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FCC Seeks Comment on Feasibility of Safeguards to Outage Reporting System

RR Media Group | Jan. 21, 2022, 2 a.m.

The FCC released a notice seeking comment on several areas related to safeguards to protect Network Outage Reporting System (NORS) and Disaster Information Reporting System (DIRS) information. read more

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Verizon Frontline and THOR tap 5G for disaster response

Light Reading | Jan. 19, 2022, 2:45 p.m.

Verizon Frontline tackles first responder challenges with a prototype response vehicle that operates on a 5G network.

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Video Management Platforms Will Bring a Vast Increase in Urban Surveillance and Management Capabilities

ABI Research | Jan. 19, 2022, 4 a.m.

Urban surveillance and public safety technologies are finding new use cases following the covid-19 pandemic and increasing AI capabilities. Covid-19 has spurred the use of technologies, such as crowd monitoring, which are here to stay. Other developments in urban surveillance from live video feeds to bodycams, will be assisted by the introduction of 5G. Global technology intelligence firm ABI Research forecasts a CAGR of 11.6 % with 1.4 billion Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) surveillance cameras in urban areas worldwide in 2030.“Currently, the main use of CCTV in public safety is to aid authorities to solve crimes retroactively. Now, with the advances in AI and its ability to monitor data and activity its ability to assist in real-time situations will be enhanced. Furthermore, CCTV cameras have been used to generate revenue, especially with road traffic fines. There has been a marked increase in the interest in video management tools and other smart city platforms to help cities and organizations make use of the data that is currently available to them,” explains Lindsey Vest, Smart Cities & Smart Spaces Research Analyst at ABI Research.Cities currently have access to vast amounts of data from traffic cameras, police body cams, private CCTV, and many other sources that it can be difficult for them to get the value from this data. “We are seeing an increase in the real-time benefits from surveillance with the help of AI and its ability to, for example, highlight suspicious behavior, monitor crowd numbers, and identify unattended luggage,” Vest says. Companies such as Quantela and Milestone Software have developed video management services that help enable city officials monitor their data more efficiently. Other uses for urban surveillance advances are emerging from dashcams and bodycams. ADAS and autonomous vehicle vision technology developer Mobileye recently partnered with Ordnance Survey in the UK to assist with mapping assets. The data gathered can be used by utility companies and authorities to map underground and surface assets for maintenance and public safety.Smart cities rely on their ability to gather video and other data which can be incredibly powerful for public safety and other essential applications. “Urban surveillance has been a key part of public safety technology for decades. Although it is not without its controversies, it remains a popular and growing sector,” Vest concludes.These findings are from ABI Research’s Urban Surveillance Technologies and Public Safety Strategies analysis report. This report is part of the company’s Smart Cities and Smart Spaces research service, which includes research, data, and ABI Insights. Based on extensive primary interviews, Application Analysis reports present in-depth analysis on key market trends and factors for a specific technology

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ESChat, Siyata Partner on IoT Radio Solution

RR Media Group | Jan. 19, 2022, 2 a.m.

ESChat and Siyata Mobile partnered on an integrated internet of things (IoT) radio solution in partnership with Siyata Mobile. read more

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NICE, Magnet Forensics Partner on Investigation Solution

RR Media Group | Jan. 19, 2022, 2 a.m.

NICE and Magnet Forensics announced a partnership to digitally transform police case building and investigations to accelerate the pursuit of justice. The integration of NICE Investigate and Magnet REVIEW will enable police agencies to automatically merge digital forensic evidence from Magnet REVIEW with other digital evidence sources in NICE Investigate to streamline case building and investigations. read more

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Wireless Carrier Selects NextNav to Provide 9-1-1 Axis Capabilities

RR Media Group | Jan. 19, 2022, 2 a.m.

NextNav entered into an agreement with a national wireless carrier to deliver vertical location for E9-1-1 using NextNav’s Pinnacle 911 solution for all its customers. read more

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Report Finds Emergency Responders Need More Tools, Resources to Address Workload

RR Media Group | Jan. 19, 2022, 2 a.m.

Rave Mobile Safety released its 2022 Public Safety Trends Survey results. The findings show that emergency responders are experiencing increased challenges and workloads at their jobs and are in need of better tools and resources to improve response efforts. read more

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Video Management Platforms Will Bring a Vast Increase in Urban Surveillance and Management Capabilities

ABI Research | Jan. 19, 2022, midnight

“Currently, the main use of CCTV in public safety is to aid authorities to solve crimes retroactively. Now, with the advances in AI and its ability to monitor data and activity its ability to assist in real-time situations will be enhanced. Furthermore, CCTV cameras have been used to generate revenue, especially with road traffic fines. There has been a marked increase in the interest in video management tools and other smart city platforms to help cities and organizations make use of the data that is currently available to them,” explains Lindsey Vest, Smart Cities & Smart Spaces Research Analyst at ABI Research.

