Mason Advisory secures slot in UK’s Best Workplaces™ report 2022

28th Apr 2022

Salford’s Mason Advisory has been ranked one of the UK’s Best Workplaces™ securing 19th place within the medium-sized business category, alongside 104 others, with 290 organisations listed in total. read more..

Emergency Call (eCall) - four years of operation.

1st Apr 2022

Since April 2018 most cars and light trucks have been fitted with an emergency call system which assists with the rapid deployment of the emergency services to the exact location of an emergency on the road. read more..

The 2 week countdown for BAPCO Annual Event is on!

21st Feb 2022

BAPCO 2022 will follow on from the success of last year’s show. Register free today. read more..

Mason Advisory ranks 22nd in UK’s Best Workplaces™ for Wellbeing report 2022

18th Feb 2022

The UK wide award, launching for the first time this year, recognises organisations that place wellbeing and the forefront of their workplace culture, reviewing the psychological, physical, social and financial aspects of working life.  read more..

FT names Mason Advisory as one of the UK’s leading management consultancies

28th Jan 2022

Mason Advisory has been named in ‘The UK’s Leading Management Consultants 2022’ report, published by the Financial Times. read more..

Phil Kidner

10th Jan 2022

We are very sad to learn of the death of Phil Kidner, who led TCCA as Chief Executive Officer from 2007 until his retirement in 2017. read more..

Control room heroes celebrated in international campaign

27th Oct 2021

International Control Room Week ran from 18-24 October and saw control room staff and colleagues celebrate across the UK and Ireland and as far afield as Australia and New Zealand. read more..

Appointment of Duncan Swan as COO of British APCO

12th Oct 2021

The President of British APCO, John Anthony, today announced the appointment of Duncan Swan as the association’s new Chief Operating Officer. Duncan will take up this part-time role at the beginning of March 2022. read more..

NEC joins forces with Handsfree Group to pioneer emergency services in-vehicle technology platform

11th Oct 2021

The collaboration between NEC and Handsfree is an important step in preparing the emergency services for the transition to the new state-of-the art Emergency Services Network (ESN) communications platform. read more..

Simoco Accelerates Growth in UK Public Safety Market with Acquisition of Thorcom Systems

7th Oct 2021

Derby based critical communications company Simoco Wireless Solutions Ltd has agreed to acquire a majority shareholding in Thorcom Systems Ltd. read more..

Celebrating our Charity Partner BHF's 60th Birthday!

28th Jul 2021

British APCO is proud to announce the British Heart Foundation as our Charity Partner. Join us in celebrating their 60th birthday and reading about the incredible progress that has been made in that time. read more..

NEC Software Solutions has launched software designed to revolutionise the dispatch of emergency services teams.

6th Jul 2021

NEC Software Solutions is the new name for APD Communications, the leading supplier of software to emergency services, control rooms and other public safety sectors. It has marked the rebrand by launching ground-breaking Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) control room software, called Dispatch, that will help emergency services organisations save lives and keep communities safe. read more..

Awards honour control room heroes for selfless public service during the pandemic

17th May 2021

Heroes of emergency services control rooms have been honoured for their vital work serving the public during a year unlike any other. read more..

Finalists revealed for awards celebrating heroes of the control room

27th Apr 2021

Finalists have been revealed for awards recognising the extraordinary dedication and selfless service to the public provided by control room heroes across the country. read more..

Invitation for participation in a short survey by the University of Leeds

1st Apr 2021

This study aims to reflect on the effects the pandemic has had on UK policing read more..

Streaming technology gives control room operators eyes on the ground at emergency incidents

17th Mar 2021

Technology leader APD Communications has released ground-breaking streaming software providing unparalleled visibility from emergency incidents and potentially a huge range of other situations. read more..

APD marks new milestone as it sets the pace on journey to ESN

9th Mar 2021

Control room technology pioneer APD Communications has achieved a new milestone as it sets the pace in the transition to a new communications network for the emergency services. read more..

Awards will give families unique insight into work of control room heroes during unprecedented year

1st Mar 2021

Nominations for the fourth annual APD Control Room Awards are now open, providing a valuable opportunity to shine a light on the inspiring work of control room teams and individuals. read more..

APD launches cutting-edge Maps technology to support seamless emergency services response

2nd Feb 2021

Pioneering mapping technology has been launched to optimise emergency services’ response to incidents and enable blue light teams to reach locations rapidly with pinpoint accuracy. read more..

Secure your spot for Openreach : The UK Digital Upgrade

18th Jan 2021

Don’t miss this unmatched opportunity to hear about the biggest digital upgrade the UK has ever seen. Openreach is investing billions of pounds rolling out Full Fibre broadband across the UK to help deliver a more reliable and future-proofed network. This will also see the introduction of new digital services (All-IP). Secure your spot now. read more..

BAPCO: The Online Event, 2 – 4 March 2021

12th Jan 2021

At British APCO we’re excited to invite you to attend BAPCO: The Online Event (2 – 4 March), the first ever virtual BAPCO Show. read more..

Registration open for our webinar with Tait Communications

15th Dec 2020

Join us for the first in our BAPCO webinar series where we'll be hearing from Tait Communications on Incident Ground Communications Solution on 21st January 2021 read more..

