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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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17 Agencies Purchase Spillman Software In Q4 2011

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Seventeen public safety agencies purchased software from Spillman Technologies for the first time during the fourth quarter of 2011 and 68 agencies expanded their existing Spillman systems, according to the company.

Spillman's customers now include more than 985 public safety agencies in 35 states nationwide.

Personnel at the Brown County (S.D.) Sheriff's Department will use Spillman's Jail Management module to gather a full range of information from inmates during the booking process. The module will also enable the agency to use customizable assessments to determine the type of medical care inmates require and if they pose a security risk. The agency also purchased the Spillman Touch module, which will allow personnel to search for records and images, see alerts and warnings, and view dispatch information from a mobile device. Using Spillman Touch, deputies can access critical information in situations where laptop or desktop computers are not accessible, such as on a motorcycle patrol.

The Boulder City (Nev.) Police Department has invested in Spillman's Premises and Hazmat Information module, which will allow personnel to record detailed information about commercial, public, and residential properties in their jurisdiction. Using the software, the agency can quickly access information about any hazardous materials stored onsite during an emergency and see floor plans, alarm locations, and occupancy information. The agency has also purchased Spillman InSight, which will enable officers to query Spillman and non-Spillman databases in other jurisdictions for real-time law enforcement information.

In Washington, the Multi Agency Communications Center (MACC) 911 has expanded its mobile software capabilities with Spillman's Mobile Records, Mobile Voiceless CAD, and Mobile State and National Queries modules. The software enables field personnel to access records and images, query state and local databases for information, and receive call assignments and alerts using laptop computers. Firefighters dispatched by the agency can use Spillman's Mobile AVL Mapping module to view the location of incidents and other responding units on an electronic map of their jurisdiction.

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