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    • Unlocking the Potential of Public Safety in a Digital Age Author: Tunde Williams

      Published Apr 20 2018, 9:50 AM by Paul Jeffs

      Critical Communications World 2018, 15-17 May, Stand C10, Berlin Messe Expocenter City

      Digital technologies are changing the world. In this new age, rapid advances in digital technology have had a profound impact on our lives, enabling a digital economy and fundamentally reshaping the public safety landscape.

      We are pleased to be Platinum Sponsors of this year's Critical Communications World event and we will be taking an active part in the conference too.

      Come and visit us on stand C10 where we will have experts ready to demonstrate how public safety organisations can help to build safer, thriving communities by addressing five key challenges of the digital age:

      1. Harnessing the complementary benefits of TETRA and Broadband networks
        Forward-thinking public safety network providers are planning for an extended period of TETRA coexistence with Public Safety Broadband. The value of this strategy is clear. Public Safety Broadband promises access to cutting-edge, transformative applications that will enhance frontline personnel safety, improve situational awareness and boost productivity. TETRA remains the best technology for mission-critical voice services with over 70% of public safety survey respondents viewing digital land mobile radio systems as providing additive value, alongside Public Safety Broadband investments. We’ll be showing a wide range of multi-technology solutions that will work for you.
      2. Managing diverse data from an ever-increasing number of sources
        The complexity of crime is increasing and the need for efficient information sharing within and between different agencies has never been greater. With the increasing adoption of body-worn video, and the growing number of information sources supporting public safety, we are fast approaching a tipping point. This is where we increase the risk of not knowing what we know - that critical piece of information that could have changed the outcome of an incident. We will be demonstrating solutions that ensure you do more than stay on top of the data.
      3. Improving the security and resilience of your critical communications
        With cyber crime rising, the EU’s Network and Information Systems directive was adopted by the European Parliament in 2016 to bolster cybersecurity across sectors that rely heavily on information and communications technology. The directive will impact industries identified as Operators of Essential Services. EU member states have until November 2018 to identify the essential service operators to which the directive applies. Learn how our specialist services can help you achieve this challenge
      4. Managing risk and keeping up with the pace of technology changeWith the fast pace of technology advancement, the skills and expertise required to maximise system performance and mitigate risk are not always readily available in-house. Further, many public safety organisations no longer see the maintenance and management of ICT as a core function. Meet with our experts and we can show you solutions from cloud-based software solutions through to services that help you resolve any operational challenges
      5. Improving the safety and productivity of frontline teams with limited budget
        Purpose Built devices help frontline teams perform at their best in the moments that matter. From TETRA and DMR through to LTE, experience the most comprehensive critical communications device portfolio. At the show you can learn about how you can pair custom accessories with our new public safety devices and get hands-on with the devices you need.

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      I look forward to seeing you there.

       

      You can keep up-to-date with all-things CCW – news, videos, speaker details, book stand tours, download our event guides and more, by visiting our dedicated CCW microsite – ccw.motorolasolutions.com

       

      Tunde

      Tunde Williams is Head of Field and Solutions Marketing for Europe, Middle-East and Africa

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    • Join Us At EENA 2018 Author: Francois Dontot

      Published Apr 13 2018, 11:30 AM by Paul Jeffs

      EENA Conference 2018, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 25-27 April 2018, Stand 24

      EENA, the European Emergency Number Association, is a non-governmental organisation with the mission to contribute to improving the safety and security of people. EENA’s annual conference has become the place for emergency services, public authorities, researchers and industry representatives to get the very latest updates on emerging trends and hot topics in the field of emergency services.

      This year’s three day event is expected to welcome over 700 participants, 80 speakers and 25 exhibitors from over 50 countries world-wide. The event also hosts the 112 Awards Ceremony – rewarding individuals and organisations highly engaged in improving and promoting the European Emergency Number 112.

      Motorola Solutions will be contributing to the conference and I am looking forward to taking part in this key session myself:

      April 26, 9:00 – 10:00: Wireless Communications in a Mission Critical Environment - State Of Play: Critical radio communications are essential for the successful delivery of the missions and tasks of professional users who rely on being in contact when it matters. This session will give an outline of the current developments in this field, from two-way radio to broadband solutions of the future. It will also concentrate on how the work of first responders and control rooms operations change along with this development (e.g. multimedia, geo-location/geo-fencing, situational awareness).

      You can catch us in the exhibition too – we’ll be on stand 24, where we will be showing a range of solutions focused on bringing broadband LTE critical communications into the control room – boosting operational efficiencies, delivering improved security and safer cities.

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      I look forward to seeing you there.

      Francois Dontot

      Francois Dontot is Executive Director EMEA Kodiak, for Motorola Solutions

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      Find out more about EENA on their website http://www.eena.org/ and more about the conference here

       

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    • How Blue Light Solutions Are Getting Smarter Author: Fergus Mayne

      Published Apr 06 2018, 3:32 PM by Paul Jeffs

      Keeping people safe and reducing crime. In simplistic terms, that’s what policing is all about. And the increasing availability of digital solutions designed for the blue light community is helping officers and organisations ‘work smarter’, in terms of improved response time and reduced bureaucracy which ultimately means better outcomes for everyone.

      On the Motorola Solutions stand at B-APCO, visitors were able to experience some of the smart solutions that are making digital transformation possible today and also take a ‘sneak peek’ into the future of incident command.

      Today, as we collect more and more data from multiple sources, the challenge for public safety is how to turn that mass of data into actionable intelligence available when needed. To allow this the next generation of control room solutions are cloud hosted offering no limits data-storage and easy sharing of multiple streams of data. With platforms and solutions such as CommandCentral and WAVE CRS, operators and analysts can have immediate access to this information so that they can drive the right response at the right time. From the control room to the front line, everyone is connected in real time and has access to the information they need.

      Digital Policing at BAPCO 2018And on the frontline, Pronto speeds up end-to-end business processes, delivering faster responses to the officer on the scene, and reducing bureaucracy. Pronto Biometrics finger print identification is the latest use for this flexible digital application. With direct access to police and immigration databases, officers needing to check fingerprints can do this in real time on the street from a smartphone twinned with an affordable finger print scanner. With no need to return to a police station for desktop identification and the avoidance of unnecessary detentions the operational benefits and potential cost-savings on equipment and resource are clear.

      Going forward, these simplified electronic processes can give increased accessibility to data that will deliver easy to access statistics and help establish patterns of behaviour. This could in turn deliver improvements in reporting and potentially allow forces to be more responsive to demand through informed resourcing.

      Mixed Reality Firefighter Demo at BAPCO 2018Finally, with a glimpse into the future, visitors to the booth were able to experience how the use of augmented reality could deliver rich situational awareness to tomorrow’s mission controllers by giving the ability to ‘see’ officers in the context of their surroundings during an incident. The Mixed Reality Incident Command concept helped visitors understand what might be possible when you can move from trying to visualise and manage an incident through voice only to having rich contextual, information about the situation in front of you.

      For more information and to see videos of the solutions live at B-APCO visit our dedicated B‑APCO microsite at www.motorolasolutions.com/bapco

      And for more insight into how technology will transform frontline operations, check out this new research paper by the independent think-tank Reform: ‘Frontline online – Smarter blue light services’

      Fergus Mayne

      Fergus Mayne is Head of UK & Ireland Sales at Motorola Solutions

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