Transformational Change and Adapting Emergency Services to COVID-19

20th Nov 2020

The Emergency Services Show, 7 to 8 September 2021 read more..

Once a world leader, the UK government is now a digital laggard, report finds

9th Nov 2020

The UK's Government Digital Service was once the envy of the world but "ambition dipped, and clarity of purpose dimmed", a new study argues. read more..

International campaign celebrates critical control room stars across the globe

29th Oct 2020

Thousands of emergency and critical control room employees across the world have been celebrated for the vital work they do in a week-long international campaign. read more..

Explosives and Weapons Detection

18th Sep 2020

DASA has launched a £2.8 million competition to find state of the art and technological solutions for the improved detection of explosives, weapons and illicit drugs. read more..

App tells if office workers are not socially distanced

10th Sep 2020

A social-distancing app which alerts someone when a colleague is too close is being used by Network Rail. read more..

Coronavirus: Scotland's Covid-19 contact tracing app goes live

10th Sep 2020

Scotland's new contact tracing app to help combat the spread of coronavirus has gone live. read more..

Mason Advisory ranks in FT 1000: Europe’s Fastest Growing Companies 2020 report

10th Mar 2020

Mason Advisory has for the second year running been ranked in the FT1000 Europe’s Fastest Growing Companies report, in the Management Consultancy category, published on today (2ndMarch) in partnership with Statista.  read more..

APD wins Home Office contract to pave way for next generation Emergency Services Network

27th Feb 2020

Control room technology leader APD Communications has won a major Home Office contract to pioneer the transition to a game-changing communications network for the UK’s emergency services. read more..

Programme Online - ETSI Summit - European Standards: Are Current Mechanisms Fit for the Future in a Changing Regulatory World? 2 April 2020, ETSI, Sop

12th Feb 2020

The ETSI Summit - European Standards: Are Current Mechanisms Fit for the Future in a Changing Regulatory World will take place on 2 April 2020 in ETSI headquarters (Sophia Antipolis, France) read more..

Regulation AI in Health and Care

11th Feb 2020

Matthew Gould, CEO of NHSX, explains why he convened a round-table of regulators to talk AI, and what the plan is. read more..

Finalists announced in awards celebrating control room heroes

7th Feb 2020

The finalists have been announced in awards recognising the incredible behind-the-scenes work of control room stars. read more..

Schools trial body cameras to aid safety and monitor behaviour

7th Feb 2020

Secondaries in England testing lightweight versions of technology worn by police read more..

Mason Advisory listed in FT’s UK Leading Management Consultancies 2020 report

4th Feb 2020

Mason Advisory has been named as one of the UK’s Leading Management Consultancies in Financial Times’ special report today (29thJanuary).   read more..

TCCA Partners with 450 MHz Alliance on M2M Standards

28th Jan 2020

TCCA and industry association 450 MHz Alliance (450A) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to formalize the cooperation between the two organizations on standardized technology, solutions and applications for critical mobile broadband communications. read more..

U.K. Fire Agency, telent Celebrate 19 Years of Collaboration

23rd Jan 2020

Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority (MRFA) and U.K. critical infrastructure firm telent are marking a milestone as their collaborative partnership enters its 19th year, with a contract secured until 2024. read more..

ETSI Releases NG 1-1-2 Architecture, Location Specifications

21st Jan 2020

The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) Emergency Communication Special Committee released two emergency calling specifications. read more..

Mason Advisory shortlisted in 2020 Management Consultancies Association Awards

20th Jan 2020

Mason Advisory, independent IT consultancy, has been announced as a finalist in two categories at the prestigious Management Consultancies Association (MCA) Awards 2020. read more..

ETSI issues two major standards for emergency calls: Next Generation 112 and Advanced Mobile Location

20th Jan 2020

ETSI’s Emergency Communication Special Committee has recently released two major specifications, ETSI TS 103 479, for NG112, the next generation of European emergency services and ETSI TS 103 625, for the specific Advanced Mobile Location function. AML is already implemented in 22 countries worldwide following the publication of the first ETSI technical report TR 103 393. read more..

Joint AREA - ETSI - XR4ALL Workshop, “Engineering XR for the Future: Frameworks, Requirements and Future Research”, 5-6 March 2020, Munich, Germany

16th Jan 2020

ETSI is pleased to invite entrepreneurs, innovators and thought leaders in the fields of Augmented Reality (AR) and Extended Reality (XR) to attend the first joint AREA - ETSI - XR4ALL Workshop, Engineering XR for the Future: Frameworks, Requirements and Future Research. read more..

NENA Becomes Member of ETSI

14th Jan 2020

The National Emergency Number Association (NENA) became a member of the European Telecommunications and Standards Institute (ETSI), a European standards organization. read more..

Handsfree Group selected by the Home Office

13th Jan 2020

Handsfree Group successfully selected under the OJEU Contract Notice 2019/S 073-173137 for (The Provision of LTE Vehicle Devices and Accessories for the UK Emergency Services Network [ESN]) read more..


6th Jan 2020

Drive, fly and navigate with ETSI standards is the promise of this new edition of the ETSI magazine. read more..

Ten years on, why are there still so few women in tech?

2nd Jan 2020

With the amount of women employed in the digital workforce hovering around 17% for the past decade, more needs to be done to diversify the industry. read more..

