Critical Comms News

Mission Critical Comms News covers a combined overview the latest and most important news messages, articles, journals and blogs on voice and data communications, from leading sources within the Critical Communications Industry. Here you can find the latest information on technologies like: TETRA, Mission Critical LTE, DMR, P25 and Critical Messaging as well as supportive technologies such as Public Safety Drones, IoT and Wearables. If you feel articles are missing, please let us know:

FCC Tightens Emergency Alert Messaging


The Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday approved rules directing wireless carriers to improve the geographic targeting of their emergency communications. FCC commissioners voted unanimousl... » Lees meer

ETSI to hold a second MCPTT plugtest


ETSI, with the support of TCCA, PSCR, TAMU and the European Commission, announced the 2nd MCPTT Plugtest event, which will be hosted by the Texas A&M University (TAMU) from 25 to 29 June 2018 in Co... » Lees meer

Santa Maria, Motorola Solutions plan communications technology summit


The city of Santa Maria, CA and Motorola Solutions announced that they will host a free, all-day technology summit next Wednesday at the Radisson Hotel. Businesses, schools, hospitals, transit agen... » Lees meer

Kolibri Systems to showcase command and control solutions during 24. Hamburger Kommunikationstag


Dutch developer of software that unifies divergent dispatch and control room systems and technologies into one unified central interface, Kolibri Systems, announced that the company will be present... » Lees meer

Airbus SLC launches new video " Why hospital chose to use TETRA communication also inside the hospital?"


Airbus Defense and Space Secure Land Communications today launched a brand new video on Vimeo and youTube discussing the use of TETRA technology in Hospitals. In the video, Field manager Lauri San... » Lees meer

Provider of emergency communication systems Valcom purchases Keltron to enhance life safety event management solutions


Valcom, Inc., a leading provider of emergency communication systems have acquired Keltron, a leading provider of life safety event management systems. It is expected that both companies will operat... » Lees meer

PCTEL appoints PricewaterhouseCoopers veteran Cynthia Keith as director


PCTEL, Inc. (Nasdaq:PCTI), a leader in Performance Critical TELecom solutions, announced today that its Board of Directors appointed Cynthia Keith as its newest Director. Keith joins Cindy Andreot... » Lees meer

International Critical Communications Awards 2018 to be held at the 'Palais am Funkturm'


Critical Communications world announced today that the International Critical Communications Awards (ICCA) are being held on 15th May 2018 at the Palais am Funkturm in central Berlin. The awards ce... » Lees meer

BAPCO comes with speaker announcement & sponsor updates


BAPCO announced today that, Gordon Shipley, Programme Director - ESMCP, Home Office and Mike Poth - CEO, FirstNet will be headlining the conference programme on the 20th and 21st March. The two ses... » Lees meer

Alachua County Chooses Federal Engineering as Public Safety Radio System Consultant


The Alachua County, Florida, Board of County Commissioners has chosen Federal Engineering, Inc. (FE) for Public Safety Radio System Design and Consultant services on behalf of the Radio Management ... » Lees meer

New Report launched: First Responders - In-building Communications and Localization


The new report by the Telecoms and Computing Market Reports has been published today. It provides updated in 2018 year analysis of telecoms and computing industries. This report addresses specifics... » Lees meer

Icom support SUNUS ocean racing circumnavigation record attempt


Icom UK are proud to support the SUNUS Ocean Racing team in their efforts to break the current speed record for the fastest circumnavigation of the British Isles. This will be a journey of over 200... » Lees meer

Avigilon CEO to depart following US$1b Motorola sale


The CEO and chairman of Vancouver-based Avigilon Corporation (TSX:AVO) says he will retire from the company he founded following its US$1-billion sale to Motorola Solutions Inc. Mention of Alexande... » Lees meer

