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BTH-500 RSM

Pryme’s new BTH-500 RSM featuring Rotary Volume Control is a Bluetooth speaker mic ideal for police radio users who wear gloves.

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Smart Phone Apps: Extra Features

Today we throw around the term "smartphone" with emphasis on the "phone" part of the word. But our real attention should be paid to the "smart." The processing power of these devices and their capabilities go far beyond cellular telephony. And manufacturers of law enforcement technology products have taken notice.

XL-200P Radio

Designed with input from mission-critical users, the Harris XL-200P is one of the smallest full-spectrum, LTE-capable radios on the market.

MA Agency Encrypts Radio Transmission to Prevent Criminals from Listening In

Beginning Thursday, the Springfield (MA) Police Department will encrypt its police radio transmissions, with the scrambling of messages on private scanners intended to protect officer safety, according to a department spokesman.

Tactical Radio

Silvus StreamCaster MIMO radios are designed to provide high bandwidth, reliable wireless video, and data communications where traditional radios fail.

Silvus Technologies Introduces Stream Caster 4200 Tactical Radio

Silvus’ Mobile Networked MIMO (MN-MIMO) technology utilizes a combination of Coded Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (COFDM) modulation and Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) antenna techniques.

How First-Responder Communications are Evolving

The emergence of simultaneous LMR and LTE capabilities, along with PTT apps on smartphones, tablets and WiFi-only devices, opens up a world of potential new products such as more robust phones for industrial use, dual- or triple-band radios with LTE phones built inside, possibly even with a USB port on the side for uploading data.

California Agency Upgrades Communications System, Adds IPT Batteries

Although the Murrietta Police Department was happy with its new radios, the agency looked to Impact Power Technologies for longer-lasting batteries.

Impact Power Technologies Awarded Boston PD Radio Battery Replacement Contract

Impact Power Technologies (IPT) won the Boston PD bid against five competitors for conversion of its Motorola XTS 2500 radio batteries to IPT extended life batteries.

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New York Terror Drill Reveals Problems with EMT Radios in Subways

While city cops and firefighters participated in a much-touted terror drill at a Manhattan subway station Sunday, several EMTs griped that it was a farce as far as their unit is concerned — because it’s still nearly impossible for them to communicate underground.