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August 25, 2016 | Comments
Cadex Electronics appointed Cameron H. Smith as director of engineering. Smith has more than 25 years of experience in embedded software/firmware and engineering management.



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August 25, 2016 | Comments
AT4 wireless, a DEKRA company, announced its designation as LoRa Alliance Authorized Test House in accordance to the LoRaWAN certification program. As a LoRa Alliance authorized test house, AT4 wireless testing facilities in Málaga, Spain, can provide certification-testing services for the LoRaWAN certification program.



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August 25, 2016 | Comments
The FCC approved only one of several wavier requests to permit Part 90 private land mobile radio (PLMR) stations on frequency pairs 451/456.003125 MHz, 451/456.009375 MHz, 451/456.015625 MHz, 462/467.5375 MHz and 462/467.7375 MHz, which are not designated for Part 90 use. The commission granted only a waiver request for frequency pair 462/467.5375 MHz.



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August 25, 2016 | Comments
The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) will release a new standard to facilitate improved communications between engineers and contractors when planning and assessing tower construction.



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August 24, 2016 | Comments
Shelby, Michigan, implemented PowerPhone's 9-1-1 call-handling technology. The new system provides software, processes and training to help Shelby township define and achieve a higher standard of emergency call handling.



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August 24, 2016 | Comments
The BroadMap project plans to analyze recently gathered opinions and determine associated solutions and road maps for future public-safety technology, to inform a European Commission co-funded pre-commercial procurement activity due to commence in 2018.



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August 24, 2016 | Comments
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) reopened the comment period for the notice on preliminary guidance concerning how a qualified state may apply to NTIA for authority to enter into a spectrum capacity lease with the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) and optional grant funds to assist in the construction of its radio access network (RAN).



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August 23, 2016 | Comments
Teltronic, part of the Sepura Group, helped ensure that critical communications ran smoothly at the Summer Olympics and Paralympics, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.



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August 23, 2016 | Comments
Six wireless technology suppliers launched the CBRS Alliance to develop, market and promote Long Term Evolution (LTE)-based solutions using the shared spectrum at 3.5 GHz Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) band. The six companies — Access Technologies, Federated Wireless, Intel, Nokia, Qualcomm Technologies and Ruckus Wireless (now part of Brocade) — said that access to the 3.5 GHz frequency band will be critical to meet rapidly expanding wireless data demands.



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August 23, 2016 | Comments
Howard County, Indiana, signed a contract with EF Johnson Technologies and J&K Communications for installation of a Project 25 (P25) Phase 2 trunked simulcast system in Indiana. EFJohnson's ATLAS P25 critical communications system will provide countywide coverage for more than 30 public departments.



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August 23, 2016 | Comments
The FCC modified its 700 MHz narrowband channel rules to allow Project 25 (P25) Compliance Assessment Program (CAP) compliance or the equivalent to be completed after equipment certification but prior to the marketing or sale of that equipment. The commission also requested comment on vehicular repeater use at 700 MHz and other items.



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August 23, 2016 | Comments
The FCC amended its rules to permit railroad police officers to use public-safety interoperability channels to communicate with public-safety entities already authorized to use those channels.



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August 22, 2016 | Comments
xG Technology announced its financial results for the second quarter and first half of 2016.



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August 22, 2016 | Comments
The Lawrence Police Department in Indiana will equip its police force with Utility’s BodyWorn body cameras to provide transparency and accountability in police operations. The police department will also install the company’s Rocket IoT in-vehicle recording and communication system in each of its patrol cars. Body camera and in-vehicle camera recording will be integrated into one comprehensive video management system.



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August 19, 2016 | Comments
DevMynd, a digital innovation consulting firm, received series A funding from Motorola Solutions Venture Capital. The investment opens new collaborative opportunities that include the wave of innovation occurring in public-safety and commercial communications, said JC Grubbs, CEO of DevMynd.



