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Frequentis successfully demonstrates additional voice and data features for ESN

In the latest testing phase for the Emergency Services Network (ESN) project with the Home Office, Frequentis has successfully demonstrated the additional voice and data feature set. The Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme (ESMCP) is delivering the new Emergency Services Network (ESN) critical communication system, which will replace the current TETRA-based Airwave system with a… Read more »

Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service deploys ESN-ready mobile communications solution

Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service is set to be an early adopter of the new Emergency Services Network (ESN) with the deployment of a Mobile Data Terminal (MDT) solution across its fleet of 66 vehicles, using Panasonic TOUGHBOOK devices and Gigabit-class ruggedised LTE routers provided by Cradlepoint. Working closely with Panasonic and Cradlepoint, the fire… Read more »

Capita renews contract to support Northumbria Police with network services

Capita plc has secured a two-year contract renewal worth £740,000 to deliver managed wide area network (WAN) services to Northumbria Police. The WAN services enable the force to take emergency calls and mobilise resources to manage incidents, supporting communities within their service areas. Northumbria Police serves a population of 1.5 million people, covering an area… Read more »

Ambipar Response acquires Enviroclear Site Services

Ambipar Response Limited, a leader in environmental management, has announced the acquisition of Enviroclear Site Services Ltd, which is based in Wrexham, North Wales. Ambipar Response has earned a worldwide reputation for quality in environmental services and consultancy, with 70 years of experience responding to incidents. The company’s services include pollution response, accredited training, consultancy… Read more »

London Ambulance Service crews trial body worn cameras

Ambulance crews in London have begun wearing body cameras to protect them from violent assaults and threats. The new kit is being rolled out as part of a trial, starting in areas where London Ambulance Service staff and volunteers are considered to be most at risk, based on previous incidents. Medics can press a button… Read more »

The First Fire Standards for England have been published

The publication of the first four Fire Standards on https://www.firestandards.org/approved- standards/ is a monumental achievement for the sector. These standards and those that follow will form the basis of future inspection judgements by the HMICFRS. Suzanne McCarthy, Chair of the Fire Standards Board (FSB), commenting on the publication of the first standards, said, “These Fire… Read more »

Perseverance on Mars: Gore facilitates successful Mars Rover landing

WL Gore & Associates (Gore) joined countless scientists and space exploration enthusiasts in celebrating the successful landing of the Mars 2020 Mission’s Perseverance Rover on the Red Planet on 18 February. This US mission addresses high-priority scientific goals for exploration to help answer the questions of potential life on Mars and was directly enabled by… Read more »