LaaSer Receives New Patent for 9-1-1 Location Technology

LaaSer Critical Communications was issued U.S. patent for the company’s technology, which accurately locates mobile-phone callers who dial 9-1-1 and routes them to the most appropriate emergency services response center. LaaSer’s technology locates a caller with tremendous accuracy often before the call routing decision is made, ensuring the appropriate PSAP receives the call.

LaaSer Receives New Patent for 9-1-1 Location Technology




Motorola Offers Details on Apps, Services for FirstNet through AT&T

Motorola Solutions announced it will provide mobile apps, software and services for the First Responder Network Authority network as part of its role on the AT&T team selected by the U.S. government to deliver the U.S. nationwide public-safety broadband network. The company will also deliver a suite of mobile apps, such as mapping and messaging, built for the unique needs of public safety.


New Technology Could Offer a ‘High-Speed Internet Lane’ for First Responders

Researchers at the Rochester Institute of Technology are developing a “high-speed Internet lane” they hope will ease the flow of information during disasters and prevent the congestion that can delay transmission of key data quickly. Multi-Node Label Routing protocol boasts a failover mechanism that chooses an alternate path if a failure of a link or node is detected. The new protocol can run below existing protocols and run without disruption.

ATIS Releases Smart Cities Technology Road Map

The 5G network, augmented reality, machine learning and other innovations are delivering options to rapidly advance the power of smart cities technology. The Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions released “Smart Cities Technology Roadmap” to help city planners know what’s on the horizon so that they can start developing technology visions. The road map is the first industry publication for city decision-makers that provides an overview of the network-enabled technologies to have the greatest impact on the evolving smart city. The goal is to foster better budgeting, purchasing and staging decisions.

ATIS Releases Smart Cities Technology Road Map

FirstNet Begins To Build Its Ecosystem

The FirstNet contract to build a nationwide public safety broadband network is less than two months old, but government and industry officials alike say they’re excited by the work that’s already underway. “FirstNet is in the process of putting together its own ecosystem,” FirstNet board member Teri Takai said at an event in Washington D.C. “There will be a developer platform, there’ll be testing and certification, there’ll be an app store for distribution of those applications…. That infrastructure is going to be important. ”

911 Dispatchers Use New Technologies to Quickly Locate Cellphone Callers

The key to successful 911 call location for local agencies is the incorporation of several new technologies including phones with better GPS locating capabilities and the 911 center’s adoption of CAD systems synced with Google Maps. “Here in New Hanover County we don’t have too much difficulty in locating someone,” said 911 dispatch trainer Matt Langley.

911 Dispatchers Use New Technologies to Quickly Locate Cellphone Callers




DHS Adds Encryption Requirements To Responder Radio Equipment

To ensure that first responders have secure interoperability for their communications, the Department of Homeland Security announced that radio equipment requiring encryption must use Advanced Encryption Standard 256. This change in the Project 25 Compliance Assessment Program listing of grant-eligible radio equipment will help ensure that responders from different jurisdictions can communicate securely and successfully, regardless of the brand of equipment used.

DHS adds encryption requirements to responder radio equipment