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 »

SSE Enterprise Telecoms and telent bring highly resilient connectivity to the Maritime & Coastguard Agency

SSE Enterprise Telecoms, one of the UK’s leading connectivity providers, has partnered with telent, a leading UK technology and network services company, to keep the Maritime and Coastguard Agency’s (MCA) remote radio sites connected to support the public’s safety at sea. Operating remote sites across the length and breadth of the UK, the MCA is… Read more »

Lancashire Constabulary first to use new body-worn camera solution to tackle frontline challenges

Police forces rely on body-worn cameras to improve the safety and accountability of their frontline teams, capture evidence and maintain transparency. In the first three months of lockdown, UK police forces saw a 21 percent increase in assaults on their officers, according to a study published by the Press Association, which put greater demands on… Read more »

LiFi technology integrated into rugged mobile computing

Getac, a leader in rugged computing solutions, is bringing integrated LiFi technology, powered by pureLiFi, to the rugged market for the first time. The announcement means customers across a wide range of professional sectors will soon be able to enjoy the benefits of fully rugged reliability and innovative LiFi connectivity in a single device, unlocking… Read more »

Say hello to Unibank™ – The power bank regenerated

Power limitations should not compromise safety. The one over-arching certainty for every power bank available in the market, is at some point, no matter how many mAH, they will run out of power – usually at the most critical time. Wave goodbye to this problem and say hello to Unibank. Introducing the international award-winning pull… Read more »