The Role of LTE in the Utilities Sector
From a utility’s perspective, there is a game-changing difference between public and private LTE networks. Darek Wieczorek, MCP senior technical consultant explains why he values the advantages of Private LTE for th Utility sector.
MCX Engineers Convene at 4th ETSI Plugtest
This week in Finland 34 companies and more than 100 engineers are coming together with one common goal – to ensure their companies’ mission-critical products are interoperable. A good reason for Softil to give it some thought.
The Future of CBRS Spectrum for Law Enforcement
From the ability to create a private LTE network to enhanced Wi-Fi and 5G capability, CBRS is likely to be as consequential as the development of Wi-Fi itself, which debuted 20 years ago this year.
Shining the Light On A Bright Mission Critical Communications Future
An outlook for the MCC/MCX industry from Anatoli Levine, Director of Products & Standards at IP Communications Enabler Softil.
CAD On Smartwatches Is A Game Changer For Police Communications
As police departments and other public safety organizations shift their communications infrastructure to wireless broadband and cloud-based apps, smartwatches look set to have a massive impact on the everyday lives of first responders.
Smart-Safe-Connected Communities: Is Your Organization Part of This Movement?
Enabling Smart-Safe-Connected Communities will require new forms of cross-sector/governmental collaboration & knowledge sharing. Commercial sector input, honed in the experience of public sector implementation, can pave the way to a smart, safe & .....
Critical Communications and the Outsourced Responsibility Myth
ETELM CEO Nicolas Hauswald looks at outsourcing in relation to critical communications.
Delivering Mission-Critical Data to Enhance First Responders’ Work
FirstNet is enabling first responders to act both more effectively and more safely in emergency situations through the use of next-gen technologies like IoT and drone platforms. Read more about the integration of these technologies below.
Is Mission Critical Communications Stuck in 1912?
It’s time for public authorities and first responders to use 21st century technology to work smarter and better. Anatoli Levine, Director, Products & Standards at MCC enabler Softil delves into the subject
5G Technologies, Key For More Effective Mission Critical Communications
According to Sagi Subocki, Vice-President Products and Marketing at Softil, the ultimate promise of 5G technologies lies in its ability to deliver new essential services which go well beyond “instant gratification” for the Netflix and Hulu aficionados.
Using Drones and AI For Automated Crowd Surveillance
'Eye in the Skye' allows a drone to fly above crowds and use machine learning to detect signs of violence.
Can Your Public-Safety Backhaul Network Meet Evolving First Responder Needs?
As first responders and law enforcement today are equipped with more-sophisticated communications tools that work in harsh and hostile environments. Likewise, the public safety backhaul network must evolve to support all kinds of data-rich applications.
Pocket Sized Mobile Networks: Reshaping Mission-Critical Communications
When it comes to delivering vital telecoms and internet connectivity in remote communications scenarios—from isolated construction sites to oil rigs —the options up until now have been costly and limited.
Verizon to FirstNet: Secure Interoperability is Technically Feasible
In his Blog, principal analyst Ken Rehbehn talks about the issue of interoperability between two competing secure and interconnected networks serving Public Safety communications operations in the USA.
Increased need in Cyber Security Solutions for Public Safety Organizations
Strong growth of internet usage, combined with the inability to prevent data leakage, has forced organizations to reexamine their approach to cyber security. Baruch Eylon talks about how to address cyber security issues within the Public Safety sector.
APCO 2017 Conference Take-Aways
Analyst Ken Rehbehn discusses the take aways from the busy APCO 2017 event. Rehbehn discusses the role of AT&T, competition by Verizon, PTT over LTE interoperability and the LTE/Project 25 hardened LMR portable.
How LTE Cuts the Complexity Out of Modern Transport Networks
Networks are complex by nature; an arrangement of intersecting systems, people & structures. To stay effective they need constant supervision and updates. Norman Frisch, Huawei Marketing Director, explains the benefit of change from GSM-R to LTE.
Is a Truly User-Centric Critical Communications World within our reach?
This very interesting article is setting out the basic goals & aspirations for the Quixoticity Index that Clemons prepared as a new vehicle for promoting best-practice & innovative new business models for public safety & critical communications users.
Keeping FirstNet Deployable Options Open
In this Blog, senior Analyst Ken Rehbehn shares his thoughts about what is needed to draw the right conclusion on choosing the FirstNet for Public Safety Broadband Communications.