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

ESN achieves new milestone

The UK government's LTE-based planned replacement for Airwave, the Emergency Services Network, has achieved its first successful demonstration over a live public mobile system.

According to a statement from the Home Office, the test took place at the beginning of ...

Home Office to present ESN review in the Summer

During a Public Accounts Committee (PAC) hearing, Joanna Davinson, the Home Office’s chief digital, data, and technology officer, said that the Home Office is now aiming to release its strategic review of the programme to rollout the Emergency Services Network (ESN) at the end ...

Home Office to present ESN review in the summer

During a Public Accounts Committee (PAC) hearing, Joanna Davinson, the Home Office’s chief digital, data, and technology officer, said that the Home Office is now aiming to release its strategic review of the programme to rollout the Emergency Services Network (ESN) at the end ...

Industry giant launches IoT suite

Nokia has announced a range of technologies designed to facilitate the development of digital cities. New products include ‘IoT for smart cities,’ ‘Sensing as a service’ and ‘S-MVNO for public safety service.’

The company describes IoT for smart cities as “a ...

West Yorkshire Police’s fingerprinting on the move

West Yorkshire Police is rolling out automated mobile biometrics technology to 250 of its officers following a recent trial.

The application - which is supplied by Motorola Solutions - runs alongside the company’s already widely-deployed mobile information solution ...

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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