TCCA Chairman and 3GPP/ETSI CTO in the Spotlight at TelecomTV


As critical communications specialist Peter Clemons mentioned in his comment on social media, it is fascinating to listen to the discussions that took place at the recent 3GPP Plenary in Lisbon. Th... » Lees meer

New board members for FirstNet


Yesterday, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the appointment of four individuals to serve on the Board of the First Responder Network Authority, including three new members. The foll... » Lees meer

SEE Telecom nominated for 'Trends Gazelles 2018' award


SEE Telecom, a supplier of innovative technologies and solutions for communications providers, was recently honored to be nominated for Trends Gazelles 2018 in Walloon Brabant the 7th February 2018... » Lees meer

Digital policing requires extensive collaboration


Two-way digital communications between Hawaii residents and local law enforcement agencies could have eliminated 38 minutes of fear on Jan. 13, said Mark Forman, global leader, vice president and g... » Lees meer

Harris announces new Tait-powered simulcast offerings for DMR Tier 2 and Tier 3


Harris this week introduced an IP-based Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) Tier 2 and Tier 3 simulcast solution from strategic partner Tait Communications that is designed to provide non-public-safety ente... » Lees meer

Dang police launches digital mobile radio technology service


According to the publication MyRepublica, the District Police Office of Dang (Nepal), has launched digital mobile radio technology service from last Friday. Inspector General of the Nepal Police, P... » Lees meer

Motorola Solutions equips Brazil public security forces with 4G


Motorola Solutions is planning to equip Brazilian public security forces with LTE devices from 2018, reports DCI. According to company president in Brazil, Elton Borgonovo, the police, which until ... » Lees meer

Revealed – The Unsung Heroes Shortlisted for First Control Room Awards


Finalists in the first national awards to celebrate the unsung heroes of critical control rooms were announced today.The APD Control Room Awards 2018 are the first to recognise and celebrate the ... » Lees meer

Sullivan County transitions 911 call handling to Total Response improving call-handling consistency and loosening dispatcher restrictions


After searching for an emergency call-handling solution that provided greater 911 call-handling consistency and imposed less restrictions on the dispatchers handling each call, Sullivan County Emer... » Lees meer

Colombia releases consultation on 700 MHz, 1.9 GHz bands


Colombia’s Ministry of Technologies of Information and Communications (MinTIC), in conjunction with the National Spectrum Agency (ANE), published for consultation a second draft resolution sp... » Lees meer

Motorola Solutions recognized on Fortune's list of "World's Most Admired Companies"


Motorola Solutions recently has been named to Fortune magazine’s prestigious list of “World’s Most Admired Companies.” Motorola Solutions ranked No. 3 in the industry catego... » Lees meer

Celab Communications enhances Four: C Dispatch management system


Celab Communications announced that the Celab CAD management system Four: C Dispatch has been further enhanced. With new features like geofencing and live feeds, internal management can control and... » Lees meer

Procom launches release notes digital TETRA repeater


UHF radio networks are deployed and used in a wide range of different markets like Public Safety, Transportation, Utilities, Government, Military, Oil & Gas industries. Even the best network design... » Lees meer

U.S. Government donates emergency communications PPDR network to Honduras


In mid-December 2017, the U.S. government, through U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), presented Honduras with a large donation of communication technology equipment to strengthen their natural disas... » Lees meer

Interconnection agreement between FirstNet, AT&T and Verizon seems questionable


As FirstNet contractor AT&T begins rolling out services for the national wireless broadband network for first responders in the US, it is pushing back against rival Verizon's statements about alter... » Lees meer

Northern Mariana Islands Opts in to FirstNet


The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands is modernizing communications technology for its first responders. On 19 January, Governor Ralph Deleon Guerrero Torres accepted the First Responder... » Lees meer

BearCom Announces Strategic Leadership Changes


BearCom Group, Inc, largest and pre-eminent provider of wireless communications equipment and solutions for two-way radios and other voice and data technologies in the US, announced that effective ... » Lees meer