ICT

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 »

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 »

Agilisys awarded IT Service contract with the City of London Corporation and City of London Police

Agilisys, the leading technology and digital transformation specialist to the UK public sector, has been awarded a new IT Service contract for the City of London Corporation and City of London Police. The decision to appoint Agilisys follows a rigorous procurement process and means the relationship that began in 2013 will continue through to 2023,… Read more »

Near-life™ launches WHO emergency response training

Immersive learning specialist Near-Life™ is launching a new VR authoring tool to deliver realistic scenarios with a pilot project for emergency medical teams, supported by the World Health Organisation (WHO) Manchester-based Near-life™ has used its new CREATOR VR interactive video tool to produce an immersive learning project for the WHO’s Emergency Medical Teams programme. Based… Read more »

Digital radio upgrade for Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service

Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service has awarded long-standing partners Radiocoms Systems Ltd and Entel with a contract to deploy a digital radio upgrade across their 42 stations. Steve Mulka, Global Product Manager, Entel, said, “Working closely with the team at Norfolk FRS and after a rigorous evaluation process related to fireground trials for suitability, the… Read more »

£25m technology roll-out set to begin for EEAST

The East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) is investing more than £25m in new technology, which will further improve the safety and quality of care which staff are able to provide to patients. The investment will see every frontline member of staff issued with an iPad so that they can access a new… Read more »

Capita’s software continues to lead the way for ESN transition

Capita plc is the first supplier to be granted final approval for connection to the latest interface as the transition to the Emergency Services Network (ESN) continues. Replacing the existing Airwave network, ESN, which is funded by the Home Office, will deliver a new mobile communications solution that will support emergency services across the UK…. Read more »