IWCE Preview: The Importance of In-Building Connectivity for Public Safety

Fire codes have been a major driver behind in-building wireless deployments in new building construction for the past decade, as municipalities have endeavored to ensure that first responders have adequate and survivable radio communications inside structures when they are responding to emergencies....
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Stoked for public-safety panel at HetNet Expo

A new 270-page report from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Public Safety Research Program notes that in-building coverage needs to be supplemented with a combination of small cells deployed indoors as well as Cell on Wheels (COWS). Hear from one of the authors of the study, as well as a Los Angele...
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HetNet Forum welcomes new member Whoop Wireless

Whoop Wireless  recently joined the HetNet Forum. The company provides mobile and public safety connectivity between devices, people, and buildings. Its mission is to create or improve in-building signal coverage aimed directly at core customers with speed, technology, and a world-class su...
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FirstNet Keynote Speaker announced for FedLands Workshop

FirstNet's Director of Government Affairs Edward Parkinson will give the Keynote Address at the Federal Properties Public/Private workshop on Oct. 16 at the Hilton Chicago. The event takes place in conjunction with the 2014 HetNet Expo . As the FirstNet Director of Government Affairs, Mr. Parkinson ...
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Changes to building codes mean safer work environment for first responders

The importance of reliable communications will become even more imperative as public-safety personnel use data communications to perform their jobs. Imagine being able to see — in real time — a floor-by-floor map of the building where an emergency has occurred, or watch surveillance video when an al...
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