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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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Boston City Council to Consider Body Cameras for Police

August 04, 2015  | 

Photo: Boston PD Facebook Page
Photo: Boston PD Facebook Page

A proposal to equip Boston police with body cameras — a measure being tried in several major cities in the aftermath of police-involved shootings nationwide — will get its first public airing Wednesday in a City Council hearing, but the city's top officials are taking a cautious approach to the contentious issue, reports the Boston Globe.

"We're not ruling it out," Police Commissioner William B. Evans said last week. "We're taking a slow methodical look at the benefits. I don't want to firmly commit us until it's vetted across the country."

Mayor Martin J. Walsh, who shifted his position on the issue last year, said he and Evans are considering participating in a pilot program, but he has qualms.

"It really hasn't been shown to even build trust in the community," Walsh said. "If you're going to do something, I don't know that you have to legislate. I think a conversation with the commissioner and the command staff is the way to go."

Evans raised concerns over issues of constitutionality, privacy, costs, and the cameras' effect on the department's relationship with the community.

"Cameras are only a small part of the solution," Evans said. "Working hard to build strong relationships and building their trust and respect, that's what it's going to take to address what's going on around the country — not a gadget on someone's lapel."


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kevCopAz @ 8/4/2015 6:46 PM

Im still open to cameras I have seen them save officers from untrue claims and helped in prosections. But as a retired detective I would think that if folks know that they are on film all the time it will effect witnesses either participation at all (not wanting to be know as witnesses) or even make other "play for the camera" and ham it up. I know that many many times people at first don't want to talk to PD unless they are "kept out of it". Later after the fear goes away and they think about it they will come forward, but at first glance the camera may intimidate them. I know back in the "old days" before pre-wired interview rooms when we placed a tape recorder in front of witnesses or suspects the entire dynamic changed. Many refused to talk on tape but would without the tape or stop talking and clam up entirely!. . Doesn't make sense to us sometimes but it did to them.

Jon Retired LEO @ 8/4/2015 7:47 PM

Body cameras or not the media and the general public are going to believe what they want to if it is a white officer and a black criminal.

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