Verizon announces new public-safety LTE core, operational this week

Verizon announced the launch of their new public-safety LTE core, and according to editors at IWCE’S Urgent Communications, will begin taking traffic this week. (http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/verizon-announces-launch-its-public-safety-lte-core) “First-responder subscribers to Verizon will have their traffic managed through a dedicated public-safety LTE core that will become operational this week, the telecom carrier announced today. “As we committed to last year,…

How technology helped bring down a bomber

AUSTIN – The city of Austin is breathing a little lighter today, following confirmation from police that a bomber accused of killing two, and placing a string of incendiary devices around the city, is dead. Mark Anthony Conditt, 24, has been identified as the suspect. But according to multiple reports, without the help of public safety…

Sonim Technologies unveils new FirstNet devices, support for direct-mode PTT module

The latest radios from Sonim Technologies were unveiled earlier this month, which will be FirstNet capable, and according to editors at Urgent Communications the “ultra-rugged” devices will also offer support for direct-mode PTT module. (http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/sonim-technologies-unveils-ultra-rugged-firstnet-devices-support-dir) “Sonim Technologies today announced its new XP8 and XP5S ultra-rugged LTE devices that are designed to provide FirstNet users with new public-safety-centric capabilities, including…

FL bridge collapse calls into question new building technique

MIAMI – As the rubble is still be cleared from a deadly pedestrian bridge collapse which took place March 15 in Miami, FL., some have started to question a new building technique recently used to install it. Less than 24 hours after the collapse, which left six dead and dozens injured, writers at the Miami…

Motorola unveils new mission-critical LTE smartphone

Last week, IWCE’s Urgent Communications published reports of a brand new, mission-critical LTE smartphone unveiled by Motorola Solutions. (http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-unveils-new-mission-critical-lte-smartphone) “ORLANDO—Motorola Solutions today announced the LEX L11, the company’s new rugged LTE smartphone that is designed for public-safety use on FirstNet or other global networks while enabling integrated communications with a P25 system. Les Miller, Motorola Solutions’ North America commercial markets and launch…