Metropolitan Police Service Selects Vendors for New Command System

20th Dec 2019

The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) in the U.K. selected Leidos to upgrade its command-and-control system responsible for officer deployment. read more..

Presentation of ETSI's new corporate video

11th Dec 2019

ETSI is pleased to present its brand new corporate video. read more..

Emergency services call for stronger cooperation with tech companies

2nd Dec 2019

EENA has today published a position paper calling for tech companies to work more closely with the emergency services when developing and delivering new technologies. read more..

Past winners urge control room stars to seize the chance to shine in national awards

19th Nov 2019

A control room lifesaver has urged colleagues across the UK to seize the opportunity to promote the vital work of the unsung heroes on the hidden front line of the emergency services. read more..

Police Scotland and CENSIS unveil AI-based recognition drone to find missing people

6th Nov 2019

A form of machine learning, that provides real-time image analysis for identifying humans in rural areas, will soon be used to improve Police Scotland’s use of remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) to find missing and vulnerable people. read more..

Zebra snaps up AI vision firm

6th Nov 2019

Zebra Technologies Corporation has acquired Cortexica Vision Systems Ltd, which specialises in business-to-business (B2B) computer vision-based artificial intelligence (AI) solutions and is headquartered in London. read more..

TCCA Celebrates 25 Years

4th Nov 2019

TCCA – The Critical Communications Association is celebrating its 25-year anniversary since the first TETRA memorandum of understanding was signed to form the original TETRA MoU Association. read more..

BAPCO Joins New Public Safety Coalition

4th Nov 2019

4th November 2019 – Public safety organisations representing members in, Canada, the European Union, United Kingdom, and the United States today signed a first-of-its-kind agreement to work together to improve the emergency communications systems that serve nearly one billion people worldwide. read more..

MediaCityUK IT consultancy wins top award at prestigious ceremony

1st Nov 2019

Mason Advisory, a leading independent IT consultancy, is celebrating success after winning the Excellence Award at the Salford Business Awards 2019. read more..

From Heathrow to St Helena, thousands join International Control Room Week

31st Oct 2019

More than 11,000 control room employees have joined an international campaign celebrating their vital life-saving and life-changing work. read more..

Northern Ireland Police Deploy 2,500 Cameras from Edesix

31st Oct 2019

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) now 2,500 body-worn cameras (BWCs) from Edesix used by more than 7,000 officers covering about 173,000 incidents each year in Northern Ireland. read more..

Cradlepoint Gains ESN Certification to Connect UK Emergency Services

22nd Oct 2019

West Byfleet, U.K – 22nd October 2019 – Cradlepoint, the global leader in cloud-delivered LTE and 5G Ready wireless network edge solutions, announced today that it is certified and fully authorised to deploy its NetCloud Service with the COR IBR1700-1200M mobile router across the forthcoming UK Emergency Services Network (ESN).  read more..

Audax wins big on BWV in Vietnam

17th Oct 2019

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. read more..


16th Oct 2019

GCHQ partners with The Landing and UP Ventures on game-changing accelerator - improving citizen safety in a digitally connected world read more..

Panasonic Laptop Certified for Use on U.K. ESN Network

19th Sep 2019

The Panasonic TOUGHBOOK 33 rugged notebook was authorized for use on the U.K. Emergency Services Network (ESN). The laptop is the first Microsoft Windows device to be accredited on the network. read more..

EU Court Finds All 1-1-2 Calls Must Include Caller Location Information

17th Sep 2019

The Court of Justice of the European Union said all calls to 1-1-2 must include caller location information even if they are made from phones without subscriber identify modules (SIMs). read more..

BT Selects Qualitest for Network Testing, Including ESN

17th Sep 2019

U.K. telecommunications provider BT will work with Qualitest, a software testing and quality assurance company, to support the delivery of carrier’s digital infrastructure backbone, including further development of 5G services. The contract supports further enhancing EE’s Emergency Services Network (ESN) offering. read more..

O2 to Trial Smart Ambulance with 5G Technology

17th Sep 2019

U.K. mobile carrier O2 will provide connectivity for a new “smart ambulance” at Millbrook Proving Ground this month, as part of a trial to benefit patient diagnosis, transport and treatment. read more..

International Control Room week returns to celebrate unsung heroes

30th Aug 2019

An international campaign which shines a light on critical control room staff is returning for a second year, with organisers urging emergency services organisations to make it even bigger and better. read more..

U.K. Home Office Selects Cobham for US$78M ESN Air-to-Ground Contract

20th Aug 2019

The U.K. Home Office selected Cobham to provide Emergency Services Network (ESN) Aircraft Communications System (ACS) in a contract worth £64 million (US$77.7 million). The ACS contract forms part of the as part of the Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme (ESMCP) and is responsible for delivering the equipment and associated services to deliver the communications devices for the air-to-ground capability, approved for use on the ESN. read more..

ESN Finalizes 50th Extended Area Service Mast for Rural Coverage

20th Aug 2019

The U.K. Emergency Services Network (ESN) said it met its commitment to build 50 Extended Area Service (EAS) masts by the end of July. The EAS program is responsible for providing ESN covering in remote and rural areas of Great Britain by building a new network of masts. read more..

PSTA puts its weightbehind P25 DFSI for LMR/LTE interoperability

7th Aug 2019

The Public Safety Technology Alliance (PSTA) has released a report that recommends the use of the P25 Digital Fixed Station Interface (DFSI) for LMR/LTE interoperability. read more..

