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Capita expands critical response telephony portfolio

Capita has acquired Call Vision Technologies Ltd, a voice and data solutions specialist working in the critical response market.

According to Capita, the move is intended to increase the company’s telephony portfolio in the realm of emergency services contact ...

ETSI establishes Augmented Reality Framework group

Communications standards organisation ETSI has launched a new industry specification initiative focussing on augmented reality.

The group is intended to “synchronise efforts and identify key use cases and scenarios for developing an AR framework with relevant ...

British APCO updates online presence

The British Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (British APCO) has launched its new website, featuring an updated design and a variety of new features.

The features, many of which are accessible by all visitors to the site, include an RSS sector news ...

Home Office awards ESN smartphone contract to Samsung Electronics

(Updated) The Home Office has awarded a contract for the supply of smartphones and related accessories for use on the Emergency Services Network (ESN)

The Home Office said that: “The contract is for three years with the option of a further extension by one year. The ...

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 ...





ESN programme hit by further delays

Two sources with knowledge of the Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme (ESMCP) and its work to roll-out the Emergency Services Network (ESN) – which is intended to replace the Airwave TETRA network, have told Land Mobile that the programme is experiencing further ...


Hampshire FRS to be ‘fully digital’ by August

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service is deploying 1,000 Motorola Solutions MOTOTRBO radios to its firefighters.

The devices, according to the company, will provide push-to-talk, integrated accelerometers for man-down protection, Bluetooth, GPS and Wi-Fi.As well as the ...



Motorola's public safety AI solution

Motorola Solutions is developing ‘intelligent’ cameras for use by the emergency services, working in collaboration with AI specialist Neurala.

According to Motorola, the cameras will have the ability to learn in real time, while automatically searching for persons or ...


Cleveland FRS says hello to WAVE

Cleveland Fire Brigade’s control room has installed Motorola Solutions’ WAVE CRS product, thereby allowing operators to communicate via both radio and data

According to the company, the solution supports both analogue and digital radio, as well as telephony systems, ...

First European mission critical LTE test set for June

The first interoperability test sessions for mission-critical LTE equipment will take place later this month at the ETSI headquarters in Sophia Antipolis, France.

The tests are being carried out in partnership with the TCCA, and are supported by the European ...

Getac launches its ZX70 fully rugged tablet for mobile field use

Getac has unveiled the ZX70, a 7” fully rugged Android tablet engineered to meet the growing needs of mobile transportation and field service professionals. The ZX70 is IP67 and MIL-STD 810G-certified and features “best in class battery life” and is designed for comfortable ...

Lone worker solution rolled out in Nottingham

ANT Telecom is working with housing organisation Nottingham City Homes to roll-out its lone worker solution UrSOSButton to the latter company’s employees.

Using UrSOSButton activates an app on a connected smartphone, which in turn sends an alarm message back to a ...

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