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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 ...



Cradlepoint in-vehicle LTE router solution wins ESN accreditation

Cradlepoint has announced that it is certified and fully authorised to deploy its NetCloud Service with the COR IBR1700-1200M mobile router across the forthcoming Emergency Services Network (ESN). The ESN, which will deliver a mission-critical mobile broadband service over EE’s ...

Audax wins big on BWV in Vietnam

Audax – a Plymouth, UK-based body-worn video (BWV) company – has won a number of major contracts to supply Vietnam’s military and police forces with thousands of its BWV cameras. So far, Audax has shipped 2,000 cameras with another 2,500 to shipped before Christmas.


Sepura wins a process optimisation award from SHEA Global

SHEA Global, a company specialising in business process optimisation has awarded Sepura its 2019 Business Better Award for Excellence in Process Optimisation.

The award recognises Sepura’s implementation of innovative radio licensing procedures, which have boosted its ...

South Western Ambulance Service to trial body-worn video cameras

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) will begin a three-month trial of body-worn video cameras, starting on 1 October, to assess the extent to which they can deter abuse and their effectiveness when obtaining evidence of offences against its ambulance ...



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 ...

BT’s new counter drone solution

BT has launched a counter drone solution that will be provided by its enterprise unit and give organisations the capability to detect, track and identify drones which breach airspace and site limits.

The end-to-end and fully BT managed solution is a combination of ...

South Wales Police’s facial recognition use deemed lawful

The High Court in Cardiff has found that the use of facial recognition by South Wales Police (SWP) is currently lawful, in response to a claim for judicial review in May that was brought by Ed Bridges, a Cardiff resident who believes his face was scanned twice by cameras 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.


Axon adds Facebook’s head of VR hardware to its board of directors

Caitlin Kalinowski, the head of VR hardware for Facebook’s augmented reality (AR)/virtual reality (VR) division, has joined Axon’s board of directors.

"It's an honour to welcome Caitlin to Axon's board and we look forward to her contributions to our VR strategy in the ...

UK Home Office awards ESN air-to-ground contract to Cobham

Cobham has been selected by the Home Office to provide the Emergency Services Network (ESN) with air-to-ground (A2G) communication capabilities.

The Aircraft Communications System (ACS) contract, valued at £64 million, covers both the equipment and services required ...

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 ...

Cradlepoint and NetMotion team up on mobile working connectivity

Earlier this week, NetMotion and Cradlepoint announced that they have formed a technology alliance relationship to give customers in public safety, transportation, healthcare, utilities and other mobile workforce-oriented industries access to the companies’ complementary and ...

Half of Jubilee line to get 4G coverage in March

According to Transport for London (TfL), full mobile connectivity for the eastern half of the London Underground Jubilee line will be in place from March 2020.

The trial section will cover the platforms and tunnels between Westminster and Canning Town and will build ...

Public Accounts Committee raises more concerns over ESN

The work by the Home Office to deliver the Emergency Services Network (ESN) has come under fire from the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), in its latest report on the high profile and much-delayed project

Its latest report on ESN states that despite the reset of the ...
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