Harris publicly releases single-band LMR-LTE device

Big news from the Harris Corporation came last week, as the large communications company released it’s latest portable radio available to the public. The single-band LMR-LTE device comes after the popularity of the company’s XL-200, a multi-band LMR-LTE device that was first showcased more than two years ago, according to the IWCE’s Urgent Communications (http://urgentcomm.com/harris/harris-introduces-single-band-lmr-lte-device-intrinsically-safe-radios?NL=UC-03&Issue=UC-03_20171024_UC-03_969&sfvc4enews=42&cl=article_2&utm_rid=CPEQW000008528170&utm_campaign=11463&utm_medium=email&elq2=30a83339c2e749bab644534bb689a8f0) blog. “Harris this…

Indiana’s recent decision puts FirstNet over the 50 percent opt-in mark

INDIANA — Pyramid’s home state became the 25th in the nation to make the opt-in decision regarding FirstNet. The Hoosier state’s decision, along with 24 others and two territories, have put FirstNet over the 50 percent opt-in mark according to editors at IWCE’s Urgent Communications. (http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-hits-50-opt-threshold-indiana-makes-announcement)   “Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb today announced that he…

New Hampshire governor first to receive FirstNet opt-out recommendation

Editors at Urgent Communications recently announced New Hampshire is the first state to receive an opt-out recommendation for FirstNet. (http://urgentcomm.com/state-local-government/new-hampshire-state-panel-makes-firstnet-opt-out-recommendation-governor) New Hampshire’s Statewide Interoperability Executive Committee (SIEC) yesterday voted unanimously to recommend that Gov. Chris Sununu choose to pursue the “opt-out” alternative to FirstNet, which calls for Rivada Networks to build and operate the public-safety LTE radio access…

Pyramid News, Edition Two

INDIANAPOLIS — Pyramid released our second edition of the newsletter today, meaning readers and clients can now access the four page document for free, right here on our blog! For more information about any of our projects or promotions, email Amanda Matlock, Pyramid’s Director of Marketing and Social Media at amatlock@pyramidarch.com.

Verizon meets with FirstNet, interoperability questions remain

With around 80 percent of our customers using Verizon, we thought the recent story from IWCE’s Urgent Communications (http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/verizon-meets-firstnet-interoperability-questions-remain?NL=UC-03&Issue=UC-03_20171003_UC-03_837&sfvc4enews=42&cl=article_2&utm_rid=CPEQW000008528170&utm_campaign=11259&utm_medium=email&elq2=16e29404f20346188deaa78098f194d3) would interest our readers. According to their reports, Verizon has met with FirstNet for a “productive” discussion, in hopes of clearing up interoperability issues. “Verizon officials had “very productive discussions” with FirstNet during the latter part…

Communications still down in Puerto Rico following Maria

PUERTO RICO — More than a week after Hurricane Maria hit land, communications are still down in the tiny island of Puerto Rico. According to a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) report, most of the island’s communications, specifically that of cell phones, are down 78-100 percent. “Overall, 91.1 percent of cell sites are out of service.,”…