Land mobile radio (LMR) systems are evolving rapidly as systems such as LTE, TETRA and DMR start to come together. ETELM takes a novel approach towards blending the best of LTE and TETRA worlds.
With the 2919 TCCA flagship critical communications conference held in Asia and timed for late June, the TCCA joined forces with the British Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (BAPCO) to produce a joint event on March 12 and 13 at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry, England. Here are our thoughts on why the CC Europe/BAPCO 2019 conference is important.
One of the many pleasures of visiting Finland is the opportunity to visit the energetic critical communications ecosystem. In our recent trip to this amazing country, members of Critical Communications Finland spent time with CritComm Insights.
Critical Communications MENA 2018 is just around the corner. Beyond the amazing sights of Dubai, an extensive program and exhibition hall provide plenty of reasons to attend. Here are my top five reasons critical communications professionals should make CCMENA a must-do visit.
Sometimes, critical communications technology goes beyond voice and data transmissions. As a case in point, the broader context around where AI and data analytics can aid public safety is also an important topic. Here is my take on how Critical Communications MENA will tackle one of the most exciting tech trends in play today.
Public protection and disaster relief (PPDR) operations benefit from LTE networks. Dubai has one of the leading LTE-based PPDR networks in the world. How can attendees at CCMENA learn from the Dubai experience?
The US Super Bowl is one of the most complex public safety operations appearing on the calendar. Fortunately, the city of Houston, Texas hosted 2017's massive Super Bowl LI event. Because the city sits in Harris County, a FirstNet Band 14 Early Builder that committed to sharing its lessons learned, the event yielded a treasure trove of information about what it means to leverage a public safety LTE network. What can this mean for future European public safety LTE networks?
Mission Critical Push-to-Talk (MCPTT) is a vital element of future LTE-based critical communications systems. The industry has made tremendous progress producing clients and systems that work. But effective direct device-to-device communications is an extraordinarily important requirement that remains out-of-reach. With the clock ticking to shutdown of its legacy emergency services PTT network, the UK is now forced to embrace a "Plan B". Is this the answer for the rest of the world?
State officials now have FirstNet state plans for evaluation and comment. This is a crucial phase that gives states and territories an opportunity to make sure the plan is aligned with local needs. When it comes to deployable options for hard-to-reach rural areas or urgent urban response, this is a critical time to make sure states do not loose future flexibility.