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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


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 


Eric La Scola, Product Marketing Manager, Dragon, Nuance

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Video: Baltimore to Spend More Than $200K to Enhance Safety in Prisoner Vans

January 14, 2016  | 

VIDEO: Baltimore to Spend More Than $200K to Enhance Safety in Prisoner Vans

Major changes are in the works for Baltimore City police vans. Close to a quarter of a million dollars will soon be spent on new designs to improve officer and prisoner safety.

The issue of safety came into light last April when 25-year-old Freddie Gray suffered a severe spinal injury after he was loaded in the back of a police van. Gray died a week later.

His death sparked riots and led to six officers being charged for their role in his arrest and death.

Center walls that were used as a divider are now gone, giving police more access to prisoners; seats were turned to bucket seats to stop prisoners from sliding; and a side door was added for an extra entryway, WJZ TV reports.

Changes will be made to 13 existing vans while 10 new ones are bought. Each will be equipped with video cameras.

Police say they’re hoping the new vans are in place by March.

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Leonard Mather @ 1/14/2016 4:43 PM

Spending 200K is an example of a CYA if there ever was one. It dovetails with their idiotic move to give settlement money to the Gray family BEFORE the case was adjudicated, The Title of this chapter could be "Reaching for Straws."

Percy @ 1/14/2016 5:11 PM

Or they could simply do their jobs and strap people in as they are supposed to, and if as Porter says he wasn't shown how figure it out. No one ever showed me how they worked but I was able to figure it out.

And try not taking people for rough rides. You are there to enforce laws, arrest suspects and bring them in. You are NOT in charge of punishment.

There, problem solved 200k saved give it to a soup kitchen or charity.

xxxxx @ 1/16/2016 1:31 PM

Or the low lives of Baltimore could just behave and save the taxpayers another 200,000 dollars. So far this idiot has cost the city 6.6 million. I'm glad I don't live there nor will I ever go there again.

Percy @ 1/16/2016 3:16 PM

Exactly which idiot are you speaking of?
I'm also glad I don't live there, and I have no plans on visiting either.
The cops there are out of control.

xxxxx @ 1/16/2016 7:07 PM

No, I trust the cops. It's the rest of the city I don't trust you toolbag

Percy @ 1/16/2016 9:43 PM

Yes dear.
Oh good another person who believes hurling insults will solve all problems.
You must know SS.

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