How one turnpike is using technology to get you moving quicker

PITTSBURG, PA. — Officials at the Pennsylvania Turnpike are using technology to clear accident scenes faster, and the group has recently been recognized for their efforts according to recent news reports. Read the full story below. (https://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2019/07/28/Pennsylvania-Turnpike-traffic-accidents-technology-International-Bridge-Tunnel-and-Turnpike-Association/stories/201907280028) “As a senior traffic operations manager for the Pennsylvania Turnpike, John Parker knew that tons of information exist…

BREAKING: FirstNet buildout 60 percent finished, months ahead of schedule

BREAKING NEWS — The CEO of AT&T said the buildout of FirstNet is 60 percent done, and projects the country’s first nationwide public safety broadband network will be 70 percent complete by the end of the year. The projections put the company months ahead of schedule, with the company contractually obligated to hit the 60…

Public safety agencies deploy drones to plan for and prevent disasters

UNITED STATES — A growing number of public safety agencies are using drones are to create 3D maps of bridges and other critical infrastructure, in an effort to plan for and prevent future disasters. According to news reports, 2018 saw an 82 percent increase in sheriff’s offices, emergency services, police, and fire departments using drones…

Heeding the call for better technology, dollars flow into 911 communications

UNITED STATES — Dispatch centers across the country are starting to see an uptick in new technology investments, causing big changes for the developing and growing public safety market. According to a story recently published by Forbes, “companies are aligning with peers to bridge technology gaps necessary to offer comprehensive solutions to first responders.” Read…

BREAKING: Pyramid Consulting announces fall speaking schedule

BREAKING NEWS: Pyramid Consulting announced it’s 2019 fall/winter speaking schedule today, with stops in six cities across the country currently scheduled. Over the next few months President Terry Burnworth, along with Marketing Director Amanda Matlock, and other members of the Pyramid Consulting team, will head to several speaking engagements across the country where they will…

Data shows public-safety LMR licensing activity continues to drop during first half of 2019

BREAKING NEWS — News agencies are reporting FCC data shows LMR licensing activity has continued to drop during the first half of this year, with the business sector remaining flat. Read the full story, including how 248 pending applications could be affecting numbers, below. (https://urgentcomm.com/2019/07/08/fcc-data-shows-public-safety-lmr-licensing-activity-continues-to-drop-during-first-half-of-2019-while-business-sector-remains-flat/) “Public-safety land-mobile-radio (LMR) licensing activity during the first half of…