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Does Vodafone have ESN over a barrel?

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 i…

Sam Fenwick, 1st February 2017
In the market for... DMR handsets

In the market for... DMR handsets

Simon Creasey explains everything you need to know about purchasing digital mobile radio handsets, their benefits over PMR models, and potential pitfalls If you thought DMR handsets were just simple voice tools think again. Over the last few years ma…

Admin, 30th January 2017
In the market for... DMR base stations

In the market for... DMR base stations

Richard Martin delves into the main factors that need to be considered when specifying DMR infrastructure, such as base stations and repeaters Shopping centres, industrial plants, and ports are just a few of the applications for two-way radio, an…

Admin, 3rd January 2017
Trunking with true grit

Trunking with true grit

Wirral Council’s gritters and community safety teams are benefiting from SFL Mobile Radio’s modern digital trunked network, WirralNET. Sam Fenwick investigates The Wirral peninsula, which sits across the River Mersey from Liverpool, has a…

Sam Fenwick, 3rd January 2017
Motorola’s new ES control room solution

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 necessitat…

Philip Mason, 8th December 2016
Welsh Slate: quarrying in safety thanks to two-way radio

Welsh Slate: quarrying in safety thanks to two-way radio

A rented radio system helps to ensure safe and productive operation of a quarry in North Wales. Richard Lambley investigates A sharp left turn off the main road, an awkward zigzag as we pass under a railway bridge, and we’re on a narrow lane…

Richard Lambley, 30th November 2016
Improving security with wireless technology: Better safe than sorry

Improving security with wireless technology: Better safe than sorry

Philip Mason examines how the security industry is using cutting-edge wireless technology to protect life and property in a world of constantly evolving threats The security sector has been the beneficiary of technological advances   While still …

Philip Mason, 30th November 2016
Staying legal, staying safe

Staying legal, staying safe

The march of progress has made buying and using two-way radios easier. However, as Piers Bedford and Sam Fenwick discover, there’s still much that buyers need to know to ensure they are purchasing safe and legally compliant equipment We are all…

Sam Fenwick, 30th November 2016
ESN transition delayed

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, acco…

Sam Fenwick, 20th October 2016
PMR446: If in doubt, ask

PMR446: If in doubt, ask

While PMR446 devices can be a cost-effective choice for businesses, without the right knowledge they could be more than you bargained for, explains Simon Creasey PMR446’s popularity for use in leisure pursuits such as camping has so…

Admin, 8th October 2016
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