Motorola Solutions is premiering its Mission Critical Solutions Centre in the UK. The facility has been designed specifically to address the needs for new applications and services that will support emergency service personnel tasked with delivering public safety on the streets in the years to come. The test lab and live demonstration facility runs tests such as ‘Emergency services respond to terrorist bomb threat.’ Mission critical communications are undergoing a significant evolution as governments and public safety organisations begin preparations to add 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) standards-based LTE (Long Term Evolution) broadband technology to existing TETRA environments, which handle mission critical group calls. With TETRA Enhanced Data Service (TEDS) early adopters of TETRA already have access to mission-critical data services, including situational awareness video. In order to cater for higher bandwidth data applications such as high-definition video, and to support the wider use of data these Public Safety organisations are now looking at refreshing their networks and adding LTE. Incorporating a working command and control centre with live TETRA and LTE mobile broadband feeds, Motorola Solution’s Mission Critical Solutions Centre offers the flexibility to support the development of applications and services that deploy both TETRA and LTE together, or LTE as a standalone public safety environment.
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.