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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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Report: Law Enforcement Widens Cellphone Surveillance

July 09, 2012  | 

The nation's wireless carriers reported a sharp increase in demand for data from law enforcement agencies in 2011, reports the New York Times.

The carriers received 1.3 million demands for subscriber information from law enforcement during the year that included text messages, caller locations, and other data during investigations.

The carriers frequently rejected requests they considered legally questionable or unjustified. The data indicates that agencies are shifting away from wiretaps to other forms of cell tracking, reports The Times.

Related:

Mass. Congressman 'Deeply Concerned' About Cellphone Tracking


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framirez @ 7/9/2012 9:28 PM

What this spin on this story... http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Cell-Phone-Companies-Turn-Over-Heaps-of-Data-to-Police-161827815.html

The guy interviewed from the Electronic Freedom Foundation makes it sound like we as law enforcement can get anyone's information at a whim.

The one good thing, but probably nobody will bother to pause the news story to actually read the letter from AT&T. The letter points out that AT&T is "...required by state and federal laws to respond to appropriate law enforcement subpoenas, warrants, court orders, and other legal processes..." and it also included "...responding to 911 calls and other emergency circumstances when warranted..."

Brian Greene @ 7/20/2012 12:16 PM

@framirez What is considered "Appropriate" and "when warranted" by definition of that law? If that definition is vague, then it is completely up to the ISP to define it. If the law disagrees with their definition and, ultimately, the decision that the definition leads to , well, they can take it up with a judge in court like the rest of us.

Telecommunications is not your playground to sit and monitor for illicit behavioral patterns that could denote criminal mentality and, therefor, criminal behavior.

Unless a crime has been committed, and there is warrant for it, there should be no wiretapping. Suspicion needs to be backed. Watchdogs need to be held accountable.

I wonder now, if we were to look in on the internet and phone records of all those in law enforcement, how many would we find doing the same illegal things as the people they put in jail?

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