Welcome to 2015 edition of the British APCO Annual Exhibition and Professional Development Workshops, which gets underway today!
The comprehensive two-day programme of seminars and workshops marries the best practice of today with where the industry is heading in the future, explains B-APCO President Sue Lampard, with themes such as Intelligent Transport, Big Data, the Internet of Things and multimedia technology featuring prominently.
Also in this issue:
PROFILE: James Belcher, Lead Officer of the Emergency Services Collaboration Working Group, speaks to B-APCO e-Show Daily about his thoughts on the challenges and opportunities facing the sector over the next few years.
The Internet of Things may have a futuristic ring to it but to Nadine Allen, who is responsible for Ericsson’s ‘Industry & Society’ Business in Western and Central Europe, it offers key transformation opportunities for public safety and the emergency services.
Visitors looking for a hands-on experience should visit Capita's stand D20 where the company will be showcasing their range of communication and digital solutions including the latest in integrated contact management and control room technology.
The latest generation in paging technology can be found on the Swissphone stand D25. The paging and critical messaging solutions supplier is using B-APCO 2015 to unveil its brand new pager, the s.QUAD, which combines modern and functional design and practicality with all the performance requirements of today’s users.
Technology solutions company Taser will be challenging both emergency services and commercial providers to change the way they approach challenges and processes.
The Chiltern Transport Consortium has recently selected APD's total telematics solution.
‘Changes in critical control rooms over the last 20 years are nothing compared with what is to come’ says Peter Prater, Frequentis key account manager with the Met Police. 'The changes to come over the next 20 years will be of an order of magnitude greater.'
Multitone is adding a little fun to the show over the next two days, so if you fancy a lighthearted approach to the latest technologies, head over to stand A10. The specialist integrated communications developer will be demonstrating its new i-Console touchscreen solution for Fire & Rescue Services in a game format, as well as inviting feedback from delegates.
The LGMM 4G/LTE antenna from Panorama Antennas is ready for the transition to 4G LTE networks for the new ESN and delivers outstanding MiMo operation in compact form.
Visit O2 on B8 to find out more about Bluelight Managed Mobility (BLMM) – a new solution that is designed to help police officers save time, reduce paper-based processes and improve visibility to the public.
European project ReDIRNET enhances interoperability between first responder agencies at major crisis incidents.
A highly portable cellular network in a box with a proven 5km range will be demonstrated by Chemring Technology Solutions on stand B28.
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