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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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Mobilicom Introduces Handheld 4G Communications Device

May 17, 2013  | 

Photo courtesy of Mobilicom.
Photo courtesy of Mobilicom.
Israel-based Mobilicom has introduced the MCU-30, a miniaturized 4G mobile wireless IP communications device designed for public safety and homeland security that creates a secure and private broadband network.

The device supporting 4Mbps instantly without relying on existing wireless 3G/4G carriers. At 11 ounces and approximately 4-by-3-by-1 inch for the fully ruggedized version, these battery-operated units, which are approximately the size of an iPhone, are lightweight and small enough to be embedded into compact security cameras, sensors, control and monitoring device platforms and form an instant broadband network.

Yossi Segal, Mobilicom's vice president of research of development, said the MCU-30 is "a walkie-talkie on steroids."

With the MCU-30, first responders can connect to their command post, mobile units and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to transmit heavy data on the fly. The communications links are self-healing and resilient if a node were to be temporarily lost, according to the company.

The MCU-30 was created specifically for critical responders including public safety, homeland security personnel and disaster relief teams and has proven its performance in the world's harshest and most isolated border environments, as well as in remote rural and dense urban areas and non-line-of-sight (NLOS) situations.

The wireless Ethernet network connects to other nodes over six miles apart and acts as a gateway with seamless integration to any VSAT/3G/4G/ VHF/UHF network. The built-in GPS allows teams to monitor individual team member locations and anti-jamming technology ensures additional security.

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