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Tennessee Highway Patrol Selects Motorola for $39M Radio Project

December 15, 2011
Motorola Solutions was chosen to implement the first phase of a statewide radio system in Tennessee that would bring new capabilities to state troopers and improved mutual aid coordination, according to officials.

World-Class Communications

September 13, 2011

The attack on the Twin Towers and the Hurricane Katrina disaster brought to the forefront the necessity of communications interoperability, or more simply put, being able to talk to each other. Benton County, Wash., has something very close to a model of interoperability in the form of its Southeast Communications Center, known locally as SECOMM.

Improving Communications After the Tucson Shootings

July 18, 2011

The Jan. 8 shootings in Tucson may have drawn interest toward law enforcement in Arizona's second-largest city, but another incident that highlighted the need to improve public safety communications for agencies across the entire nation occurred much earlier: on 9/11.

Public Safety Interoperability Requires a Neutral Party

March 18, 2011
The devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan, as well as the ongoing nuclear power plant malfunctions there, serves as a grim reminder that similar disasters can occur here in the U.S. We need to better equip police officers, firefighters and other public safety personnel, so they can respond immediately and cohesively to emergency situations.

FCC Picks LTE for Public Safety Network

January 26, 2011
The announcement was cautiously applauded by law enforcement supporters of a national broadband network that would replace the web of disparate radio frequencies that often thwart communication between police, fire and EMS during incident response.

Alarm Industry Supports Public Safety Broadband Bill

September 22, 2010
The National Association of State Technology Directors and the Alarm Industry Communications Committee joined the Public Safety Alliance's endorsement of S.B. 3756, which would allocate the so-called D-Block spectrum to public safety and provide funding for the development of a nationwide interoperable public safety broadband network.

A Case for Communications Training

August 27, 2010
Should regular training be required on communications equipment and the procedures for using it? Consider these four topics for annual training.

Federal Bill Would Bring $70 Million for Public Safety Communications Gear

August 5, 2010
Federal legislation introduced by a California congresswoman in late July would authorize $70 million in grants to provide first-responders devices capable of the highest-speed transmissions of data, voice, and video services over the Internet.

LTE Expands Communications For LE

July 14, 2010
As LTE begins to be deployed in 2011, according to industry leaders, patrol officers will have access to data and video in vehicles and on hand-held devices. As I have mentioned in previous blogs, the convergence of cellular applications and devices with current antiquated police radio systems has begun.

Emergency Simulations Provide Learning Opportunities

June 7, 2010
Effective communication is essential in large-scale emergencies. With multiple agencies working together on a complex and fast-paced incident, every second counts; there's no room for delay or error.

Will Cell Phones Eventually Replace Your Handheld Radio?

April 13, 2010
As systems integration shifts competition among handset manufacturers, we can also expect to see handset capabilities expand. Cell phones run circles around a police radio for about 5 percent of the cost.

Daniels MT-4E Radio Now Supports Trident Passport and LTR Trunking

March 26, 2010
Daniels Electronics Ltd., and Trident Micro Systems today jointly announced the successful completion of interoperability testing between the Daniels MT-4E radio and the Trident Passport and LTR trunking controllers with Mobile Data support.

Florida Department of Corrections Selects Harris Corporation to Upgrade Public Safety Radio Communications System

March 15, 2010
Harris Corp. and its sales and service partner, Communications International Inc. (CII) have been selected by the Florida Department of Corrections to upgrade its existing radio system to a Harris 800 MHz P25IP (Project 25 to the power of Internet Protocol) communications network system. The new system will provide increased coverage and improved communications to 20 state correctional facilities throughout Florida and will include more than 2,200 Harris portable radios.

Thales's Liberty Multiband Radio Provides Trunking Interoperability

November 30, 2009
Thales Communications, Inc., announced today that its Liberty multiband land mobile radio (LMR) successfully completed trunking interoperability testing, meeting the requirements of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Project 25 (P25) Compliance Assessment Program (CAP).

EF Johnson Awarded $3.3 Million First Responder Radio System Contract

November 12, 2009
EF Johnson Technologies announced today that it has been awarded a contract valued at $3.3 million. The Company will provide its innovative Hybrid IP25 system, the first Project 25 compliant infrastructure system that will enable first responder two-way radio calls to roam between trunked and conventional systems.

Bring Battlefield Communications To Law Enforcement

November 6, 2009
At a recent trade show, I spoke with many in law enforcement about reliance on radio towers for data systems. Based on my experience with radio systems in use by the military for more than a decade, I suggested we don't really need "towers" as public safety knows them today.

Senate Extends Interoperable Communications Grants Deadline

October 16, 2009
The PSIC program was originally established by Congress to provide one-time funding of $1 billion to state and local governments toward achieving interoperability among first responders.

Harris Corp.'s Technology Used For Public Safety Communications During G-20

October 16, 2009
Using Harris technology, the Pennsylvania's STARNet system allowed federal agencies, state and local police — along with Allegheny County, the city of Pittsburgh and emergency medical personnel — to use a single communications tool.

APCO Leadership Hosts Town Hall on 700-MHz Broadband

August 19, 2009
APCO International hosted a town hall meeting on the FCC Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau Notice Seeking Comment on Petitions for Waivers to Deploy 700-MHz Public Safety Broadband Networks during its 75th Annual Conference and Exposition in Las Vegas.

Communications: Sound Tactics

August 7, 2009

Columbine is a vivid example of what happens during a tactical operation when communications break down. It and 9/11 are also strong examples of why first responders need radios that can talk to personnel from other agencies.

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