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New York City rolls ahead with public-safety network plans: M/A-COM may take legal action after New York State cancels public-safety contract

The state of New York may have struck out for the time being in building a statewide public-safety communications network, but New York City continues to make progress on a network of its own.State officials have cancelled a $2 billion contract with M/A-COM, claiming...

A tale of two cities: Public safety in NYC and D.C five years after Sept. 11

Five years ago no one used the term homeland security. Five years ago, the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11 had yet to happen. Five years ago, Katrina was just a girl's name-not a deadly hurricane.Today, all that has changed. Five years after the 9/11...

M/A-COM powers Florida public safety network

LOWELL, Mass.—M/A-COM Inc. said Florida law enforcement officers can now communicate seamlessly with local and regional public safety agencies over a single, common network using its 800 MHz statewide radio system. M/A-COM is calling Florida’s Statewide Law Enforcement Radio System a national model for...

M/A-COM radios interoperable on Motorola trunked network

Ending years of communication frustration amongst Colorado's first responders, M/A-COM Inc. announced that its public-safety portable radios have been deemed Project 25-compatible, meaning that the radios can now be used on the Motorola Inc.-based statewide Digital Trunked Radio system as well as on Denver...

Alcatel subcontracts NY public safety network to M/A-COM

DALLAS-Alcatel Corp. signed a subcontract with M/A-COM Inc. to equip the state of New York with a wireless public safety communications network that Alcatel said will enhance interoperability among first responders. M/A-Com, a division of Tyco International Ltd., said in late September that its...

M/A-Com to build $2B public-safety system for N.Y.

LOWELL, Mass.-M/A-Com, a division of Tyco International Ltd., will build a unified public-safety communications system for the State of New York in a $2 billion 20-year contract. The system, being built with General Dynamics Corp. and Alcatel Corp., will allow for 700/800 MHz integrated...

Inmarsat applies for 2 GHz MSS license

WASHINGTON-U.K.-based Inmarsat Ltd. applied to the Federal Communications Commission for a 2 GHz mobile satellite service license that would allow it to offer interoperable communications to first responders and homeland defense officials, adding a new twist to current efforts by satellite companies to regain...

Inmarsat applies for 2 GHz MSS license

WASHINGTON-U.K.-based Inmarsat Ltd. applied to the Federal Communications Commission for a 2 GHz mobile satellite service license that would allow it to offer interoperable communications to first responders and homeland defense officials, adding a new twist to current efforts by satellite companies to regain...

Agencies use APCO to talk interoperability

DENVER-The Denver Police Department and the Consolidated Communications Network of Colorado each used the 71st annual Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials International show here last week to showcase their successes in public-safety communications. DPD demonstrated its M/A-COM Inc.-built radio communications system, which serves Denver...

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Red Bend SoftwareUdi Dagan joined Red Bend Software as chief financial officer. Dagan joined the company from IBM where he was business consulting services country manager in Israel. Before that he was CFO of IBM Israel, vice president of operations for IBM Global Services...

Wireless homeland security: Profits and pitfalls

The terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and the subsequent creation of a still-evolving homeland security regime in the United States probably did more for the wireless industry than all the combined hype about third-generation mobile-phone technology that preceded the startling wake-up call to...

Wireless subscribers to pay for N.Y. state public-safety network

WASHINGTON-The estimated $1 billion contract awarded to M/A-COM to build a public-safety wireless network throughout New York state will be paid for through a 911 cell-phone surcharge on consumer bills, calling into question whether funds will be diverted from a federal mandate requiring wireless...

M/A Com beats Motorola for N.Y. public-safety contract

WASHINGTON-M/A Com, a unit of Tyco International, beat out Motorola Inc. for an estimated $1 billion contract to build an emergency wireless network throughout the state of New York. "Sept. 11 and other large-scale emergencies in recent years, have underscored the need...

M/A-Com selects General Dynamics for NCR project

NEEDHAM, Mass.-M/A-Com Inc. has sub-contracted General Dynamics Network Systems' wireless services to deploy a land mobile radio system that will link 10 U.S. Army installations in the National Capitol Region.Under a $5 million contract, General Dynamics will provide site preparation work, site management, equipment...

U.S. Army awards $11M contract to M/A-COM

LOWELL, Mass.-M/A-COM Inc. has been awarded an $11 million contract by the U.S. Army to deploy and link critical communications to 10 Army installations, including more than 5,000 Army base personnel, in and around the National Capital Region (NCR).Under the contract, M/A-COM will provide...

U.S. Army awards $11M contract to M/A-COM

LOWELL, Mass.-M/A-COM Inc. has been awarded an $11 million contract by the U.S. Army to deploy and link critical communications to 10 Army installations, including more than 5,000 Army base personnel, in and around the National Capital Region (NCR).Under the contract, M/A-COM will provide...

Two-way ‘pagers’ may be answer to disparate public-safety systems

Two-way messaging devices may have a niche in emergency services communications.U.S. emergency service organizations need an effective way to guarantee that their wireless devices and their users receive the emergency messages that are intended for them, according to research from Westlake Software Inc. Although...

M/A-COM wins dispatch contract worth $25.7M

LOWELL, Mass.-M/A-COM Inc. announced it will install an 800 MHz voice and data communications system for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) under a $25.7 million contract.The system will improve the MBTA's existing communications capabilities by linking MBTA personnel, including authority police, bus and...

M/A-COM offers portable radio for OpenSky use

LOWELL, Mass.-M/A-COM Inc. released the P-800 portable radio for the OpenSky network. The Internet Protocol-based digital two-way radio operates on trunked and conventional systems for voice and data. "Its ability to provide users with fast access and easier operation make it superior to many...

M/A-Com wins communications system contract in Mich.

LOWELL, Mass.—M/A-Com Inc. has been chosen by Oakland County, Mich., to begin negotiations as the preferred supplier of a new countywide communications system. M/A-COM will deploy its TDMA-based OpenSky network as the county's new communications network upon contract approval. "From the beginning of the...

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Lucent TechnologiesLucent Technologies introduced Flexent Wireless IP Core Network Architecture, which it said will help wireless carriers deliver a range of voice and data services to customers. According to Lucent, the first phase of the architecture, the Lucent Softswitch Toll/Tandem Solution, lets carriers connect...

M/A-Com announces IC upconverter

LOWELL, Mass.-Wireless radio frequency and microwave components supplier M/A-Com Inc., a division of Tyco Electronics Corp., unveiled an integrated circuit upconverter for use in cellular band CDMA handsets and communications systems.The MD59-0039 upconverter integrates an IF amplifier, RF mixer, LO buffer, voltage attenuator and...

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AUTHENTIX NETWORK INC.William W. Erdman was named president and chief executive officer of Authentix Network Inc., a company offering enhanced roaming solutions to wireless service providers. Erdman was one of the founding members and the first chairman of the Cellular Radio Communications Association, which...

COMPANY DEVELOPS TWO LIGHTNING PROTECTION DEVICES FOR WIRELESS

A Massachusetts-based company has developed two lightning protection devices specifically for wireless networks that can be retrofitted into existing systems.M/A-Com Inc. of Lowell, Mass., develops and manufactures radio integrated circuits, passive and control devices, antennas, cables and interconnects. The company has manufacturing facilities worldwide...

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