Firefighting Technology: Public Safety Communications Equipment Showcased at APCO Conference

By Mary Jane Dittmar Manufacturers, developers, and other involved in the quickly evolving public safety communications arena displayed their latest innovations and technology at the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International's 78th Annual Conference & Expo in Minneapolis in August. Some common features of the products included provisions to expand interoperable communications and to put in place systems that not only meet today's growing needs but that also can be adapted to facilitate future needs without excessive cost. Moreover, the new technologies are easy to use and make data immediately accessible to multiple agencies on the same network. Amon...

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