June Newsletter Vol. 1 Issue 2. June 6th, 2011

It really is black and white; politics don't belong in Public Safety.TM

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Featured Articles

The Next Steps in Interoperability Andrew Seybold's response to Congress's memo about Public Safety spending, commentary on interoperability, and the facts about spectrum efficiency... read more

Potential Solution for GPS Interference Symmetricom proposed a possible solution to the recent claims of interference from LightSquared, using PRS synchronization... read more

Motorola Demos 700 MHz LTE Network The Philadelphia Police Academy hosted the first demonstration from Motorola Solutions of 700 MHz LTE technology, prioritizing multiple video streams from a dash-mounted camera in a squad car connected with a Band 14 Motorola dongle... read more

New York City Pilots PLAN Mobile Alert System New Yorkers will soon be able to receive potentially life-saving messages to mobile devices alerting them to essential information during times of emergency... read more

Record-breaking Fines from FCC Enforcement According to yesterday's Urgent Communications article "FCC Increases Enforcement Amid Budget Shortfall," a record-breaking $55 million in 2009.  This resulted from 4,500 enforcement actions that year... read more



June Events Calendar (see full size)

Sunday, June 5-7-- 2011 NASTO Conference

Monday, June 6-8-- APCO Global Congress

Thursday, June 9-- FCC Open Commission Meeting

Tuesday, June 14-- Flag Day

Sunday, June 19-- Father's Day

Visit our Events Calendar at EMRConsults.com



Quote of the Month

"Courage is what preserves our liberty, safety, life, and our homes and parents, our country and children. Courage comprises all things."



First Responders, First Priority

News from this past month has been full of developing innovation in our industry; technology is being applied in new ways in all sectors, including Public Safety. Our industry is at the crest of advancement, with solutions like 700 MHz LTE networks and the soon-to-launch, geographically-targeted PLAN mobile alert system. Milestones such as this are encouraging, and we hope such news builds the resolve of Public Safety officials, to stay their course.

It is more important than ever to put first responders first, and as Jodi Rell, former Governor of Connecticut, said, "At the end of the day, the goals are simple: safety and security." Today's political and technological environment has the ability to sway decisions in many different directions. In our industry, however, it is important to remember that there is only one priority: the safety and security of our people.

We hope you enjoy the second issue of our newsletter, and we appreciate all the feedback and kind words about the first issue. This monthly update is meant to be of service to you, our clients and colleagues who work so hard at keeping first responders first, and keeping politics out of the equation. We welcome any comments and personal experiences of Public Safety officials, especially rebanding stories.

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About EMR Consulting, Inc.

EMR Consulting is dedicated to assisting public safety agencies in FCC licensing, system design, frequency selection, and vendor relationships. With more than 20 years of experience, we offer a vitally insightful viewpoint to assure that internal processes are working to provide agencies the best telecommunications system in the most effective manner. Driven by our primary priority of Public Safety, we advocate tirelessly to keep politics out of the equation. Visit EMRConsults.com and contact us to discover how we solve your immediate telecommunications issues and help you achieve your long term goals.