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LMR, Broadband Support Firefighters in Fight Against Fast Moving Colorado Wildfire

RR Media Group | Jan. 18, 2022, 2 a.m.

Firefighters and other emergency responders relied on a variety of communications solutions to fight a fast-moving wildfire that ripped through Boulder County, Colorado, at the end of December. read more

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Fortress UAV Announces Partnership With BTE

Business Wire | Jan. 17, 2022, 9 a.m.

PLANO, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fortress UAV is proud to announce a partnership with BTE Inc. – New Renewable Energy.

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DirecTV to drop One America News, a far-right channel popular with Trump - CNET

CNET | Jan. 15, 2022, 6:16 p.m.

The streaming and satellite network won't renew its contract with OAN, which has been criticized for spreading misinformation about COVID as well as the 2020 election.

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CableLabs targets rural broadband with new 'FARMSIS' fixed wireless specs

Light Reading | Jan. 14, 2022, 10:01 a.m.

The specs, which define a set of wireless adapters for network nodes and cable modems, aim to reduce deployment costs and tap into various spectrum bands, including CBRS, ISM and even TV white spaces.

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Eir offloads stake in Tetra Ireland to Digital 9

Total Telecom | Jan. 13, 2022, 7 p.m.

Eir has announced its intention to sell its stake in Tetra Ireland to Digital 9 Infrastructure for €76 million.Tetra Ireland owns and operates the National Digital Radio Service (NDRS), which is used by Ireland’s emergency services and public safety organisations. The company was first commissioned to develop the purpose…read more on TotalTele.com »

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Airgain outs new 5G antenna

Light Reading | Jan. 13, 2022, 10:23 a.m.

Airgain said its new Multimax 5G outdoor antenna is targeted at fleet, industrial and public safety applications.

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Nominations open for 2022 RBR50

The Robot Report | Jan. 11, 2022, 1:43 p.m.

The RBR50 Robotics Innovation Awards highlight the most creative and influential innovations from around the world. The deadline to apply is Friday, February 11, 2022.The post Nominations open for 2022 RBR50 appeared first on The Robot Report.

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9-1-1 Databases Help Virginia First Responders Serve Citizens Faster

RR Media Group | Jan. 11, 2022, 2 a.m.

Finding parties in distress can be a major challenge for first responders responding to an emergency situation. 9-1-1 centers, including in Prince William County, Virginia, are using emergency information databases to find citizens more quickly and provide better, more efficient service. read more

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Verizon Frontline Provides Communications for California Town During Snowstorm

RR Media Group | Jan. 11, 2022, 2 a.m.

As a small, historic mining town in the Sierra Nevada mountain range, Washington sits at the base of the Yuba River in Northern California’s Nevada County. With a year-round population of fewer than 100, this remote town’s residents depend primarily on landline phone service for their communication needs. When a recent snowstorm left the town without phone service, Verizon Frontline and the Verizon Response Team were called in to help restore communications for the entire town. read more

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U.S. Navy Extends LMR Contract with Motorola

RR Media Group | Jan. 11, 2022, 2 a.m.

The U.S. Department of Defense exercised a contract option valued at $29 million with Motorola Solutions, which will extend the operations and maintenance of the U.S. Navy’s LMR system. read more

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EWA Urges FCC to Announce Date for Accepting 12.5 kHz 800 MHz Applications

RR Media Group | Jan. 11, 2022, 2 a.m.

The Enterprise Wireless Alliance (EWA) sent a letter to the FCC asking it when it will announce a date for when applications for 12.5 kilohertz channels in the 809 – 817/854 – 862 MHz band will be accepted. read more

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5G’s Last-Minute Chaos Exposes Corporate Feuds Brewing for Years

Supply Chain Brain | Jan. 11, 2022, midnight

A long-simmering dispute over promising new wireless technology burst into public view in the past week and threatened to further disrupt U.S. aviation already hobbled by the new omicron Covid variant.

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The road to disastrous biometric data collection is paved with good intentions

TechCrunch | Jan. 10, 2022, 10:01 p.m.

The time to stop the slide by regulating and eliminating unnecessary biometric data collection, particularly when for-profit corporations are involved, is now.

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