3 Ways You Can Use Smartwatches to Keep You Safe

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Smartwatches are becoming the next must-have gadget. You can receive notifications, answer calls, connect to your smart devices, track your fitness, listen to music and navigate your surrounding area. Smartwatches are reliable and easily accessible, which also makes them more useful than smartphones in dangerous situations. Let’s take a closer look at the features that help keep you safe. [Read more…]

Aviation industry must embrace modern PTT technologies for more coordinated and efficient turnaround processes

The global aviation industry is growing rapidly. Traffic volumes have increased by around six per cent per year for many years, which equates to a doubling of traffic every 12 years. New airlines, cheaper tickets. improved passenger experiences both on and off the planes, a change in consumer behaviour favouring experiences and air travel all contribute to this positive trend that I (and experts like IATA) expect will continue. [Read more…]

Members of Congress Support Classifying ‘Public Safety Telecommunicators’ as a ‘Protective Service’ Occupation

Alexandria, VA – Yesterday, the Congressional NextGen 9-1-1 Caucus Co-Chairs – Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), Representative Anna Eshoo (D-CA), and Representative John Shimkus (R-IL) – sent a bipartisan letter to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) urging OMB to revise the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) to accurately represent the complex and life-saving nature of the work performed by 9-1-1 professionals.  This is a welcome development that aligns with recommendations made by the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International in formal comments submitted to OMB as part of the revision process. [Read more…]

TomTom calls for people to star in its new road movie, ‘Life in a Car’

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AMSTERDAM–TomTom (TOM2) is calling on drivers around the world to get involved in a short film celebrating life on the road. From the everyday to the extraordinary, TomTom wants drivers to capture and share their favourite driving experiences for the chance to star in the film, called Life in a Car. The film will be made entirely from footage shot by real drivers, and will be directed by Natalia Andreadis, who worked on Ridley Scott’s award-winning crowd-sourced movie, Life in a Day. It will premiere in September this year. [Read more…]