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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..

Home Office makes progress towards new ESN product and service timeline

8th Aug 2018

The Home Office, which has seen its ambitious Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme (ESMCP) struggle to meet deadlines, has taken a major step forwards with the creation of a new product launch timeline for the Emergency Services Network (ESN) reports GovernmentComputing.com 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..

New Police and Fire Community Support Officer role is piloted in Salisbury

30th Jul 2018

The College of Policing 'What Works' update gives details of this new role being trialled in Wiltshire. 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..

CITYFORUM REPORT ON DIGITAL POLICING

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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