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Public Safety Blog Series-Connecting the Unconnected in Public Safety Response

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the next technology transition where devices will allow us to sense and control the physical world by making objects smarter and connecting them through an intelligent network.   IoT is about connecting the unconnected.  Here are three recent stories sharing insights of how IoT technologies are transforming public safety and making communities safer. IoT Technologies used in Disaster Response Cisco NERV — Click…

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Fantastic New Experiences with Collaboration Systems Release 10

The collaboration market is on a transformational journey.  Workloads and use cases such as web conferencing, telephony, video, and file sharing that started as separate islands at first, are now rapidly converging.  With those islands come complexity of integration and interoperability, which means experiences can suffer. Two key things Cisco is focused on is making collaboration simple to use, deploy, and buy; and pervasive by reducing cost an…

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Public Safety Blog Series–#IACP2013: Law Enforcement Professionals Unite

Even in the face of the U.S. government shutdown, law enforcement around the world continued undeterred. The 120th Annual International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Conference and Law Enforcement Education and Technology Exposition will take place October 19-23, 2013 in Philadelphia. A key event for law enforcement education, IACP 2013 topics will include everything from tracking officer injuries to understanding the power of social m…

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A Crypto Conversation: How We Choose Algorithms

…e tested” are all characteristics and processes that go into “secure enough or not” decisions. Interoperability — Given the need to securely talk with other devices on the Internet, we are compelled to ensure that there are interoperable, secure crypto options within our products. As a direct result of customer feedback, we strive to achieve interoperability using international standards. Our customers prefer standards, as they…

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A Global Standard for Narrowband Power Line Communications

…nt, with publishing of the finished document expected by the end of 2013. HomePlug Netricity for Conformance and Interoperability Certification With the imminent arrival of the 1901.2 standard comes the need for a certification program to insure product conformance to the specification and interoperability between multiple vendor’s product offerings.  The HomePlug Powerline Alliance is rising to this challenge.  HomePlug’s Netricity program, wit…

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