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August 19, 2016 | Comments
Globalstar deployed its satellite communications solutions to the Louisiana regions most affected by flooding in conjunction with its partner Disaster Tech Lab, a first responder communications specialist.



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August 19, 2016 | Comments
The FCC announced that its online system for filing 9-1-1 reliability certifications was reopened for filing the annual reliability certification, due Oct. 15.



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August 19, 2016 | Comments
The FCC granted a wavier request by the U.S. Coast Guard to permit certain passenger-carrying vessels to carry Class D VHF digital selective calling (DSC) equipment in lieu of Class A equipment.



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August 19, 2016 | Comments
The National Public Safety Telecommunications Council (NPSTC) submitted comments to the FCC’s proceeding seeking comments on the noise floor. Comments were due Aug. 11.



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August 19, 2016 | Comments
The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCAA) installed Zetron’s MAX dispatch system integrated with the Selex ES Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) Tier 3 radio network infrastructure.



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August 18, 2016 | Comments
The Fauquier County Public Schools, and the private Highland School and Wakefield School in Fauquier County, Virginia, implemented the COPsync911 threat-alert system. The system protects schools, government buildings, hospitals and other potentially at-risk facilities.



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August 18, 2016 | Comments
To protect the Olympic Games 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Airbus Defence and Space equipped the Brazilian Federal Police with radio communications based on Tetrapol technology.



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August 18, 2016 | Comments
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker reappointed three First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) board members, including Chairwoman Sue Swenson, to three-year terms.



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August 18, 2016 | Comments
In a long-awaited notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) on the 800 MHz band and other pending issues, the FCC proposed changes to its Part 90 rules, which it said would expand access to private land mobile radio (PLMR) spectrum.



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August 18, 2016 | Comments
The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) funded eight awards for its 700 MHz band 14 incumbent spectrum relocation grant program. The awards range from $14 million to $13,500.



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August 18, 2016 | Comments
The U.K. government released a prior information notice (PIN) for devices to operate on the Emergency Services Network (ESN), the public-safety Long Term Evolution (LTE) nationwide network planned to replace the country’s TETRA network managed by Airwave.



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August 18, 2016 | Comments
Officials with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s (NTIA) Office of Public Safety Communications (OPSC) detailed a potential timeline for states that choose to opt out of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet).



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August 17, 2016 | Comments
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) made three main recommendations for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Emergency Communications (OEC). The recommendations related specifically to the implementation of the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act of 2006 (PKEMRA) provisions for emergency communications planning and federal coordination for state and local efforts.



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August 17, 2016 | Comments
The Motorola Solutions Foundation, the charitable arm of Motorola Solutions, will provide ongoing support as the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) develops training and technical assistance to three pilot sites.



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August 17, 2016 | Comments
Rivada Networks teamed with Hughes Network Systems to provide satellite services to Rivada Mercury, which bid on the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) request for proposals (RFP).



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August 17, 2016 | Comments
EF Johnson Technologies signed a $16.1 million contract with Erie County, Pennsylvania, to deliver a secure Project 25 (P25) Phase 2 communications system, new radio fleet, dispatch consoles and long-term support services to upgrade and manage its radio network.



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August 17, 2016 | Comments
GeoComm and RapidSOS announced a collaboration to provide enhanced mobile caller location and other additional information from RapidSOS systems into GeoComm 9-1-1 public-safety answering point (PSAP) map displays used by thousands of 9-1-1 call-takers across the United States.



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August 17, 2016 | Comments
Kaua’i Police Department purchased Spillman Technologies’ on-premises solution as the agency’s new CAD, records management system (RMS) and mobile software system. The island police department is the third agency in the state to adopt a Spillman system.



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August 17, 2016 | Comments
Half of North Dakota’s public safety answering points (PSAPs) selected Airbus DS Communications’ 9-1-1 call handling solution.



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August 17, 2016 | Comments
The Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES) Council in the United Kingdom upgraded its closed circuit TV (CCTV) network using Avaya networking technology. The council can now better monitor public spaces by more easily deploying and managing cameras as needed for public-safety purposes.



