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eCall Update

1 September 2017

Read on for the latest on eCall






BAPCO Newsletter May 2017

17 June 2017

To read our latest member newsletter for information on what BAPCO is doing, where we've been and what you could do to get involved click the link.





British APCO Staying Involved

16 May 2017

Although proud to be British, BAPCO as an organisation has always realised that the need for public safety and communication knows no boundaries, incidents don’t stop at a line on a map and disasters can happen anywhere at any time. Interoperating and interworking of people and technologies is ...


British APCO European Projects Update

15 May 2017

The Association has been involved in a variety of European Commission part-funded projects since 2006, together with one from the European Space Agency and a further two part-funded by UK Innovate (previously the UK Technology Strategy Board). As of the end of April 2017, the one remaining project ...


New EU law on cars could save lives but the UK is still running behind.

18 April 2017

Forget having a fridge that can re-order your milk, the first internet-connected thing that will add real value to your life could be your car. A little known EU mandate means that all new car models sold in the EU from April 2018 will have to integrate ‘eCall’ functions. This will make us safer ...



Broadmap Final Stakeholders' Workshop

11 April 2017

Attendees at the workshop were told it's mission accomplished for the EU-funded flagship project taking the first step towards future procurement of interoperable next generation broadband radio communication systems for public safety and security.


BAPCO 2017 The Event & The Association

9 April 2017

The British ACPO Annual Conference & Exhibition, better known as BAPCO2017, was held at the Telford International Centre on 21st and 22nd March. I would normally write something about the event almost straight away, strike while the iron is hot, while the glow of a successful event and the ...



BAPCO 2017

23 March 2017

There is much to do following a very successful event at BAPCO2017. Many people to thank, new initiatives to celebrate and progress, people to contact and ideas to develop.


Online police yet to catch up with commercial websites

17 March 2017

Half the police forces in England, Wales and Scotland now offer online crime reporting but forty don’t yet have an easily found push button to request a call back. Details are revealed in “Police Online”, a study carried out by the specialist newsletter Police Market Report. It discusses the online ...


Interoperability of content-rich emergency calling solutions

10 March 2017

10 March 2017, Sophia-Antipolis – The 2nd edition of “Next Generation 112 (NG112) Emergency Communications Plugtests™ event in Europe” was completed in the premises of ETSI.(European Telecommunications Standards Institute)


EU Project Updates - REDIRNET and SecInCoRe

24 February 2017

Enhancing interoperability, inter-connectivity and inter-communication between systems are seen as key areas for discussion and development in Europe currently. BAPCO has been a part of two EU funded projects working to solve these issues. BAPCO EU Project Manager Paul Hirst updates us on the ...


British APCO Small Business Group Launched

22 February 2017

British APCO is pleased and proud to announce the launch of the BAPCO Small Business Group. The group has been created by BAPCO member Jonathan Hamill and exists to provide a representative voice for commercial members of British APCO who work for the smaller, sometimes less well known but just as ...


eCall Gets Ever Closer

9 February 2017

eCall is about to become a reality everywhere in the European Union. This includes the UK, regardless of the outcome of the Brexit negotiations. BAPCO is at the forefront of work in the UK to ensure the system works and our members are ready for the changes it will bring. There will be two ...


PSCE White Paper - Smart Borders

7 February 2017

British APCO partner organisation, Public Safety Communications Europe (PSCE) has announced the publication of its latest white paper: "Smart Borders revisited: An assessment of the Commission’s revised Smart Border Proposal by the European Parliament."