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Texting Napa’s emergency center may soon become possible

From NapaValleyRegister.com

While sending 911 text messages is not possible in Napa County today, texting Napa’s emergency center may soon become possible.

Napa city officials have been evaluating systems that would allow emergency texting to Central Dispatch, Napa’s emergency call center. This week, representatives will meet with a vendor to assess how the new technology can be incorporated into its 911 system.

“We just need to find the right fit,” said Gus Ulloth, systems administrator for the city. “We’re evaluating options right now.” (more…)

800 MHz Band Reconfiguration in the U.S.-Mexico Border Region

From Radio Resource

“Significant progress has been made in the 800 MHz band reconfiguration program toward eliminating interference to public safety and non-public safety 800 MHz radio systems across the United States. There have been several recent developments that impact licensees affected by the U.S.-Mexico Border Region. This includes licensees with licensed repeater locations  within 110 kilometers of the Mexican border (the Sharing Zone) and many licensees located within the NPSPAC Regions along the Mexican border but north of the Sharing Zone (collectively, “Mexican border region licensees”): (more…)

FCC puts permanent stamp of approval on TETRA technology Final decision ensures user choice for critical communications in the US

Latest News from TCCA

24  September 2012: The  TETRA & Critical Communications Association (TCCA) has announced that the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has  issued a permanent change  to its part 90 rules to  permit the unrestricted use of Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA) technology for  critical communications in the 450-470 MHz and 809-824/854-869 MHz bands. The  rulemaking states: “The record is clear that TETRA is a valuable option for licensees  requiring a spectrally efficient wireless solution,” and continues “we find that  TETRA offers adjacent channel protection that is often better than other  narrowband systems currently operating in the LMR bands.” (more…)

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