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August 16, 2016 | Comments
Barrett Communications signed a significant contract with the National Defence Force of an East African Nation, company officials said. The first phase of the contract involves the supply of PRC-2090 tactical HF radio communications systems, in manpack configurations.



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August 16, 2016 | Comments
NICE has completed interoperability testing of its NRX and Nice Inform public-safety solutions with Harris’ VIDA system release SR10A.1, which supports Phases 1 and 2 of Project 25 (P25) trunked radio systems as well as OpenSky trunking, according to company officials.



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August 16, 2016 | Comments
RAD, a global telecom access solutions and products vendor, released the results of an extensive industry survey of major American electric utilities that was recently conducted on its behalf by the Newton Evans Research Company. The survey provides a clear indication of the current trends and operational technology (OT) priorities of power utility operators, company officials said.



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August 16, 2016 | Comments
Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group announced it has signed a binding agreement with Clearlake Capital Group to acquire NetMotion Wireless, a provider of mobile performance management software designed to manage, optimize, accelerate and secure all traffic to mobile devices across any network, application or operating system, company officials said.



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August 16, 2016 | Comments
The FCC’s Enforcement Bureau announced that Canadian Pacific Railway will pay $1,210,000 to resolve an investigation of the railroad company’s operation of more than 100 wireless radio facilities in the U.S. without prior FCC approval, and for failing to obtain FCC authorizations for the transfer of control of 30 wireless radio licenses, company officials said.



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August 16, 2016 | Comments
First responders, transportation agencies and public departments depend on interoperable LMR solutions to connect and communicate. AT&T now supports Inter RF Subsystem Interface (ISSI), an IP-based, open-standard connection – Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO) Project 25 (P25), company officials said.



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August 15, 2016 | Comments
The New Hampshire Department of Safety released a ranking of vendors that responded to its request for proposals (RFP) for a Long Term Evolution (LTE) network.



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August 15, 2016 | Comments
Rivada Networks appointed four former Sprint executives — Pierre Elisseeff, Peter Campbell, Bill Esrey and Todd Rowley — to its senior leadership team.



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August 15, 2016 | Comments
The Association of Public Safety Communications Official (APCO) International announced its 2016 public-safety awards.



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August 15, 2016 | Comments
Critical communications technology pioneer HigherGround has partnered with Priority Dispatch to simplify the quality assurance (QA) process. The HigherGround Capture911 recording solution integrates with Priority Dispatch’s AQUA Evolution product using an application programming interface (API) to exchange data. Interactions recorded with Capture911 can now be accessed and searched directly from the AQUA user interface, with just the click of a button.



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August 15, 2016 | Comments
Exacom recently deployed a multisite, multiagency, enterprise recording solution for Sarasota and Manatee Counties in Florida, company officials said. The project and solution incorporates the recording of VoIP 9-1-1 audio and data, and legacy audio from multiple sources, including Project 25 (P25) trunked radio voice communications. The Exacom system is part of the Airbus DS-Communications VESTA Radio solution that’s provided to the counties.



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August 15, 2016 | Comments
Exacom completed the successful integration of its Hindsight-G2 recording platform with Zetron’s AcomNOVUS console system. The integration allows data and audio to pass seamlessly between the two systems, providing powerful search capabilities that exceed standard search options, company officials said.



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August 15, 2016 | Comments
The State of Nevada, Department of Administration Enterprise IT Services (EITS), has extended Federal Engineering’s (FE) contract to assist in the implementation of a new statewide microwave system, company officials said.



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August 15, 2016 | Comments
Mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel and Motorola Solutions cut the ribbon on the new Motorola Solutions global headquarters today.



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August 12, 2016 | Comments
The Ewing (New Jersey) Police Department is leveraging Cradlepoint’s software-defined Long Term Evolution (LTE) solutions to provide in-vehicle connectivity for its officers in the field.



