BAPCO News

APD Communications is the first to gain accreditation for next generation Emergency Services Network

13th April 2018

Software developed by technology leader APD Communications is the first to be officially certified to support a new state-of-the-art LTE-based communications network for the UK’s emergency services.

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ETSI Releases New Standard for Emergency App Interoperability

12th April 2018

The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) released a new specification that defines the requirements and architecture of pan-European mobile emergency applications (PEMEA). The new specification enables emergency apps interoperability within Europe and beyond.

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Home Office Releases Coverage Testing Tender for ESN

12th April 2018

The U.K. Home Office released a tender to test coverage of the nationwide Emergency Services Network (ESN), which will be built on EE’s commercial Long Term Evolution (LTE) network. The coverage assurance solution will include application and server services, data collection and access services, development services, training and support services, and additional optional and associated services, the tender said.

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Live Sector News

Nesta: Government risks forgetting as much as it remembers

18 Apr 2018, 11:17 p.m.

Think-tank report sets out how the public sector could benefit ...

HMRC’s robots set to crack 10m transactions threshold

18 Apr 2018, 11:05 p.m.

Chief Digital & Information Officer Jacky Wright due to announce ...

The NHS is still not prepared for another major cyber attack, PAC warns

18 Apr 2018, 5:09 p.m.

The government has come under fire for failing to sufficiently ...

AI Expo 2018: UK’s AI strategy “lags behind South Korea, Canada and Germany’s”

18 Apr 2018, 2:55 p.m.

The UK government’s AI strategy lags behind South Korea, Canada ...

UK commits to ramp up Commonwealth cyber security capabilities

18 Apr 2018, 2:10 p.m.

£15m fund aims to boost cyber security and promote co-operation ...

Work on customs system 'on track', vows HMRC chief

18 Apr 2018, 1:30 p.m.

AI Expo 2018: How to recruit, develop and retain world-class data scientists

18 Apr 2018, 1:17 p.m.

Europe is facing a data skills crisis. The EU estimates ...

MSP Webinar: How to become GDPR compliant deep-dive webinar part 2

18 Apr 2018, 12:57 p.m.

Following on the success of our ‘How to become GDPR ...

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Improving Crowd Resilience (ICR) Demo Day Agenda

12th Apr 2018

Improving Crowd Resilience Demonstration Day Following the 2017 terror attacks which targeted crowded places, the Office for Security and Counter Terrorism (OSCT) and Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) launched a competition with £1 million of funding available to develop innovative approaches to improve crowd resilience. The competition phase has generated 5 projects which will move from TRL 1-3 to TRL3-5 by May 2018. These projects are eligible to apply for a second phase of funding to support their progression towards the market.


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Improving Crowd Resilience (ICR) Demo Day Project Extracts

12th Apr 2018

Following the 2017 terror attacks which targeted crowded places, the Office for Security and Counter Terrorism (OSCT) and Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) launched a £1 million competition to develop innovative approaches to improve crowd resilience. These innovative ideas will be demonstrated at an event on the 3rd May in London. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/improving-crowd-resilience-demonstration-day-registration-44664582970


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BAPCO 2018 Ian Thompson Explains What BAPCO is all about.

11th Apr 2018

An excerpt from Gert Jan R. Wolf's vlog of BAPCO 2018 in which BAPCO CEO Ian Thompson explains where BAPCO came from, what we do and why people should join and come to our events.


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Frontline online - Smarter blue light services

06th Apr 2018

White Paper submitted by Motorola Solutions in collaboration with Reform


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BAPCO 2018 - Control Rooms in the Cloud

29th Mar 2018

Yann Marston, Motorola Solutions


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British APCO (previously known as BAPCO) is now acknowledged as the leading UK based Association in the British Isles for all professionals in public safety and civil contingencies communications and information systems.

British APCO is a growing community with extensive communications knowledge gained as a result of delivering real life public safety.  We are an independent, user led, not for profit association working to improve emergency services and public safety communications and information technology for everybody’s benefit.

British APCO members are an important part of a worldwide network of public safety communications and information technology professionals.  British APCO is affiliated to APCO Global Alliance which includes sister organisations representing public safety users in the USA and Canada.

Our members' individual experience, knowledge and expertise combined with that of our partners worldwide helps British APCO act as a hub for knowledge and support in a fast moving sector focused on public safety.