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Police Scotland upgrades mobile network

16 September 2016

Police Scotland regularly deploys its mobile communications infrastructure to various events across the country, such as golf’s Open Championship held this year at Royal Troon, the Scottish Air Show, the Grand Prix of the Seas powerboat race that took place at Greenock in June, as well as football matches, music festivals, etc.

The infrastructure includes a fully kitted Mercedes van with a generator and backup batteries that also routes power provided by the venue to the CCTV cameras installed by the police at the site. 

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Securing cost savings for Scottish Police

30 January 2014

Digital communications enrich our world but can also open the door to social ills such as terrorism, fraud and identity theft. The Scottish Police Services Authority (SPSA) is entrusted with establishing a consistent and effective national service provision in a number of discrete areas:

  • Realise efficiencies through sharing of resources and best practices
  • Enable economy of scale
  • To support and allow police forces to focus on operational policing

Inaugurated in April 2007, the SPSA is a non-departmental public body that manages police information systems, forensic services and training on behalf of Scotland’s eight police forces and wider criminal justice community.

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Scene Double and ITM provide extension for 60 mission critical workstations in police command centre

30 January 2014

Faced with the problem of transmitting the video and audio content of remotely located computers coupled with the need to have local control of them as part of a major upgrade, APD Communications Ltd turned to specialist  computer and network provider ITM Components to assist them in their solution. ITM, in turn, approached Scene Double to provide over sixty SDBX/UA1, keyboard, video and mouse (KVM) extenders for installation at Devon & Cornwall Police 999 Command Centres.

The solution consisted of a pair of small transmitter and receiver units which were located at either end of an  individual Cat5e cable to act as transceivers for video and data signals sent in one direction and keyboard, audio and mouse actions sent in the reverse direction.

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SolarWinds empowers UK police team to police their network proactively

30 January 2014

Cheshire Constabulary has been enforcing the law and protecting the people of Cheshire since 1857. The force is headquartered in Winsford, which is located about halfway between Liverpool and Manchester, and polices nearly one million people. With approximately 4,000 employees and 45 sites to serve, the IT Technical Infrastructure team is responsible for maintaining a high-functioning communication system to keep its law enforcement operations running efficiently.

The Cheshire Constabulary IT Technical Infrastructure team had previously used HP® Systems Insight Manager to manage their servers and storage as well as Link Analyst® to monitor their networks, but they wanted a new product that could integrate all of that management, monitoring, and alerting into a single, easy-to-read system.

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Highly secure WLAN solution seamlessly transmits crucial data from vehicle to depot

30 January 2014

Central Scotland Fire and Rescue Services (CSFRS) manage a total of 18 fire stations in the central Scotland area from its headquarters at Maddiston Station, Falkirk. These headquarters are situated only a short journey from most of the services’ fire stations and within minutes of the giant petrochemical complex at Grangemouth, which ranks among the largest in Europe. This, in conjunction with the large number of docks and timber yards in the region, make the central Scotland area one of the largest fire risk areas in the country.

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