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APD emergency services artwork unveiled

APD Communications has created a work of art to commemorate the work done by its clients in the emergency services.

The Tapestry of the Emergency Services is 6ft by 4ft. It consists of 64 pegs, each of which is associated with a “meaningful word” to describe those ...

Northern European eSMS service deployed

Frequentis has helped to roll-out a pilot Emergency SMS service in Norway for members of the public who are deaf, hard of hearing or impacted by speech disorders, wanting to contact the emergency services.

The service is supported by the company’s integrated ...


APD's Mike Isherwood to head up British APCO's Small Business Group

?Mike Isherwood, APD Communications’ managing director, has been appointed as chair of the Small Business Group of British APCO.

The group aims to provide a representative voice for small and micro-sized companies in the public safety sector. Mr Isherwood said his ...

Rutnam: ESN still the right strategic direction

The fifth Public Accounts Committee hearing on ESN saw witnesses from the Home Office discuss the project's reduction in headcount and the upcoming strategic review of the project which is still scheduled for completion in July.

Sir Philip Rutnam, the Home Office's ...

Rohill contributes to anti-terror effort

Wireless solution manufacturer Rohill has participated in an exercise preparing for a major bio-terrorist attack

The company provided its LTEtraNode platform, allowing users simultaneous access to both narrowband (TETRA) and broadband (VoLTE, MCPTT) services, with SES ...

Cumbria Constabulary opts for Axon’s evidence submission tool

Axon and its UK subsidiary Axon Public Safety UK, have announced that Cumbria Constabulary is the first police force in the UK to roll out the company’s public evidence submission tool, Axon Citizen for Officers.

Cumbria Constabulary also ordered 610 Axon Body 2 and ...

ESN looking to quickly switch to open standards

During an update on the Emergency Services Network (ESN) at the BAPCO Satellite Series event in Edinburgh, Richard Hewlett, head of technology and the head of live services, ESMCP (Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme), revealed that the programme is considering ...

Nokia's command and control innovation

Nokia has launched Advanced Command Centre, a control room solution designed to facilitate public safety organisations’ increasing use of broadband data.

According to the company, the product is designed to enable next generation 911/‘rich media’ call-taking from ...

Huawei Launches eLTE Multimedia Critical Communications System

(Advertorial) eLTE Enables Comprehensive Awareness, Multi-Service Collaboration and Dispatching Everywhere and Anywhere

[Berlin, Germany, May 16, 2018] Huawei launched its eLTE Multimedia Critical Communications System (eLTE MCCS) today at Critical Communications ...

ICCAs: This year’s winners

The International Critical Communications Awards took place in Berlin on 15 May and were co-located for the first time with Critical Communications World.

The awards ceremony, which attracted a record number of entries, consisted of nine categories and these were ...


Siyata Mobile wins landmark customer

Siyata Mobile has received its first purchase order from the hospitality industry for its mobile PTT over cellular-enabled UR7 rugged ‘clamshell’ smartphone.

The product is Qualcomm-based with an IP67 rating and a dedicated PTT button. According to the company, ...

States of Jersey deploys Pronto

States of Jersey Police has signed a three-year contract with Motorola Solutions in order to deploy the latter’s Pronto platform. The move is part of the force’s new mobile working initiative ‘SMARTpolice’.

It will be the first time the solution has been deployed ...

APD’s ICCS first to receive ESN accreditation

APD Communications’ integrated command and control system (ICCS) Cortex has been officially certified for use with the Emergency Services Network. It is the first such solution to be accredited by the Network Approval Testing Service, otherwise known as NATS.

The ...

Hytera reports 56% YoY increase in revenue for 2017

According to Hytera’s Annual Report, the Chinese company generated CNY 5.4 billion (£600 million) in revenue in 2017, up 56 per cent year-on-year. 2017 was the year that the company completed its acquisition of Sepura Group (including its subsidiaries, Teltronic and PowerTrunk) ...

RadioTrade and Panorama Antennas team up

RadioTrade Ltd became an accredited distributor for Panorama Antennas' range of antennas and accessories on 3 April. The distributor will have the most popular items stocked and ready for next day delivery.

Richard Searle, RadioTrade's managing director said: “We are ...

Innovative crime investigation tool launched

Information specialist SAS has launched Intelligence and Investigation Management, an analytics-based tool designed to help law enforcement agencies integrate disparate information streams in real time.

According to the company, the product uses text analytics to ...

MIT working on ‘wordless transcription’ technology

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a computer interface able to transcribe words which the user verbalises internally, without the need for them to speak aloud.

The system consists of a wearable headset, which uses electrodes ...

Airport FRS gateway solution tested

Sysoco has successfully tested a gateway radio solution ahead of a planned roll-out at Lyon-Bron and Lyon Saint-Exupery airports.

As part of the test, the company, which is a Sepura partner for France, took part in a rapid intervention exercise simulating an accident ...

Live ESN demonstration at BAPCO 2018 is a hit with users

A live demonstration of the ESN service took place at BAPCO 2018, with calls being made over an ESN handset provided by Samsung, Motorola Solutions’ software and the ESN network run by EE.

The demonstration took place using a beta release of the BSR1 software drop, ...

Hexagon joins British APCO

Control room specialist Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure has joined BAPCO (the British Association of Public Safety Communications Officials) as a Platinum member.

According to the company, as a platinum member it will contribute to “the continuous improvement of UK ...

Public safety comms associations make major event announcement

BAPCO and TCCA have announced that next year's Critical Communications Europe - which is staged on behalf of the latter organisation - will take place in conjunction with the BAPCO Annual Conference & Exhibition. The venue for both will be the Ricoh Arena in Coventry, in March ...

Sepura achieves Airwave approval for its SC21 TETRA hand-portable

Sepura’s SC21 TETRA hand-portable has been approved for use by both Airwave and the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) for use on the UK’s Airwave Network, making it the second terminal in Sepura’s SC2 Series to receive network approval (the first was the SC20).


ESN: PAC “extremely concerned” by delays

Meg Hillier, chair of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), has written to Sir Philip Rutnam, the Home Office’s permanent secretary, following the recent PAC hearing on the progress of the Emergency Services Network (ESN) project on 21 February.

In the letter, dated 14 ...
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