Public Safety

FirstNet releases long-awaited roadmap

14 August, 2019 by Jonathan Nally

The US FirstNet Authority has released its public safety-driven roadmap that lays out the future development of the FirstNet broadband network.


FCC proposes to uphold current RF exposure safety limits

13 August, 2019

America's FCC Chairman, Ajit Pai, has released a proposal to maintain the commission's existing radiofrequency exposure limits.


FirstNet passes 750,000 connections

13 August, 2019 by Jonathan Nally

More than 750,000 connections in almost 9000 agencies across 650 US markets have signed up to FirstNet.


Red Eagles soar with multimode devices

12 August, 2019

The Red Eagle Motorcycle Squad of the Shaoyang Traffic Police Detachment in China's Hunan Province is using the Hytera PDC760 multimode radio for its daily activities.


US$109m to upgrade call centres to NG911

12 August, 2019 by Jonathan Nally

The government funding will add IP network and location identification capabilities to 911 emergency call centres in more than 30 states.


Urgent upgrade restores 911 centre's capabilities

08 August, 2019 by Jonathan Nally

Running at only 50% capacity following devastating storms, Loudon County's 911 centre was back to full capability in less than five weeks.


PSCE second workshop on public warning systems

05 August, 2019 by Jonathan Nally

Australia's Emergency Alert public warning system will once again be the exemplar as PSCE conducts its second PWS workshop on 8 October.


Aussie firm's technology at the heart of Belgium's ASTRID

05 August, 2019 by Jonathan Nally

Infostream's simulcast technology is a key component of Belgium's national emergency services paging system.


ETSI releases report on IoT devices for emergency comms

05 August, 2019 by Jonathan Nally

The report considers the effect IoT devices will have on emergency communications and automated responses, and canvasses standardisation issues.


Mexico’s Querétaro state selects Airbus's MXLINK

02 August, 2019 by Jonathan Nally

The State Government of Querétaro has chosen Airbus's MXLINK MVNO to provide secure mobile broadband communications.


ASTRID extends Airbus-Proximus support contract

02 August, 2019 by Jonathan Nally

The Airbus-Proximus consortium will continue to support and maintain Belgium's national emergency TETRA, paging and dispatching networks.


US Department of Justice awards $1.4bn contract to AT&T

01 August, 2019 by Jonathan Nally

The fully managed solution will provide a next-generation communications platform for more than 120,000 employees in more than 2100 locations.


EC launches infringement procedures over 112

01 August, 2019 by Jonathan Nally

The European Commission has chastised Croatia, Czechia, Germany, Greece and Spain for failing to fully implement 112 emergency number directives.


NZ's RSM called in to help locate PLB

01 August, 2019 by Jonathan Nally

RSM used its Automatic Direction Finder plus manual tracking to locate an unregistered personal locator beacon that couldn't be detected by satellites.


Public safety, security to lead PTT-over-cellular market

31 July, 2019 by Jonathan Nally

The global push-to-talk-over-cellular market will grow at 9.7% CAGR over 2019–29, with collaborations thriving between vendors and service providers.


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