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CalAmp At APCO 2016: The Data Age Of Emergency Communications

  • August 04, 2016
  • Kristy Cartier
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Emergency events, while unplanned, are a part of life – from manmade to natural disasters to an animal in a well. Often overlooked, yet essential to getting the situation handled, is how your mission-critical information (communications and data) gets delivered in real-time. The National Emergency Number Association estimates that there are 240 million 9-1-1 calls …

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Dual-Band Keeps First Responders Safer

  • January 13, 2016
  • Gregory J. Hill
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With the advent of 4G LTE technology and the development of the FirstNet cellular network, technology is stepping up to meet the challenges and threats faced by first responders every day. High-speed broadband gives personnel access to real-time intelligence that provides enhanced situational awareness, improving safety and responsiveness. To help keep the public (and themselves) …

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Benefits and Challenges of a Vehicle Area Network

  • September 18, 2015
  • Gregory J. Hill
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A vehicle area network (VAN) provides a local Wi-Fi vehicle hotspot that allows handheld and other devices in the area to communicate with each other and connect to broadband. VANs connect to public 4G LTE, FirstNet, LMR, satellite, and other networks. This technology is perfect for any organization or agency that deploys multiple personnel to …

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Situational Awareness with GIS: Technology that Saves Lives

  • August 28, 2015
  • Gregory J. Hill
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Public safety is an inherently risky job. For police, fire, and medical personnel who put their lives on the line every day, there is no substitute for the right information at the right time. Most agencies use automated vehicle location (AVL) systems to keep track of their units, and computer-aided dispatch (CAD) to manage resource …

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