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

UK Home Office awards ESN air-to-ground contract to Cobham

​Cobham has been selected by the Home Office to provide the Emergency Services Network (ESN) with air-to-ground (A2G) communication capabilities.

The Aircraft Communications System (ACS) contract, valued at £64 million, covers both the equipment and services required ...

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 ...

Cradlepoint and NetMotion team up on mobile working connectivity

Earlier this week, NetMotion and Cradlepoint announced that they have formed a technology alliance relationship to give customers in public safety, transportation, healthcare, utilities and other mobile workforce-oriented industries access to the companies’ complementary and ...

Half of Jubilee line to get 4G coverage in March

According to Transport for London (TfL), full mobile connectivity for the eastern half of the London Underground Jubilee line will be in place from March 2020.

The trial section will cover the platforms and tunnels between Westminster and Canning Town and will build ...

Public Accounts Committee raises more concerns over ESN

The work by the Home Office to deliver the Emergency Services Network (ESN) has come under fire from the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), in its latest report on the high profile and much-delayed project

Its latest report on ESN states that despite the reset of the ...

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 ...

How to buy vehicle LTE routers

In-vehicle LTE routers support a range of connectivity services in the field, but there are many types, so what factors should you consider when you are looking to buy? James Atkinson reports

The advent of cellular 4G LTE networks has transformed in-vehicle mobile ...

Bad news for online stalkers

Philip Mason tells the story of a recently developed app enabling victims of ‘virtual’ harassment to upload evidence straight to the police

As anyone who has kept an eye on the news in the past few years will know, there has been a massive recent increase in cases of ...

On the cusp

Philip Mason and Sam Fenwick cover the key talking points from the BAPCO/Critical Communications Europe event, which addressed a range of topics around public safety and the migration to broadband

As might be expected, much of the emphasis in the BAPCO part of the ...

The critical messaging future

Elisabetta Zaccaria, chairman of Secure Chorus, discusses the importance of reaching agreed interoperability standards in secure messaging apps for enterprise users and how selecting the right approach to cryptography is critical in addressing user requirements

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