OPINION: Bill to reclassify 911 telecommunicators is long overdue

This opinion piece was first published by IWCE’s Urgent Communications. Here is the original link: https://urgentcomm.com/2019/03/14/bill-to-reclassify-911-telecommunicators-is-long-overdue/ “The 911 telecommunicator community received some news last week that undoubtedly buoyed their spirits. A bill was introduced into the U.S. House by Rep. Norma Torres (D-Calif.)—a former telecommunicator—and Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.)—a former Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)…

BREAKING: Pyramid Consulting speaking engagements announced

BREAKING NEWS — Over the next few months President Terry, along with Marketing Director Amanda and other members of the Pyramid Consulting team, will head to several speaking engagements across the country where they will cover a wide array of public-safety topics for those attending the events. (Above: Pyramid Consulting President Terry Burnworth and Marketing…

APCO launches new web resource for 911 cybersecurity

BREAKING NEWS — The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International recently published a new web resource page, listing several cyber security tips online permanently. The tips include a “cyber perspective” from the APCO Technology Team, the latest cyber security news headlines, along with APCO and Federal cyber security resources. The resource page can be…

Motorola Solutions enhances its commercial portfolio by acquiring Avtec

BREAKING NEWS: While no terms of the deal were publicly disclosed, IWCE’s is reporting Motorola Solutions acquired Avtec, a leading developer of software-based, dispatch-console solutions. “Motorola Solutions has been a committed partner to Avtec for years,” an official press releases from Avtec said. “Under Motorola Solutions, Avtec will continue to evolve the Scout platform and…

NENA Applauds 911 SAVES Act

BREAKING NEWS: Less than 24 hours after the introduction of the 911 Supporting Accurate Views of Emergency Services (911 SAVES) Act, the National Emergency Number Association (NENA) issued a strong statement in favor of the legislation. “On behalf of more than 100,000 9-1-1 professionals across the nation, NENA: The 9-1-1 Association applauds the introduction of the 911 Supporting…

Harris announces plans for new P25-LTE mobile radio

BREAKING NEWS — Just today, the Harris Corporation released plans for the company’s new single-band P25 mobile radio that is designed to support LTE and Wi-Fi connectivity, according to reports from IWCE’s Urgent Communications. Read the full story below. (https://urgentcomm.com/2019/03/04/harris-announces-plans-for-new-p25-lte-mobile-radio/) “Harris today announced its plans for the XL-185M, the company’s single-band P25 mobile radio that is…