Getac rugged solutions deliver powerful technology upgrade to Central Beacons Mountain Rescue Team

Getac, a leading rugged mobile computing manufacturer, has come to the aid of the Central Beacons Mountain Rescue Team (CBMRT) with the donation of powerful rugged mobile devices, along with accompanying accessories from its partners. The new solutions replace the CBMRT’s original IT equipment – which was lost during a devastating fire at its base… Read more »

South East Coast Ambulance Service introduces new spinal care guidelines

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) is the first ambulance service in the country to introduce new pioneering guidance aimed at improving the treatment of spinal injury patients. The guidance includes the ending of the use of neck braces or semi-rigid collars on spinal injury patients. The ground-breaking approach is only currently… Read more »

New kit and vehicles for Norfolk’s firefighters

Firefighters across Norfolk have received £1.44m of new kit as part of an investment by Norfolk County Council in technology and equipment. In addition, five new multi-purpose tactical response vehicles (TRV) are due to be put into service this month, to enhance NFRS’s capability in extreme weather conditions and at difficult to reach locations. These… Read more »

Tech boost for London Ambulance Service’s volunteer response cars

London Ambulance Service vehicles have received a cutting-edge tech upgrade to help crews respond more efficiently in emergencies. The AppConnect software has been donated by Volkswagen, who are one of many businesses across the country to have supported NHS staff during the COVID-19 outbreak. Features include advanced navigation, a programme that analyses and improves driving… Read more »

Situational awareness tool for first responders

Primetech has announced a distribution partnership with Fotokite, the Swiss-based manufacturers of a situational awareness tool for first responders. Fotokite Sigma is a vehicle-integrated pilotless aerial camera system that, launches, flies, and lands with the single push of a button giving first responders immediate situational awareness at a max of 45m (150ft) while simultaneously live… Read more »

Ambulance service speeds up tracking of life-saving equipment

An ambulance service that receives a 999 call every 40 seconds has improved the tracking system of its life-saving kit. East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) operates 650 emergency vehicles and each carries vital equipment such as defibrillators. The RFID system, upgraded to operate under the Android-based platform, enables EMAS to improve equipment monitoring, maintenance and… Read more »

Bedfordshire FRS pioneers cloud-based control room solutions from Motorola Solutions

Motorola Solutions has announced that Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service (FRS) is the first fire and rescue service in the UK to utilise the combined Motorola Solutions cloud-based control room solution CommandCentral CRS, the data storage solution CommandCentral Vault as well as the integrated CAD solution delivered by Motorola Solutions partner 3tc. By upgrading its… Read more »

Custom Consoles develops Operator Safety Screen in response to Coronavirus

Custom Consoles announces a new addition to its range of technical control furniture. Developed in response to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Operator Safety Screen reduces the risk of airborne infection or direct physical contact between control room personnel without restricting their forward or side view of video monitor displays. “We designed the Operator Safety Screen… Read more »

Cat® S42 robust smartphone out now!

Bullitt Group, the global licensee for Cat® phones, has launched the Cat S42, a robust smartphone designed for reliability, even in extreme situations. The new addition to the range benefits from Cat phones’ heritage and a decade of research and development in the design of rugged phones, bringing unrivalled toughness to this essential everyday work… Read more »

Toyota Corolla hybrid fits the bill as potential police patrol car

The Toyota Corolla is helping police with their enquiries, as the UK’s regional forces assess the British-built hybrid model’s potential as a patrol car. A Corolla Touring Sports in Excel trim begins a series of month-long demonstration loans next week. Manufactured at Toyota’s Burnaston factory in Derbyshire, the car has been fitted out to police… Read more »