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Coronavirus: how are mobile networks helping?

Mobile network operators are playing a vital role in managing the coronavirus crisis, including updating citizens and enabling employees to work remotely.

With the sudden growth in home working, mobile networks have had to adjust to different usage patterns. Scott ...

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 ...

Critical Communications World 2020 rescheduled to November

Critical Communications World 2020 will now be held between 3rd and 5th November, due to the current circumstances around coronavirus.

The event was previously planned to be held in June, and will remain at the IFEMA in Madrid, Spain. Tony Gray, chief executive of ...

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 ...

Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Police choose Sepura

Three UK police forces have jointly upgraded to Sepura SC20 TETRA radios.

Bedfordshire Police, Cambridgeshire Constabulary and Hertfordshire Constabulary made use of their joint purchasing power to equip officers with the new SC20 TETRA radios. Over 1,900 radios have ...

Ericsson to acquire Genaker

Ericsson has signed an agreement to acquire Genaker, a provider of Mission Critical Push-to-talk (MC-PTT) solutions.

Ericsson will acquire 100 per cent of Genaker’s shares and says this will strengthen its MC-PTT offering, as well as helping service providers improve ...

Sepura demonstrates D2D RSM prototype at BAPCO

?Sepura will be demonstrating an ESN-ready, device-to-device (D2D) remote speaker microphone (RSM) proof of concept solution at the BAPCO show in Coventry this week (Ricoh Arena: 10-11 March 2020).

The prototype shows how existing TETRA radios can be repurposed for ...

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 ...


New Motorola outdoor camera uses AI to detect unusual events

Motorola Solutions has strengthened its video security portfolio with the launch of a new outdoor camera that uses AI-powered unusual motion detection (UMD) technology.

The Avigilon H5M camera can handle tough environmental conditions, is compact in size and ...

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 ...

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 ...

Home Office seeks direct mode solution for ESN devices

The Home Office has signalled its intention to “enter into a market engagement exercise” for a direct mode, device-to-device (D2D) solution for devices using the Emergency Services Network (ESN).

The solution will take the form of a TETRA-based remote speaker ...

New vehicle mounting solution for PTT Radio

Icom has introduced a mobile mount for its IC-SAT100 Satellite PTT Radio.

The new solution includes a heavy-duty BC-247 cradle, an HM-222 fist mic and an AH-40 mag-mount antenna. Icom says the solution is ideal for IC-SAT100 users in public safety and humanitarian ...

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 ...


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 ...

Police Scotland widens rollout of digital policing application

Police Scotland has expanded its rollout of Pronto, Motorola Solutions’ digital policing application suite, to include officers in Glasgow.

Police officers will be able to use Pronto to directly fill in reports on their mobile devices for incidents such as crimes, ...


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 ...


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