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August 12, 2016 | Comments
Pryme Radio Products announced a federal agency is using its wireless push-to-talk (PTT) headset along with the Zello application for instant voice messaging with iPhones.



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August 12, 2016 | Comments
Kodiak and Airbus DS Communications, an entity of Airbus Defence and Space, completed joint testing and certification of a solution for LMR interoperability using the Project 25 (P25) Inter-RF Subsystem Interface (ISSI).



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August 12, 2016 | Comments
The police department of Ciudad Juarez in Chihuahua, Mexico, purchased a NEXEDGE digital trunked system and 500 Kenwood portable radios from JVCKENWOOD USA. The police department chose KENWOOD radios so it could continue to use analog radios on its 800 MHz Logic Trunked Radio (LTR) system while completing its migration to NEXEDGE digital operations.



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August 12, 2016 | Comments
The FCC denied a petition for reconsideration filed by LT-WR regarding the Feb. 2 grant of applications filed by the county of San Bernardino, California. LT-WR contested the license grants to the extent that they authorize San Bernardino to use microwave frequency pair 10.875/11.365 GHz.



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August 12, 2016 | Comments
The FCC denied a 2015 petition filed by Spectrum Networks Group (SNG) seeking revocation of the 896 – 901/935 – 940 MHz business/industrial/land transportation (B/ILT) licenses on the grounds that the licensees are using the B/ILT channels to provide SMR service and decertification of the Part 90 frequency coordinator that coordinated the applications at issue.



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August 12, 2016 | Comments
Many companies will demonstrate products and systems at the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International show this week in Orlando, Florida.



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August 12, 2016 | Comments
Companies are announcing new products next week, Aug. 13-16, at the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International conference in Orlando, Florida.



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August 11, 2016 | Comments
Taser announced that the Durham Regional Police Service (DRPS) in Ontario will pilot the company’s Axon Capture and Evidence.com applications. DPRS is the first Ontario police service to pilot the technology.



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August 11, 2016 | Comments
Airbus Defence and Space delivered a TETRA system to CLP Power Hong Kong (CLP), Hong Kong’s largest power company. The company collaborated with CSL, Hong Kong’s largest mobile operator, on the project. The project’s implementation started recently and will continue over a period of four years on numerous sites in Hong Kong.



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August 11, 2016 | Comments
To demonstrate improvements to emergency communications and foster research on systems that can be quickly placed in strategic locations, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has worked with industry partners to integrate commercial technologies into a mobile wireless communications system. About the size of a large file cabinet, the platform offers more capabilities and faster setup than typical cell on wheels (COW) systems.



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August 11, 2016 | Comments
Airbus DS Communications announced that it successfully completed a customer pilot of an open, standards-compliant Inter Subsystem Interface (ISSI) to link its VESTA Project 25 (P25) radio solution with carrier-integrated broadband push-to-talk (PTT) systems. The LMR interoperability pilot at the city of Richardson, Texas, involves agencies such as traffic, water, sanitation and others, and provides them with seamless PTT communications with each other, as well as users on the city’s VESTA radio network.



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August 10, 2016 | Comments
Rivada Networks promoted Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Clint Smith to chief scientist. He will continue to serve as a member of Rivada Networks board of directors.



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August 10, 2016 | Comments
The Clayton County (Georgia) Police Department plans to deploy 200 of Utility's body cameras, as well as 200 devices for in-car communications.



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August 10, 2016 | Comments
Cobham Wireless and Kapsch announced the installation of a TETRA public-safety network on the new Metro line built for the Rio Olympics in Brazil. The installation will provide public-safety communications for the Line 4 route, expected to transport 300,000 people per day during August.



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August 10, 2016 | Comments
Last month, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Emergency Communications (OEC) and the National Governors Association (NGA) conducted workshops in Alaska and Hawaii as part the Policy Academy on Enhancing Emergency Communications Interoperability. The academy, which officially kicked off in May, will help states design specific strategies to strengthen interoperability plans, including assessing and formalizing governance structures and standard operating procedures.



