FirstNet teams up with 911 Community

Posted on July 2015

The future of public safety was the topic at hand at the National Number Association (NENA) Conference & Expo. NENA and FirstNet, the first high-speed nationwide wireless broadband network provider dedicated to public safety, are helping lead efforts that will transform public-safety communications. Improving emergency response is a key goal in this endeavor, where both FirstNet and NENA are seeking the enhancement of communications for first responders and public safety assistance.
The focus isn’t just regional either, it’s national. FirstNet and NENA want to bring broadband connectivity to both rural and remote areas, as well as urban. “It’s surprising to me how many people are unaware of this initiative”, says FirstNet Chairwoman Sue Swenson. “It’s obviously very important for the people in this country, and it’s always surprising to find out that people are not that aware of it.”

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Samsung patent could double battery life

Posted on July 2015

Samsung mobile may have found the way to a longer cell phone battery life, according to testing done by members of the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology and Energy Material Lab in Korea. According to their studies, silicon coating added to the traditional lithium-ion layer of the battery increased energy densities “from 1.5 to 1.8 times greater than current levels.”
Silicon is gaining attention in the technology world as the next-generation lithium-ion battery “because of its unparalleled gravimetric capacity,” according to the results published in Nature Communications.
Engineers in the mobile technology world have been relentlessly working on ways to prolong cell phone battery life, with little-to-no success. One success story, however, comes from Singapore, when Nanyang Technological Institute found a way to charge a dead battery up to 70% in less than two minutes.
More tests are needed before any technology hits the consumer market.

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