New HQ rewards staff for growth and makes APD a magnet for tech talent

5th Aug 2019

Tech business APD Communications has moved into ultra-modern new offices as a springboard for further growth. read more..

Cradlepoint and NetMotion team up on mobile working connectivity

24th Jul 2019

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 interoperable range of network solutions. read more..


18th Jul 2019

Selected to deliver new Strategic Operating Model for newly merged Home Office Digital, Data and Technology department. read more..

U.K. ESN Demonstrates Interworking Between Airwave, LTE Networks

11th Jul 2019

The U.K. Emergency Services Network (ESN) announced it demonstrated the new Interworking functionality between the ESN and Airwave networks with Motorola Solutions. read more..

Public Safety’s Future Involves Networks of Networks

1st Jul 2019

Our most important challenge is the future of critical communications and our public-safety networks. I am not talking about only tomorrow and the network modernizations ongoing in many countries. I am also talking about the future beyond tomorrow. read more..

APD launches new brand and Asia push at global critical comms showcase

17th Jun 2019

Pioneering software business APD Communications is revealing its new brand at the flagship Critical Communications World as part of a strategy to grow into Asia. read more..

Help design a new, connected consumer product

12th Jun 2019

CW has joined forces with a leading international manufacturer with a global market-cap of over £100Bn to develop a new internet-connected device concept. We are looking for a number of start-ups, scale-ups & SMEs to join an Innovation Hub for a 3-month, part-funded, collaborative project that will help shift a rapidly growing market to the connected era. read more..

U.K. Police Agency Implements In-Car Cameras

4th Jun 2019

Dyfed-Powys Police is the first U.K. police force to deploy Axon's in-car camera technology. read more..

A Scottish Utility Pilots IoT Technology

3rd Jun 2019

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) is an electricity distribution network operator in northern Scotland. Its territory includes some of the most exposed parts of the U.K., subject to storms from the North Atlantic. The Isle of Skye is the largest and northernmost of the major islands in the Inner Hebrides and is exposed to the harshest of Scottish weather, along with challenging terrain for communications solutions. read more..

Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) update

31st May 2019

Events and Funding Opportunities from DASA read more..

Tait Communications Completes Transport for London Upgrade

22nd May 2019

Tait Communications announced that it has completed the digital upgrade of Transport for London's (TfL) surface fleet, fitting London's 9,200 red buses with high-reliability digital radio communications. read more..

PSCE Hosts First Event in Workshop Series on New Public Warning Requirements

17th May 2019

On 16 May, Public Safety Communications Europe (PSCE) launched a program to support national authorities to define the requirements for the design of national public warning systems (PWS) based on solid experience and lessons learned from other countries. read more..

Emergency services radio system '£3.1bn over budget'

10th May 2019

A replacement for how Britain's emergency services communicate is set to go over budget by at least £3.1bn, a spending watchdog has warned. read more..

Motorola Solutions’ Revised ESN Contract Price Increases by US$107M

9th May 2019

Details about Motorola Solutions’ contract for the U.K. Emergency Services Network were revealed in a voluntary ex ante transparency notice this week. The value of the revised contract is £401 million (US$523 million), an £82 million (US$107 million) increase from the previous £319 million (US$415 million). read more..

U.K. Customs Agent Deploys Icom LTE Radio System

3rd May 2019

ChannelPorts, the only private customs clearance agent in the United Kingdom, adopted the Icom Long Term Evolution (LTE) radio system. read more..

Telent Awarded IT Contract at U.K. Nuclear Plan, Includes ESN Integration

8th Apr 2019

Telent Technology Services received a six-year contract to supply the communications and IT infrastructure at Hinkley Point C (HPC), first nuclear plant to be built in the U.K. in 25 years. read more..

Three-unique-words 'map' used to rescue mother and child

26th Mar 2019

Three seemingly unconnected words have helped rescue a mother and daughter after a car crash in remote rural Somerset. read more..

RSS Sierra Router Certified on U.K.’s ESN Network

25th Mar 2019

Sierra Wireless’ AirLink MG90 high-performance multinetwork vehicle router was certified and approved for use on the U.K.’s Emergency Services Network (ESN). read more..

DASA has £2M of funding to identify innovative capabilities to counter-drones

20th Mar 2019

Countering Drones: finding and neutralising small UAS threats read more..

Develop new drone algorithms and artificial intelligence in a joint UK-US hackathon

20th Mar 2019

The speed and ferocity of the recent devastating wildfires in California and in the UK demonstrate the need to develop new ways of using science and technology to assist the emergency services. read more..

U.K. Ambulance Trust Deploys Motorola TETRA Pagers

13th Mar 2019

The North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) NHS Trust, the second-largest ambulance trust in England, selected Motorola Solutions to equip 450 community first responders with TETRA two-way pagers as part of the TPG Messenger managed service. read more..

Control Room Awards celebrate unsung heroes who serve the public hour after hour

8th Mar 2019

Hidden heroes of the control room community have been honoured for their amazing work saving lives, safeguarding the public and supporting good causes. The APD Control Room Awards 2019 have shone a welcome spotlight on the behind-the-scenes stars who epitomise the very best of public service. The APD Control Room Awards winners were announced during an emotional evening at the De Vere Orchard Hotel in Nottingham last night (7 March). read more..

