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 Dear Member

We're back from APCO 2013, where we learned about some of latest news and updates about police communications. In this edition of Comms eNews, we feature our visit with Motorola, where we saw some of their new technology demonstrated, as well as news that Mutualink might be offering the first public safety app when Google Glass becomes available.

We also have our report on the FCC's rebanding concerns, their spectrum policy update, and a synopsis of how they're working to improve 911 texting services.

In coming issues of Comms eNews, we'll have other features on new technologies we discovered last week in Anaheim.

Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief
Comms Issues
Rebanding concerns dominate FCC spectrum policy update
By Michelle Perin, PoliceOne Contributor
FCC Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau honcho David Furth led a discussion that ranged from narrowbanding to the new rules governing 700 MHz. "A lot of work to do"
Comms Tech & Gear
The first police application for Google Glass?
By Tim Dees, PoliceOne Columnist
At APCO last week, Mutualink announced a Google Glass partnership, and the company might even have a public safety product as soon as the computers become available. Fantastic possibilities
Comms Issues
FCC addresses 911 services
By Michelle Perin, PoliceOne Contributor
The FCC and public safety professionals share the desire to provide reliable and accurate emergency response. Overcoming bounce-back
Comms Tech & Gear
Motorola's "future tech" demo
By Michelle Perin, PoliceOne Contributor
New technology shown at an invitation-only display during APCO 2013 indicates that Motorola is not content to sit around and wait for the future to get here.

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