Issue Date
Issue 35
Issue 35May/June 2015


Defining the new critical communications roadmap

Narrowband voice technology has dominated critical communications for decades, but the rising demand for data is causing a shift towards broadband solutions. Wireless editor James Atkinson asks what this means for traditional PMR vendors and the future shape of the industry

Tracking the progress of future-critical communications

British APCO’s Manchester event provided a mix of presentations and panel sessions on key topics such as MAIT, Next Gen 999, ESN, Big Data, Video, G-Cloud and others, along with a range of critical communications vendors showcasing their products in the exhibition area. James Atkinson reports from the show

Solving crime through big data analysis

Pooling crime statistics, social, demographic and geographic data enables analysts to speed up crime solving and even help predict where crime will occur, argues Ryan Prox of Vancouver Police Department. James Atkinson reports

Emergency call handling in the cloud

Cloud-based, hosted call-handling solutions can save public safety agencies money and enhance their continuity of operations, argues Dave Sehnert, senior consultant for Mission Critical Partners

Vulnerability of LTE networks for mission critical use

Dr Dave Sloggett explores some of the issues that arise from a security viewpoint with the adoption of LTE-based architectures by public safety organisations

TETRA provides secure critical comms for Luxembourg utility

CREOS, a power transmission and distribution system operator in Luxembourg, is in the process of installing a TETRA system supplied by Sepura for voice and data critical communications. James Atkinson finds out more

Roadmap to a 4G communications future for utilities

Both voice and data communications are essential to the operation of utilities, including power generation and distribution companies. Mike Norfield, CEO, TTG explains to James Atkinson how they can migrate to a 4G broadband future