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Motorola awarded $764.6m in court ruling against Hytera

Motorola Solutions was awarded $764.6 million in damages by a jury in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois on 14 February 2020 after it found in favour of the US company in its trade secret theft and copyright infringement case against China’s Hytera ...

Ofcom signals commitment to emerging tech

Ofcom has announced that Professor Simon Saunders will join the regulator next month as director of emerging technology.

The creation of this new role comes at an interesting time for the regulator. It appointed Dame Melanie Dawes yesterday and announced its board is ...

Ofcom appoints Dame Melanie Dawes as chief executive

The Ofcom Board has announced the appointment of Dame Melanie Dawes as chief executive. It has also said Lord Burns, its chairman, will step down by the end of the year.

Dawes was rumoured to have been selected by Ofcom back in November, but her appointment could not ...

Sepura shortlisted for Cambridge News Business Excellence Awards

Sepura has been shortlisted for “Large Business of the Year” at the Cambridge News Business Excellence Awards 2020.

This follows the company achieving record revenues around the world in 2019, including in the UK, the Netherlands, USA, Canada and Oman.Other highlights ...

Met Police upgrade command and control system

Hexagon and Frequentis will support Leidos in upgrading the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) command and control system.

Under the 10-year programme, Leidos – the project’s prime contractor – will implement HxGN OnCall, a comprehensive portfolio of advanced public ...

Sepura staff raise over £4,000 for UK hospice charity

Sepura staff have raised over £4,000 for the Arthur Rank Hospice, bringing the charity closer to its £100,000 target for its Hospice at Home service.

The company chose to support Arthur Rank for a six-month period in memory of David Armitstead, a colleague who died in ...

Control Room Awards deadline extended

The deadline for entries for the APD Control Room Awards 2020 has been extended to midnight on the 14th January, due to how busy teams were over the festive season.

The awards recognise the vital work of control room employees across the critical and emergency ...

Ofcom welcomes applications for new spectrum sharing licenses

Small businesses can now submit applications to Ofcom for new shared spectrum licences.

Organisations can apply for a shared access licence to use spectrum in bands ranging from 1.8GHz to 26GHz. The regulator says these airwaves are ideal for setting up local wireless ...

PMRExpo – news from the exhibition floor

Now that PMRExpo has closed its doors for another year, let’s take a quick look at the major announcements and new product launches.

Over on the Hytera stand, we got to see its next generation (new software, hardware & platform/circuit board) HP785 DMR IP68-rated ...

Icom wins the FCS Gerald David Award

Icom has won the Federation of Communication Services (FCS) 2019 Gerald David (OBE) Award for Innovation in Business Radio for its IC-SAT100 Satellite PTT Radio Solution.

The award was presented at the Business Radio Gala Dinner which took place at the Chateau Impney ...

Kenwood launches a new digital/analogue two-way radio series

?JVCKENWOOD Corporation (Kenwood) has launched a new series of professional two-way radios designed for everyday use.

The NX-1000 series includes an automatic digital/analogue mixed-mode operation so it can be integrated with legacy analogue radios and systems. This ...

Avoira to tackle skills shortage with university partnerships

Andrew Roberts, Avoira’s managing director, has opened discussions with two universities who have expressed interest in introducing industry specific courses or modules, with the goal of addressing the current skills shortage. He fears that the latter, if unchecked, will create ...

Thousands join International Control Room Week

11,000 employees across 230 control rooms worldwide have marked International Control Room Week.

The campaign week is in its second year and participating control rooms came from the UK, India, Australia and even the remote island of St Helena. International Control ...


Viavi to provide automated testing for Tait DMR and P25 terminals

Viavi Solutions and Tait Communications have entered into an agreement in which Viavi will provide automated test capabilities for Tait’s P25 and DMR two-way radios on the VIAVI 3920B Radio Test Platform, formerly an Aeroflex offering.

These options give end-users ...

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 ...


Ranplan appoints new CSO and commercial operations director

Ranplan Group AB has appointed Jon Ullmark, a specialist in the field of IoT and automation, as its chief strategy officer (a new position), effective from 1 September. Earlier this week, Ranplan also announced that it has recruited Anthony Sutton to the newly created role of ...

Chatterbox bought by CSE Global

Chatterbox has been acquired by CSE Global, an international systems integrator with offices in more than 20 countries, and has been rebranded as CSE Chatterbox.

The company was founded nearly 30 years ago in Surrey and supplies bespoke integrated two-way radio ...

Radiocoms secures place on government procurement framework

Radiocoms Systems Ltd has been awarded a place on the new Crown Commercial Service Network Services 2 framework agreement (RM3808), after partaking in a vendor assessment in late 2018, to provide Lot 11: Radio services.

These are described as “A voice communication ...


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 ...

Swissphone signs paging deals with five NHS Trusts

Over the past three months, Swissphone Wireless AG has secured contracts with five NHS Trusts, including the Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, to replace their old paging infrastructure and provide emergency alerting systems. Combined, these contracts also cover the ...

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 ...

DAMM launches a VHF TETRA radio at CCW

DAMM has launched what it claims to be the world’s first TETRA radio that operates in VHF.

The new VHF FT5 TETRA handset allows TETRA users to make use of the extra coverage that can be achieved with VHF. The device is the result of a joint project between DAMM and ...
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