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Sussex Police is committed to serving its community, hence effective and secure communication is a top priority for the force. This case study explores how the force has achieved this with its call centre solution...
Traditionally September is the month when the BAPCO Executive Committee are joined by the Regional Chairs and Secretaries to discuss where the Association is moving and how it plans to conduct business and what, if any, changes are required to the rolling five year strategy. This year the meeting will take place on the 14th and 15th of September.
I start this month by congratulating O2 and Sungard Vivista on their good news concerning the roll out of the Airwave service to Ambulance Trusts in England. As I understand it, between the two organisations, the Trusts will be provided with the Airwave service together with mobile and handportable terminals and the Sungard Vivista Integrated Communications Control System. Furthermore, Trusts will receive integration and migration services and ongoing support of the TETRA terminals. This award is good news and represents a significant step forward in ambulance communications and emergency services interoperability. BAPCO’s commercial membership at large looks forward to providing the Ambulance Service with the additional support it will inevitably need as it seeks to implement the changes required to make the best use of its investment.
Alcatel has announced that it has been awarded a global contract valued at approximately 250 million US dollars by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) to supply, integrate and deploy its proven driverless train control and telecommunication systems for the Dubai Metro in the United Arab Emirates.
Local Authorities across the UK have just over three weeks to potentially determine whether they wish to create citizen-owned wireless networks - potentially eliminating inner and inter-city mobile call costs through the use of wireless VoIP - as opposed to allowing the major mobile network operators to dictate their future, according to UK-based Metranet Communications (www.metranet.co.uk) which is responsible for the UK’s first city-wide Intranet. A major area of the radio spectrum (2500-2690MHz) is due to be released by 1st January 2008. The area to be released is 190MHz wide, and therefore considerably wider than that allocated to 3G networks, which was 140MHz wide.
TDC, specialist electronics component distributor, announces the tiny form factor CO110 from Connect One, its lowest cost iChip internet controller.
Last month saw the training and qualification of three more Sonic staff members in the art of taking personal ear impressions.
With effect from 1 August 2005, the business previously known as Selenia Communications Limited, a Finmeccanica company, in the United Kingdom will be renamed and operate as SELEX Communications Limited.
West Midlands Police is using an innovative computer system to speed up the recovery of damaged vehicles from the county’s roads.
The e-Government National Awards 2005 have been launched and are supported by the Cabinet Office e-Government Unit, the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister and the Society of Information Technology Management.
The next generation police communications networks covering the UK are close to full deployment with emergency services personnel enjoying the benefits of ubiquitous secure voice and data communications. ATDI’s latest involvement with these networks, designing a pan-UK frequency plan for ground-to-air services, adds to an already extensive involvement with this project.
In August Ofcom announced that its senior technologist, William Webb, was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, an honour reserved for the UK's highest achievers in the field of science and technology.
With effect of the 5th of this month, Brian Hills has been appointed project manager for BAPCO’s accreditation and training programme.
More money is to be spent on improving the skills of people working in the UK justice system such as police officers, prison wardens, prosecutors and those who work with victims of crime.
When NHS National Services Scotland (formerly Common Services Agency) decided to relocate its administrative functions in Edinburgh and Aberdeen it chose Faber Maunsell IT & Communications consultancy to provide ITC advice to the relocation programme, to develop and procure the ITC infrastructure requirements and to support implementation.
Mid August saw the long awaited annoucement that O2 Airwave and SunGard Vivista have been successful in their bid to provide a communications service together with associated control room equipment to all Ambulance Trusts in England. When the system is installed, reliable voice and data services will help improve ambulance response times and help enhance the scope of care delivery by paramedics at incident scenes.
In a move to gain a voice at the highest level of government, BAPCO has announced that Lord Mackenzie is to take up the role of Patron for the association.
TENYAS implements Activa’s recording solution in its virtual call centre to support its extended services to the community...