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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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N.J. Bill Would Allow Police Cell Phone Searches After Accidents

June 11, 2013  | 

Screenshot via CBS New York.
Screenshot via CBS New York.
A state bill in New Jersey would allow police officers to search the cell phones of drivers at accident scenes to determine if they were talking or texting before the crash.

State Sen. James Holzapfel, a Republican and former prosecutor, introduced the bill allowing the warrantless search if officers have "reasonable grounds" to believe the law was broken.

"Think about it: The chances of the cop witnessing the accident are slim to none," Holzapfel told the Star-Ledger. "He’s dispatched, and by the time he gets there — unless they’re unconscious and the phone is in their hands, or some passenger says they were on the phone — then he’s got to do what? Subpoena the service to see if the phone was actively used or not?"

The bill has drawn fire from the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey, which has called it problematic and "susceptible to a constitutional challenge" as violating a driver's Fourth Amendment privacy rights.


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Boston @ 6/11/2013 4:13 PM

What! You mean your not telling your children that the black box installed in all the cars by the auto maufacturers can pick up the signal from your cell phone and record date, time and type phone in use while the vehicle is moving. C'mon man!

NJmotorcop @ 6/12/2013 5:24 PM

Aside from the obvious Constitutional issues, how many cops will know enough about each of the hundreds of phones on the market to be able to do such a search? FYI - Talking isn't illegal here (yet), only texting is. If he really wants to solve the problem he should make the service providers disable texting on phones that are not stationary. This would require only a few changes to the service provider's computer program and would prevent the collision in the first place instead of assigning blame after the damage is already done. I don't care about the inconvenience to passengers in the car or on a bus, its a negligible price to pay.

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