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August 10, 2016 | Comments
The FCC released an order of modification for Station KIVD0002, licensed to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) in the 218 – 219 MHz service, to facilitate implementation of a congressionally mandated positive train control (PTC) system by the MTA Metro-North Commuter Railroad (Metro-North).



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August 10, 2016 | Comments
The FCC released a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that would revise the commission’s Part 20 rules.



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August 10, 2016 | Comments
pdvWireless reported its first fiscal quarter results for the period ended June 30.



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August 10, 2016 | Comments
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Emergency Communications (OEC) released details on the Interoperable Communications Capabilities Analysis Program (ICCAP).



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August 09, 2016 | Comments
LaaSer Critical Communications, a location emergency services technology developer, entered into a strategic alliance with West. The two companies will work together to empower superior location determination and call routing for the entire 9-1-1 ecosystem with no need to install new infrastructure.



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August 09, 2016 | Comments
Rivada Networks appointed Joseph Sanzo as chief network officer. Sanzo joins the company from SAC Wireless, where he has spent the past 10 years as chief technology officer (CTO).



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August 09, 2016 | Comments
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) announced a $40 million funding opportunity for an institution to lead a new DHS center of excellence (COE) for homeland security quantitative analysis. DHS S&T is also searching for potential partners to work with the lead institution in support of the center’s activities.



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August 09, 2016 | Comments
The FCC signed an agreement to eliminate historic preservation review for small U.S. facility deployments that do not adversely impact historic sites and locations. The agreement was signed with the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) and the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers (NCSHPO).



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August 09, 2016 | Comments
The Washington State Auditor’s Office released its performance audit on the Washington State Patrol’s digital narrowband radio project. The audit found the patrol could have benefited from an engineering study before designing its narrowband system, and soliciting competitive proposals could have helped it better assess the best project approach.



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August 08, 2016 | Comments
SpeedCast International partnered with DH-INTERCOM (DHI), a subsidiary of Eutelsat Communications based in Germany, to offer global Ku-band satellite broadband services to a fleet of 50 vessels sailing worldwide.



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August 08, 2016 | Comments
Airbus DS Communications, an entity of Airbus Defense and Space, began 2016 with exceptional growth and advancements across its public-safety communications offerings, the company said in a statement.



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August 08, 2016 | Comments
Ericsson and Bombardier, a Canadian transportation and aerospace company, completed trials of Long Term Evolution (LTE) networks for railway solutions at simulated speeds of up to 200 kilometers per hour (kph). A total of 11 tests were conducted in a laboratory to determine the ability of the LTE networks to support communications-based train control (CBTC) and multiservice solutions.



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August 08, 2016 | Comments
Gilat Satellite Networks announced that Avanti Communications Group selected Gilat’s one-platform/ multiple-application X-Architecture and its MEC-enabled Capricorn very small aperture terminal (VSAT). The announcement relates to Avanti’s contract to supply EE with satellite capacity for 4G cellular backhaul across the United Kingdom.



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August 08, 2016 | Comments
The National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) announced that the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)/American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) A10.48-2016 standard was finalized.



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August 08, 2016 | Comments
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released a document outlining policy considerations for public-safety video.



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August 08, 2016 | Comments
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) announced EMERGE 2016: Wearable Technology, seeking the development of state-of-the-art wearable technologies on the commercial market that can be modified for first responders.



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August 08, 2016 | Comments
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) announced the Next-Generation Incident Command System (NICS,) an information-sharing tool for first responders, is available worldwide.



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August 08, 2016 | Comments
The FCC released a declaratory ruling granting in part two separate petitions filed by the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) and American Gas Association (AGA) and another by Blackboard regarding the treatment of certain types of non-telemarketing, informational "robocalls.



