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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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Georgia PDs Trade In Old Video Systems for New Decatur Models

June 07, 2010  | 


Police departments in Georgia are taking advantage of the Green for Green environmental trade-in program, leveraging the $750 trade-in credit Decatur Electronics is offering for each old video system they trade in toward Decatur's new Responder 1000.

The Quitman and Lavonia police departments are upgrading their aging video systems through the program.

"We are proud to be able to better protect our community with the Responder 1000," said Capt. Calvin Troy of the Quitman Police Department. "The new in-car video system we received with the Green for Green program will help us keep our community safer and help protect our environment."

The Green for Green program allows law enforcement agencies to upgrade their in-car video systems to the new Responder 1000 in car video system, while Decatur recycles the old systems.

"We are excited to be working with departments in Georgia to get them the technology they need to protect their communities," said Kelly Abercrombie, Decatur's Southeastern Regional Manager. "We're proud to be partnering with them."

Law enforcement agencies around the nation count on in-car video systems to help them protect their communities. In a study by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, an overwhelming majority of prosecutors found in-car video useful in prosecuting criminals driving under the influence and assaulting officers.

The purchase of new video technology by these police departments allows them to take advantage of recent strides in video technology to capture high quality evidence while remaining green. Decatur will recycle the departments' old systems, keeping them out of Georgia landfills.

Decatur Electronics has manufactured products for law enforcement for over 50 years, being the first company in the United States to manufacture police traffic radar in 1955. The company currently offers a myriad of tools to law enforcement, including the Responder suite of in-car video systems as well as traffic radar and speed and message trailers.

For more information about Decatur Electronics and the Green for Green program, see www.DecaturVideo.com.

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