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The Avon and Somerset Constabulary mobile information team consists of Ian Steel (Project Manager), PC Gareth Satherley (seconded to the project as the Business Benefits Officer and User Representative), Leigh Hodgkins (Technical Specialist) and Elaine Avent (System Support). BAPCO Journal spoke to Ian and Gareth to explain more about the ongoing development.
At the TETRA Workshop at BAPCO Conference, Phil Hobson, Head of Future Technology, and Les Shortall, responsible for Strategy and Market Analysis, presented Airwave’s thoughts on the market requirements of the Public Safety market of the future and how to address the challenge of providing next generation high speed public safety solutions. The key, Phil said, would be to develop a more technology agnostic approach to providing network coverage.
A year ago an article published by the Daily Mail highlighted how police forces in the UK were spending record amounts on foreign language interpreters, and how those levels of spending could have repercussions on frontline policing resources. However, could clever use of technology have a substantial impact on these costs?
Putting the pieces in place for secure communications is now more important than ever, writes Stephen Lewis, VP of Business Development at AEP Networks.
West Midland’s DBA team faces an ever-increasing volume of data that impacts the performance of its critical end-user systems. In order to keep up with its data growth, West Midlands Police turned to Quest Software.
In 2004 South Yorkshire trialled Yosemite software as a new back up solution for its large scale migration from NT servers to Microsoft 2000 and Microsoft 2003 servers. The organisation needed back up software that was compatible with the new MS SQL server infrastructure.
Iron Mountain is a leader in off-site data protection and disaster recovery in the UK, and has a nationwide infrastructure of secure vaults and vehicles with 90 locations. It describes itself as an information protection organisation with a broad range of services supplied to sectors such as public/financial.
Biometrics is a term that still has the sound of the future about it. The reality though is that biometrics are now a common form of identification and security for everything from car ignitions to passport control. Within the emergency services sector the use of biometrics has been moving forward for sometime. However, while the take up has been understandably slower than in commercial industries, there are still areas of biometrics that remain misunderstood and the benefits of this technology are still ignored.
As part of Europe’s strategy of preparing improved response structures and systems for major disasters, over 80 civil protection, civil contingency, coast guard officials and emergency responders from all over Europe congregated in Stockholm, 18th and the 19th June 2008, to share the knowledge gained from the outcome of the EU FloodCommand project. Ann-Marie Knegt outlines the goals and outcome of this project.