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Glasgow Subway used to have a VHF analogue PMR system operating via a leaky feeder for many years, but the system was obsolete and did not provide interoperability with blue light services, which is why SPT applied successfully to be added to the Airwave sharers list and for the implementation of an Airwave service based solution for the subway.
The Ambulance Service entered a new era when in summer 2006 the number of ambulance trusts in England was reduced from 29 to 12. We examine how one Trust has been using technology to help it meet the challenge.
The On-Demand Intelligent Network Interface (or ODINI for short) is a solution to interconnect Private Mobile Radio (PMR) networks, both fixed and mobile, that support group and individual-oriented communications. ODINI is an interface based on a modern IP-based network architecture, which allows for integration of legacy, current and new radio networks, telephony and PC-based applications to support interconnection of voice and data calls. This whitepaper explains the usage cases for ODINI, the functionality offered, and the added value of ODINI in comparison to other solutions.
With the first contracts for Galilleo procurement signed at last, the initial deployment of Europe’s satellite navigation system is set for early 2014. Galileo will bring a guarantee of reliability and more accurate positioning for the emergency services, as Jon Severs finds out.
Susan Anson and Duncan Shaw from The Aston Centre for Research into Safety and Security (Aston CRISIS Centre) introduce a six-step framework for government agencies to consider to encourage the public to be better prepared for evacuation.
Detective Chief Superintendent Michael Hallowes, Head of Strategic Operations, NPIA, urged people to embrace the NPIA’s Multi-Agency Interoperability Programme during his presentation at the Emergency Services Show. Special report by Isabella Franco.
This year BAPCO’s 12th international conference will focus primarily on the future of ICT and communications, taking in the implications for public safety, disaster relief, and resilience, in the light of a challenging economical and political climate.
Satellite broadband delivers resilient communications, writes David Savage, Founder and CEO of Excelerate Technology.
The second of the three autumn BAPCO Roadshow events took place in Hendon in late October 2009. The BAPCO Journal was there to cover the interesting and diverse talks that took place during the day, including a rallying cry from former BAPCO President Ian Readhead and Chief Executive of BAPCO Ray Trotter to those in attendance – and the organisations they represented – to support an appeal to Ofcom to try and change the spectrum purchasing legislation with regards to the emergency services. Dan Worth reports.
West Midlands Ambulance Service Trust has added a new rapid response incident command vehicle to its fleet. It has been equipped with the latest voice, data and video communications systems by Excelerate Technology to provide state-of-the-art Mobile Emergency Operations Centre (MEOC) facilities.