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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 ...



Sepura launches multiple public safety accessories at BAPCO show

Sepura has launched several new products at this year’s BAPCO conference and exhibition, which took place earlier this week in Coventry.

The first is a “compact remote speaker microphone” – otherwise known as 'mRSM' –, compatible with the company's SC2 and STP Series ...




Capita and MAC Ltd collaborate on IoT for public safety

Capita Secure Solutions and Services (Capita) and Multiple Access Communications Limited (MAC Ltd) are combining Capita’s ControlWorks public safety solution and MAC Ltd’s Internet of Things (IoT) expertise to bring new solutions to the public safety community, including the ...

Major autonomous vehicle project launched at Millbrook

The AutoAir consortium has launched its 5G test bed for connected autonomous vehicles, at an event taking place at Millbrook proving ground this week.

The event included demonstrations of a variety of functions, including the transmission of data at ‘5G-like speeds’ ...

AttoCore’s EPC used in Chalke Valley’s local 4G network

AttoCore, a developer of “ultra-mobile” core network software is participating in the expansion of mobile and fixed broadband services in Chalke Valley, which is located in the Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) on the southern border of Wiltshire.


Ericsson launches its critical communications broadband portfolio

Ericsson has launched its critical communications broadband portfolio for mobile operators, to help them meet the business- and mission-critical needs of industrial and public safety customers.

The portfolio, which Ericsson states is 3GPP Release 13 compliant (and ...

Airbus supplies LTE coverage to major French motocross event

Airbus has provided 4G coverage to the 44th Enduropale du Touquet Pas-de-Calais motorbike race, taking place at the beginning of February in France.

According to the company, it has supplied its smart device 'collaboration' Tactilon Agnet 900 technology, alongside a ...

EE and Motorola tie-up major Police Scotland contract

Mobile operator EE has won a £21 million contract to supply coverage to Police Scotland over a three-year period. The company will be joined by Motorola Solutions, which will supply its Pronto mobile working solution to the force for the same period of time.

According ...

New account director gets onboard at Coeus

Mobile workforce solutions specialist Coeus Software has appointed Eshan Owarish as its account director, in a move which, according to the company, “reflects its accelerated growth” going into 2019.

Owarish’s previous position was senior business development manager ...

Northgate Public Services acquires APD Communications

Northgate Public Services (NPS), a supplier of IT solutions for police forces and a wholly owned subsidiary of NEC Corporation, has acquired APD Communications – a software supplier to the emergency services, public safety and control room markets – for an undisclosed sum.

Facewatch launches Latin American partnership

Facewatch distributor Staff of Technology Solutions has announced a deal with public safety reporting system Disque Denúncia in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

According to Facewatch, the deal will enable “the state's most dangerous criminals to be automatically recognised ...
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