Metropolitan Police Service Invests in Sepura TETRA Terminals in Force-Wide Refresh

7th Mar 2019

The Metropolitan Police Service has selected Sepura’s SC2 Series of TETRA terminals to replace their existing fleet in an agreement forming one of the largest single orders ever received by the UK-based TETRA specialist manufacturer. read more..

U.K. Companies Collaborate on Public-Safety IoT

6th Mar 2019

Capita Secure Solutions and Services and Multiple Access Communications (MAC) are collaborating to bring new solutions to the public-safety community based around Capita’s public-safety solution and MAC’s internet of things (IoT) expertise and wireless sensor solutions. read more..

Frequentis, Hexagon Partner for Public-Safety Control Room Technology

6th Mar 2019

Frequentis and Hexagon partnered to deliver an integrated solution for public-safety control rooms. read more..

Take a bow – finalists announced for Control Room Awards 2019

8th Feb 2019

Finalists have been announced for major awards celebrating the unsung heroes of critical control rooms. read more..

PSCE Releases Paper on Semantic Interoperability

6th Feb 2019

Public Safety Communications Europe (PSCE) released a new white paper on semantic interoperability, building on the results of the Establish Pan-European Information Space to Enhance seCurity of Citizens (EPISECC) project. read more..

Mason Advisory featured on FT list of leading management consultancies in UK

30th Jan 2019

Mason Advisory, independent IT consultancy to the public security sector, has been selected as one of the leading management consultancies in the UK for Digital Transformation and IT Strategy. read more..

Police Scotland Award 3-Year Contract to Motorola Solutions

23rd Jan 2019

Motorola Solutions received a three-year contract to roll out its Pronto digital policing application software to 10,000 officers across Scotland. read more..

Embrace - Child Victims of Crime - Everest Base Camp 2019

8th Jan 2019

Embrace Child Victims Crime is organising the challenge of a lifetime next year – the search is now on for those who can trek to Everest Base Camp next November. read more..

Northgate Public Services acquires APD Communications to improve information sharing between emergency services control rooms and our streets

8th Jan 2019

Northgate Public Services (NPS), a wholly owned NEC Corporation subsidiary, has today announced the acquisition of APD Communications, a leading software supplier to the emergency services, public safety and control room markets. read more..

Home Office Officials Visit FirstNet’s Reston Office

19th Dec 2018

Officials from the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) hosted their U.K. counterparts from the Home Office 6 December. read more..

WEBINAR - The Critical Communications Broadband Roadmap

13th Dec 2018

There has been much debate and discussion about the introduction of broadband services for critical communications. This webinar presents TCCA's view of the current roadmap to operational use of trusted broadband. read more..

ESMCP invites tenders for £100m air-to-ground contract

13th Dec 2018

The Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme (ESMCP) has published an invitation to tender (ITT) for the air-to-ground component of the Emergency Services Network (ESN) service. read more..

Motorola Gains 10-Year Contract for Lincolnshire Police

6th Dec 2018

G4S, a leading global integrated security company, awarded Motorola Solutions a 10-year contract to deliver the U.K.’s first cloud-based, integrated CommandCentral Control Room Solution (CRS) to Lincolnshire Police. read more..

Nokia Gets €250 million Loan for 5G Research

6th Dec 2018

Nokia signed a €250 million (US$282.8 million) loan transaction with the Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) to finance research-and-development activities (R&D) related to 5G technology. read more..

APCO Wants Comment on Public-Safety Grade Standard

4th Dec 2018

APCO International is seeking comments on candidate American National Standard (ANS) 2.106.1-201x, which addresses site-hardening requirements for public-safety grade sites. read more..

JUST OUT: Who is who handbook in public safety industry!

29th Nov 2018

The latest edition of the “who is who” handbook in the public safety industry is now available! What’s the handbook? A unique resource for: Emergency services looking for the best market overview of solution providers Industry representatives looking for partners read more..

Heathrow upgrades communications management

28th Nov 2018

Heathrow has appointed airport technology specialist SITA to provide support to its communication network. This includes more than 12,000 telephones, 150,000 LAN connections, 1,900 radios and more than 3,500 WLAN access points across its campus. read more..

Emergency Services Network testing gets under way

28th Nov 2018

The Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme (ESMCP) has started testing Emergency Services Network coverage, using its recently-announced solution ESN Assure. read more..

Telent, DGS Partner on Critical Asset Monitoring

22nd Nov 2018

Telent Technology Services partnered with Digital Global Systems (DGS), provider of RF perimeter monitoring technology, to provide critical asset protection for authorities. read more..

Sepura, Motorola Awarded National Airwave Terminal Contract

21st Nov 2018

The Police ICT Co. awarded the national Airwave terminal procurement framework contract to Sepura and Motorola Solutions in a deal that has the potential for significant savings across police forces and the wider public sector. read more..

Britain funds research into drones that decide who they kill, says report

13th Nov 2018

Investigation reveals that technology for autonomous lethal weapons with artificial intelligence is being funded by MoD read more..

WMAS set to become first University NHS Foundation Trust in the country

30th Oct 2018

For over a decade, all paramedics in the West Midlands have been educated and trained at university; the trust also undertakes world-leading research with a number of universities; so it is perhaps fitting that West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) is set to become the first ambulance University NHS Foundation Trust in the country. read more..

