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Connecting Smartphones To a Police Radio Network

Connecting Smartphones To a Police Radio Network

Raytheon has developed one of the nation's first strictly IP-based interoperable dispatch systems supporting smartphones and tablets working with Twisted Pair Solutions, a Seattle-based provider of mission-critical solutions for secure, real-time communication.

August 15, 2013

Maximizing P25 Spectrum

Maximizing P25 Spectrum

The APCO Project 25 (P25) Phase 2 standard is now ready for critical communications users. This further advancement of P25 was intended to improve upon the digital public safety radio communications standards used by first-responders, homeland security, emergency response professionals, and other agencies.

February 15, 2013

High-Tech Gear: Agencies Level the Playing Field

High-Tech Gear: Agencies Level the Playing Field

Technology companies can no longer take a proprietary view that shies away from open architecture and cross-platform partnerships. In our multidimensional and complex world, partnerships offer cost-efficient, workable solutions for public safety.

November 19, 2012

UCLA Research Lab Puts Emergency Responders' Needs First

The UCLA Public Safety Network Systems Laboratory is dedicated to advancing public safety through a focus on the development of networks and operations technologies, analysis of LTE technologies, adoption of devices such as smartphones, and establishment of standards for interoperable network systems.

February 3, 2012

Public Safety Interoperability Requires a Neutral Party

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.

March 18, 2011

LTE Expands Communications For LE

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.

July 14, 2010

Emergency Simulations Provide Learning Opportunities

Emergency Simulations Provide Learning Opportunities

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.

June 7, 2010

Will Cell Phones Eventually Replace Your Handheld Radio?
Bring Battlefield Communications To Law Enforcement

Bring Battlefield Communications To Law Enforcement

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.

November 6, 2009