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:

New TETRA radios for Civil Protection agencies in North Italy


New TETRA radios have been delivered to the Civil Protection groups in the Modena region located in the northern part of Italy. New Tetra radios have been delivered to the Union Comunita Modenesi ... » Lees meer

Missouri Decides to join FirstNet


Missouri is advancing communications capabilities for first responders. Today, Governor Eric Greitens announced his decision to accept the FirstNet and AT&T* plan to deliver a wireless broadband ne... » Lees meer

Leading UK Public Safety Organisation backs Control Room Awards


British APCO today confirmed its support for the Control Room Awards launched by APD Communications. The awards are the first to recognise the life-changing work of control room staff across the e... » Lees meer

New Zealand Police partner with SceneDoc for eNotes proof-of-concept


SceneDoc, public safety's trusted data collection platform, announces today a partnership with New Zealand Police to undertake a Proof of Concept (PoC) leveraging their commerical-off-the-shelf (CO... » Lees meer

Nokia Selected by Kansas City Power & Light to Enhance Mission-Critical Communications Network


Nokia ( NOK ) said Thursday that it has been selected by Kansas City Power & Light to enhance the microwave communications network that supports a range of mission-critical services for the utility... » Lees meer

PVCC to hold second annual unmanned aerial systems conference for public safety professionals


Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) will hold the Second Annual Public Safety Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Conference for first responders and public safety professionals. The 2018 Public S... » Lees meer

Australia Releases RFI for National Public-Safety Mobile Broadband


Currently, Australian governments are working together towards achieving a nationally interoperable (‘federated’) Public Safety Mobile Broadband (PSMB) capability which will enable acce... » Lees meer

TETRA workshop in North America well attended


The North America TETRA Forum held a TETRA workshop in New Orleans on November 30th. The workshop was well attended, and included an overview of the TETRA standard as well as practical applications... » Lees meer

Zetron awarded state of Iowa contract for providing hosted NG9-1-1 solution


Zetron will soon be delivering a Next Generation 9-1-1 solution that will significantly enhance public safety services throughout the state of Iowa. Next Generation 9-1-1 standards, developed by th... » Lees meer

Tyler Technologies Acquires Radio 10-33, an Audio Capture Company


Tyler Technologies, Inc., announced it has acquired audio and digital two-way radio communications technology and related assets from Radio 10-33, LLC. Tyler expects to deploy the acquired assets i... » Lees meer

Rivada Networks and Macquarie Capital Announce Joint Effort for Colorado and Other Opt-out States


Rivada Networks and Macquarie Capital announced today they will jointly pursue opt-out state contracts under the FirstNet legislation. The first initiative of this alliance is a conditional award f... » Lees meer

Codan Partners with ORBCOMM to Launch Multi-Mode Telematics Platform


Codan Radio Communications announced its collaboration with ORBCOMM, to launch Codan’s Convoy multi-mode telematics platform for global asset management. ORBCOMM is providing ruggedized, dual... » Lees meer

Australia scores poorly in Quixoticity international critical communications index


International critical communications expert Peter Clemons, has released the first edition of the Quixoticity Index, a report that among other things ranks various countries according to the maturi... » Lees meer

USA, Maine State Police Praise Drone Technology


The AP reports, “The value of Maine State Police drones came into sharp focus in the aftermath of a silo explosion that injured three people last month.” Law enforcement used one of the... » Lees meer

Ohio Opts in on FirstNet #33


Ohio is advancing communications for first responders. FirstNet and AT&T* will deliver a wireless broadband network to the state’s public safety community. FirstNet will bring advanced techno... » Lees meer

$5 billion control room market driven by transition from voice to data-centric emergency response


The global market for command and control room technologies and services was estimated to have been worth $4.99 billion in 2016, according to research carried out by analysts IHS Markit. North Amer... » Lees meer

Vermont Opts in to FirstNet #32


Vermont is advancing the communications capabilities of its first responders. Today, Governor Phil Scott announced his decision to accept the FirstNet and AT&T* plan to deliver a wireless broadband... » Lees meer

Cradlepoint Global Study Reveals IoT Adoption is at 69% Despite Security Concerns


Cradlepoint recently announced the release of a new Cradlepoint Business Intelligence Report, “The State of IoT 2017-2018”, which reveals the current IT practices, perceptions and futur... » Lees meer

ARCIA industry awards announce winners 2017


Last week ARCIA announced the winners of the 2017 ARCIA Industry Awards at the annual gala dinner in Melbourne. Just like every year, there was a large field of first-class nominees from many busin... » Lees meer

Drones to enhance police operations in India


Illegal sand quarries are a major problem in some regions of India. Unregistered sand quarries rob local governments of tax revenue, leading police officials launch drones to stop the bandits. The ... » Lees meer

ViaSat, University of Aberdeen, NHS Highland and the Scottish Ambulance Service Trial New Connected Ambulance Program


ViaSat Inc., announced it is working with The University of Aberdeen's Centre for Rural Health, NHS Highland and the Scottish Ambulance Service on a pilot program called SatCare, which will enable ... » Lees meer

Bittium exhibits products and solutions for authority and soldier communications at Milipol exhibition in Paris


Bittium will exhibit its newest products and solutions for authority and soldier communications at Milipol exhibition in Paris, France November 21-24. At the event Bittium will showcase the secure ... » Lees meer

APCO International Announces New Chief Technology Officer


APCO International last week announced that Jay English, former Director of APCO’s Communications Center and 9-1-1 Services Department from 2012 through 2016, will be returning to APCO in the... » Lees meer

Hytera amends complaint against Motorola Solutions


Hytera Communications amended its original complaint in its patent infringement lawsuit against Motorola Solutions to remove claims of indirect and willful infringement. The company complaint follo... » Lees meer

Harris Corporation launches single-key AES upgrade for public safety radios


Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS) has released a free single-key Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)-256 encryption algorithm upgrade for its public safety radios that will make them Project 25 (P25)-c... » Lees meer

CML Microcircuits (USA) Inc. and RFMW Ltd. Announce Distribution Agreement


CML Microcircuits (USA) Inc. and San Jose, California: RFMW Ltd. has announced a distribution agreement effective September 8th, 2017. CML Microcircuits (CML) designs, manufactures and markets inno... » Lees meer

APCO Canada, iCERT Announce Partnership


The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials Canada and the Industry Council for Emergency Response Technologies announced a partnership today to promote public-private collaboration f... » Lees meer

Harris C4i tech awarded at Export Awards


The Harris Melbourne, Australia C4i team were awarded the Innovation Excellence award at the 2017 Governor of Victoria Export Awards (GOVEA) ceremony on October 16, 2017. The Award considers innova... » Lees meer

Bogotá, At the Vanguard of Public Safety Communication Systems


With its new system, Bogotá has become a pioneer in Colombia with a comprehensive integrated system with a focus on the interoperation and coordination of the different agencies. With the ci... » Lees meer

Codan Radio Communications announce the launch and immediate availability of Codan Convoy


Codan are renowned for providing reliable and robust remote area communications solutions – with 60 years of experience supporting the most remote parts of the earth. Through close engagement... » Lees meer