The early days of handheld public-safety portable radio devices did not bring specialized designs for a firefighter’s unique requirements. Police, fire, EMS, bus system managers, and others received the same device without regard for different work environments. From a purchasing standpoint, the
  Verizon’s Nick Nilan and Carlo Thompson highlight features of the carrier’s “workhorse” deployable–a satellite picocell on truck (SPOT)–and the massive Tactical Humanitarian Operations Response (THOR) vehicle, a prototype communications vehicle that acts as a “Swiss Army knife” of communications
  Victor Mejia, senior product manager for Nextivity, discusses the capabilities of Cel-Fi SOLO RED, the new integrated bi-directional amplifier (BDA) solution being launched this week during the IWCE 2021 event in Las Vegas. Using only a half-watt of output power, the new BDA is designed to support
  Brad Stoddard, director of the Michigan Public Safety Communications System (MPSCS), demonstrates some of the functionality enabled by Critical Connect, the cloud-based interoperability platform from Motorola Solutions. Stoddard spoke with IWCE’s Urgent Communications editor Donny Jackson during
  Bryan Wiens, senior product manager of cloud services for InterTalk Critical Information Systems, outlines some of the company’s recent initiatives, including native integration with ESChat, a technology partnership with Tait Communications, and a cloud-based dispatch-as-a-service offering. Wiens
Airbus U.S. Space & Defense Inc. is offering its Tactilon Agnet platform—built on 3GPP standards for mission-critical-push-to-talk (MCPTT) and other mission-critical (MCX) services—to U.S. and Canadian customers. Herve Dussart, director of secure land communications at Airbus U.S Space & Defense
High-power-user-equipment (HPUE) provider Assured Wireless is profitable just eight months after introducing products that extend the effective range of FirstNet service, and the vendor now is unveiling coverage-testing capabilities and ‘simplifying’ its offering, according to company President and
Pryme this week will showcase its new PrymeMAX portfolio of industrial-grade accessories that are versatile enough to work with both land-mobile-radio (LMR) handsets and LTE devices that enable push-to-talk-over-cellular (PoC) services and will be offered at a lower price than comparable LMR
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9‑1‑1 is vulnerable to security issues, including call flood-based attacks such as TDoS, which saturate the network and prevent individuals from receiving timely service. 9‑1‑1 is vulnerable to TDoS, as a function being well known, having limited resources (especially call takers), older technology