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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 ...

ESN update: core specifications now with device vendors

Jeremy Kemp, technical lead – related projects at the Home Office, said that last week the suite of core specifications from EE and Motorola Solutions were made available for the first time, “which will allow device vendors to start looking very seriously at their development ...

National Audit Office: ESN roll-out “remains inherently high risk”

The National Audit Office (NAO) has released a report “Upgrading emergency service communications: the Emergency Services Network”, which assesses the risks associated with the delivery of the Emergency Services Network (ESN) by the Emergency Services Mobile Communications ...

Home Office revisits purchase of ESN devices

Following market consultation, the Home Office has revisited its tender process for the supply of devices, accessories and services for the Emergency Services Network (ESN) worth up to £150m. ESN is being introduced to provide integrated critical voice and broadband data ...

Norwich crime fighting receives boost from city-wide radio link

A major initiative to fight crime and anti-social behaviour in Norwich city centre has been re-launched thanks to a helping hand from Brentwood Communications. The ALERT business crime reduction scheme aims to help business owners reduce theft and disorder by sharing information ...




CMA unconditionally clears Motorola Solutions' Airwave acquisition

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has today (1 July) unconditionally cleared Motorola Solutions’ acquisition of Airwave. The announcement by the CMA concludes its investigation.

Motorola Solutions completed its acquisition of Airwave, the operator of the ...

North Wales Police opt for Frequentis' 3020 LifeX integration platform

?Frequentis will supply its web-browser based 3020 LifeX integration platform for Public Safety control room ICT solutions to North Wales Police, according to John Gurney, Frequentis UK’s managing director, who told journalists the news at a company press conference yesterday ...

Tait's UnifyVoice app installed on Sonim rugged cellphones

Sonim Technologies, a mobile phone manufacturer, and Tait Communications, a critical land mobile radio (LMR) communications systems manufacturer, have partnered to provide Tait's UnifyVoice application on Sonim's rugged cellphones.

Sonim's ultra-rugged Android ...

IHS: Private LTE networks to be used by >1 million users by 2021

IHS, a global analysis firm and Huawei partnered to develop a white paper entitled LTE in Public Safety, which was released at the 4th eLTE Industry Alliance Summit held on May 30 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

The white paper provides an analysis of the role private ...

ESMCP: National Parks England and the Home Office sign Joint Accord

National Parks England and the Home Office have signed a joint accord that aims to support the rollout of the Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme (ESMCP) in National Parks, protect the Parks' special qualities by minimising any adverse environmental impacts from ...

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