Ryan Schradin
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Ryan Schradin

Ryan Schradin is the Executive Editor of The Last Mile. A communications expert and journalist with over a decade of experience, Ryan has edited and contributed to multiple popular online trade publications focused on unified communications and network infrastructure industries.

Edge Relay
Emergency ResponseMilitary

In a previous article, we discussed the recent release of goTenna’s exciting EdgeRelay solution and how this semi-permanent, ruggedized support node enables tactical operators to have mission-critical communications and situational awareness capabilities when and where the mission requires them. However, creating a system tough enough to handle the harsh conditions

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Law EnforcementMilitary

As part of the Hot Takes series, we’ll take a highly debated topic and explore the pros and cons of both sides. During each debate, you’ll hear from goTenna experts who offer hands-on experience working with customers and deploying goTenna Pro X2 devices in the field. Leave a comment below,

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Law EnforcementMilitary

Seamless communication and situational awareness are crucial for military, law enforcement, and emergency response operations. They enable decision-making, increase survivability, and improve operational efficiency. However, for communications and situational awareness tools to be effective in these scenarios, they need to be interoperable and enable disparate organizations—many of which often come

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Unlocking drone potential: How mobile mesh networking enhances tactical operations for public safety and military operators
Emergency ResponseLaw Enforcement

goTenna recently conducted another test of its goTenna Pro X2 mobile mesh networking solution in a rural and remote part of Arizona. Terrain features included arid desert, mountainous plateaus, and dense pine forests. In their demonstration, the goTenna team pushed the boundaries of mobile mesh networking connectivity by showcasing the

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Emergency ResponseLaw EnforcementMilitary

In August of this year, industry, defense, and public safety officials from the United States met at the annual Team Awareness Kit (TAK) offsite held in Raleigh, North Carolina. This incredibly technical and comprehensive event encompassed over 30 sessions, including keynote speakers, program briefings, panels, and technical tracks. These sessions

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DSEI Panel Explores Why Innovative Startups Struggle with Military Acquisitions
Military

Earlier this month, military decision-makers from the United States and Europe met in the U.K. for the biennial Defense and Security Equipment International (DSEI) event. This prominent and influential exhibition and conference brings the global military community together with leading technology solution providers to discuss modern military needs and emerging

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hurricane season
Emergency Response

Late last month, Hurricane Idalia ripped through the Gulf Coast of Florida, causing more than an estimated $4B in damages and impacting remote locations of the state where both rescue operations and disaster recovery operations can take longer to execute. This hurricane also tore across an area of Florida –

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VTC
Military

In our last article on The Last Mile, we featured the first part of a discussion with Callie Groth, the CEO of BlackBar Engineering, a small engineering firm doing big things for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). BlackBar’s mission involves using innovative, modern approaches to product design, development, prototyping,

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Military

No matter how well prepared the U.S. military and its operators are for a mission, there is always potential for unforeseen challenges and complications. There are simply too many variables and environmental factors that can impact the mission and change requirements. The unpredictable nature of warfighting makes flexibility and adaptability

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IndustrialLaw Enforcement

Ensuring that executives, celebrities, dignitaries, and other notable individuals get where they need to go and do so safely is a complicated task with many moving parts. It’s not like the CEO of a hot tech startup, a high-profile entertainer, or a government leader can simply call an Uber and

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