Remembering the true meaning of Memorial Day

UNITED STATES — Don’t forget today is about more than backyard barbecues and an extra day off work, it’s about remembering those who lost their lives while fighting for our freedoms. Join Pyramid Consulting in thanking those those who have gave the ultimate sacrifice while serving our great country. Want more information of the true meaning…

Public safety, civil rights groups battle over face ID technology

SAN FRANCISCO — Cities and civil rights groups are starting to push back against the growing use of facial recognition technology by public safety agencies, with San Francisco set to become the first city to ban it’s use. But according to news reports, some law enforcement groups aren’t happy with the new possible regulations. (https://www.thewesterlysun.com/news/police-courts/public-safety-civil-rights-groups-battle-over-face-id-technology/article_db3af28e-75e4-11e9-b494-63d323c84608.html)…

BREAKING: Senate bill looks to modernize 911 emergency systems

BREAKING NEWS — A new bill looking to modernize 911 call centers was introduced in the Senate on Wednesday, with hopes of deploying Next Generation 911 technology nationally. News agencies are reporting companion legislation was introduced in the House of Representatives on the same day, in a push to move the technological effort ahead faster….

Verizon names 20 more 5G cities, starts preorders for $1,300 Galaxy S10 5G

BREAKING NEWS — Verizon recently announced the names of an additional 2 cities where 5G would be deployed, and said at least ten more would be announced later this year. The cities will include Chicago, Denver, Atlanta, and Washington D.C. The announcement came at the same time as the corporation started to accept pre-orders on…

TECH TALK: Drones, supercomputers and sonar deployed against floods

TECH TALK —  First responders are looking to technology such as drones, sonar, and supercomputers to help combat floods, as scientists predict spring weather could cause the major inundation of 13 million people. Read the full story below. (https://www.ecnmag.com/news/2019/04/drones-supercomputers-and-sonar-deployed-against-floods) “An arsenal of new technology is being put to the test fighting floods this year as…

FirstNet tops 600,000 connections, adds three flying COWs to deployable assets

BREAKING NEWS — FirstNet is reporting more than 600,00 connections, with around 7,250 agencies on their system, according to IWCE’s Urgent Communications. Read the rest of the story below. (https://urgentcomm.com/2019/05/07/firstnet-tops-600000-connections-adds-three-flying-cows-to-deployable-assets-according-to-att/) “More than 7,250 agencies have subscribed to 600,000-plus connections over the FirstNet system, which has been bolstered by three flying cell on wings (flying COWs)…

VIDEO: How to get the most from your radio system RFP process

UNITED STATES — Is your local public safety agency about to start a radio system project, big or small? No matter the size of the venture, don’t miss our valuable advice about the RFP (request for proposal) process on YouTube. Help your department’s bottom line tomorrow by watching our free video today! Did you know…