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BAPCO Annual Event

Ambulance Radio Programme - NHS

Stand: E58, F58
  • | Airwave
  • | Antennas
  • | Control rooms
  • | Digital transformation
  • | Emergency Services Network (ESN)/MCX over LTE & 5G
  • | Mobile radio devices
  • | In-vehicle radio equipment
  • | Mobile communications
Ambulance Radio Programme - NHS

The Ambulance Radio Programme (ARP) delivers crucial technological systems to the Ambulance Trusts across the UK to ensure effective communications between Ambulance Trusts, the NHS, and other emergency responders. There are 2 main programmes in place: 

Mobile Data Vehicle Solutions (MDVS): The MDVS Programme will provide a replacement of the communications equipment within all English & Welsh Ambulance Service Trusts. The new MDVS system includes a fully tested Windows 10 Long Term Service Channel (LTSC) operating system with NMA installed on the tablet offering all NMA functionality, with voice activation to enable interaction with the device whilst mobile in conformance with the Road Traffic Act.

The application will be used to dispatch ambulance resources and replacement vehicle and handheld equipment, consisting of a tablet, tablet PSU, vehicle mount, mounting bracket, antennas, wiring cables, and the ARP vehicle router, to enable the deployment of the National Mobile Application (NMA).

Control Room Solutions (CRS): The CRS is part of ARP’s national deployment of a new LifeX application, to replace the current DS2000 Integrated Command and Control System (ICCS). The CRS LifeX application is a highly resilient national solution utilised throughout all Ambulance Services in England, Wales and Scotland to provide critical communications from the Emergency Control Room dispatchers to the Operational Crew in the field.

The LifeX solution will integrate with both the existing Airwave solution, and the Emergency Services Network (ESN) once this becomes available. Due to delays in the deployment of ESN there is also a requirement for ARP to integrate LifeX to Airwave via the legacy control room interface (Centracom) and its successor interface (Dispatch Communication Server) once Centracom becomes obsolete.

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