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Audax wins big on BWV in Vietnam

Audax – a Plymouth, UK-based body-worn video (BWV) company – has won a number of major contracts to supply Vietnam’s military and police forces with thousands of its BWV cameras. So far, Audax has shipped 2,000 cameras with another 2,500 to shipped before Christmas.


Sepura wins a process optimisation award from SHEA Global

SHEA Global, a company specialising in business process optimisation has awarded Sepura its 2019 Business Better Award for Excellence in Process Optimisation.

The award recognises Sepura’s implementation of innovative radio licensing procedures, which have boosted its ...

South Western Ambulance Service to trial body-worn video cameras

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) will begin a three-month trial of body-worn video cameras, starting on 1 October, to assess the extent to which they can deter abuse and their effectiveness when obtaining evidence of offences against its ambulance ...



British APCO calls for a clear Next Generation 999 technology roadmap

The British Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (British APCO) has published a white paper on the topic of “Next Generation 999” (NG999), which highlights the issues that must be addressed if the UK public is have access to an emergency call service that ...

BT’s new counter drone solution

BT has launched a counter drone solution that will be provided by its enterprise unit and give organisations the capability to detect, track and identify drones which breach airspace and site limits.

The end-to-end and fully BT managed solution is a combination of ...

South Wales Police’s facial recognition use deemed lawful

The High Court in Cardiff has found that the use of facial recognition by South Wales Police (SWP) is currently lawful, in response to a claim for judicial review in May that was brought by Ed Bridges, a Cardiff resident who believes his face was scanned twice by cameras that ...

International Control Room Week returns in October

International Control Room Week, a campaign that celebrates and raises awareness of the vital role played by control room teams dealing with traumatic and distressing situations on a daily basis, will return for a second year and will take place on 21-27 October.


Axon adds Facebook’s head of VR hardware to its board of directors

Caitlin Kalinowski, the head of VR hardware for Facebook’s augmented reality (AR)/virtual reality (VR) division, has joined Axon’s board of directors.

"It's an honour to welcome Caitlin to Axon's board and we look forward to her contributions to our VR strategy in the ...

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 ...

Police Scotland’s £21m mobile phone rollout begins

Police Scotland has begun the process of issuing approximately 10,000 of its uniformed officers with mobile devices. Officers in Dundee, Perth, Kinross and Angus will be among the first to start using them.

Officers will be able to use the devices to access a range of ...

ICCAs 2019: The winners

The winners of the 2019 International Critical Communications Awards were unveiled during an award ceremony which took place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia alongside Critical Communications World.

The awards were fiercely contested, with there being two categories in ...

TETRA security enhancements under way

ETSI has begun work on the next generation of TETRA security features? to ensure that the standard remains fully protected into the future against the rising levels of threats from cyber criminals. The enhancements will include additional encryption algorithms designed to ...

National Audit Office: ESN forecast to cost £3.1bn more than planned

The National Audit Office (NAO) has published a new report on the work to deliver the Emergency Services Network (ESN), in which it notes that “implementing ESN is now expected to cost £3.1 billion more than forecast in 2015, and the revised forecast costs are highly uncertain”. ...


Ambulance service rolls out new volunteer alert system

North West Ambulance Service has chosen Thorcom Systems to equip 270 community first responders with the company's Mobilize CFR alerting solution.

As described by the company, "Mobilize allows ambulance trusts to leverage the low cost and wide availability of modern ...

O2 to offer NHS voice and data deal

Mobile network operator O2 has launched its ‘health tariff,’ which it describes as a “unique connectivity package” exclusively for health organisations.

According to the company, the offer is aimed at helping NHS stakeholders meet the organisation’s goal of being ...


ESN certifies Sierra Wireless’s in-vehicle router

Sierra Wireless’s Airlink MG90 multi-network vehicle router has been certified and approved for use on the UK’s Emergency Services Network (ESN).

ESN will eventually replace the Airwave TETRA network, which is currently being used by the country’s emergency services ...

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