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Mike Bostic


Enhanced Failsoft with Security

April 10, 2013
Enhanced Failsoft with Security

New Advancement in Traditional Failure Fall-Back Systems Retains Security and Capability of P25 Systems During Site Failure. Radio Systems survivability through failover Public Safety radio systems are built for survivability so that communications work when needed. An important aspect of survivability is failover. Failover ensures that when parts of the overall system fail –...
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Making the Good Better – Maximizing Available P25 Spectrum

March 4, 2013
Making the Good Better – Maximizing Available P25 Spectrum

New advancement to P25 Phase 2 technology improves interoperability in a cost-efficient manner. The APCO Project 25 (P25) Phase 2 standard is now ready for critical communications users. This further advancement of P25 was intended to improve upon the digital public safety radio communications standards used by first-responders, homeland security, emergency response professionals, and...
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Breaking Down Tech Barriers

December 21, 2012
Breaking Down Tech Barriers

LTE devices and nationwide network pave way for public safety’s future On a timeline of public safety innovation and advancements, 2012 will be marked as a blockbuster year. The creation of the National Public Safety Broadband Network (NPSBN) and forward movement in next-generation 911 (NG911) are a 180-degree turn from what we faced a...
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Leveling the Playing Field

November 16, 2012
Leveling the Playing Field

How Public Safety Demands Are Changing Buyer/Supplier Dynamics For decades, buyer and supplier dynamics in police and fire departments have been based on an uncompromising, static relationship – if you wanted to buy hardware, you chose a vendor and you were pretty much tied to that company for upgrades and replacements. That’s because vendors...
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Placing Public Safety First Within FirstNet

October 2, 2012
Placing Public Safety First Within FirstNet

“We’re on the precipice of redefining public safety communications,” said Charles Dowd, deputy chief with the New York City Police Department, earlier this year when Congress passed legislation that reallocated the 700 MHz D Block spectrum to public safety. “This is going to transform public safety communications the same way that two-way radio did...
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Next Gen 9-1-1 Funding Crucial Piece to Nationwide Interoperability Puzzle

August 22, 2012
Next Gen 9-1-1 Funding Crucial Piece to Nationwide Interoperability Puzzle

We all know what to do in an emergency – dial 9-1-1. What many of us don’t know is that after teaching generations of Americans to spontaneously dial those three digits for help, our national 9-1-1 system faces its own emergency. The 9-1-1 infrastructure we’ve relied on for more than 40 years is based...
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What’s Next for the Nationwide Public Safety LTE Network – And You

May 8, 2012
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Today, many of us may be impatient for action on broadband mobile mission-critical communications, and understandably so. The call for a nationwide interoperable network for public safety has been heard for more than a decade. Now that Congress has passed legislation reallocating the 700 MHz D Block spectrum to public safety and providing $7...
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Game Changers: Future Technologies for First Responders

March 29, 2012
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Consider these three scenarios: You’re on patrol and receive a call that there’s a shooter armed with an AK-47 at a military facility. He’s taken out the gate guards and is opening fire on anyone he approaches. A terrorist enters LAX Terminal 4 with a bomb-like device strapped to his body. He approaches the...
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UCLA Lab Focuses on New Technology for First Responders

February 1, 2012
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Public safety has made news headlines again as President Obama urged Congress to approve a national public safety broadband network during his State of the Union address. Those of us in public safety are well aware of this need. At the same time, it’s imperative we know about other efforts that are underway to...
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California Police Agencies Lead the Way with High-Tech on Patrol

January 11, 2012
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Internet Access, Real-Time Communications Deliver Information Faster to Cops I’ve often mentioned in my blog posts the irony of police officers accessing social media, email and the Internet on their personal smartphones, but having to settle for decades-old communications technology while on the job. There are several reasons for this discrepancy, with the existing...
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