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  • Airbus DS Communications, West Partner to Support Text-to-911 Implementation - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Airbus DS Communications, West Partner to Support Text-to-911 Implementation

    An Airbus Defense and Space subsidiary has collaborated with communication services provider West to support the adoption of a streamlined text-to-911 system across public safety agencies. Airbus DS Communications said Tuesday the collaboration aims to bring together Airbus DS Communications’ VESTA SMS application and the West Text Control Center TXT2-9-1-1 service in efforts to establish one hub for public safety answering points to coordinate […] More

  • TCS Establishes 911 SMS Interface Testing Lab; Thomas Ginter Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    TCS Establishes 911 SMS Interface Testing Lab; Thomas Ginter Comments

    TeleCommunication Systems has established a technology laboratory for vendors to test if their telephony software and interfaces are capable of processing 911 emergency text messages. TCS’ ESInet Interoperability Lab is scheduled to open in April and was built for testing of text-to-911 architectures prior to a system’s deployment at public safety answering points, TCS said Tuesday. […] More

  • TCS Unveils 911 Text Messaging System - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    TCS Unveils 911 Text Messaging System

    TeleCommunications Systems Inc. has developed a new system for citizens to send emergency information to 911 operators via text messages when audio communication is not available. TCS said it developed the system to work with voice communication systems and to fulfill proposed Federal Communications Commission requirements for mobile carriers and some Internet-based text messaging applications […] More

  • NASA Tests iPads, Texting for 2025 Asteroid Mission - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    NASA Tests iPads, Texting for 2025 Asteroid Mission

    NASA is preparing its astronauts for an asteroid exploration mission by using iPads for training, Information Week reports. David Carr writes the agency is using the iPads to simulate time-delayed radio communications, organize mission pans and deliver training. Used for the NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operation training at the Aquarius Reef Base at Key Largo, […] More

  • Verizon Funds Healthier Students Program in Boston - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Verizon Funds Healthier Students Program in Boston

    The Verizon Foundation is helping Boston-area students take steps toward healthier lives with a $25,000 grant in support of the Partners Healthcare Center for Connected Health program. Students ages 11-17 will receive a wireless pedometer to measure the distances they walk and track the time they spend being active. Via text messaging, the students will receive educational messages, encouragement […] More

  • ITT Announces New Secure Mobile Devices, Platform for Situational Awareness - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    ITT Announces New Secure Mobile Devices, Platform for Situational Awareness

    ITT Corp. announced today that it has developed a commercial-based smartphone and tablet designed for use by the Defense Department. Each item will be equipped with ITT’s National Security Agency-certified AARIS-457 network processor, which is approved for secret and below usages.  “ITT“™s hardware crypto solution gives our customers a communication capability and security that is proven, […] More

  • Cellphone Designers Should Seek Inspiration from Social Networking - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Cellphone Designers Should Seek Inspiration from Social Networking

    Cellphone-handset designers should look to social networking for inspiration to improve the management of communications on phones, according to a South Africa-based wireless application service provider. Many aspects of the cellphone user interface have not changed in a decade, especially contact management and texting capability, said Dr. Pieter Streicher, managing director of SMSBulk.com. American University’s […] More

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