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PSC eNews Weekly
Friday, February 12, 2016

APCO International is pleased to announce the creation of its Certified Public-Safety Executive (CPE) Program designed to elevate professionalism, enhance individual performance and recognize excellence in the public safety communications community. Program participants will acquire the skills and understanding necessary to assume executive leadership positions. Participants already in executive positions will have the opportunity to increase their knowledge and hone their personal leadership styles. Continue.

 
There are only a few hours left to submit your proposal for APCO's Annual Public Safety Broadband Summit, taking place May 16-17, 2016 at the Renaissance Washington, DC, Downtown Hotel. We invite technology experts, policy leaders, industry partners, wireless service providers and public safety communications professionals to help further the discussion on a number of timely issues. All presentations must be vendor-neutral, non-marketing, informative and educational.
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Avtec Inc.
Zetron, Inc.
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On Wednesday, APCO announced the establishment of the next in a series of projects aimed at solving the unique problems encountered by public safety communications professionals. Project 43, Broadband Implications for the PSAP, will help telecommunicators, public safety answering points (PSAPs), 9-1-1 authorities, emergency operations centers and others in the public safety community to embrace existing and prepare for evolving broadband communications technologies that will impact PSAP operations and support emergency responders.
 
New PSAPs, alarm central stations and the State of Florida have recently joined the ASAP program. This direct, computer-to-computer interface dramatically reduces alarm response times and human error by removing the requirement for a voice call between the alarm monitoring company and the 9-1-1 center.
 
The Culpeper County Public Safety Communications Center in Virginia has met the minimum training standards for the APCO's Agency Training Program Certification and has been awarded certification as of January 29, 2016.
 
IWCE's Urgent Communications Add Mexico to the list of countries that soon could leverage LTE technology to meet the communication needs of its public safety entities, although first responders are just one of many groups to be served under the new Red Compartida tender for a wholesale LTE network operated on 90 MHz of spectrum in the 700 MHz band.
 
RCR Wireless News FirstNet’s LTE network for public safety is getting some early use at major sporting events, with small-scale temporary deployments that are giving first responders a taste of what it’s like to have their own cellular network amid heavy traffic on commercial carriers.
 
CALEA
 
Solacom Technologies
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