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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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Ohio Cops Challenge GPS Trackers

April 24, 2013  | 

Police and fire unions in Columbus, Ohio, have filed a grievance stating they won't accept any discipline stemming from newly installed GPS units that track the movements of patrol and fire vehicles.

The city has begun installing the trackers to better track employees, reduce fuel costs and prevent misconduct. The Columbus (Ohio) Division of Police

The unions say they'd like to know how the units will be used if misconduct is found, and have said their contacts should be renegotiated, reports the Columbus Dispatch.

In November, Columbus Division of Police Chief Kimberley Jacobs said the agency had created a list to track dishonest officers. In July, the City Council approved $1.9 million to purchase 2,500 trackers from AssetWorks to equip city vehicles with the tracking and monitoring system.


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Dep Ron @ 4/26/2013 5:24 PM

Going somewhere you're not supposed to be instead of patrolling?? Stopping at the girlfriend's house without the wife knowit?? Sorry Guy!!! Police duty is Police duty, not hanging with the girls and sucking down coffe and doughnuts. you're on Taxpayer's money and we expect to get our $'s worth. And what the hell is in the negotiations?? Can't be fired when you said you were partrolling instead of "rolling?" I DON'T THINK SO!

Arby @ 4/29/2013 7:35 AM

We've had trackers for years. They can help dispatch locate the closest cars to an in progress call or officer call for help. It's also helpful if you can't raise an officer on the air - cuts down on angst even when it's just because they had their portable turned down. Yes, they have been used in a FEW disciplinary cases - I think there were two last year. In one the unmarked vehicle was used for personal travel out of state. In the other, the officer denied being where a complaint said he was and the tracker proved he was there. They've also been used to ensure we're not driving nearly 100 mph on surface streets. Don't even think about insurance and liability, it's just not good to injure/kill others or be injured/killed in a needless crash. I think the union is off on this one. It's just like the dash-cams. If you're doing right, it'll save you more than it will cost you - and it's not like they're sneaking them on the cars - you'll know it's there, just be smart and be safe.

Lt Dan @ 4/30/2013 5:53 AM

If you carry a department issued cell phone, you can be tracked any time. If you do right and answer calls in a timely manner, no problem. If you drive safely and keep it to a reasonable speed, no problem. If you patrol your beat and take approved breaks, no problem. Looks like the only problem here is the police union.

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