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    • Smart Public Safety - Coming soon to key Police and Fire conferences Author: Richard Thompson

      Published Dec 09 2016, 8:10 PM by Paul Jeffs

      Police Superintendents' Annual Conference, Chesford Grange, UK, 7-9 September 2015

      Chief Fire Officers ICT Conference, Verizon, Reading, UK, 29-30 September 2015

      At these upcoming conferences Motorola solutions will focus on 'Smart Public Safety'. At the events we'll be showing solutions that are all about putting actionable intelligence and information into the hands of users in the moments that matter – enabling the move from 'reacting and responding' to 'predicting and preventing'. How does this work? Public safety agencies increasingly want to deliver time-sensitive information to multiple users while incidents are in progress, from incident commanders to first responders. With data and video being delivered to users instantly based on the location of an incident and the officer. Using the capabilities behind Smart Public Safety Officers can see where their closest support will come from and how fast it will get there. Maps that depict hot spots and predict where incidents might occur are automatically updated. With time sensitive information from the public prioritised, analysed and expedited to those in the field.....

      The National Conference of the Police Superintendents’ Association of England and Wales (PSEAW) is the highlight of the year in respect of the Association’s role as representing the leadership of the police service. It is an opportunity to debate current issues, share operational experiences and enhance the personal development of delegates. The conference has an international audience and it is well known within the ‘police industry’ that the Superintendents’ conference is the one to attend. Speakers at this year’s conference include the Rt Hon Theresa May, MP, Home Secretary; Lord Bew, Chair of the Committee on Standards in Public Life; and Nick Hardwick, CBE, Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Prisons.

      Motorola Solutions is pleased to exhibit at this year’s Police Superintendents' conference. As well as the Police TETRA radios that we are well known for, we will be showing a wide range of solutions that will help improve operational processes and make officers both safer and more efficient. Come and see a practical demonstration of how we deliver ‘Smart Public Safety' now using a combination of our Real-Time-intelligence-Centre, the Intelligent Data Portal, WAVE Work Group Communications and the LEX L10 Mission-Critical LTE handheld.

      The CFOA ICT Professionals Conference is a key event held by the Chief Fire Officers Association (CFOA). The CFOA is the professional voice of the UK fire and rescue service, supporting members to fulfil their leadership role in protecting local communities and making life safer through improved service delivery. There are unprecedented financial pressures on Fire and Rescue Services everywhere and the opportunity for Information and Communications Technologies to contribute towards filling the funding gap. One of the emerging themes has been collaboration and alongside it, information exchange. This conference aims to explore opportunities for FRSs to save money and improve efficiency in these areas through a mix of case studies, presentations, exhibition and networking.

      Motorola Solutions is pleased to be Gold Sponsors with 3TC of this year’s CFOA ICT Professionals Conference. Come and see practical demonstrations of how we can deliver ‘Smart Public Safety' now with our Intelligent Data Portal and Real Time Intelligence Client, integrating with 3TC’s solution to deliver actionable intelligence to the man on the ground. See how our command and control solutions, bridging technologies, MOTOTRBOTM and TETRA radios, body worn cameras and sensors all play their part. And, in the conference, don't miss Steve Beach our Smart Public Safety Solutions Specialist. Steve will be presenting on 'Working Smarter for Public Safety Communications'

      We're looking forward to seeing you at one or both of these conferences but if you can't make it then do follow them online:

      Police Superintendents Conference - 7-9 September
      Twitter - @policesupers #supers2015
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      CFOA ICT Professionals Conference - 29-30 September
      Twitter - @CFOAfire
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      Richard Thompson is on LinkedIn at


    • Just how do I keep my TETRA or ASTRO 25 system up to date? Author: John Moule

      Published Dec 09 2016, 8:10 PM by Paul Jeffs

      With TETRA and ASTRO 25 networks using IP-based technology to deliver voice and data to mission-critical customers, organisations are faced with an increasingly complex and continuously evolving communications environment. Technology advancements are driving ever shorter software and hardware lifecycles across the IT industry, while communications networks leverage more third party technology and higher software content compared with traditional two-way radio systems.

      Faced with such complexity, what is the best way to:

      • maintain flexibility so you can expand your network or add new features and functionality in the future?
      • have a predictable cost and budget to maintain the HW and SW for the operational life of the network?
      • manage network integrity and cyber security over the life of the network?
      • manage obsolescence?
      • manage a complex network over time with demanding operational and customer requirements?

      The key is to have a plan – a lifecycle plan. Able to manage the network hardware and software with periodic hardware replacements and software upgrades, keeping your system current and flexible – so that you can address all of these needs. Embracing an IP-based technology has meant embracing a rapidly changing technology that requires a new approach to managing the network so that customers continue to get maximum benefit from their network throughout its lifecycle.

      Motorola Solutions’ lifecycle management services provide a predictable and cost-effective means to operate and maintain your system, while at the same time providing you with a means to future proof the system by planning the network lifecycle ahead of time. That’s why we recommend that every customer plan right from the start how they want to use their network and how they plan to manage it through its lifecycle.

      Benefits of having a lifecycle plan:

      • Ensure your network provide 24/7 availability at all times
      • Provide a predictable cost model for operating and maintaining the system
      • Keep your system secure with necessary security updates
      • Ensure your system can be enhanced and expanded as required without prohibitive costs
      • Future-proof your system with build in technology refresh cycles to ensure continuous evolution

      To learn more about Motorola Solutions Lifecycle Management Services, take a look at the latest video on Lifecycle Management Services Europe and Africa.

      John Moule is Public Safety Sales Lead

      John is on Linkedin at

      Follow @MotSolsEMEA on Twitter and look out for #CriiticalLifecycles