Home Office Review Finds ESN on Track, Final Product by Late 2020

24th Oct 2018

A U.K. Home Office official said the Emergency Services Network (ESN) review was completed and found that the Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme (ESMCP) remains the right strategic approach to replacing Airwave, and the program continues to represent good value to money for the taxpayer. read more..

Quarter 4 2018 digital edition of RadioResource International is now online

23rd Oct 2018

Articles in this issue: • Optimizing TETRA with Testing and Maintenance • The Uncertain Outlook for LTE ProSe • The Benefits of LTE and 5G for Mission Critical • France’s Latest PPDR Broadband Plans • The Latest Radios on the Market read more..

Help Belfast and Dublin make open spaces safer and more accessible through technology

23rd Oct 2018

Belfast City Council has established a Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) competition to encourage organisations to collaborate with the city on technology-driven solutions that can help manage safe, accessible and enjoyable parks and open spaces. read more..

Nokia Partners with U.K. Sailing Team for Vendée Globe Race Communications

15th Oct 2018

Nokia, together with industrial research and innovation business, Nokia Bell Labs, was announced as technology partner to U.K.-based sailing team Alex Thomson Racing. read more..

Innovative ideas that could grow the economy: apply for funding

12th Oct 2018

Organisations can apply for a share of up to £20 million to develop game-changing technologies with commercial potential that could lead to UK economic growth. read more..

ETSI, EENA Schedule NG 1-1-2 Plugtests for Early 2019

11th Oct 2018

The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), in cooperation with the European Emergency Number Association (EENA), is organsing the third emergency communications interoperability Plugtests event to be held in Europe with the support of ETSI SC EMTEL. read more..

New Study Identifies Alternatives for Public-Safety Broadband

10th Oct 2018

A new dissertation aims to identify the most feasible alternative for a broadband public protection and disaster relief (PPDR) mobile service and uses Finland as a verification case. According to the analysis, the solution creating the most socioeconomic benefits would be a hybrid network. read more..

ESN breaks ground on first extended area service site

4th Oct 2018

Construction has begun on the first new mobile mast for the Emergency Services Network (ESN)’s Extended Area Service (EAS), at Boreland, near Lockerbie, Scotland. read more..

APD teams up with RapidDeploy to offer complete hosted solution to critical control operations

3rd Oct 2018

Software pioneer APD Communications has announced an alliance with fellow technology market leader RapidDeploy to provide a complete hosted solution for control room operations globally. read more..

BAPCO partners with Embrace Child Victims of Crime

26th Sep 2018

Embrace Child Victims of Crime (CVOC) is pleased to announce a new two year charity partnership with British APCO. read more..

APD takes digital innovation prize for software that helps save lives

26th Sep 2018

Technology leader APD Communications has claimed a prestigious prize for a world-first digital solution that is pioneering the way forward for emergency services organisations. read more..

New strategic direction for the Emergency Services Network (ESN)

25th Sep 2018

The programme will save £200 million in public money per year once it has fully replaced the existing network. read more..

Broadband World Forum - 23-25 October 2018 Messe, Berlin, Germany - 20% discount for ETSI Members

18th Sep 2018

Following a very successful first year back in the German Capital, Broadband World Forum will be returning to Messe, Berlin on the 23-25 October 2018 for more beer, more bratwurst and most importantly, more broadband! read more..


17th Sep 2018

ETSI is pleased to invite you to the ETSI New Internet Forum taking place on 12 October 2018 in the Hague (NL) in co-location with SDN NFV World Congress 2018 read more..

Germany Designates 7layers as eCall Technical Service

10th Sep 2018

The German Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) designated 7layers as a technical service for eCall Regulation UN R-144 and EU 2017/79. read more..

Icom Offers Nationwide PTT over Cellular Service in United Kingdom

7th Sep 2018

Icom’s new push-to-talk (PTT) over cellular (PoC) radio system allows users to communicate with a two-way radio system over a Long Term Evolution (LTE) closed network. read more..

APD launches International Control Room Week

3rd Sep 2018

Software pioneer APD Communications is launching a special week celebrating the extraordinary work of emergency services call handlers and dispatch teams. read more..

The safe city solutions

24th Aug 2018

Philip Mason explores some of the latest advances being made – both in devices and infrastructure – in the realm of IoT for public safety read more..

Siemens, Damm Test TETRA Solution with ETCS Level 2 for Rail

23rd Aug 2018

Siemens and Damm Cellular Systems implemented and tested an open and interoperable TETRA packet data solution that complies with European Train Control System (ETCS) level two. read more..

Opportunities to participate in research project surrounding 'SERVQUAL' (West Scotland)

22nd Aug 2018

As part of our launch of BAPCO Academic Membership, we are supporting students in research projects relating to topics of interest within our membership. Please click for more information. read more..

MCPTT Plugtests and MCOP — What's New? - Webinar

18th Aug 2018

The second mission-critical push to talk (MCPTT) Plugtests event that included 31 vendors recently took place at Texas A&M University in College Station. This webinar will present the results from the week-long event, organized by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) together with TCCA and other supporters. The event tested more than 300 combinations of vendors and equipment based on Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) Release 14. read more..

