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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 

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Eric La Scola, Product Marketing Manager, Dragon, Nuance

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Armor Express Awarded Federal BOP Vest Order

October 14, 2008  | 

A contract to produce some 10,000 spike resistant vests has been awarded Central Lake Armor Express, Inc., by the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

The multi-million dollar order is being hailed by Armor Express as growing recognition of the quality of its products, as well as affirmation by national institutional users like the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

"Along with our other contracts for spike armor, this new award sets Armor Express apart as the premier provider of correctional vests in the country," asserted Matt Davis, company CEO and president. "Our top quality products, proven track record, and our ability to provide outstanding customer service were some of the prime factors in the selection process."

In fact, Armor Express has already mobilized fitting teams and begun measuring at federal corrections institutions across the country.

The timely award comes on the heels of a well-publicized prison stabbing incident that occurred in June of this year. A federal corrections officer, Jose Rivera, age 22, was stabbed to death by an inmate at the U.S. Penitentiary in Atwater, Calif. Officer Rivera was not wearing spike resistant corrections body armor.

Armor Express vests being manufactured for the BOP will include the NIJ approved Taurus Spike Level 3 panels. They will be inserted in Evolution and LoPro carriers, along with accessories.

Brian Buchanan, sales manager of the firm's governmental division, noted that since January of 2007 and Armor Express' GSA Schedule Award (General Services Administration), federal government sales growth has been steady.

"Our GSA association continues to be outstanding. And I'm very satisfied that we are now serving this key federal agency with our high-quality life saving products."

Other major correctional contracts won by the company in recent years include New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

With headquarters in Central Lake, Mich., and a nationwide network of sales representatives, Central Lake Armor Express, Inc. (DBA Armor Express), is an ISO 9001 registered company. Its range of products includes concealable and tactical body armor, accessories, and hard armor. "Body Armor Reborn" is the company motto.

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