News (July 2018)

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..

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