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How Do First Responders Communicate and What Are Some of Their Challenges?

Posted by Helen Akers on Oct 13, 2022 12:17:31 PM

It’s no secret that first responders experience on-the-job challenges most of the public would never want to face. However, public safety roles are also becoming more demanding, and first responders feel the strain. Survey research shows that 61% of first responders believe their jobs have become more difficult in the last 18 months.

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Topics: first responders, cellular, communications

History of Wireless Technologies

Posted by James Johnson on Jul 29, 2021 12:39:45 PM

Guest Blog by James Johnson (byline at end of article)

In February 1896, Guglielmo Marconi developed the path for operational wireless technology. It all started with the existence of electromagnetic waves predicted by James C. Maxwell in 1860. By 1888, the existence of electromagnetic waves was experimentally proven by Heinrich R. Hertz.

The first experiment was held with a spark-gap transmitter with a receiver 2.4 km away, and it was successful. In the early days, wireless communication was advanced for military use only after various wireless technologies were developed and improved. These technologies were later expanded to broadcasting. With the rise of technological firms, radio broadcasting started in the first half of the 20th century. TV broadcasting was initiated in the second half of the same century.

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Topics: Technology, wireless, communications, history