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August 05, 2016 | Comments
The Harris County Department of Education (HCDE) in Houston will evaluate the COPsync911 threat-alert system to increase the safety and security of its campuses, students and faculty.



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August 05, 2016 | Comments
Frequentis was selected to modernize the Ports of Jersey's control center systems through an integrated solution and 10-year maintenance contract.



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August 05, 2016 | Comments
Sierra Wireless reported results for its second quarter ending June 30 and announced an acquisition. Revenue for the second quarter of 2016 was $156.2 million, a decrease of 1.1 percent compared with $158 million in the second quarter of 2015.



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August 05, 2016 | Comments
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is working to combat electronic jamming of first responders' radio communications systems by enhancing jamming prevention, detection and mitigation technologies.



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August 05, 2016 | Comments
Two task teams of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) Public Safety Advisory Committee (PSAC) completed their work and delivered findings to FirstNet.



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August 05, 2016 | Comments
Nationwide mobile radio dealer BearCom announced the acquisition of Consolidated Telecom Services (CTS), with offices in Round Rock, Houston, San Antonio, Temple and Waco, Texas.



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August 04, 2016 | Comments
Chesterfield County E911 in South Carolina implemented PowerPhone's Total Response solution for 9-1-1 call handling. The new system provides software, processes and training to help Chesterfield County define and achieve a higher standard of emergency call handling.



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August 04, 2016 | Comments
The state of Iowa and GeoComm completed the implementation of a statewide seamless, gapless next-generation 9-1-1 (NG 9-1-1) geographic information system (GIS) dataset. The dataset will be used for 9-1-1 call routing and pre-9-1-1 call location validation in Iowa’s NG 9-1-1 system.



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August 04, 2016 | Comments
Norsat International reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30.



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August 04, 2016 | Comments
The state of California awarded a contract to Pantel International for the supply of integrated radio dispatch consoles, with the California Highway Patrol (CHP) as the primary customer. After an extensive procurement process, Pantel was the successful bidder for the CHP project, which will be implemented in multiple phases during the next several years.



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August 04, 2016 | Comments
Radio Frequency Systems (RFS) is providing wireless communications systems for several main venues hosting the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. RFS provided active distributed antenna system (DAS) equipment and passive components. In addition, RFS is managing the project to ensure reliable, high-capacity wireless communications at the Games, which open Aug. 5.



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August 04, 2016 | Comments
Bittium’s net sales from April to June 2016 increased to 16.4 million euros (US$18.3 million), up from 15.3 million (US$17 million) euros in the second quarter of 2015, representing an increase of 7.1 percent year-over-year. Bittium develops a smartphone for broadband public-safety applications.



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August 04, 2016 | Comments
Several companies are part of a contract to supply first responders in Roanoke, Texas, with a new communications system, with Avtec consoles forming the foundation of a next-generation communications center being deployed for the city’s police and fire departments.



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August 04, 2016 | Comments
The Enterprise Wireless Alliance (EWA) urged the FCC to act quickly on a petition for orders to show cause filed in June 2015 by Spectrum Networks Group (SNG). In its petition, SNG asked the FCC why the 900 MHz licenses of 19 licensees should not be revoked.



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August 04, 2016 | Comments
The FCC granted a waiver request from the state of Ohio through the Ohio Multi-Agency Radio Communications System (MARCS) program and three electric utilities in Ohio, all wholly owned subsidiaries of FirstEnergy, for use of MARCS’ 800 MHz and 700 MHz public-safety frequencies.



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August 04, 2016 | Comments
Relm Wireless announced its financial and operating results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30.



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August 04, 2016 | Comments
Motorola Solutions reported its earnings results for the second quarter of 2016. Sales increased 5 percent, including $146 million in sales associated with the Airwave acquisition. As expected, products segment sales declined 8 percent primarily driven by weakness in Latin America, Europe and China.



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August 04, 2016 | Comments
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) said that implementing H.R. 1301, The Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2016, would cost less than $500,000 to update agency rules.



