Public safety

Those risking their life in the line of duty need to know that when they key up someone will hear them. This section covers mission-critical technologies such as TETRA and the UK's transition onto the Emergency Services Network (ESN)

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Virgin Media 02 takes flight with 5G rescue drones

Swiss drone company Fotokite has announced a new partnership with Virgin Media O2 to test 5G-enabled, tethered drones for use with emergency services.

The simulated rescue trials, which VMO2 claimed are the first ever in the UK, saw the tethered Fotokite Sigma system ...

Signify adds narrowband smart lighting with Telensa acquisition

LED lighting specialist Signify has completed a deal to acquire UK company Telensa adding narrowband street lighting to its offering.

Telensa, which was valued at £11m, will continue to sell under its own brand as a subsidiary of Signify. Telensa claims to have ...

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust selects Globalstar SPOT

Globalstar has announced its latest deployment in the field of science and environmental protection by supplying its satellite-enabled SPOT Gen4 to help Yorkshire Wildlife Trust’s soil researchers.

The Trust’s Yorkshire Peat Partnership (YPP) will use the SPOT ...

Dispatch software launch marks APD rebrand to NEC

NEC Software Solutions – formally APD Communications - has developed a new computer aided dispatch product, called Dispatch.

Discussing the solution, a spokesperson for the company said: “The cloud-based software has been developed with input from control room ...

New chief exec for Tait Communications

LMR manufacturer Tait Communications has appointed Dr Yoram Benit as its new interim chief executive.

Benit, who joined Tait in early 2018 as global president of technology integration before being promoted to chief operating officer a year later, took over the top ...

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Next Generation 999 evolution

As the ‘Next Generation 999’ concept is becoming increasingly important to the public safety call-handling conversation Philip Mason speaks to some of the major players facilitating the use of broadband data to contact the emergency services.

Public safety ...

BAPCO 2021 speaker interview

Ahead of his presentation at the annual BAPCO Conference & Exhibition next week, Openreach industry engagement manager, John Livermore, discusses the imminent move from analogue to digital telephony.

Can you describe what you’ll be talking about during your ...

ESN: Lessons learned?

Philip Mason talks to the former head of PITO’s communications security team, Brian Murgatroyd, about the parallels between the roll-out of Airwave and ESN

I first developed an interest in public safety communications in late 2016, having found myself suddenly thrust ...

PTT smartphones public safety

Co-Founder of The Public Safety Network Jason Karp discusses how PushToTalk-capable smartphones may impact the future of public safety communications.

With the introduction of FirstNet PTT, the first commercial push-to-talk service built on mission-critical standards, ...

How to use Android Dispatcher

GlobalView Systems helps its customers deliver the right message, to the right person, at the right time to aid decision making.

Matthew Johnston, research and development manager at GlobalView Systems, talks through the unique features of the Android Dispatcher. ...

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