Integration: Key Challenges

in-ti-greyt – verb (used with object), to bring together or incorporate (parts) into a whole. To make up, combine, or complete to produce a whole or a larger unit, as parts do. Integration is the act of bringing together disparate components, systems or subsystems into a single, larger, more comprehensive system that functions as one,…

The 7 Principles of a Successful Partnership

Early in my career I was introduced to some key principles in regards to developing meaningful relationships with strategic suppliers. I was introduced to the concept that Suppliers are every bit as important as Customers, and should be treated as such. This continues to resonate through ongoing joint sales, marketing and business development initiatives that…

Push to Talk (PTT) Over Broadband

Voice is still the killer app. That being said, there is still a growing industry need to extend commercial and mission critical LMR coverage beyond the geographic areas that LMR radio systems extend. Furthermore, many agencies and businesses require the ability to keep their personnel connected across disparate networks and devices. Since the 2016 decommissioning…

Is your LMR Systems Integrator Authorized? Should you Care?

The evolvement of Digital Two-Way Radio has introduced significant complexities in the design, implementation and ongoing maintenance, support and operations of new digital radio systems. Concurrently, Public Safety and Mission Critical organizations are now conducting very thorough due diligence in the technical specifications, functionality, performance criteria, application development, standards compatibility and systems testing when making…

3 Key Considerations when Purchasing AFRRCS Radios

The Alberta First Responders Radio Communications System (AFRRCS) is a Province wide open standards two-way radio network for public safety first responder agencies. Harris Canada Systems Inc. was selected to design and build the AFRRCS P25 infrastructure; however a prime objective of AFRRCS was to permit standards based compliant P25 radios from other manufacturers to…

AFRRCS In-Building Two Way Radio Coverage

The long anticipated Alberta First Responders Radio Communications System (AFRRCS) is making its mark on Alberta’s First Responders. Testing is underway with some key Government agencies, and early indications are that the coverage reach is very good. This of course is both expected and encouraging based on predictable outdoor operations of portable and mobile radios….