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The US is leading the world by taking the first steps to allow people to not only call emergency number 911 but also to rapidly send videos, photos and data. The repercussions of this are expected to be massive - not only in terms of response, but also in terms of incident replay and reconstruction, says Paul Collins of CyberTech.
Business intelligence for the public sector - Intergraph explains why it is a smart idea for public safety; and how Cambridgeshire FRS is using Experian's Mosaic Public Sector database to help its recruitment drive for retained firefighters.
Excelerate reveals its new Digital Dashboard Management Interface; Siemens launches a portfolio of intelligent command and control platforms; West Yorkshire FRS takes up the new Gaist Command Resource Platform; Lancashire takes the lead in using the Internet to connect UHF/VHF radio networks; Bott shares some tips on ensuring the ICU procurement process runs smoothly.
The increased threat of GPS interference means modern and next generation coms systems are becoming more susceptible to the loss of the GPS reference. Lessons should be learned from the inherent reliability of national fixed wire telecom carriers, writes Charles Curry, MD of Chronos Technology.
EU-funded Project SECRICOM recently demonstrated its latest technology solution aimed at the multi-national/multi-agency management of large-scale disasters.