JVCKENWOOD to invest in Tait International

17th Aug 2018

JVCKENWOOD has entered into an agreement for a share acquisition and a capital and business alliance with Tait International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tait and revealed that it is looking to launch a broadband solutions business as a top priority. read more..

Hytera Mobilfunk Partners with Business Application Firm

16th Aug 2018

Mobile2b became a new Hytera Mobilfunk application partner. Hytera's multimode radios and the myBusiness.AI digitalization platform from Mobile2b will be integrated to simplify and streamline work processes within companies. read more..

Frequentis Technology Part of G-Cloud 10 Supplier List

15th Aug 2018

The Frequentis critical control room solution, LifeX, is now available in the U.K. digital marketplace, having joined the G-Cloud 10 list of suppliers. read more..

U.K. Invests US$130M in Police Technology

14th Aug 2018

The U.K. government is investing more than £100 million (US$130 million) of the Police Transformation Fund (PTF) in projects designed to prepare police forces to adapt to the challenges of the future. read more..

Motorola CEO Expects U.K’s Airwave to Continue ‘Many Years Beyond 2020’

13th Aug 2018

Motorola Solutions is still negotiating contracts for the Airwave TETRA network and the U.K. Emergency Services Network (ESN) broadband network with the U.K. Home Office and expects agreements by the end of the quarter, the company’s CEO said during its Aug. 2 financial results conference call. read more..

July's BAPCO Newsletter- now available

2nd Aug 2018

Catch up with the latest news from BAPCO and the public safety community in our latest edition of the BAPCO Newsletter. read more..

Vacancies on the BAPCO Executive Committee

31st Jul 2018

The recent changes to the way your association is run and the resignation of Peter Prater and Andy Motteram, mean there are opportunities to join the Executive Committee. read more..

BroadWay Releases Notice on Pan-European Public-Safety Communications Procurement

27th Jul 2018

Europe’s BroadWay project released a prior information notice (PIN) in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU). BroadWay is a team of 11 procurers from 11 European countries looking to procure a pan-European broadband mobile system for use by public-safety responders. read more..

New European Project Targets 5G Acceptance

26th Jul 2018

A new European (EU) project — 5G Verticals INNovation Infrastructure (5G-VINNI) — aims to accelerate the acceptance of 5G across Europe. The new project is comprised of 23 partners including major telecom operators, industry vendors and academia. read more..

Report Says U.K. ESMCP Delivery May Be Unachievable in Current Form

25th Jul 2018

An annual report from the U.K. Infrastructure and Projects Authority gave the Home Office Emergency Services Mobile Communications Program (ESMCP) a “red” delivery of confidence assessment (DCA). read more..

APD launches Tapestry of the Emergency Services with tech community

25th Jul 2018

APD chose the Centre for Digital Innovation (C4DI) tech hub in the company’s home city of Hull as the launch venue for its colourful illustration of its work supporting emergency services organisations. read more..

Radio Resource International Q3 Issue: Drones for Public Safety | Private LTE | Analog Options | New Base Stations

20th Jul 2018

Quarter 3 2018 digital edition of RadioResource International is now online. Share the knowledge; forward to a colleague today. read more..

Australian Volunteer Coast Guard Deploys New Digital Radio Dispatch System

19th Jul 2018

The Australian Volunteer Coast Guard deployed an Omnitronics digital radio dispatch system to help manage the mission-critical rescue communications across 2,512 kilometers of Australian coastline. read more..

Motorola Solutions Celebrates 50 Years in Denmark, TETRA Achievements

18th Jul 2018

Motorola Solutions is celebrating its 50th anniversary in Denmark and as the provider of the nationwide TETRA radio system that has been in use by Danish emergency services for more than 10 years. read more..

Frequentis Equips Co-Located Control Rooms in Norway

17th Jul 2018

Frequentis announced it is equipping co-located police and fire control rooms in Norway. Ski, the fourth co-located control center, officially opened in March. read more..

EU Requests Comment on New Code for Communications, Including 1-1-2

16th Jul 2018

European Union (EU) members countries' ambassadors approved a set of new rules for the electronic communications sector that cover the 5G rollout and other next-generation technologies, stronger consumer protection and a capped rate for international calls within the EU. read more..

German State Receives 50,000 TETRA Pagers from Airbus

15th Jul 2018

Airbus delivered more than 50,000 TETRA pagers to the Hessian, Germany, fire brigades, emergency services and civil protection units. read more..

Norway Tests Emergency SMS Messages for Deaf, Hard of Hearing

14th Jul 2018

The control system in Norway now supports a pilot emergency short message service (SMS) from Frequentis for users who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disorders in Norway. read more..

ESN Staff Reductions Planned, No New Budget, Timeline Details

13th Jul 2018

Aside from an update on staffing and plans for upcoming user pilots, the U.K. Parliament's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) received little new information on the Emergency Service Network (ESN) or the details of a budget and timelines report stated to be released by end-July. read more..

APD's MD Mike Isherwood appointed Chair of BAPCO's Small Business Group

4th Jul 2018

APD MD takes industry role with pledge to promote small business innovation read more..

Facebook abandons its Project Aquila flying internet plan

29th Jun 2018

Facebook is giving up on its plan to create drones that beam down internet connectivity, the company has confirmed. read more..

