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  • ​Alexander Richardson, Thomas Lynch, Jesus Gonzalez | April 04, 2017
    The IHS Markit Critical Communications Team recently attended IWCE 2017 in Las Vegas. Here were the major trends we noticed at the show along with key takeaways.
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  • ​Alexander Richardson | March 09, 2017
    Key points The public safety sector must maintain pace with the wider telecommunications industry. As emergency response technologies currently in use become obsolete, it is critical that the United States modernizes its 911 system to one that is IP-based. • 21 states have indicated they have an operational ESInet in place. Approximately 1,300 PSAPs are connected (as of 2015). • 16 states have awarded an NG911 contract (as of 2015). • 17 of 30 survey respondents indicated they had plans to install Next Gen technologies over next 12 months (as of June 2016).
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  • January 06, 2016
    Accessories for portable licensed mobile radios (LMR) have long attempted to increase productivity and safety for the individuals who use them. Yearly improvements for portable LMR accessories include increasingly longer battery life, faster charging batteries, and better sound in speaker microphones. These


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Examination of the key technologies employed in command and control rooms including competitive analyses of the top technology and service suppliers.
The Critical Communications Broadband Intelligence Service helps customers to fully comprehend and evaluate broadband equipment in the critical communications market by enabling them to obtain an unparalleled level of data and detail.
The Mobile Radio Intelligence Service provides continuous coverage of the global Professional Mobile Radio (PMR) market, including report coverage of LMR, DMR, TETRA, LMR Infrastructure, and LMR Accessories, as well as competitive market shares, executive ppts, and Trax interactive databases.


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  • Ryan Darrand | November 17, 2016
    This is the seventh edition of the IHS report dedicated to the market for DMR/dPMR, PDT and competing technologies. It reflects the major changes in the global market since 2015; and the continuation of the trend from analogue to digital technologies, in particular the double-digit annual growth of Cost Optimized Digital shipments between 2014 and 2015.
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  • Ryan Darrand | November 17, 2016
    This report provides in-depth, clear analysis of this market, from the leading providers of critical communications research. By offering the highest level of granularity available on the market, this report allows the reader to identify the emerging opportunities and developments that will impact the market over the next five years.
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  • October 28, 2015
    This is the third edition of the IHS report dedicated to the market for LMR infrastructure and system integration. Previous IHS reports have included subsections on infrastructure components but this report solely focuses on infrastructure equipment and system integration, recognising this market has its own unique value chain.
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  • Icon Director, Safe Cities, Critical Communications and Security.
    Thomas Lynch is the Director for Safe Cities, Critical Communications and Security Research at IHS. Thomas and his team focus across video surveillance equipment, safe cities, public safety, future communications technologies such as LTE, command & control and Cybersecurity.
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