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August 03, 2016 | Comments
Military forces will be using a variety of mission-critical communications technology from Motorola Solutions and public-safety forces from the state of Rio de Janeiro will be using Motorola TETRA radios to help ensure the security and safety of millions of residents and visitors.



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August 03, 2016 | Comments
Sonim Technologies partnered with the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (OHSP) to equip the U.S. Coast Guard with 20 ultra-rugged Long Term Evolution (LTE) smartphones during the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Philadelphia last month.



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August 03, 2016 | Comments
The FCC imposed a $25,000 penalty against amateur radio operator William Crowell for intentionally causing interference to other amateur radio operators and transmitting prohibited communications, including music.



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August 02, 2016 | Comments
PCTEL announced that it is expanding its network engineering services offerings to serve the needs of private wireless networks, including the internet of things (IoT). The company has experience in providing engineering services for public wireless networks in venues such as stadiums, college campuses, and airports, as well as experience designing and manufacturing antennas and site solutions for private wireless networks, and will build on that combined expertise to provide solutions for private wireless networks such as rail, smart grid, and industrial IoT.



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August 02, 2016 | Comments
Harris and JANA Partners announced an agreement for the future appointment of two new mutually agreed upon independent directors to the Harris board of directors. Both individuals will be included in Harris’ slate of directors nominated for election at the company’s 2016 annual meeting. JANA is one of the company’s 10 largest shareholders.



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August 02, 2016 | Comments
The world's largest student-run cybersecurity event, founded 13 years ago by the New York University (NYU) Tandon School of Engineering, will expand to NYU Abu Dhabi and the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, where finalists from India, the Middle East, North Africa and the United States will compete simultaneously in November.



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August 02, 2016 | Comments
Harris reported revenue of $1.90 billion in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016 compared with $1.53 billion in the same quarter the prior year. For full fiscal year 2016, revenue was $7.47 billion, compared with $5.08 billion in the prior year.



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August 01, 2016 | Comments
xG Technology appointed John Procacci as vice president of sales for its xMax and Integrated Microwave Technologies (IMT) business units. Procacci will have responsibility for leading the sales organization at xG Technology. The IMT and xG commercial sales team members will report directly to him. He will also work in concert with cross-functional teams that include marketing, product development, operations and support to design and deliver superior communications solutions to clients.



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August 01, 2016 | Comments
Huawei announced the appointment of David He as the new president of Huawei Enterprise US. In this role, He will be based in the company's U.S. headquarters in Plano, Texas, and oversee the Enterprise Business Group's American operations.



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August 01, 2016 | Comments
Verint Systems announced a collaborative effort with partner Informatica El Corte Ingles in the design and implementation of the new Integrated Center of Public Security (CISP) in the city of Niterói, Brazil.



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August 01, 2016 | Comments
Avtec supplied communications technology for an upgrade to the emergency 911 response center in Saluda County, South Carolina.



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August 01, 2016 | Comments
Airbus Defence and Space provided comprehensive secure communications services during the EURO 2016 football tournament in France. The INPT and RUBIS mission-critical Tetrapol networks used by the French public protection organizations helped to ensure security during Europe’s most important football event.



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August 01, 2016 | Comments
During a First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) state and territory single points of contact (SPOCs) webinar, FirstNet leadership detailed metro leadership engagements.



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August 01, 2016 | Comments
The FCC’s Enforcement Bureau (EB) is meeting with industry and public-safety stakeholders to discuss its proposed process for escalating and responding to public-safety interference complaints before it finalizes the new model. The project concerns how the commission receives, tracks and responds to interference complaints.



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August 01, 2016 | Comments
Harris signed an agreement with Tait Communications to become Tait’s exclusive distributor in North America. The agreement combines the product lines and dealer network of both companies, making Harris and Tait communication solutions, including Project 25 (P25) and Digital Mobile Radio (DMR), for public safety and professional communications available in more than 250 locations across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.



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