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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Delivery Hero to use SOTI for remote device management

Delivery Hero, a global online food delivery company, has selected SOTI to power its business-critical mobile deployment.

The Berlin-based platform operates online ordering services that allow customers to deliver food directly from its 310,000 partner restaurants. ...

British APCO calls for a clear Next Generation 999 technology roadmap

The British Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (British APCO) has published a white paper on the topic of “Next Generation 999” (NG999), which highlights the issues that must be addressed if the UK public is have access to an emergency call service that ...

International Control Room Week returns in October

International Control Room Week, a campaign that celebrates and raises awareness of the vital role played by control room teams dealing with traumatic and distressing situations on a daily basis, will return for a second year and will take place on 21-27 October.


APD Communications moves into new offices

APD Communications – the control room software vendor based in Hull, UK – has moved into modern new offices to streamline communication among its 100-plus employees by bringing them together under one roof and support future growth.

APD’s new home, two-storey offices ...

Northgate Public Services acquires APD Communications

Northgate Public Services (NPS), a supplier of IT solutions for police forces and a wholly owned subsidiary of NEC Corporation, has acquired APD Communications – a software supplier to the emergency services, public safety and control room markets – for an undisclosed sum.


Save the date: PMRExpo 2018 from November 27 to 29

The 18th PMRExpo will take place on November 27 to 29 2018 at Koelnmesse?, its usual venue.

In 2018, the professional mobile radio and control centre event is expecting to receive more than 4,300 visitors from all around the globe and more than 225 national and ...

Frequentis UK appoints Andy Madge as managing director

Andy Madge, former managing director (MD) of defence and intelligence for Lockheed Martin, joined Frequentis UK’s Managing Board on 1 January 2018, taking responsibility for Frequentis AG’s UK and Ireland subsidiary.

The phased handover from existing MD John Gurney, ...


Digital first for London airport

London City Airport has approved the development of a new digital air traffic control tower, which will be the first of its kind in the UK.

Plans for the tower include the deployment of 14 high-definition cameras - alongside two pan-tilt-zoom cameras -, intended to ...

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 ...

Ports of Jersey’s new vessel traffic service (VTS) is in operation

After a rapid implementation programme Ports of Jersey’s modernised control centre system is up and running. Frequentis was selected to modernise the systems through a fully integrated solution and supported by a ten-year maintenance contract. After the factory acceptance test ...

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 ...

B-APCO 2016: Bringing data to the dispatcher

Which trends and user needs are driving innovation in public safety control rooms? Laurence Doe tours the B-APCO Show’s exhibition hall to find out

Mike Isherwood, sales and marketing director at APD, speaking at the B-APCO Show on the future of control rooms ...
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