Waterproof to 6.6 feet

• Impact resistant

Price: $79.99

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Mark @ 3/24/2013 3:54 PM

Government & military can get this case for a discount at for $55

Valerie Chereskin @ 3/26/2013 11:04 AM

Be aware that cases sold on Amazon may be counterfeit and will not provide the water proof protection of an actual LifeProof case. Be sure to buy the case from LifeProof or the authorized retailers listed on the LifeProof web site (which includes

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