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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 ...


Pronto rolled-out to Sussex and Surrey officers

Surrey and Sussex police forces have kitted-out 3,000 of their frontline officers with Airwave’s Pronto application as part of a joint mobile working project.

Pronto is described by Airwave as: ‘a complete digital replacement for an officer's paper notebook, ...

ESN device tender dates announced

The Home Office has announced that the invitation to tender (ITT) for ESN-enabled hand-held ruggedised devices is expected to go out at the end of this week. This will be followed - according to ESMCP's Steve Whatson - by vehicle devices, which will go to the market in May. The ...


Does Vodafone have ESN over a barrel?

The Home Office's plan to replace the Airwave TETRA network with the LTE-based Emergency Services Network could be faced with more turmoil, following the news that Motorola Solutions subcontractor Vodafone has announced its intention to switch off its part of the service by ...

Emergency One's Internet of Things

Fire appliance manufacturer Emergency One is connecting its vehicles’ on-board consoles to a dedicated, 4G-enabled IoT network operated by Vodafone.

The system is designed to enable central command and fleet engineers to track the location of individual vehicles, as ...

Motorola's new ES control room solution

Motorola Solutions has acquired Cyfas Systems’ mobile assets communications system (MACS) for use in emergency services control rooms.

MACS is a unified platform, designed to be part of the ‘new generation’ of control rooms necessitated by the adoption of the ...

MPs raise concerns over ESN contingency plans

Witnesses from the Home Office, EE and Motorola Solutions were questioned by MPs earlier this month on the progress of the Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme, and the deployment of the Emergency Services Network (ESN).

The ESN will replace the Airwave ...

ESN transition delayed

The transition of the emergency services from the Airwave TETRA network to the Emergency Services Network (ESN) has been delayed. The first of the user organisations (the North West region) to transition was due to start in September 2017. However, according to a document seen ...

Met begins body worn camera roll-out

The Metropolitan Police has embarked on the first phase of its planned rolled-out of more than 22,000 body worn video units to frontline officers working across the capital.

The deployment, which got underway this week in Lewisham, follows a successful trial, as a ...
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