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Speed Isn't Everything

9 October 2016

Not surprisingly there is a lot of interest amongst our members and in the whole Public Safety Community about the availability of 4G network coverage in the UK. As always, you get what you measure, so what do we measure and test?

B-APCO - Leading from the Front

27 September 2016

Is our eWake up Call campaign beginning to ring bells? For those who took the Daily Mail on Monday 26th September you might have noticed a piece on page 31 by the Mail’s Crime correspondent Chris Greenwood, under the headline, ‘Coming soon the clever cars that will call 999 in a crash’. Together ...

National Audit Office Report into the ESN Published

15 September 2016

The National Audit Office has published its report on upgrading emergency service communications: the Emergency Services Network. It contains some difficult observations on the risks involved. Interestingly the Home Office has been allowed some additional text after the conclusion.

eCall Event 13th September

14 September 2016

A well planned, well attended and informative day. Nothing but positive feedback received from delegates on this event run by British APCO with fantastic support from Avaya UK.

VectorCommand (UK) LTD IPR Auction

7 July 2016

Please see below for a message to the President of British APCO from Mike Griffin lately of Vector Command. (Relevant documentation is linked at the foot of the article).

British APCO Charity Donations

22 June 2016

All donations now collected and a total of over £2,188 was raised, meaning that we have been able to pass on £729 to each charity: The FireFighters Charity, the Midlands Air Ambulance and the Police Dependants Trust. A huge thank you to everyone who donated during the event dinner at B-APCO 2016. ...

OFCOM - Very low bandwidth leased lines

21 June 2016

From OFCOM: As noted in our final statement, although we have withdrawn regulation from these services, we will be continuing to monitor the migration of users of these services to other platforms and services until they are withdrawn by BT (currently scheduled for March 2020). Should you have any ...

North Yorkshire Police Inaugural Lecture

19 April 2016

Investigating and prosecuting crime across Europe: The case for a collaborative approach based on justice and human rights. Speaker: Sir Keir Starmer, British Politician and Barrister.