Greater Manchester Police and BlackBerry® win national tech award

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) and BlackBerry® have been announced as winners of the Mobile Innovation of the Year award at this year’s National Technology Awards (NTA), for the force’s use of the BlackBerry® AtHoc® system. The National Technology Awards – organised by National Technology News – are a celebration of the use of technology and… Read more »

SCAS chooses to modernise its workforce management software

South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SCAS) is replacing its legacy range of electronic workforce management systems with Allocate’s HealthRoster Platform. This will enable the trust to better support its response to patients, improve the management and reporting of worked hours, legal compliance with Working Time Directives and align pay and rostering systems for… Read more »

NHS England accelerates roll out of Motorola Solutions body-worn cameras

NHS England has selected Motorola’s VB400 body-worn video solution to increase transparency and safety for its frontline workers and citizens across the country. Successful trials with London Ambulance Service and North East Ambulance Service proved the rugged VB400 body-worn cameras offer greater transparency for staff and citizens to assist in de-escalating situations, leading to the… Read more »

Tablet docking stations achieve maximum operational flexibility

Gamber-Johnson has expanded its product portfolio to include mounting solutions specifically designed and engineered for two of the newest rugged devices on the market. – the Panasonic Toughbook® G2 and the Getac F110 G6. Gamber-Johnson has released two models of tablet docking stations and two models of laptop docking stations to support the Panasonic Toughbook… Read more »

Public encouraged to download ‘essential’ free location app ahead of Great British staycation

Emergency services across the UK are preparing for an exceptionally busy summer, as restrictions on international travel have resulted in a huge increase in Brits opting to holiday in the UK. Emergency services have warned of the ‘unprecedented’ pressure that this has put on control rooms and are calling for the public to download and… Read more »

NEC Software Solutions launches revolutionary control room dispatch technology

NEC Software Solutions has launched software designed to revolutionise the dispatch of emergency services teams. NEC Software Solutions is the new name for APD Communications, a leading supplier of software to emergency services, control rooms and other public safety sectors. APD was acquired by NEC Corporation, one of the world’s most advanced and innovative technology… Read more »

Advanced telematics solution with integrated event data recorder

Airmax Remote, the vehicle telematics and data services provider, has announced the launch of Airmax Response, the most accurate and cost-effective data-driven telematics solution available, which has been specifically designed to meet the vital needs of the emergency services. Unlike other telematics solutions, Airmax Response provides robust accident/collision management data via an embedded incident data… Read more »

Atos connects UK’s Emergency Services Network with launch of MAIT solution

Atos has successfully launched its Multi Agency Incident Transfer (MAIT) solution for UK emergency services, providing a fast and secure messaging system designed to minimise incident response times. In the first month of service, the initial tranche of users – South Wales Fire and Rescue Service, South Wales Police, Central Wales Police and Gwent Police… Read more »