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Gartner Recognizes Cisco as a Leader in Unified Communications…Again

For the seventh year in a row Cisco was positioned as a leader in the August 2014 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications. In the accompanying Critical Capabilities for Unified Communications document, published July 2014, Cisco also received the highest ratings in Full UC with Strong Telephony and Ability to Offer Hybrid Solutions use cases. We believe our continued recognition in these key industry assessments demonstrates that the f…

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Internet of Things – The Technical Reality

  Internet of Every(thing)s — Confusing for sure.   IoT. IoE. Same thing some say. Only different. Too much for any one show really, but we did our best. Internet of Things (IoT) is difficult to define as it represents multiple protocols and so many different ideas. We will all continue to learn more as the years pass because this so much more than a single idea, a company or term that can be quantified. The opportunity is absolutely…

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Moving Public Safety Forward: Invest in the Future, Not the Past.

Moving Public Safety Forward:  Invest in the Future, Not the Past. Use Existing Radio System and Smartphones, with an Etherstack and Cisco Solution If you’ve got an analog radio system, upgrading to P25 just got much easier and much less expensive. Some agencies have received an end-of-life and end-of-support notice from their radio network manufacturer. If you’re in this position, there’s a better option for entering the FirstNet era than upgra…

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Modernizing Public Safety Communications

Modernizing Public Safety Communications Your existing radios and voice system do more, with Cisco IPICS 4.8 If your agency uses Cisco Unified Communications as well as PTT radio communications, you can make both more valuable by adding Cisco IP Interoperability and Collaboration System (IPICS). Hundreds of public safety agencies around the world already use Cisco IPICS to make radio dispatch operations simpler. IPICS improves incident response…

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How Internet of Things Is Transforming Public Safety

How Internet of Things Is Transforming Public Safety Use Case 1: BYOD for Police Officers The Internet of Things refers to connecting currently unconnected people and things, and it’s transforming public safety. This blog explains how police officers can securely use commercial smartphones and tablets in the field. Future blogs will describe other ways to use the Internet of Things to improve communications, collaboration, and operations. Police…

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