Wednesday, July 12, 2017

ETSI Readies Report on First MCPTT Plugtest

ETSI Readies Report on First MCPTT Plugtest

The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) in coming days plans to release a report summarizing results from the first mission-critical push to talk (MCPTT) Plugtests event held June 19 – 23. The report will follow preliminary data from the interoperability test sessions for mission-critical Long Term Evolution (LTE) equipment.

Monday, April 24, 2017

OODA in the Machine: Telecom discovers Col. John Boyd

ETSI Experiential Networked Intelligence group elects leaders during kick off meeting: "The purpose of the group is to define a Context Aware System using Artificial Intelligence (AI) based on the “observe-orient-decide-act” control model. This enables the system to adjust offered services based on changes in user needs, environmental conditions and business goals.

"Dr. Raymond Forbes explained: 'The purpose of the group is to improve operators' experience regarding network deployment and operation, by using AI techniques.' "

Deus ex Machina: AI, the Wizard Hat, and the Future of Humanity

And this in the Save Us From Ourselves Department -

Neuralink and the Brain's Magical Future - Wait But Why:
"Not only is Elon’s new venture—Neuralink—the same type of deal, but six weeks after first learning about the company, I’m convinced that it somehow manages to eclipse Tesla and SpaceX in both the boldness of its engineering undertaking and the grandeur of its mission. The other two companies aim to redefine what future humans will do—Neuralink wants to redefine what future humans will be."

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Power to the Edge - Command...Control...in the Information Age





AN EDGE APPROACH TO INTEROPERABILITY

"An approach to interoperability with power to the edge characteristics promises to make interoperability a more tractable problem because the move to a post and smart pull approach frees us from the tyranny of [information exchange requirements]."

Friday, April 21, 2017

Public Safety Advocate: Opting In or Out? � ANDREWSEYBOLD.com

HELP WANTED:  More Andy Seybolds.



Public Safety Advocate: Opting In or Out? � ANDREWSEYBOLD.com

Metcalfe's Law is Wrong - IEEE Spectrum

Considerations in why shared systems in public safety communications are valuable - and why there may be limiting factors, including combining systems of unequal size.  Next stop:  SNR and value being drowned in the noise.



Metcalfe's Law is Wrong - IEEE Spectrum

Monday, December 07, 2015

Montana Highway Patrol helps county pay for unused, unwanted tower

Montana Highway Patrol helps county pay for unused, unwanted tower | The Glendive Ranger Review: Although they have not yet rid themselves of the communication tower near Fallon, Disaster and Emergency Services Coordinator Mary Jo Gehnert said Dawson County has found help paying the bills from Montana Highway Patrol. The tower was erected in 2007 on Bureau of Land Management land with Homeland Security funds from the Interoperable Emergency Communications Grant Program.
However, by 2011 Interoperability Montana was running out of administrative and operations funding and on June 30, 2011 IM dissolved. When IM dissolved, approximately $10 million in grant awards, projects and contracts were abandoned.
“When the IM project went defunct, all of the expenses fell back on to Dawson County,” Gehnert said.