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FirstNet Announces Launch of Nationwide Network Core

April 2, 2018
Built from the ground up, the FirstNet evolved packet core is designed to meet the needs of first responders. It was designed on the objectives and standards provided by the First Responder Network Authority based on years of consultation with public safety.

How Cities Should Handle Ransomware Attacks

March 30, 2018
In Atlanta, hackers demanded $51,000 in the cryptocurrency bitcoin. City officials declined to say whether they made the payments. Baltimore officials didn’t release details on the ransom amount.

Zephyr Drone Simulator Trains First Responder Drone Pilots

March 30, 2018
Whether monitoring a threat or searching for a victim, officers piloting drones must do so safely first and foremost, and the Zephyr Drone Simulator from Little Arms Studios is designed to ensure exactly that.

Superion Acquires Public Safety Corporation

March 29, 2018
With this acquisition, Superion delivers an integrated solution, which provides emergency responders with a complete view of alarms and premise information to support smart decisions and reduce response times by up to three minutes. As a result, public safety agencies decrease response to false alarms and increase time spent on crime reduction and other essential services, leading to safer communities.

Mark43 Announces $38M in Series C Funding Led by General Catalyst and Jim Breyer of Breyer Capital

March 29, 2018
Mark43, a leading cloud-based public safety software platform, today announced $38M in Series C funding led by General Catalyst and Jim Breyer of Breyer Capital. The round will bring Mark43’s total funding to $77.8 million, with returning investments from Spark Capital, Ashton Kutcher’s Sound Ventures, Bezos Expeditions, Goldman Sachs, General David Petraeus, Sheel Tyle’s Amplo, Innovation Endeavors, Govtech Fund, SV Angel, and others.
<p>Chief Robert Glen Leggett, Turkey Creek&#39;s chief of police, was &quot;critically injured&quot; in the attack. A suspect has been arrested.</p>

Video: Louisiana Chief Stabbed in Face, Critically Injured

March 28, 2018
Evangeline Parish Sheriff's deputies have arrested a man in connection with the Tuesday night stabbing of a Louisiana police chief who was critically injured.
<p>Photo: Atlanta PD/Facebook</p>

Cyberattack Hobbles Atlanta, Affects Police Operations

March 28, 2018
Because of a ransomware attack, the Atlanta Municipal Court has been unable to validate warrants. Police officers have been writing reports by hand. The city has stopped taking employment applications.

LAPD to Make Body Camera, Patrol Car Videos Public

March 20, 2018
The Los Angeles Police Department's years-long practice of keeping video from body cameras and patrol cars under wraps will soon end after the agency's civilian bosses approved a policy Tuesday that requires the release of recordings in the future.

Arkansas County Locates School Shooting Hoax 9-1-1 Caller With Solacom Mapping Software

March 19, 2018
Guardian Map is a geo-location and mapping feature that comes with Solacom’s Guardian 9-1-1 Solution, a user-centric voice, data, and video emergency call management solution for public safety answering points (PSAPs). Marion County 911 had the system installed on Feb. 28. Guardian Map allows call takers to view the location and status of all 9-1-1 calls right from their desktops.
<p>The Pryme Pico allows users to run PoC applications on smartphones, tablets, or iPods without relying on Bluetooth. (Photo: Pryme)</p>

Pryme Introduces Wired Mic System for Mobile Devices

March 13, 2018
The Pico fits 3.5mm jacks with four wire connections (Apple format) and includes a built-in microphone and five earpiece options that can be easily removed and replaced. Pryme says this makes the Pico "perfect for multiple users who share a device."
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