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Method and apparatus for a multiplexed contact between electrical devices
A method and apparatus for multiplexing an electrical contact interface between two electrical devices uses a time differentiated enablement of two or more...
Radio with embedded RFID
A radio (100) comprises a radio housing (102) having external radio features (104, 106, 108, 110, 112, 114, 116) located on a surface of the radio housing. At...
Light emitting diode (LED) display for a portable communication device
A light emitting diode (LED) display assembly is formed of a translucent plastic housing, a light diffuser film coupled to the translucent plastic housing, a...
Apparatus and method for carrier aggregation and fast network switching
with a single-baseband-modem,...
Disclosed herein are systems and methods for carrier aggregation and fast network-switching with a single-baseband modem, carrier-aggregation-capable...
Hybrid antenna for portable radio communication devices
A hybrid antenna structure allows the antenna to be used internally or mostly internally in a portable radio communication device operating in the VHF range....
Method and apparatus for reducing call setup delay
A power-saving enabled subscriber device operates in a low-power state in which at least one wireless link is disconnected from a wireless data network and in...
Method and system for transferring a call between devices of a single user
A method and device enables transferring a call between devices of a single user. The method comprises pairing, over a master-less communication link, a...
Methods, systems, and devices to reduce audio truncation during
Reduction of audio truncation when transcoding speech data from one coding format to another. Embodiments include receiving packets of a first communication...
Method and apparatus for distinguishing momentary loss of battery contact
from an undervoltage condition
A method and apparatus for distinguishing momentary loss of battery contact from a battery undervoltage condition in a portable device sense the current into...
Method and system for managing mass registration scenario in two-way radio
A method and apparatus are described for managing a mass registration scenario in a two-way radio system. A site controller in a trunked radio system detects a...
Method and apparatus for propagating public safety multicast and broadcast
services among public safety personnel
Public safety user equipment (PS UE) that establishes a first wireless communication channel over a primary network to at least one multimedia multicast or...
Method and apparatus for enhanced navigation in a dispatch communication
A method and apparatus provide enhanced navigational alerts for a vehicular two-way radio operating in a dispatch communication system. The integration and...
Method and apparatus for delayed talk-back in PTT systems
A method and apparatus for delayed talk-back behavior in a communication device associated with a Push-to-Talk (PTT) system include presenting talk-burst audio...
Method and apparatus for operating a radio communication device to
efficiently propagate emergency signals
A method and apparatus are provided by which a radio communication device relays emergency signals across different channels using dual-watch. A dual-watch...
Apparatus and method for sharing a hardware security module interface in a
A first communication device having a secure access to a security module establishes a collaborative network by forming a collaborative security association...
Flexible mounting apparatus for mounting an antenna
A mounting apparatus (102) comprises a plurality of flexible interconnected spacer segments (104) for receiving the antenna (106), the plurality of flexible...
Method for user authentication in a device comprising a touch screen
A method for user authentication in a device comprising a touch screen is provided. In operation, the device stores a user authentication code corresponding to...
Apparatus for providing information on a top section of a portable radio
A portable radio includes a display component configured to display information on a top section of the portable radio. The display component also includes a...
Method and apparatus for overriding a PTT switch to activate a microphone
A method and apparatus for operating a bypass switch (124, 202) for bypassing a PTT switch (120) when a two-way radio device system (100) is to be operated in a...
Dual watch radio frequency receiver
A dual watch receiver is provided that, when operating in a single watch mode, receives a radio frequency (RF) signal, determines a signal quality metric...
Method and system for multiband interference mitigation with multipath
A method and apparatus is provided for mitigating multiband self-interference using multipath cancellation. A dual-band transceiver receives an incoming...
External adapter for battery pack used to power a portable device
Embodiments include a rechargeable battery pack, system, and power adapter that allow the rechargeable battery pack to both power a host device though a set of...
Methods and systems for presenting prioritized incident content
Disclosed herein are methods and systems for presenting prioritized incident content. One embodiment takes the form of a method that includes receiving one or...
Method and apparatus for supporting cross jurisdictional mutual aid
The same priority is applied to all resources assigned to an incident. A first dispatch system in a first network assigns a network resource in the first...
Method and apparatus for bearer control in a group call
A method and service network element are provided that provide for bearer control in a group call. The method and service network element receive a trigger to...
Method of and system for authenticating and operating personal
communication devices over public safety networks
A public safety (PS) person having a PS communications device is able to authenticate and authorize operation of a non-PS, personal communications device over a...
Method and device for managing encrypted group rekeying in a radio network
link layer encryption system
Disclosed is a radio system, method, and device for a mobile station to indicate to an authentication controller, in an authentication response message, which...
Method and apparatus for providing services to a geographic area
A method and apparatus for providing a service at an incident scene is provided herein. During operation, a device will enter a geographic area (e.g., an...
Methods and systems for token-based application management
Disclosed herein are methods and systems for token-based application management. In an embodiment, requests are received from applications for tokens that can...
Methods and systems for embedding supplementary data channel in OFDM-based
Disclosed herein are methods and systems for embedding a supplementary data channel in OFDM-based communication systems. One embodiment takes the form of a...
Method and apparatus for automatic gain control in a current mode RF
A current mode receiver front end for a radio device converts a received signal into a current mode signal and applies automatic gain control by both shunting...
Method and apparatus for identifying a language used in a document and
performing OCR recognition based on the...
A method and apparatus for identifying a language used in a document based on a number of strokes per character is provided herein. Once identified, character...
Method and apparatus for blocking unwanted canine interactions
A method and apparatus for blocking unwanted canine interactions during a canine deployment at a public-safety incident scene is provided herein. During...
Security based network access selection
A method and wireless device select a set of secure network connections (230) between a wireless device (108) in a wireless communication system and a target...
Group communication method and system
A method and system of managing group calls is disclosed. The method of comprises receiving call control signaling associated with a group of user communication...
System and method for interrupting communications within a communication
A method for interrupting active communications within a communication network, the method comprising in one embodiment: operating a communication device to...
Method and device for allocating a channel in a decentralized trunked
radio communication system
A method and device for allocating a channel in a decentralized trunked radio communication system enables efficient channel utilization. The method includes...
Method for automatically switching to a channel for transmission on a
multi-watch portable radio
A method for automatically switching to a channel for transmission on a portable radio is provided. In operation, a first microphone is assigned to respond to...
Mitigating transmission interference between digital radio and broadband
A broadband device (105) can detect a proximate narrowband transmission (152) from a narrowband communication device (145). The narrowband transmission (152)...
Earpiece audio device
Method and apparatus for establishing a group call in a multiple wireless
technology communication system
A communication system is provided that sets up a group call, originated in a first originating network, in a second originating network when insufficient...
Adjustable earpiece device
An audio device (100) provides an on-ear speaker housing (110), an adjustable shaft (120), and a malleable ear loop (130) coupled to the adjustable shaft. The...
Method for presence notification based on a sequence of events
A client entity generates a subscription to a presentity that includes a sequence of events which define a trigger that controls when a presence server sends a...
Enhanced push to talk systems and methods with floor control and media
An enhanced push to talk (PTT) method, a network, and a PTT server provide floor control and media traffic optimization for push to talk over cellular (PoC)....
Utilizing a stapling technique with a server-based certificate validation
protocol to reduce overhead for...
A certificate issuer (210) can periodically request, receive, and store current server-based certificate validation protocol (SCVP) staples (225) for supported...
Safety alert apparatus for a portable communication device
A safety alert device (200) is formed of a clip (210) and integrated whistle (220) coupled to a portable communication device (300). The clip and integrated...