Babylon claims its chatbot beats GPs at medical exam

28th Jun 2018

Claims that a chatbot can diagnose medical conditions as accurately as a GP have sparked a row between the software's creators and UK doctors. read more..

The Greater Manchester Loan Fund managed by Maven Capital Partners invests £750,000 in leading safety software business

21st Jun 2018

Award-winning risk and safety management software provider set to become the market leading digital solution for SMEs creating over 70 jobs in Greater Manchester read more..

PSCE to Collaborate with 5GIA on 5G for Public Safety

7th Jun 2018

Public Safety Communication Europe (PSCE) and 5G Infrastructure Association (5GIA), representing the European industry in the 5G-PPP Research Program, signed a cooperation agreement to foster collaboration on 5G development. read more..

European Consortium to Tackle IoT Interoperability, Cybersecurity

18th May 2018

A European consortium of 12 industry and academy partners from France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom won approval from the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation Horizon 2020 to begin working on Brain-IoT. read more..

Simoco Opens Operations Center at Heathrow

18th May 2018

Simoco Wireless Solutions opened a network operations center (NOC) at Heathrow, which includes a 24/7 monitoring, troubleshooting and maintenance service for radio networks at the U.K.’s busiest airport. read more..

Motorola Reports Q1 Financials, Expects 5-Year Airwave Contract Extension

16th May 2018

Motorola Solutions reported first quarter financial results with sales of $1.5 billion, up 15 percent from a year ago, with growth in all geographic regions. read more..

EENA, DJI Expand Research into Drones for Public Safety

16th May 2018

The European Emergency Number Association (EENA), and DJI, a civilian drones and aerial imaging technology firm, are extending their research partnership to further integrate drones into rescue operations. read more..

States of Jersey Police Signs 3-Year Contract for Mobile Solution

2nd May 2018

States of Jersey Police in the United Kingdom will deploy Motorola Solutions’ mobile solution as part of the force’s new digital policing initiative, SMARTpolice. The three-year contract will allow police officers to greatly improve efficiency by replacing paperwork activities with automated mobile processes. read more..

U.K. Home Office Releases New RF Test Requirements

20th Apr 2018

The U.K. Home Office released an RF susceptibility test requirement that applies to electrical and electronic equipment where immunity to RF interference is of principal importance. read more..

EE Gains 3.5 GHz Spectrum in U.K. Mobile Services Auction

20th Apr 2018

EE was allocated 3.54 – 3.58 GHz spectrum in the U.K. 4G and 5G airwaves auction, paying an additional £1 million (US$1.4 million) from the assignment stage. EE won the 40 megahertz of 3.4 GHz spectrum at a cost of £302.6 million (US$431.4 million) in the assignment stage. read more..

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

13th Apr 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. read more..

ETSI Releases New Standard for Emergency App Interoperability

12th Apr 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. read more..

Home Office Releases Coverage Testing Tender for ESN

12th Apr 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. read more..

New white paper released by Motorola Solutions and Reform

6th Apr 2018

Frontline online - Smarter blue light services read more..


16th Mar 2018

Motorola Solutions is delighted to share with you the Summary and Recommendations Report of the Third Cityforum Annual Digital Policing Summit held in late 2017. read more..

Meet the next generation of control rooms

15th Mar 2018

Discover how APD's cloud-based solutions are helping under-pressure emergency services to manage demand and protect their investments in control room solutions. read more..

Emergency Services Network (ESN) news update

15th Mar 2018

The Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme (ESMCP) recently launched an Invitation to Tender (ITT) to procure a supplier to develop and support an independent testing and reporting capability to initially assess EE’s commercial 4G coverage followed by ESN. read more..

Control Room Awards 2018 - Leader of the Year Award is BAPCO member, Phil Quickenden

9th Mar 2018

BAPCO CEO presents fellow BAPCO member with his Leader of the Year award at last night's APD Control Room Awards. read more..

Email Access Everywhere, Even Without Internet Connection

25th Jan 2018

In today’s fast paced world access to email, text messaging and data is part of our everyday life, but what if your profession takes you outside traditional coverage areas, or even worse a natural or manmade disaster wipes out networks and infrastructure in typical coverage zones. read more..

Introducing the BAPCO Satellite Series

15th Jan 2018

Following the successful launch of our additional event in May 2017, we have decided to rename our regional events as the BAPCO Satellite Series. read more..

Behind the scenes on Birmingham derby day with football fans and police – video

2nd Jan 2018

Police on the streets separating rival supporters, cordons restricting access around the ground, holding the away end back after full time: these are familiar experiences for football fans attending derbies up and down the country. Here we go behind the scenes at Birmingham City v Aston Villa to explore how police and fans interact with each other on match day. read more..

Government publishes 5G Strategy Update

21st Dec 2017

The government has published an update to its 5G strategy, which was originally launched in this year’s Spring Budget. read more..

BAPCO supports Control Room Awards

11th Dec 2017

British APCO has thrown its weight behind the first national awards to celebrate unsung heroes within emergency services and other critical control operations. read more..

Control Room Awards launched to celebrate unsung heroes of the emergency services

4th Dec 2017

APD, a company specialising in mission critical solutions for the emergency services has launched the first awards to recognise and celebrate unsung heroes working behind the scenes in control rooms across the UK. read more..

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30th Oct 2017

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