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SECURE RADIO COMMUNICATIONS FOR A SECURE WORLD: CONNECTING TOGETHER WITH DIFFERENT ENCRYPTION KEYS

Posted by Base Camp Connect on May 8, 2019

 

Ensuring secure voice, data and radio communications between NATO allies in a common theatre of operation can be a difficult, even impossible task in forward operations. As encryption codes are secret, country-specific and are not shared, collaborating without risking eavesdropping from unwanted entities is a real threat.

NATO has 29 member nations, and each has circumstances that change from year to year. Geopolitical shifts can mean that a ‘friendly’ country cannot be considered as such permanently. For this reason, sharing encryption keys carries its weight of potential future risks, and understandably, countries want to maintain their independence as much as possible.

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Topics: radio communication, radio, radio interoperability, radio gateway, Tactical Communications, Radio interoperability gateway, interoperability issues, Military

Radio Interoperability Solutions: Where to Start?

Posted by Base Camp Connect on January 18, 2018

'‘I’d like to have a simple solution to patch our radios with neighboring agencies who are on different frequencies when I need it - that’s my primary need.’'

We often hear a variation of this statement, so we thought we’d write a series on the most common conversations we have with public safety agencies. In this first part, we will cover what we consider to be a representative meeting of the radio needs, and everything else will be covered in a separate post.

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Topics: radio gateway, radio use, interoperability issues, MCPTT, PTT, proprietary shared system

5 Signs you should Invest in Radio Interoperability

Posted by Robert Avsec on December 5, 2017

Interoperability in emergency communications is a communications challenge that’s almost as old as the use of portable radios in public safety and emergency management. But, how much do you know about interoperability? In this article, you’ll learn why communications interoperability is critical for your organization’s mission success and why you should invest in it.

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Topics: radio gateway, Interoperability Continuum, Interoperability in emergency communications

Communication Planning based on Past Disasters

Posted by Paul Calderwood on November 27, 2017

Over the past few months, we have seen a number of disasters that have happened all over this country. As I have read the reports and the articles about these events, I keep seeing a common thread that has been a serious issue in all of them, communications.

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Topics: radio interoperability, radio gateway, Radio interoperability gateway, Hurricane Irma communications, Hurricane Harvey Communications, Command and Control, Rapidly deployable communications, USAR, Communications backup system

6 Articles on Radios that Every Emergency Responder Must Read

Posted by Base Camp Connect on June 6, 2017

As you know, radio communications are essential to emergency response operations. This is why we have chosen 6 articles that every emergency responder should read. Good reading!

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Topics: radio interoperability, radio gateway, radio training

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