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#TBT: Sing along to Sprint Radio; readying for MediaFLO; here comes 802.11n … this week in 2006

Editor’s Note: RCR Wireless News goes all in for “Throwback Thursdays,” tapping into our archives to resuscitate the top headlines from the past. Fire up the time machine, put on the sepia-tinted shades, set the date for #TBT and enjoy the memories! Tune in to...

FirstNet, an app and smartphones as body cams: How one police department put them together

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND -- When the Platteville Police Department in Wisconsin was trying to figure out a way to outfit every officer with a body-worn camera during their shifts, the small department of 20 sworn officers quickly came to the realization that they didn't have...

Analyst Angle: APCO 2017 conference takeaways

The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International has wrapped up its annual conference and exhibition that tackled issues facing agencies fielding the nation's 9-1-1 communications operations. Held in Denver, Colorado, the event brings together 9-1-1 public safety answering point (PSAP) telecommunicators, supporting government...

APCO Conference: FirstNet looks at apps, devices

The First Responder Network Authority has agreed to work with the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials International on identifying and giving feedback on mobile applications for first responders. Both groups also pledged to cooperate as the development continues for a nationwide, public safety network...

Public safety technology showcased at APCO

Public safety continues to advance its use of wireless technology, as evidenced by announcements coming out of this week's Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials conference. Motorola Solutions introduced several new products, including launching Android's Jelly Bean operating system on its LEX 700 handheld device for public...

APCO, NPSTC to work together on public safety broadband tech issues

Progress continues on clarifying the needs of first responders and the technical standards that will support them, as the board of the future nationwide public safety network, dubbed FirstNet, continue to lay the foundation for the LTE network and public safety trade organizations examine...

National carriers agree to text-to-911 services by 2014

The four largest U.S. wireless carriers and two public safety industry groups have committed to a voluntary agreement to provide text-to-911 services to emergency call centers around the country by 2014. AT&T, Sprint Nextel, T-Mobile USA and Verizon Wireless have all agreed to participate in...

Wireless caters to APCO crowd

The Association of Public Safety Communications Professionals is meeting in Minneapolis this week, taking stock of a series of offerings and announcements from vendors – many of which make use of LTE technology. Alcatel Lucent (ALU) introduced its First Responder Video solution, which uses LTE...

Genachowski outlines next-generation 911 steps

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski outlined a five-step action plan to make the transition to next-generation 911 services, including technical standards and funding mechanisms.The five-point plan includes:• Developing automatic location accuracy mechanisms for next-generation 911;• Completing and implementing technical standards for hardware and software that carriers and...

Raytheon Co. highlights non-proprietary approach to public safety at APCO

PHILADELPHIA — The old model of simply selling equipment to government and public safety agencies is no longer the right way of doing things, Bill Iannaci, director of civil communications solutions at Raytheon Co. (RTN), told RCR Wireless News here at APCO International Annual...

Verizon upgrades mobile satellite services for private IP customers

PHILADELPHIA — Claiming its spot as the No. 1 communications provider to the federal government, Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) is making a larger investment and commitment to the public safety market here at APCO International Annual Conference and Expo.While it's difficult to determine how...

Motorola Solutions floods public safety market with new products, services

PHILADELPHIA — Motorola Solutions Inc.'s (MSI) presence here at the APCO International Annual Conference and Expo is among the largest on hand and considering the amount of news it has shared this week, it's easy to see why. The company, which recently spelled out...

Vince Papale gets public safety crowd ready for game day at APCO

PHILADELPHIA — To football fans everywhere and especially natives of this sports-saturated city, Vince Papale is a hero. But on stage here this morning at the APCO International Annual Conference and Expo, Papale wanted to shine attention on the hundreds of heroes here in...

Raytheon, IPWireless to deploy public-safety network in Colorado

Raytheon Co. (RTN) will build out a public-safety LTE contract awarded under the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program, winning an $8.7 million contract to provide Adams County, Colo., with a public-safety network at 700 MHz. The 15-site systems will connect more than 1,500 first responders...

APCO approves LTE as public-safety standard

The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) Global Alliance has adopted LTE technology as a worldwide standard following the Federal Communication Commission's approval of a U.S. public-safety LTE request.At a recent meeting of APCO International, delegates representing public-safety communications professionals from Europe, North America,...

The Radio Club of America announces Texas dinner

SAN MARCOS, Texas—The Radio Club of America plans to hold a dinner in conjunction with a training conference and exhibition sponsored by the Texas chapter of the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International on April 5 in San Marcos, Texas. APCO International...

Reader Forum: FCC poised to tighten E-911 location accuracy rules and focus on future evolution

Editor's Note: Welcome to our weekly Reader Forum section. In an attempt to broaden our interaction with our readers we have created this forum for those with something meaningful to say to the wireless industry. We want to keep this as open as possible,...

First responder terminals worth $3.6B in sales by 2013

The first responder terminal market is expected to reach $3.6 billion by 2013 from about $1 billion last year, according to a new forecast from ABI Research.Market growth is being driven by the standardization among agencies onto digital technologies like APCO/TIA Project 25 and...

Agreement on E-911 proposals remains elusive: T-Mobile USA, RCA question current mandate

New enhanced 911 location accuracy proposals endorsed by public-safety groups and the nation's three largest mobile-phone carriers, while less stringent than now-defunct 2007 federal guidelines, have failed to win ringing endorsements by T-Mobile USA Inc., small and mid-size operators and major wireless vendors. ...

Revised D-Block rules won’t please everyone: Some cities, states want more control over first-responder broadband systems

While key House Homeland Security Committee members appear to back Federal Communications Commission efforts to revise D-Block rules, the panel's hearing brought to surface differences among lawmakers, first responders and others over critical issues - especially the licensing approach - a week before telecom...

FCC asks appeals court to dump E-911 rules: Cites public safety communities claim for more relaxed standards

The Federal Communications Commission asked a federal appeals court to throw out enhanced 911 location accuracy rules approved last November but not yet put into effect, pointing to public safety groups' recent disclosure that they would settle for a relaxed standard."In light of the...

Public safety eases stance on E-911: Changes in PSAP community cited

Public-safety groups, which last year successively persuaded federal regulators to adopt a strict enhanced 911 location accuracy standard over the objections of wireless providers, now say the rule is unworkable and should be replaced with a more lenient one. They also told the Federal...

Disaster, not terrorism, top priorities for first responders

While 'interoperability' and '9/11' have become mainstays in debates on how to improve the highly fragmented public-safety communications regime in the United States, a new survey reveals first responders do not regard terrorism their top concern or consider interoperability their greatest technological need.Moreover,...

Carriers push E-911 lawsuit in court despite winning deadline extension

Wireless carriers have turned up the heat on the Federal Communications Commission, arguing in a lawsuit that new enhanced 911 location accuracy guidelines grossly miss the mark and that the agency's extension of a 2008 deadline is inadequate. The FCC last year clarified that...

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