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Lot 4 of the emergency services network contract removed

Published: 
14 January, 2015

NEWSFLASH: Lot 3 tenders are so good that the Home Office has decided Lot 4 is not needed.



Also in this issue:

15 aircraft are fitted with integrated video downlink systems to maximise interoperability

Published: 
14 January, 2015

Home Office contract results in ADL images becoming available to regional command and control centres.

Home Office publishes guidance on digital forensic investigations

Published: 
13 January, 2015

eDiscovery in digital forensic investigations’ provides an introduction to the area of eDiscovery, a survey of typical functionality available and a guide to options for introducing eDiscovery into wider use in criminal investigations.

Tripling up on hospital resilience

Published: 
14 January, 2015

OPINION: Around the world, paging continues to be one of the primary methods of communication for staff involved in real-time critical alerting. However, while the legacy bleep systems themselves remain highly resilient, they still represent a single point of failure that can disrupt an entire site’s operations. Nigel Gray, Director at PageOne, outlines how different networks and technologies are being integrated to deliver dual and even triple layers of resilience.


999/Blue Light Seminar

Published: 
13 January, 2015

FOR YOUR DIARY: Taking place on the 20th March, the free event  - which is supported by Home Office, National Policing Data Communications Group and College of Policing - is open to 999 emergency services staff with control room, planning, investigative or emerging technology roles.

Critical Communications News

Published: 
18 December, 2014

A big welcome to CCN, our guest video news program!

The headlines...

  • Tetra detector goes on sale in the UK
  • Airbus radio network crashes out in Montréal
  • Aussies pick Harris for radio, data deal
  • Montana police lose confidence in their radio network
  • Ofcom gets new boss
  • Highways Agency extends Airwave contract

DCLG releases update to the Emergency Services Mobile Communication Programme

Published: 
08 January, 2015

Clarity on technical issues related to PSN connection with Emergency Services Network ‘expected’ in early 2015.

Key communications technologies that could save money for ambulance services whilst improving service delivery

Published: 
07 January, 2015

In a new paper Airwave’s independent advisor on ambulances Hayden Newton calls for the development of a mission-critical 4G network with a dedicated spectrum that would enable blue light users to harness new technologies.

Communicating in a crisis: how can users help to define requirements accurately?

Published: 
07 January, 2015

FOR YOUR DIARY: The Institution of Engineering and Technology (Solent Branch) is holding a free lecture by Richmond Edwards on 22nd January in Fareham.

‘Battle tablet’ tested to the max

Published: 
05 January, 2015

The IP65 Casepad underwent a trial by fire with a Specialist Combat team.

Mountain and cave rescue team trials Ka Band satellite link

Published: 
05 January, 2015

Link will provide broadband connection in Swaledale and Wensleydale areas of Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Home Office launches Security Innovation & Demonstration Centre

Published: 
12 December, 2014

The new facility aims to showcase the UK’s current and future policing capabilities in realistic environments, such as a neighbourhood policing scene and a serious crime scene, to demonstrate the benefits of various technologies in cutting crime and protecting the public.

Interoperability with Re-DIRNET

Published: 
26 November, 2014

On 11 November 2014, at St. James’ Park Football Stadium, Newcastle, UK B-APCO’s Shaun O’Neill assisted by Paul Kinsella hosted a workshop on Project Re-DIRNET, which aims to tackle interoperability during cross-border multi-agency responses to major crisis incidents.

ESN – latest news and the story so far…

Published: 
21 November, 2014

The Home Office has announced it would be engaging with suppliers on detailed requirements for the new Emergency Services Network (ESN).

New BT, EE and HTC system gives pinpoint locations of 999 mobile calls to save lives

Published: 
07 November, 2014

A new service developed by BT, EE and HTC can pinpoint the source of 999 calls from mobile phones 4,000 times more accurately than the current system - to a radius of 30 metres or less - crucially cutting the handling time for the emergency services.

The Essex body worn video trial: the impact of body worn video on criminal justice outcomes of domestic abuse incidents

Published: 
04 November, 2014

The College of Policing has published the results of a four-month body worn video trial undertaken by Essex Police.

Good practice guidance: local authorities’ preparedness for civil emergencies

Published: 
31 October, 2014

DCLG sets out the types of issues local authorities should consider in order to be fully prepared to respond to a civil emergency.

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