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PSCR Newsroom

Welcome to the PSCR Newsroom. 

PSCR strives to keep its stakeholders as well as press up-to-date on its latest developments. The information on this page is meant to aid in discovery of the most recent successes, highlights, and activities from PSCR.

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In March and April, 2019, PSCR's Open Innovation team launched three prize challenges. Learn more about Haptics for Public Safety, Expanding the SIM Card, and Tech to Protect.

Recent News Coverage about PSCR, its projects, and its staff

  1. Ten Minutes with NIST’s Jeb Benson: Tech To Protect Challenge Encourages Safety, Innovation Through 3D, SPAR 3D, May 2019

  2. USA: Tech to Protect Challenge launches national public safety coding contest, Critical Communications Today, April 2019

  3. FirstNet Authority conducting public-safety outreach to inform reinvestment decisions in nationwide system, UrgentComms, April 2019

  4. National Innovation Contest Aims to Improve Public Safety Comms, EMS World, April 2019

  5. First Responders Look for Advanced Haptic Interfaces, SIGNAL, March 2019

  6. NIST Seeks First Responder Input on Emergency Communications, Mission Critical Communications, March 2019

  7. PSCR launches Haptic Interfaces for Public Safety Challenge, Critical Communications Today, March 2019

  8. APCO Announces 2019 Leadership in Policy Award Winners, Mission Critical Communications, March 2019

  9. Hosting an ETSI plugtest: 31 VPNs, 120 engineers, 2,100 test cases, RCR Wireless, March 2019

  10. CES 2019: Cool stuff at Eureka Park, ZDNet, January 2019

  11. App, App, and Away, Critical Communications Today, November 2018

  12. First Responder Exercise, Public-Safety LTE Workshop Highlight Winter Institute, Mission Critical Communications, September 2018

  13. The International Future Computing Association Gathers at Immersed Summit, Cision, September 2018

  14. PSCR Procures Star Solutions LTE Deployable Systems, Cision, September 2018

  15. Telit Selected For AIS FirstNet Routers, CivSource, August 2018

  16. Salina Drone Business Wins International Competition, Salina Post, July 2018

  17. "OGC wants your help automatically processing 3D point clouds to turn-by-turn directions," SPAR3D, July 2018

  18. "NIST Takes Interoperability to New Heights," SIGNAL Magazine, July 2018.

  19. "Can a fake rescue help you save a real person? Researchers testing virtual reality think so," The Denver Channel, June 2018.
  20. "NIST: Michael Ogata outlines methods, challenges for vetting security of mobile applications," IWCE's Urgent Communications, June 2018
  21. "PSCR: Margaret Pinson outlines goals of video-quality research project," IWCE's Urgent Communications, June 2018
  22. "NIST develops virtual reality testbed for first responder user interfaces," Homeland Preparedness News, May 2018.
  23. "Sound the (virtual) alarm: NIST develops virtual reality for public safety," RCR Wireless News, May 2018.
  24. Episode 2: Smart Government, Safe Communities Podcast with PSCR Division Chief Dereck Orr, May 2018
  25. "Point Cloud City: NIST's 3-D indoor mapping model," GCN, February 2018
  26. "NIST Public Safety Communications Research Division Chief Dereck Orr at CES," C-SPAN, January 2018

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    Created August 30, 2016, Updated January 17, 2020