Is there a ‘best’ critical comms solution or is it always a combination?

08 July 2021

Networking+ caught up with the biggest players in the critical communications space to get their views on the current critical comms space and the technology that makes it possible

What are key critical comms issues, considerations for the UK marketplace?

Tony Gray, chief executive, TCCA

Tony Gray, chief executive, TCCA

Tony Gray, chief executive, TCCA: The UK is currently working to replace the Airwave TETRA network used by all the emergency series. Whilst still functional and still very good for voice communications, the decision to move away from a narrowband network to a standards-based 4G LTE network is aimed at allowing the seamless integration of voice and broadband data, greater choice of devices and a clear roadmap forward as technology evolves. A system more aligned with the MNO model should allow for greater competition in the provision of the network aspects, by separating it away from the functionality provided to run over the top. By splitting the functionality and allowing competition the costs can be reduced.

 

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Talking critical

11 June 2021

Rhiannon Beeson, APD Communications & the British APCO executive committee

Rhiannon Beeson, APD Communications & the British APCO executive committee

The path to transforming control rooms operations with ESN and LTE communications.

As the UK ushers in a new era of LTE communications with their Emergency Services Network (ESN), Rhiannon Beeson of APD Communications and the British APCO executive committee shares her insights and advice for organisations upgrading to the ground-breaking technology.

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Norfolk Fire & Rescue deploys ESN-ready mobile solution

22 April 2021

Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service has deployed an Emergency Services Network (ESN)-ready mobile data terminal (MDT) solution across its fleet of 66 vehicles, using Panasonic devices and Cradlepoint giagabit-enabled rugged LTE routers.

The fire service has deployed Panasonic Toughbook 33 tablets in the front cabs of its fire appliances as mobile data terminals (MDTs) and Cradlepoint NetCloud and IBR1700 Series routers for 4G LTE connectivity via EE, Vodafone and the forthcoming Emergency Services Network. 

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Integrated Data Center Management for Dummies

30 March 2021

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