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Caltta, the new name of ZTE Trunking

Caltta Technologies Co. Ltd., previously known as ZTE Trunking Technology Corporation, is a subsidiary of ZTE dedicated to provide professional critical communication solutions (hereinafter referred to as “Caltta”).
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Motorola Solutions Adds Si200 Body-Worn Camera to its Digital Evidence Ecosystem

CHICAGO – Jan. 11, 2019 – Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI) today announced the launch of the Si200 body-worn camera, the newest addition to the company’s digital evidence ecosystem. The Si200 integrates seamlessly with CommandCentral Vault, the company’s software solution for digital evidence management that enables agencies to efficiently and securely manage content from in-field capture to judicial sharing, in one system.
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CommonTime: Alerting All Fire Fighters

CommonTime, the company behind the Paging For Fire mobile alerting solution, have now launched their new website which showcases the full functionality and benefits of their reliable and responsive paging application.
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Swissphone: ONE Fleet: New module for the s.ONE platform

Swissphone has expanded its s.ONE software solution with an additional module, s.ONE Fleet. This provides for fast updates and centralised management of pager data such as RIC addresses or keys. The pagers are programmed over TCP/IP via remote configuration. This avoids errors, reduces programming effort and increases data security.
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Sepura staff support Cambridge homeless charity Wintercomfort with large donation

Wintercomfort was thrilled today to receive over £3,900 in donations from Sepura, the Cambridge-based communication experts. The donation is the result of a six month campaign that has seen Sepura find many ways to lend support to the charity, which supports homeless and vulnerably housed individuals in Cambridge. As well as hosting a sponsored sleep out at their offices overnight, the staff at Sepura took part in a number of social events including a footgolf competition at the height of the World Cup, and a Christmas Bake Off in the run up to the holiday season
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Spotlight on The Internet of Life Saving Things

LTE mobile broadband networking is quickly becoming an established part of the critical communications landscape. In the consumer sector, IP-based wireless data services have demonstrated remarkable capabilities serving a wide range of use cases and applications. Once limited to simple voice communications, cellular networks now deliver video and serve as a foundation for the Internet of Things (IoT).
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Five key IoT trends to watch in 2019

One of the big anticipations for us is how the Internet of Things will be enhanced by wider deployments of 5G networks around the globe. We’re excited to see how it will enable new and innovative use cases in areas like autonomous vehicles and Industrial IoT.
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The Finnish Defence Forces authorized to sign an Agreement with Bittium Corporation’s subsidiary Bittium Wireless Ltd on Purchasing the Bittium Tough SDRT tactical radios

Oulu, Finland, December 11, 2018 – The Finnish Minister of Defence Jussi Niinistö has authorized the Finnish Defence Forces Logistics Command to enter into an Agreement with Bittium Wireless Ltd on the purchase of Bittium Tough SDR™ handheld and vehicle radios, and their related accessories. The value of the Purchase Agreement currently under negotiations is at the maximum approximately EUR 13 million (incl. VAT). The new software-defined-radio based tactical radios will be used at the first phase by the Army and the delivery will be completed at the latest by the end of the year 2020. The purchase agreement does not change Bittium Corporation’s financial outlook for the year 2018 published on August 8, 2018 in the half-year financial report.
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Sepura and SELECTRIC achieve milestone of 400,000 radios delivered to BDBOS users

Sepura has now delivered over 400,000 TETRA radios to BDBOS users in 11 German states, confirming their position as the dominant supplier of TETRA devices to the German public safety market. To support these devices, more than half of the installed base has now agreed long term software maintenance contracts with Sepura and their partners in Germany, SELECTRIC, ensuring that users get maximum benefit from their Sepura devices.
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Goodmill Systems - Ensuring Rescue Vehicle Connectivity: Jokilaakso Fire & Rescue Department Case Study

Jokilaakso Rescue Department (Jokilaaksojen Pelastuslaitos) is the unit that provides all rescue operation and ambulance services in the north-western Finnish towns of Alavieska, Haapajärvi and Ylivieska, Raahe, Nivala, Pyhäjärvi and Kärsämäki. The target of the operation is to fulfill the demands of local services as cost efficiently and effectively as possible. Due to efficiency targets, Jokilaakso has been the forerunner of implementing modern data services that demand high availability. The natural impediment has been to include the most advanced and modern data connectivity platform in their vehicles.
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Control Room Awards return to shine spotlight on unsung heroes

The APD Control Room Awards 2019 are the only national awards that recognise the extraordinary and selfless contribution to the public and society as a whole of people working in control rooms for the police, fire, ambulance and emergency rescue services, as well as the aviation and transportation sectors.
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eCall Event 13th September

A well planned, well attended and informative day. Nothing but positive feedback received from delegates on this event run by British APCO with fantastic support from Avaya UK. The British APCO eCall event on the 13th September was a resounding success. From the planning to the event logistics, from the administration to the speakers, everything was high quality and delivered as promised.
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National Audit Office Report into the ESN Published

The National Audit Office has published its report on upgrading emergency service communications: the Emergency Services Network. It contains some difficult observations on the risks involved. Interestingly the Home Office has been allowed some additional text after the conclusion.
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British APCO launches new website

On Friday 24 November 2017, British APCO launched its new website which is open to all but with extra features for members. British APCO works continually to ensure that the member benefits, facilities and opportunities that we provide are constantly developing and maximised.
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Intelligence in Critical Operations

Sensors, mobile devices, Internet data sources, network equipment, applications all produce data. Trying to understand everything that is happening around us easily leads to information overflow, as our environment is getting more advanced and more complex. How many systems can a person monitor simultaneously while effectively make conclusions and better decisions based on the received information?
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BAPCO CEO's Blog

Read BAPCO CEO's latest blog, providing exciting insights and updates for what to expect at BAPCO 2018. Join us for 2 busy days of updates, business & networking!
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Mobilising modern policing

Black Marble has continued to innovate, expanding on their true collaboration platform to build future products such as tuServ’s scene of crime application utilising advances in virtual reality with HoloLens.
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Designed to be rugged from the ground up

Getac’s mission is to assist organisations in optimising their mobile productivity, to overcome business challenges and get the most out of resources at their disposal. Utilising our innovative technology and our passion in helping save resources, time and money to provide greater customer value.
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Repeaters in public safety in the UK

​Since its inception in 2012, FalTech GPS has helped police and fire services across the UK to enhance public safety and improve emergency services’ incident response times. This was achieved by installing GPS repeater systems in fire and police stations to ensure that assets have a live GPS signal at all times when indoors.
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ESN ACHIEVES NEW MILESTONE

The UK government's LTE-based planned replacement for Airwave, the Emergency Services Network, has achieved its first successful demonstration over a live public mobile system.
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Call for papers for BAPCO 2019

BAPCO Annual Conference and Exhibition 2019 will return to its home at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, from the 12th –13th March and this time they will bring Critical Communications Europe with them.
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