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Joe Ross Receives Prestigious NPSTC Heinrich Hertz Award

The National Public Safety Telecommunication Council (NPSTC) presented the prestigious Heinrich Hertz award to Televate’s Senior Partner, Joe Ross, in recognition of his exceptional Working Group contributions to the public safety community regarding T-Band land mobile radio challenges resulting from Public Law 112-96.  

“We are extremely proud of Joe’s accomplishment and are grateful to NPSTC for its recognition of Joe’s innovative contributions to the advancement of mission critical communications.  This award also reflects Televate’s volunteer resource commitment to the public safety community, a corporate citizenship role we take very seriously. We will continue to dedicate countless hours to deliver the best possible solutions for the public safety community,” said Rick Burke, managing partner of Televate.

Read the award letter here.

4 Broadband Cost Trade-Offs

Users must understand the financial impact of deploying and operating the nationwide network and potential business models.

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May 2013 | MissionCritical Communications

Side by side, step by step

The time for FirstNet to foster data and application interoperability is now, as it begins designing its nationwide broadband network for first responders.

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April 2013 | Urgent Communications Magazine

How States Can Influence FirstNet

The NTIA's State and Local Implementation Grant Program (SLIGP) provides a unique opportunity for participating states to influence the solution that the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) will deploy for the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN).

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March 20, 3013 | MissionCritical Communications

City of Colorado Springs and El Paso County Select Televate to Conduct a Functional & Life-Cycle Audit of the Pikes Peak Regional Communications Network


Televate LLC, a leading public safety communications and information technology consulting company, today announced that the City of Colorado Springs and El Paso County in Colorado awarded a contract to Televate to perform a functional and life-cycle audit of its Pikes Peak Regional Communications Network (PPRCN). The study will determine the current and future communications requirements, network migration options, and financial model required to sustain PPRCN operations.

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The T-Band Maze

How T-band licensees can prepare for the forced spectrum change, including potential spectrum and voice network options

MissionCritical Communications, March 2013

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WEBINAR: Seeking Convergence: Delivering the Greatest Capabilities and Connectivity to Our First Responders

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 | 2:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. PT

In this webinar, public safety experts will discuss the concept of a converged communications environment for first responders made up of LTE and LMR technologies, and the road ahead.

With LTE, first responders have new access to mission-critical information through data, video and voice applications, and rugged, public-safety-grade devices. But today, hardened and established LMR systems are delivering the coverage and reliability that first responders need.

Convergence of LTE and LMR allows public safety entities to leverage existing investments as well as capabilities enabled by Band 14 public safety LTE in an integrated network offering. 

Join our panelists - Patrick M. Flynn, Director of Communications and Outreach, DHS Joint Wireless Program Office, Felix Perez, Director of Radio Communications Information Division, Technology Department, Miami-Dade County, Joe Ross, Partner, Televate LLC and Andrew Thiessen, Standard and Requirements Lead, Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR), US Department of Commerce - as they explore:

  • Rationale behind convergence and the enablers of convergence
  • What convergence means at device, application and network levels
  • How to enable mission-critical grade communications through convergence
  • What is possible with convergence, and which intersecting areas of broadband and narrowband have the greatest potential

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Televate's Joe Ross Appointed to APCO International Broadband Committee

Joe Ross, senior partner at Televate, has been selected to be a member of the APCO International Broadband Committee for the 2012 -2013 fiscal year. 

Webinar: LTE & LMR: Planning for the Future

August 29th, 2012 | 2:00 PM ET

In this webinar, leading experts will explore the differences between long-term evolution and land mobile radio—two very different technologies—with a focus on network deployment, operation and maintenance. Particular emphasis will be placed on coverage and backhaul, which vary significantly between the two platforms. Also, panelists will examine best practices for optimizing LTE and LMR system performance—and discuss how those tactics vary between the two—and offer strategies for executing an LMR to LTE migration.

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States Face Big Decisions for Nationwide Public-Safety Broadband Network

State and local officials have big decisions to make later this year as the governance structure for the nationwide public-safety broadband network falls into place.
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Analyzing LTE & LMR Coverage

Big differences between two-way radio and LTE coverage mean solid planning is essential as broadband networks are built.

MissionCritical Communications, June 2012

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Minnesota Public-Safety LTE Study Estimates $332M for Statewide Buildout

A new study estimates that it would cost $332 million to build a public-safety Long Term Evolution (LTE) network that meets mission-critical requirements for the state of Minnesota, in addition to $16 million in annual operating expenditures.
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