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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

Speakers:

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 

Speakers:

Eric La Scola, Product Marketing Manager, Dragon, Nuance

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Anti-Missile Technology May Help Identify Dead Bodies

May 01, 2000  | 

Santa Teresa, New Mexico's Recognition Solutions Inc. is employing copyrighted software that uncovers the individual characteristics of a body's skull when used on typical X-rays commonly used by dentists. This technology was originally designed for the rapid determination incoming international missiles. Recognition Solutions was among hundreds of firms hawking products at Washington, D.C.'s recent Forensic Sciences and Crime Scene Conference and Exposition. The exhibition was the initial global gathering of law enforcement authorities who employ multiple technologies to investigate such crimes as murder, rape, arson, and Internet thefts.

GaryBourgeois, Recognition Solutions' founder, is a family dentist who got interested in improving human remains identification when he assisted in an El Paso, Texas, serial killing case during the late 1980s. Bourgeois determined the dental records of a young female, who had been his patient, when her remains were located in the desert. He theorized that there could be a better means of identifying dead bodies, particularly those without teeth.

Simultaneously, Zhonghao Bao, a computer engineer, was working for the Federal Government in a computerized way to take pictures of incoming missiles and identify certain traits in less than a second. Bourgeois proposed the idea of using the technology for dental identification and Zhonghao altered his software. The computer program locates skull areas on lateral head film and figures out exact angular and linear measurements, typically within a half-second, compared to the half an hour it usually takes orthodontists.

(05/21/00) P. A17; Sefton, Dru. Source:NLECTC Law Enforcement & Corrections Technology News Summary.

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