Public safety

Those risking their life in the line of duty need to know that when they key up someone will hear them. This section covers mission-critical technologies such as TETRA and the UK's transition onto the Emergency Services Network (ESN)

News

Capita expands critical response telephony portfolio

Capita has acquired Call Vision Technologies Ltd, a voice and data solutions specialist working in the critical response market.

According to Capita, the move is intended to increase the company’s telephony portfolio in the realm of emergency services contact ...

ETSI establishes Augmented Reality Framework group

Communications standards organisation ETSI has launched a new industry specification initiative focussing on augmented reality.

The group is intended to “synchronise efforts and identify key use cases and scenarios for developing an AR framework with relevant ...

British APCO updates online presence

The British Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (British APCO) has launched its new website, featuring an updated design and a variety of new features.

The features, many of which are accessible by all visitors to the site, include an RSS sector news ...

Home Office awards ESN smartphone contract to Samsung Electronics

(Updated) The Home Office has awarded a contract for the supply of smartphones and related accessories for use on the Emergency Services Network (ESN)

The Home Office said that: “The contract is for three years with the option of a further extension by one year. The ...

Report: LTE public safety investment skyrockets

A new report indicates that global annual investment in public safety LTE infrastructure will surpass $800 million by the end of this year.

The research, which was carried out by SNS, also suggests that over the next three years, the market is likely to increase by a ...

In-Depth

Analogue radios in an IP World

(Advertisement feature) TC Communications discusses how leased line users affected by ageing copper networks can embrace the new world of IP without any loss of audio quality

Radio communication networks have long relied on copper lines for infrastructure, but as the ...

The direct approach

John Swarbrick, founder and CEO of Andromeda, a company focusing on LTE devices and PTT over Cellular (PoC), speaks to Sam Fenwick about the organisation’s development of a PoC device with direct mode

Five years ago, John Swarbrick had a potentially life or death ...

Public safety alerting

Philip Mason explores the integral role played by the BAPCO accreditation scheme in the development of emergency services ‘alerting’ apps

Many UK emergency services are currently rolling out smart devices to the front line, something which has prompted much discussion ...

Your problems, our solutions

(Advertisement feature) This has been a special year for Motorola Solutions for many reasons and the company is looking ahead to PMRExpo, where it will be showcasing several new products

For 89 years, Motorola Solutions has been helping people be their best in the ...

Kings of the mountain

Philip Mason visits Swaledale Mountain Rescue, whose recent roll-out of DMR Tier III may just point the way to a viable off-network ESN fallback

There are massive implications, both good and bad, for UK public safety comms following the imminent roll-out of the ...

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