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)

News

Report: LTE public safety investment skyrockets

A new report indicates that global annual investment in public safety LTE infrastructure will surpass $800 million by the end of this year.

The research, which was carried out by SNS, also suggests that over the next three years, the market is likely to increase by a ...

Hexagon collaborates on Microsoft smart city patrol car

Microsoft has deployed Hexagon technology designed to improve first responder safety and efficiency, into a smart city patrol car. The car is being demonstrated at the Smart City Expo World Congress, which is taking place this week in Barcelona.

According to Hexagon, ...

ESN: Challenges have led to anticipated delay

Representatives from the Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme (ESMCP) have delivered its latest ESN progress update to the UK parliamentary Public Accounts Committee.

Home Office permanent secretary Philip Rutnam (pictured), and Stephen Webb, senior ...

City police roll out rugged tech

The City of London Police has deployed a number of ruggedised tablets as part of its ongoing mobile working project. The devices - which have gone to 318 uniformed officers - have been supplied by Panasonic.

According to the company, the Toughpad FZ-M1s were chosen ...

Body worn video to be used during police interviews with suspects

The Home Office is planning to allow the use of body worn video to record interviews with suspects carried out by police officers and has begun a consultation on the new regulations that will allow this change in procedure

The move follows a number of successful ...

In-Depth

Analogue radios in an IP World

(Advertisement feature) TC Communications discusses how leased line users affected by ageing copper networks can embrace the new world of IP without any loss of audio quality

Radio communication networks have long relied on copper lines for infrastructure, but as the ...

The direct approach

John Swarbrick, founder and CEO of Andromeda, a company focusing on LTE devices and PTT over Cellular (PoC), speaks to Sam Fenwick about the organisation’s development of a PoC device with direct mode

Five years ago, John Swarbrick had a potentially life or death ...

Public safety alerting

Philip Mason explores the integral role played by the BAPCO accreditation scheme in the development of emergency services ‘alerting’ apps

Many UK emergency services are currently rolling out smart devices to the front line, something which has prompted much discussion ...

Your problems, our solutions

(Advertisement feature) This has been a special year for Motorola Solutions for many reasons and the company is looking ahead to PMRExpo, where it will be showcasing several new products

For 89 years, Motorola Solutions has been helping people be their best in the ...

Kings of the mountain

Philip Mason visits Swaledale Mountain Rescue, whose recent roll-out of DMR Tier III may just point the way to a viable off-network ESN fallback

There are massive implications, both good and bad, for UK public safety comms following the imminent roll-out of the ...

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