Surrey and West Sussex fire and rescue services launch Capita’s emergency video software

Surrey and West Sussex are the two latest fire and rescue services planning to go live with Capita’s www.capita.com 999eye live video-streaming and location-finding service. Supporting 50 fire stations across both counties and covering an area of almost 1400 square miles, 999eye enables emergency operators to have ‘eyes’ on the scene to help assess the… Read more »

Rugged technology for the frontline

Words: Hamish Findlay, Public Sector Lead – UK & Nordics, Getac UK Ltd. Calls to get more police back on the streets have been growing steadily throughout the UK over the past few years. Not only does an increased police presence help reduce crime in targeted hotspots and lower national crime statistics, but seeing a… Read more »

Telent to support major communications refresh in ambulances across England

Telent has been awarded a major contract to upgrade the mobile communications devices in all 11 NHS Ambulance Trusts across England. The contract, which is managed by the NHS Ambulance Radio Programme (ARP), will allow for a more effective and reliable mobilisation communications platform, improving the ability to meet challenging response times for frontline ambulance… Read more »

Samsung Galaxy XCover 5 charging cradle

Gamber-Johnson’s new Samsung Galaxy XCover 5 charging cradle is engineered to keep your rugged device secure and charged throughout the working day. Featuring a slim profile and rugged POGO docking connector, this cradle provides a fast charge and includes an internal power supply, allowing emergency service workers to get their job done without worrying about… Read more »

Breakthrough technology for firefighter search and rescue

Global safety equipment manufacturer MSA Safety Incorporated has announced the availability of LUNAR, a new multi-purpose search and rescue device. Resulting from years of working directly with firefighters, LUNAR uses cloud technology to deliver breakthrough fire-scene management capabilities for incident commanders. According to Nish Vartanian, MSA Chairman, President and CEO, the introduction of LUNAR delivers… Read more »

Drone technology to give AFRS a new perspective in responding to incidents

Avon Fire and Rescue Service (AFRS) has invested in new drone technology to assist in responding to fires, searching for missing people and supporting larger scale rescues. Two new drones will be used to improve the service’s response to incidents, including large fires, road traffic collisions and major incidents. Rescues from heights and on water… Read more »

RapidSOS emergency platform integrates what3words

UK emergency control rooms are to benefit from a ground-breaking partnership between the world’s first emergency response data platform, RapidSOS, and location technology company what3words. Through the RapidSOS platform, emergency call handlers in the UK will be able to gather critical health data from callers as well as their accurate what3words location. This will provide… Read more »

Esri UK creates end-to-end drone solution for emergency services with heliguy™ partnership

Esri UK has announced a new partnership with drone specialists heliguy™ to complete its end-to-end drone solution for the emergency services industry. The final piece in Esri UK’s strategy to offer all parts of the drone workflow, the partnership will provide customers with drone hardware, payloads and pilot training from heliguy, combined with Esri’s drone… Read more »

Panasonic doubles down with latest generation TOUGHBOOK 33 detachable notebook

Panasonic has doubled down with its latest generation of the popular TOUGHBOOK 33 rugged notebook by delivering 40% faster performance, double the memory and double the storage of its predecessor, all at a similar price point. Available immediately, the updated 2-in-1 detachable notebook, already in use by emergency services organisations across Europe, looks set to… Read more »

SFR Medical pioneers game-changing 3D visual reconstruction reports to enhance court evidence

SFR Medical, the provider of medical evidence reports to UK police forces, has begun development of a scalable solution to provide 3D reconstructions of injuries to enhance its existing evidence reporting service. Based on computerised tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans of the victim, reports containing the 3D visual reconstruction images will strengthen… Read more »