Control rooms

The growing use of mobile broadband, AI and IoT is transforming the way control rooms work. This requires operators to learn new skills, and organisations to think carefully about how to manage a tidal-wave of change

News

British APCO calls for a clear Next Generation 999 technology roadmap

The British Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (British APCO) has published a white paper on the topic of “Next Generation 999” (NG999), which highlights the issues that must be addressed if the UK public is have access to an emergency call service that ...

International Control Room Week returns in October

International Control Room Week, a campaign that celebrates and raises awareness of the vital role played by control room teams dealing with traumatic and distressing situations on a daily basis, will return for a second year and will take place on 21-27 October.

APD Communications moves into new offices

APD Communications – the control room software vendor based in Hull, UK – has moved into modern new offices to streamline communication among its 100-plus employees by bringing them together under one roof and support future growth.

APD’s new home, two-storey offices ...

Northgate Public Services acquires APD Communications

Northgate Public Services (NPS), a supplier of IT solutions for police forces and a wholly owned subsidiary of NEC Corporation, has acquired APD Communications – a software supplier to the emergency services, public safety and control room markets – for an undisclosed sum.

In-Depth

60 seconds: Declan Whiting

Declan Whiting, Software engineer at APD Communications, discusses his career to date

How do you spend your time at work?You’ll find me mostly with my head in my PC, implementing and integrating LTE features into Cortex, our ICCS. LTE is going to be a big part of the ...

Control Room Awards 2019

(Advertorial) Nominations are now open for Control Room Awards 2019

Welcome to the APD Control Room Awards 2019This event recognises the vital work of control room employees across the critical and emergency services. We’re looking for nominations about people who ...

Control room procurement

Control rooms are undergoing a huge technological change. It’s important to take into account this complex new environment when procuring solutions, writes Kate O’Flaherty

Emergency communications of the past mostly took place through voice calls. But today this is ...

Mobile command vehicle

Philip Mason takes a trip to Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service to discover how its new, fully digital comms-enabled mobile command unit is helping to unify response to major incidents

UK emergency services are currently going through unprecedented levels of ...

Dispatching: Keeping it simple

(Advertisement feature) Tassta’s TR.Pro compact dispatcher supports multiple two-way radio vendors and is designed to be used by anyone, without any need for prior training or experience

Today’s two-way radio dispatching software packages are powerful and ...

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