Control rooms

The growing use of mobile broadband, AI and IoT is transforming the way control rooms work. This requires operators to learn new skills, and organisations to think carefully about how to manage a tidal-wave of change

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Coronavirus: how can you keep devices clean?

Motorola Solutions has issued cleaning and disinfecting guidelines for its radios, body-worn cameras and accessories in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Many users will need to continue working throughout this crisis, especially those that fall into ...

Frequentis supports UK control room transition to ESN

Frequentis will work with the Home Office to ensure that Frequentis control room operators have access to a fully approved and easy to use interface into the new Emergency Services Network (ESN) for all their mission-critical communications.

Frequentis is one of four ...

Control Room Awards celebrate inspirational unsung heroes

The APD Control Room Awards 2020 have honoured the lifesaving, behind-the-scenes work of control room stars who go above and beyond in their roles every day.

The awards are the only accolades of their kind to recognise the unsung heroes of the control room community ...

APD wins ESN integration contract

The Home Office has contracted APD Communications to develop critical software to integrate blue light organisations and other public services with the forthcoming Emergency Services Network (ESN).

ESN is intended to replace the UK’s existing TETRA-based Airwave ...

Control room heroes shortlisted

The finalists have been announced for the APD Control Room Awards. Now in its third year, the awards shine a light on individuals and teams who go above and beyond.

A total of almost 400 nominations were received from 80 organisations for the 2020 awards, with each ...

In-Depth

How to use Android Dispatcher

GlobalView Systems helps its customers deliver the right message, to the right person, at the right time to aid decision making.

Matthew Johnston, research and development manager at GlobalView Systems, talks through the unique features of the Android Dispatcher. ...

Joined up two-way radio

GlobalView Systems was founded in 2002. Initally a BNWAS (Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm System) specialist, the company has consistently helped push data to the right person at the right time.

In this video interview, Matt Wright, CEO of GlobalView Systems, walks us ...

Understanding & solving issues

​​What challenges are major industries facing? How can mission critical communications help solve them? A new video roundtable from GlobalView Systems and Critical Communications Today looks at the issues in play, and what can be done.

The video, sponsored by ...

60 secs with Thomas Brewster

Thomas joined Transport for London (TfL) on its graduate programme in 2012 after initially taking a Project Analyst role at Associated British Foods (ABF). At ABF, he assisted a delivery team with the implementation of a new warehousing Enterprise Resource Planning System for ...

60 seconds: Declan Whiting

Declan Whiting, Software engineer at APD Communications, discusses his career to date

How do you spend your time at work?You’ll find me mostly with my head in my PC, implementing and integrating LTE features into Cortex, our ICCS. LTE is going to be a big part of the ...

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