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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.

Join us on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 2:00 PM ET 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 registering for our webinar today.

*Role of Technology in Law Enforcement Paperwork Survey 

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Eric La Scola, Product Marketing Manager, Dragon, Nuance

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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

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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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Mass. Troopers Enlist Wireless E-Mail Devices in War on Terrorism

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The BlackBerry, a pricey handheld wireless Internet device favored by Wall Street investment bankers and Hollywood producers, may soon be one of the most effective weapons in the arsenal of U.S. homeland defense.

BlackBerries have been issued to 10 Massachusetts State Police troopers who patrol the terminals and parking lots of Boston’s Logan International Airport. The troopers, who are tasked with randomly interviewing passengers, use the devices to send encrypted queries to federal and state databases about suspicious persons and suspicious vehicles.

The BlackBerry, manufactured by Research in Motion can transmit law enforcement queries and receive a response in less than a minute using PocketBlue Software from Aether Systems Inc. If the trooper’s query uncovers a bad guy, the PocketBlue software not only alerts that officer, it also sends an alarm to other BlackBerry-equipped troopers in the terminal.

Aether Systems provided the BlackBerries to Logan officials, and the company says similar programs are under way at other U.S. airports. However, it would not disclose the locations.

So far, the BlackBerry patrol hasn’t snagged any terrorists, at least not publicly. But the troopers have put the $89 per month devices to good use, identifying stolen cars in the Logan parking lots.

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